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dc.contributor.advisorFerré, Ty
dc.contributor.advisorDickinson, Jesse
dc.contributor.authorKahler, Elizabeth
dc.creatorKahler, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-25T22:46:37Z
dc.date.available2018-06-25T22:46:37Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/628090
dc.description.abstractFeedback analysis has been a standard element of the design of electrical systems for almost one hundred years and has been an important tool in climate change studies for decades. This study is motivated by the lack of feedback analysis in hydrologic science. I propose that feedback analysis can be applied to hydrologic models to identify the most and least stable parts of a hydrologic system. In this study, I focus on developing a feedback framework for a simple hydrological model and quantify a feedback strength, which is a relative index of the importance of a feedback mechanism in regulating the system response to an external stress. Resource managers may use the feedback strength as a tool to identify and protect the least stable areas, or identify the feedback mechanisms in stable areas that could be developed to enhance stability in more vulnerable areas. This project builds on feedback analysis of simple electronic circuits, borrows from advances in the atmospheric sciences, and develops a new feedback analysis for groundwater systems and models.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectfeedbacken_US
dc.subjectgroundwateren_US
dc.titleApplication of Feedback Analysis in Hydrological Modelingen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMeixner, Tom
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-25T22:46:38Z


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