River characteristics of the Blue Nile watershed

A. Sezin Tokar, Peggy Ann Johnson

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Abstract

A common difficulty in modeling hydrological systems is the lack of available field data to assess the model parameters. In some cases, it is physically very difficult and expensive to obtain sufficient and accurate field data. In the absence of field data, the model parameters can be obtained either using topographic maps from aerial photography or satellite imagery such as digital terrain models. An alternative approach to assessing model parameters is the use of optimization techniques. In this study, optimization methods have been employed to estimate the model parameters used in a flood routing equation for the Blue Nile river system in Ethiophia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Symposium on Engineering Hydrology
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages1133-1138
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)087262921X
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
EventProceedings of the Symposium on Engineering Hydrology - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 25 1993Jul 30 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Symposium on Engineering Hydrology

Other

OtherProceedings of the Symposium on Engineering Hydrology
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period7/25/937/30/93

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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