Project Title

Modeling the Urban Semiarid Environment


Terri S. Hogue



Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project summary

This project seeks to model the urban, semi-arid hydrologic environment of Los Angeles to improve the understanding of the local groundwater resource. For this project we utilize a parallel, distributed hydrologic and land surface model, run at a high spatial and temporal resolution. The use of this modeling framework allows us to model various scenarios of interest in pursuit of our goal.

Commercial software

Land Information System (LIS)

Noah-Urban Canopy Model (UCM)

Open Source software