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Hydrologic Modeling Strategy for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Africa

Open-File Report 2008-1173

Prepared in cooperation with the World Bank, the Mauritania Ministry of Mines and Industry, and Futures Group
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Abstract

The government of Mauritania is interested in how to maintain hydrologic balance to ensure a long-term stable water supply for minerals-related, domestic, and other purposes. Because of the many complicating and competing natural and anthropogenic factors, hydrologists will perform quantitative analysis with specific objectives and relevant computer models in mind. Whereas various computer models are available for studying water-resource priorities, the success of these models to provide reliable predictions largely depends on adequacy of the model-calibration process. Predictive analysis helps us evaluate the accuracy and uncertainty associated with simulated dependent variables of our calibrated model. In this report, the hydrologic modeling process is reviewed and a strategy summarized for future Mauritanian hydrologic modeling studies.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrologic Modeling Strategy for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Africa
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2008-1173
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2008
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
iii, 20 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y