Modelling Skills

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Black Box

  • Run a simulation using any existing numerical model related to hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology, thermodynamic speciation, or kinetic reaction.

Qualifiers: Matthew Vaughan, Carlos Flores-Arenas

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Black Box Robot

  • Run simulations for all of the above types of models.

Qualifiers:

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Coder

  • Build and validate your own numerical model using finite difference, element, or volume methods.

Qualifiers: Carlos Flores-Arenas

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Determinist

  • Build and validate your own analytical model.

Qualifiers: Carlos Flores-Arenas

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Gambler

  • Build and validate your own stochastic model.

Qualifiers: Carlos Flores-Arenas

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Model Skeptic

  • Perform numerical experimentation and/or sensitivity analysis in which inputs, boundary conditions, or parameters are all changed systematically.

Qualifiers: Carlos Flores-Arenas

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HECRunoff

  • Given an assigned catchment, use internet data sources and models to get everything needed and then do a rainfall-runoff simulation using HEC-HMS; report the outcome.

Qualifiers: Carlos Flores-Arenas

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ArcRunoff

  • Given an assigned catchment, use internet data sources and models to get everything needed and then do a rainfall-runoff simulation using ArcHydro; report the outcome.

Qualifiers:

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Drainage Modeler

  •  Simulate the hydrology of poorly drained, high water table soils using DRAINMOD by Dr.Wayne Skaggs; report the outcome.

Qualifiers: Carlos Flores-Arenas

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1DHydraulics

  • Download channel bathymetry data for a ~1-10 km section of river and perform a 1D hydraulic modeling simulation of depth and velocity; report the outcome.

Qualifiers:

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  • Download channel bathymetry data for a ~1-10 km section of river and perform a 2D hydraulic modeling simulation of depth and velocity; report the outcome.

Qualifiers:

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  • Starting with a flat plane with random surface roughness and a fixed outlet elevation, run a landscape evolution model to produce four steady state Earth landscapes, one for each dominant process as follows: (1) soil creep dominated, (2) sheet wash dominated, (3) channel dominated, and (4) landslide dominated; report the outcome.

Qualifiers:

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  • Perform 1D reactive-transport modeling using a reactive pollutant; report the outcome.

Qualifiers: Carlos Flores-Arenas

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Apprentice Hydrologic Modeler

  • Complete 5 Hydrologic Modeler Skill Qualifications.

Qualifiers: Carlos Flores-Arenas

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Adept Hydrologic Modeler

  • Complete 10 Hydrologic Modeler Skill Qualifications.

Qualifiers: