WMS:WMS User Manual 11.2

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WMS User Manual (v11.2)

The Watershed Modeling System

1. Introduction
Introduction to WMS
WMS Tutorials
What's new in WMS version 11.2
1.1 Set Up
Setting Up WMS
Registering WMS
Graphics Card Troubleshooting
Command Line
License Agreement
Hardware Locks

General Information

2. General Information
Where Can I Get Data?
2.1. Layout
Graphical User Interface
Project Explorer Overview
Plot Windows
Plot Wizard
Menu Bar
Help Strip

General Tools

3. General Tools
Units Toolbar
Digitize Toolbar
Static Tool Palette
Dynamic Tool Palette
Drawing Tools
Get Data Toolbar
Get Data Tool
Setting up Film Loops
Properties Window
Keyboard Shortcuts
3.1. Menus
File Menu
Edit Menu
Display Menu
Help Menu
Window Menu
3.2. Coordinate Systems
Projection Dialogs
CPP Coordinate System
Geographic Coordinate System
Coordinate Tracking
Editing XYZ Coordinates
3.3. The Display Options
Display Options
Choose Color Ramp
Color Ramp
Contour Options
Display Order
3.4. CAD Data
CAD Data
3.6. Other Tools
Deleting Data
Map Flood
XY Series Editor
Land Use
Exporting Dialog
Customization Dialog
3.7. Images
Registering an Image
3.8. Toolbox
Coverages Tools
Datasets Tools
Lidar Tools
Rasters Tools
UGrids Tools

Equations and Interpolation

4. Equations and Interpolation
4.1 Interpolation
Interpolation Options
Linear Interpolation
Inverse Distance Weighted Interpolation
Clough-Tocher Interpolation
Natural Neighbor Interpolation
Interpolating Hydraulic Model Results
Computation of Interpolation Weights
Subset Definition
4.2 Equations
Assigning an Equation
Customizing Equations
Repeated Use of an Equation
Variables Computed by WMS
4.2.a. Basin Data Equations
Overview of Basin Data Equations
Travel Times from Basin Data
Colorado State Lag Time Equation
Customized Lag Time Equation
Denver Lag Time Equation
Eagleson Lag Time Equation
Espey Lag Time Equations
Putnam Lag Time Equation
Riverside County Lag Time Equation
SCS Lag Time Equation
Taylor Schwartz Lag Time Equation
Tulsa District Lag Time Equation
Fort Bend Tc Equation
Kerby Tc Equation
Kirpich Tc Equation
Ramser Tc Equation


5. Modules
5.1. Terrain Data Module
Terrain Data Module
Terrain Data Tools
Project Explorer Contents for Terrain Data Module
5.1.1. Digital Elevation Model (DEMs)
DEM Guidelines
DEM Menu
Importing USGS DEMs
Importing Flow Directions and Accumulations
Editing DEMs
Editing DEM Elevations
Delineation with DEMs
Smoothing DEMs
DEM Point Attributes
DEM Files
Converting DEMs
DEM Basins
5.1.2. Triangulated Irregular Networks(TINs)
TIN Guidelines
Creating TINs
TIN Breaklines
TIN Basins
TIN Menu
Convert TINs
Watershed Delineation with TINs
TIN Options
5.2. Drainage Module
Drainage Module
Drainage Data to Feature Objects
Drainage Tools
Drainage Module Feature Objects
Drainage Module Menus
Computing Area Between Elevations
5.3. Map Module
Map Module
Map Tools
Mapping Tables
Conceptual Model
Project Explorer Contents for Map Module
5.3.a. Coverages
Coverage Overlays
1D-HYD Centerline
1D-HYD Cross Section
Area Property Coverage
Flood Barrier
Flood Extent
Flow Paths and Barrier Coverages
General Coverage
Land Use Coverage
MODRAT Tc Coverage Type
NSS Region Coverage
Rain Gage
Soil Type Coverage
Time Computation
5.3.b. Feature Objects
Feature Objects
Feature Object Guidelines
Feature Objects Menu
5.4. Hydrologic Modeling Module
Hydrologic Modeling Module
Hydrologic Modeling Tools
Project Explorer Contents for Hydrologic Modeling Module
Combining Arc Travel Times
Elevation Discharge Relationship
Storage Capacity Curves
Hydrologic Modeling Wizard Overview
Topologic Trees
5.4.1 Hydrologic/Hydraulic Calculators
Hydrologic/Hydraulic Calculators
Lag Time and Time of Concentration
Compute GIS Attributes
Detention Basin Calculator
Channel Calculator
Weir Calculator
Curb and Gutter Flow Analysis
5.5. River/Hydraulic Modeling Module
Hydraulic Modeling
Hydraulic Toolbox
Mapping the Conceptual Model to a River Schematic
Project Explorer Contents for River Module
Editing Cross Sections
Extract Cross Sections
Managing Cross Sections
River Tools
5.5.a. Floodplain Delineation
Overview of Floodplain Delineation
Delineate Floodplain
Preparing Stage Data
5.6. GIS Module
GIS Module
GIS Menus
GIS Tools
Project Explorer Contents for GIS Module
GIS Conversion and Editing
GIS Tables
Soil Type
Creating Watershed Models
Mapping to Feature Objects
Extract Features Tool
5.7. 2D Grid Module
2D Grid Module
Grid Options
2D Grid Module Project Explorer
2D Grid Display Options
2D Grid Tools
Active/Inactive Cells
Data Type Conversion
5.8. 2D Scatter Point Module
2D Scatter Point Module
Project Explorer Contents for 2D Scatter Module


6. Models
Model Selection
Model Wrapper
6.1. CE-QUAL-W2
CE-QUAL-W2 Branches
CE-QUAL-W2 Layer Editor
CE-QUAL-W2 Bathymetry
6.3. Gridded Surface Subsurface Hydrologic Analysis (GSSHA)
GSSHA Automated Calibration
GSSHA Manual Calibration
GSSHA Channel Routing
GSSHA Contaminants
GSSHA Detention Basin Rating Curve
GSSHA Digital Dams
GSSHA Embankment Arcs
GSSHA Feature Arcs
GSSHA Feature Nodes
GSSHA Feature Polygons
GSSHA Groundwater
GSSHA Hydraulic Structures
GSSHA Input Data
GSSHA Mapping Tables
GSSHA Multiple Simulations
GSSHA Nutrients
GSSHA Observations
GSSHA Output Control
GSSHA Overland Soil Erosion
GSSHA Precipitation
GSSHA Solution Analysis
GSSHA Solution Data
GSSHA Stream Arcs
Pipe and Node Parameters
Radar Rainfall
Save GSSHA Project File
MWBM Wizard
6.3.1. GSSHA Job Control
GSSHA Job Control
GSSHA Batch Mode/Stochastics
GSSHA Channel Routing Parameters
GSSHA Groundwater
GSSHA Snowmelt Options
GSSHA Storm/Tile Drain
Long Term Simulation
Richard's Parameters
6.4. HY-12
6.5. Hydrologic Engineering Center-1 (HEC-1)
HEC-1 Parameters
Basin HEC-1 Cards
Routing HEC-1 Cards
Diversion HEC-1 Cards
HEC-1 Job Control
Computing Area Between Elevations
Weighted Average Precipitation
6.6. Hydrologic Engineering Center-Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS)
HEC-HMS Base Flow
HEC-HMS Convert Grids
HEC-HMS Defining the Meteorological Model
HEC-HMS Job Control
HEC-HMS Loss Methods
HEC-HMS Post-Processing
HEC-HMS Properties
HEC-HMS Transform
6.7. Hydrologic Engineering Center-River Analysis System (HEC-RAS)
HEC-RAS Bridges/Culverts
HEC-RAS Unsteady Modeling
6.8. Hydrological Simulation Program—FORTRAN (HSPF)
HSPF Automatic Segmentation of Land Segments
HSPF Edit Parameters
HSPF External Sources
HSPF External Targets
HSPF Global Options
HSPF Mass Links
HSPF Modules
HSPF WDM File Interaction
6.9. MODified RATional Method (MODRAT)
MODRAT WMS Interface
MODRAT Creating Burned Simulations
MODRAT Edit Parameters
MODRAT Input/Output Hydrographs
MODRAT Job Control Parameters
MODRAT Numbering the Tree
Using GIS Data to Map Parameters
6.10. National Streamflow Statistics Program (NSS)
NSS Computing Peak Discharges
6.11. Orange County Hydrology
Orange County Hydrology
6.11.a Orange County Unit Hydrograph
Orange County Unit Hydrograph
OC Unit Hydro Effective Precipitation
OC Unit Hydro Small Area Hydrographs
OC Unit Hydro Unit Hydrograph Method
OC Unit Hydro Using GIS Data
6.11.b Orange County Rational Method
Orange County Rational Method
OC Losses
OC Rational Initial Sub-area Time of Concentration
OC Rational Job Control
OC Rational Reach Routing
OC Rational Sub-area Data
OC Rational Tree Mapping
6.12. Rational Method
Rational Method
Rational Method Basin Data
Rational Method Computing Hydrographs
Rational Method Edit Parameters
Rational Method Equation
Rational Method Outlet Data
Rational Method Rainfall Intensity
Rational Method Traditional vs Route by Summing
Runoff Coefficient Table
6.13. Storm Drain
Storm Drain
6.14. Simplified Dam-Break (SMPDBK)
Defining Roughness
SMPDBK Post Processing
6.15. SWMM – Storm Water Management Model
SWMM Hydraulic Properties
6.16. TR-20
TR-20 Edit Parameters
TR-20 Basin Data
TR-20 Diversion Data
TR-20 Reservoir Data
TR-20 Routing Data
TR-20 Job Control Parameters
TR-20 Output Control
6.17. TR-55
TR-55 Basin Data
TR-55 Outlet Data
TR-55 Hydrographs
TR-55 Edit Parameters
6.17.a. Map Data Equations
Overview of Map Data Equations
Travel Times from Map Data
User Defined Time of Concentration
FHWA Sheet Flow Equation
FHWA Shallow Concentrated Flow
FHWA Channel Flow
TR-55 Sheet Flow Equation
TR-55 Shallow Concentrated Flow Equation
TR-55 Channel Flow Equation
Maricopa County Time of Concentration


7. Modeling
WMS Basic Modeling Concepts
Louisiana DOTD Modeling Overview
Maricopa County Modeling
Stochastic Modeling
7.1. WMS to HY-8
Path of Data from WMS To HY8
HY8 Modeling Wizard
Project Filename
Define Project Bounds
Watershed Data
Download Data
Read Data
Define Culvert Roadway Data
Compute Flow Directions and Flow Accumulations
Choose Outlet Locations
Delineate Watershed
Select Model
HMW Job Control
Define Land Use and Soil Data
Hydrologic Computations
Define Precipitation
Clean Up Model
Run Hydrologic Model
Crossing Discharge Data
Setup Tailwater Channel
Culvert and Site Data
Run Culvert Analysis
Define Flood Inundation Polygon
Storage Capacity Data
Define Upstream Channel
Delineate Inundated Area
Define and Smooth Streams

Importing/Exporting Data

8. Importing/Exporting Data
File Import Wizard
File Extension
Import and Export GIS Files
8.1 File Support
WMS Supported File Formats
WMS Native Files
WMS Non-native Files
ASCII Dataset Files
Binary Dataset Files
DSS Files
DSS File I/O
DSS Files-WMS Interface
File I/O
Hydrograph Files
Image Files
Land Use Files
Read Stage File
Soil Type Runoff Coefficient Files
WMS Project Files
XY Series Files


9. Appendix
Release Notes