Using a Hydrologic and Storm Water Model to Predict the Movement of Water Soluble Tracers via Surface Water Runoff at the Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. James Gregory, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Devendra Amatya, Committee Co-Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. George M. Chescheir, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. R. Wayne Skaggs, Committee Co-Chair en_US
dc.contributor.author Sharpe, Desmond en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T19:05:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T19:05:27Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12-07 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-11052009-122939 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/4979
dc.description.abstract GPS and stormwater models are two extremely powerful technologies that can effectively predict the movement of rainfall runoff and soluble pollutants via surface water, when applicable correctly. Using the Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, North Carolina, topographic information, historical and observed rainfall datasets, streamflow measurements, subsurface conduits attributes and GPS acquired data was inserted into XPSWMM to model the downstream movement of user-defined tracer elements. The overall objective of the research was to develop a hydrologic/hydraulic model to predict pollutant movement from a spill site to subcatchment outlets on the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point. Other related research objectives were to: 1) to use spatial information gathered from the GIS to construction drainage areas in efforts to estimate catchment characteristics, 2) to evaluate the results of peak outflow rates gathered from several event-based hydrologic models and to explain the evolution from lumped parameter models to process-based, rainfall-runoff simulations and 3) to generate continuous simulations for rainfall-runoff processes using a calibrated/validated version of XPSWMM and 4) to introduce the concept of using pulse tracers to estimate travel times via surface water to understand associated reaction times. en_US
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dc.subject XPSWMM en_US
dc.subject rainfall runoff en_US
dc.subject SWMM en_US
dc.subject hydrology en_US
dc.subject hydraulics en_US
dc.subject pollutant transport en_US
dc.subject pulse tracer en_US
dc.subject stormwater en_US
dc.subject GPS en_US
dc.subject ArcMap en_US
dc.subject GIS en_US
dc.title Using a Hydrologic and Storm Water Model to Predict the Movement of Water Soluble Tracers via Surface Water Runoff at the Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station en_US
dc.degree.name PhD en_US
dc.degree.level dissertation en_US
dc.degree.discipline Biological and Agricultural Engineering en_US


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