Keywords

Hydrologic Model, PRMS, National Hydrologic Model, Continental Scale Model

Start Date

28-6-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

28-6-2018 10:20 AM

Abstract

A comprehensive understanding of physical processes that affect streamflow is required to effectively manage water resources to meet present and future human and environmental needs. Water resources management from local to national scales can benefit from a consistent, process-based watershed modeling capability. The National Hydrologic Model (NHM), which was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey to support coordinated, comprehensive, and consistent hydrologic modeling at multiple scales for the conterminous United States, provides this essential capability. The NHM fills knowledge gaps in ungaged areas to disseminate nationally-consistent, locally informed, stakeholder relevant results. The NHM provides scientists, water resource managers, and the public knowledge to advance basic scientific inquiry, enable more informed and effective decision-making, and provide an educational resource to learn about all components of the water balance. In the future, as understanding of hydrologic processes allows for improved algorithms and data sets, the NHM will continue to evolve to better support the nation’s water-resources research, decision making, and education needs.

Stream and Session

Stream A: Advanced Methods and Approaches in Environmental Computing

Session A6: Innovation in Continental Scale Modelling for Decision-making, Research, and Education

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Jun 28th, 9:00 AM Jun 28th, 10:20 AM

USGS National Hydrologic Model: Continental Scale Modeling for Decision-making, Research, and Education

A comprehensive understanding of physical processes that affect streamflow is required to effectively manage water resources to meet present and future human and environmental needs. Water resources management from local to national scales can benefit from a consistent, process-based watershed modeling capability. The National Hydrologic Model (NHM), which was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey to support coordinated, comprehensive, and consistent hydrologic modeling at multiple scales for the conterminous United States, provides this essential capability. The NHM fills knowledge gaps in ungaged areas to disseminate nationally-consistent, locally informed, stakeholder relevant results. The NHM provides scientists, water resource managers, and the public knowledge to advance basic scientific inquiry, enable more informed and effective decision-making, and provide an educational resource to learn about all components of the water balance. In the future, as understanding of hydrologic processes allows for improved algorithms and data sets, the NHM will continue to evolve to better support the nation’s water-resources research, decision making, and education needs.