Develops the ability to perform rainfall-runoff modelling using the principles and procedures described in Australian Rainfall and Runoff, Australia's handbook for hydrologic design. Students will learn to use industry-standard software to calculate flood hydrographs and predict flood peaks under a range of different hydrologic conditions.
Rainfall-runoff modelling approaches
Runoff: the output from a rainfall-runoff model
Rainfall: the input to a rainfall runoff-model
Transfer functions and accounting for losses
Application of rainfall-runoff modelling in contemporary practice
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||describe the structure, inputs and outputs, and features of different rainfall-runoff modelling approaches|
|2||identify, locate and prepare all necessary input data and other information needed to construct a rainfall-runoff model for different catchments|
|3||produce a written technical report based on proficient application of rainfall-runoff modelling to a real-world hydrologic design problem using industry-standard software.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- describe the structure, inputs and outputs, and features of different rainfall-runoff modelling approaches
- identify, locate and prepare all necessary input data and other information needed to construct a rainfall-runoff model for different catchments
- produce a written technical report based on proficient application of rainfall-runoff modelling to a real-world hydrologic design problem using industry-standard software.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- Available only as a web-based publication at http://arr.ga.gov.au/arr-guideline.: J. Ball, M. Babister, R. Nathan, W. Weeks, E. Weinmann, M. Retallick, and I. Testoni (Editors), 2016, Australian Rainfall and Runoff: A Guide to Flood Estimation, Commonwealth of Australia.
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