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Modification of SAC-SMA Model


National Weather Service, Office of Hydrologic Development

RO# Location
26.07.96.B7005 Silver Spring , MD 20910


Name E-mail Phone
Smith, Michael Bryan 301.427.9544


Some researchers in the academic community have advocated that modelers today have not yet fully exploited the connections between conceptual and so-called physics-based models. Recent NWS research has shown the validity of modifying the conceptual Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting Model (SAC-SMA) to include a physics-based approach to modeling the effects of frozen ground on the rainfall-runoff process. Given this success, additional modifications to the SAC-SMA model may be possible. Topics include the dynamic effects of vegetation and treatment of evapo-transpiration, addition of infiltration schemes, channel losses, and others.


Hydrology; Conceptual; Physically-based;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$55,000.00 $2,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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