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Francisco Simoes

Research Hydrologist

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B.Sc. (1983), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Faculty of Sciences, Dept. Of Physics (Physics).

Licenciate (1986), University of Lisbon (Portugal), Faculty of Sciences, Dept. Of Physics (Geophysics).

Ph.D. (1995), The University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS), School of Engineering (Engineering Science).

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C.T. Yang and F.J.M. Simões, “GSTARS Computer Models and Their Applications, Part I: Theoretical Development,” International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 23, 2008, pp. 197–211.


F.J.M. Simões and C.T. Yang, “GSTARS Computer Models and Their Applications, Part II: Applications,” International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol. 23, 2008, pp. 299–315.


F.J.M. Simões, “SToRM: A Numerical Model For Environmental Surface Flows,” 33rd Congress of the International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR), Vancouver, Canada, August 2009.


F.J.M. Simões, “Flow Resistance In Open Channels with Fixed and Movable Bed,” 2nd Joint Federal Interagency Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 27–July 1st 2010. 


F.J.M. Simões, “A Finite-Volume Model for Two-Dimensional Shallow Environmental Flow,” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 137, No. 2, February 2011, pp. 173–182.


F.J.M. Simões and P.J. Kinzel, “Unsteady flow in natural compound channel: experiment and simulation,” International Congress on Fluvial Hydraulics, River Flow 2012, San José, Costa Rica, Sep. 5–7, 2012.


My Science Topics

Science Topic
Water Resourcesfloodplains
Water Resourcesfloods
Water Resourcessediment transport
Water Resourcesstreamflow
Water Resourcessurface water
Hydrologic Processeshydrodynamics
Hydrologic Processessediment transport

My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

System for Transport and River Modeling (SToRM)

SToRM is a computer model developed for rapidly varying, fast flowing surface waters. It solves the shallow water equations using a control volume formulation on triangular unstructured grids and uses discontinuity-preserving solution methods for the spatial discretization (Riemann solvers) and for marching in time (SSPRK schemes). It has been applied in problems in fluvial hydraulics, flooding, and flow through vegetation. It currently works using Tecplot-compatible flat files and the iRIC 2.0 graphical user interface.

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Francisco Simoes
4620 Technology Drive
Golden, CO 80401
303-279-4165 - Fax
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