School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Office: CIVL 1101G
Email: vmerwade "at" purdue.edu
Fax: (765) 494-0395
RWater is a cyber-enabled tool, developed by using Purdue's HUBZero technology, for hydrology instruction through programming in R. Users do not need to install any tools - the R interface is embeded within RWater, and public domain data can be accessed through web services from RWater.
SWATShare is a portal for publishing and sharing of Soil Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) models. In addition to these capabilities, you can run normal simulations, sensitivity analysis and calibration of any SWAT model by using distributed computing resources on SWATShare. Get a login, and begin sharing your work!
This site offers multiple online modules for hydrology instructors to complement their traditional class-room teaching with online modules that students can complete on their own by using GIS or Time Series data with GIS and other computional tools. If you are interested in exploring, send me an email to get a log-in because this is not open to public yet.
This site offers floodplain maps derived by using SSURGO soil data for the whole state of Indiana. Floodplain maps can be viewed and downloaded for each county as a shapefile. These maps should be used as a resource when flood risk maps are not available and/or for scientific investigations. These are not meant to replace or supplement Flood Insurance Rate Maps.