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  • Welcome to Surface Water Runoff Modeling!

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    To examine the effect of soil type, ground cover type, and rainfall amount on the quantity of water runoff.

    The amount of runoff for differing conditions can be modeled through the use of this Internet application. It allows for the modification of such variables as soil type, ground cover type, and of rain duration in order for the user to obtain a greater understanding of the quantity of water runoff and the effect of different soil and cover types on the water runoff.

    The simulation uses the conceptual framework of computational science -- application, algorithm, and architecture. The application refers to the scientific problem of interest and the components of that problem that we wish to study and/or include. The algorithm refers to the numerical/mathematical representation of that problem, including any numerical method or recipe used to solve the algorithm. Finally, the architecture refers to the computing platform and software tool(s) used to compute a solution set for the algorithm.

    Developed by
    Shodor logoThe Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    in cooperation with the
    North Carolina State University
    Cooperative Extension Service
    Neuse River Education Team

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