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The following is a partial list of publications and reports related to the use of WMS. Please feel free to make additions to the list.

WMS Related Publications and Reports


  • Elhanafy, Hossameldin M. (2018). "Application of GIS, Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modelling to Investigate the Changes of Flood Inundation Characteristics due to the Construction of Dams for different scenarios, case study of Wadi Elarish". International Journal of Computational Physics Series 1(2), pp.61-77. DOI: 10.29167/A1I2P61-77. [1].
  • Furl, Chad; Ghebreyesus, Dawit; and Hatim O. Sharif. "Assessment of the Performance of Satellite-Based Precipitation Products for Flood Events across Diverse Spatial Scales Using GSSHA Modeling System". Geosciences 2018, 8(6), 191. DOI:10.3390/geosciences8060191. [2]


  • Ginting, Bobby Minola, Dhemi Harlan, Ahmad Taufik, and Herli Ginting. "Optimization of reservoir operation using linear program, case study of Riam Jerawi Reservoir, Indonesia." International Journal of River Basin Management 15, no. 2 (2017): 187-198.


  • Rangel-Peraza, Jesús G., de Anda, José, González-Farías, Fernando A., and Rode, Michael (March 2016). "Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis on water quality modelling of Aguamilpa reservoir". DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2016.1391. [3]
  • Alahmadi, Fahad, Abd Rahman, Norhan, Yusop, Zulkifli, Razzak, Mohammed Jameel Abdul (2016). "Evaluation of diversion channel capacity using flood hydrodynamic modeling." In River Flow 2016, pp. 1933-1937. CRC Press. DOI: 10.1201/9781315644479-302. [4]


  • Hopkinson, L.C., Sears, A. E., Snyder, M., O’Leary, E., DePriest, N., Quaranta, J.D., and Ziemkiewicz, P.F. (2015, December). "Simulating the hydrologic response when streams are incorporated in valley-fill design". DOI: 10.1080/17480930.2015.1105180. [5]
  • Xu, Haowen. (2015, October). "Prototype hydroinformatics-based system for supporting decision making in culvert design and monitoring." Master of Science thesis at the University of Iowa. [6]
  • Monsef, H. A.-E. (2015, July) "A mitigation strategy for reducing flood risk to highways in arid regions: a case study of the El-Quseir–Qena highway in Egypt" in Journal of Flood Risk Management. DOI: 10.1111/jfr3.12190. [7]


  • Edsel B.D., et al. (2011). "Watershed Modeling and its Applications: A State-of-the-Art Review." The Open Hydrology Journal, 5: 26-50. [8]


  • Sadrolashrafi, S.S., et al. (2008). "Integrated Modeling for Flood Hazard Mapping Using Watershed Modeling System." American Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, 1: 149-156. [9]


  • Smemoe, C.M., Nelson, E.J., Zundel, A.K., and Miller, A.W. (2007). “Demonstrating Floodplain Uncertainty Using Flood Probability Maps,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 43(2): 359-371.


  • Ertuck, A., et al. (2006). "Application of Watershed Modeling System (WMS) for Integrated Management of a Watershed in Turkey." Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 41(9): 2045-2056.
  • Smemoe, C.M., Nelson, E.J., Zundel, A.K., and Miller, A.W. (2006). “Floodplain Risk Analysis Using Annual Exceedance Probability Maps,” Hydrological Science and Technology, 22(1-4): 185-196.


  • Smemoe, C.M. (April 2004). “Floodplain Risk Analysis Using Flood Probability and Annual Exceedance Probability Maps,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University. [10]
  • Smemoe, C.M., Nelson, E.J., and Zhao, B.I. (2004). “Spatial averaging of land use and soil properties to develop the physically-based green and ampt parameters for HEC-1,” Environmental Modelling and Software, 19(6): 525-535.


  • Norman, N., Nelson, E., and Zundel, A. (2003). “An Improved Process for Floodplain Delineation from Digital Terrain Models,” ‘’ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management,’’ 129(5): 427-436.
  • Omer, C.R., Nelson, E.J., and Zundel, A.K. (April 2003). “Impact of Varied Data Resolution on Hydraulic Modeling and Flood Plain Delineation,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 39(2): 467-475.


  • Green, J.I., and Nelson, E.J. (April 2002). “Calculation of Time of Concentration for Hydrologic Design and Analysis Using Geographic Information System Vector Objects,” Journal of Hydroinformatics,4(2): 75-81. [11]
  • Noman, N.S., and Nelson, E.J. (2002). “ArcGIS Hydro Data Model – Chapter 5 River Channels,” ESRI Press, 31 pp.


  • Noman, N.S., Nelson, E.J., and Zundel, A.K. (Nov/Dec 2001). “A Review of Automated Flood Plain Delineation from Digital Terrain Models,” ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 127(6): 394-402.


  • Nelson, E.J., Miller, A.W., and Dixon, E. (2000). "Mud Canyon Fire: A Hydrologic Evaluation of Rainfall Runoff from a Burned Watershed," International Journal of Wildland Fire, 9(1).


  • Nelson, E.J., Jones, N.L., and Berrett, R.J. (1999). "Adaptive Tessellation Method for Creating TINs from GIS Data," ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 4(1): 2-9.
  • Nelson, E.J., Moglen, G.E., and Arneson, L. (January 1999). "Building a GIS Database to Support Hydrologic Modeling at the Maryland State Highway Administration," Proceedings of the 78th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, 10(14). Published on CD ROM.


  • Nelson, E.J., and Jones, N.L. (1995). "Reducing Elevation Roundoff Errors in Digital Elevation Models," Journal of Hydrology, 169: 37-49.


  • Nelson, E.J., Jones, N.L., and Miller, A.W. (March 1994). "An algorithm for precise drainage basin delineation," ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 120(3): 298-312.


  • Jones, N.L., Wright, S.G., and Maidment, D.R. (October 1990). "Watershed delineation with triangle based terrain models," ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 116(10): 1232-1251.

Model Documentation Publications

Model documentation files are included as PDF files in the "docs" subdirectory where WMS is installed.

Secondary Publications (methodologies used in WMS)

  • Maidment, D. R., ed. (2002). "Arc Hydro: GIS for Water Resources," ESRI Press, (Redlands, CA.)
  • Smith, R.E. and Goodrich, D.C. (2000). “Model for rainfall excess patterns on randomly heterogeneous areas.” Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 5(4), 355-362. [12]
  • Garbrecht, J., and Martz, L.M. (March 1993). "Case application of the automated extraction of drainage network and subwatershed characteristics from digital elevation models by DEDNM," AWRA Proceedings of the Geographic Information Systems and Water Resources, pp. 221-229.
  • Maidment, D. R., ed. (1993). "Handbook of Hydrology," (New York: McGraw-Hill), 1424 pp.
  • Martz, L.M., and Garbrecht, J. (March 1993). "DEDNM: A software system for the automated extraction of channel network and watershed data from raster digital elevation models," AWRA Proceedings of the Geographic Information Systems and Water Resources, pp. 211-220.
  • Southard, D.A., (1990). "Piecewise planar surface models from sampled data", Scientific Visualization of Physical Phenomena, (New York: Springer-Verlag), pp. 667-680.
  • Jenson, S.K. and Domingue, J.O. (1988). "Extracting topographic structure from digital elevation data for geographic system analysis", Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 54(11): 1593-1600.
  • Band, L.E., (1986). "Topographic partition of watersheds with digital elevation models", Water Resources Research, 22(1): 15-24.
  • Franke, R. (1982). "Scattered data interpolation: tests of some methods," Mathematics of Computation, 38(157): 181-200. [13]
  • Grayman, W. M., Males, R.M., and Harris, J.J. (July 1982). "Use of integrated spatial data and modeling capabilities for urban runoff analyses," International Symposium on Urban Hydrology, Hydraulics and Sediment Control, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, July 27-29.
  • Watson, D.F. (1981). "Computing the n-dimensional Delauney tesselation with application to Voronoi polytopes," The Computer Journal, 8(2): 167-172. [14]
  • Lee, D.T., and Schacter, B.J. (1980). "Two algorithms for constructing a Delauney triangulation," International Journal of Computer and Information Sciences, 9(3): 219-242.
  • Lawson, C.L. (1977). "Software for C1 surface interpolation," Mathematical Software III, J. R. Rice, ed., (Academic Press, New York), pp. 161-194.
  • Peucker, T.K., and Douglas, D.H. (1975). "Detection of surface-specific points by local parallel processing of discrete terrain elevation data," Computer Graphkcs and Image Processing, 4: 375-387.
  • Shepard, D. (1968). "A two dimensional interpolation function for irregularly spaced data," Proceedings of the 23rd National Conference ACM, pp. 517-523. [15]
  • Clough, R.W., and Tocher, J.L. (1965). "Finite element stiffness matrices for analysis of plates in bending," Proceedings of the Conference on Matrix Methods in Structural Mechanics, AFFDL-TR-68-150, Wright-Patterson A.F.B., Ohio , pp. 515-545. [16]