Modeling White River, Texas. A case study using SToRM

Theodore Cleveland, William Asquith

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SToRM is a component of the USGS Multi-Dimensional Surface Water Modeling System (McDonald and others, 2012). SToRM is one of a generation of recently available 2-D hydrodynamic models available without charge or for low cost. In this paper SToRM was applied to two test situations where actual measurements were available in part to test the tool itself at physical scales that differ by about an order of magnitude, and to develop the skill set necessary to use the tool for an arbitrary situation. The two cases are a 200cm wide, 1400 cm long, 100cm deep laboratory flume with 3-D velocity measuring capability and a field site during a flood event that engaged about 30 meters wide flow between cross sections located 100 meters apart. The flume geometry is far smaller than for which SToRM was intended, however after considerable iteration, the program was able to produce results that compared favorably with measured velocities in the flume. The lesson from flume modeling was that the simul
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Sep 17 2012


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