VIRTUAL HYDROLOGISTS PROJECT: JAMES C. I. DOOGE

JAMES C.I. DOOGE (1922-2010)

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James “Jim” Dooge was a brilliant hydrologist and a brilliant politician dedicated to public service. His work had a profound effect on the world of hydrology, on the debate on climate change, and in the formation of the European Union.

Dooge graduated in science and civil engineering from University College, Dublin, in 1942. He then worked as an assistant engineer on the survey and design of major river improvements in the Irish Office of Public Works and then the Electricity Supply Board, carrying out hydrological and hydraulic studies for hydroelectric projects. It was at this time that a lifelong interest in hydrology began. After receiving an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Iowa in 1956 and a Ph.D. from University College Cork in 1958, he began an influential academic career at University College Cork and then at University College Dublin. His contributions to hydrology were seminal, including the unit hydrograph theory, flood routing, and the theoretical foundations of a system’s approach to hydrology.

Dooge was heavily involved within the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in some of the earliest work in identifying the causes of climate change that eventually led to the first World Climate Conference being held in Geneva in 1979. In 1992 he organized the WMO International Conference on Water and Climate, known as the “Dublin Conference,” considered one of the most influential international conferences in shaping water management policy. Dooge became involved in politics at an early age. He was elected to Dublin County Council in 1948 and to the Irish Senate in 1961, and in 1981 he became Irish minister for foreign affairs and acting president of Ireland (Presidential Commission). His report to the European Council, to what became known as the Dooge Committee, was a crucial step on the road toward agreement on the Single European Act and the Treaty of Maastricht, which led to agreement among the members of the European Economic Community to form the European Union.

Professor Dooge’s contributions were recognized by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He received the AGU Hydrology section Robert E. Horton Award (now the Hydrologic Sciences Award) in 1953, was elected a Fellow of AGU in 1981, and received the AGU William Bowie Medal (AGU’s highest honor) in 1986. He was the second Walter B. Langbein Lecturer (1994). He was the recipient of the 1997 ASCE Ven Te Chow Award. He was the 1991 AMS Robert E. Horton Lecturer.

Sources:

O’Kane, J. P., and P. E. O’Connell (2010), James (Jim) Clement Ignatius Dooge (1922–2010), Eos Trans. AGU91(49), 471-472. [PDF]

https://www.wmo.int/pages/mediacentre/news/obituary_dooge_en.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dooge


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List of Publications:

1. Dooge, J. C. I. (1959), A General Theory of the Unit Hydrograph, J. Geophys. Res., 64(2), 241-256. [PDF]

2.  Edge, B. L., C. Dysart III, T. J. Simons, R. M. Cassie, J. C. I. Dooge, G. Girard, R. Charbonneau, G. Morin, L. A. V. Hiemstra, J. M. Dujardin, T. O’Donnell, M. J. Hall, and P. E. O’Connell (1973), International Symposium On Modelling Techniques In Water Resources Systems, 777 pp.

3.  Dooge, J. C. I. (1974), The development of hydrological concepts in Britain and Ireland between 1674 and 1874, Hydrol. Sci. Bull., 19(3), 279–302. [LINK]

4. Dooge, J. C. I. (1981), General report on model structure and classification, Logistics and benefits of using mathematical models of hydrologic and water resource systems, Selected papers, symposium, Pisa 1978, 1-21. [PDF]

5. Dooge, J. C. I., W. G. Strupczewski, and J. J. Napiorkowski (1982), Hydrodynamic derivation of storage parameters of the Muskingum model, J. Hydrol., 54, 371-387. [LINK]

6. Dooge, J. C. I. (1982), Parameterization of hydrologic processes, Land surface processes in atmospheric general circulation models, WCRP conference papers, Greenbelt, 1981, 243-288.

7. Napiorkowski, J. J., W. G. Strupczewski, and J. C. I. Dooge (1982), Lumped Nonlinear Flood Routing Model And Its Simplification To The Muskingum Model, Rainfall-Runoff Relationships, 543-552.

8. Dooge, J. C. I. (1982), Types of model in surface hydrology, Journal of Water Resources Baghdad, 1(1), 1-50.

9. Dooge, J. C. I., Z. W. Kundzewicz, and J. J. Napiorkowski (1983), On backwater effects in linear diffusion flood routing, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 28(3), 391-402. [LINK]

10. Bruen, M., and J. C. I. Dooge (1984), An efficient and robust method for estimating unit hydrograph ordinates, J. Hydrol.70, 1-24. [LINK]

11. Dooge, J. C. I. (1984), The waters of the Earth, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 29(2), 149-176. [LINK]

12. Kundzewicz, Z. W., and J. C. I. Dooge (1985), Unified structural approach to linear flood routing, Adv. Water Resour., 8, 37-43. [LINK]

13. Dooge, J. C. I. (1986), Looking for hydrologic laws, Water Resour. Res., 22(9), 46S-58S. [PDF]

14. Dooge, J. C. I., J. P. J. O’Kane, and T. Brandyk (1986), Soil moisture in general circulation models, Acta Geophys. Pol., 34(4), 377-396.

15. Dooge, J. C. I. (1986), Theory of flood routing, Book Chapter, River Flow Modelling and Forecasting, pp. 39-65.

16. Dooge, J. C. I., and J. J. Napiorkowski (1987), The Effect Of The Downstream Boundary Conditions in the Linearized St. Venant Equations, Q. J. Mech. and Appl. Math., 40(2), 245-256. [LINK]

17. Dooge, J. C. I., J. J. Napiorkowski, and W. G. Strupczewski (1987), The linear downstream response of a generalized uniform channel, Acta Geophys. Pol., 35(3), 277-291. [LINK]

18. Dooge, J. C. I., and J. J. Napiorkowski (1987), Applicability of diffusion analogy in flood routing, Acta Geophys. Pol., 35(1), 65-75. [LINK]

19. Dooge, J. C. I., J. J. Napiorkowski, and W. G. Strupczewski (1987), Properties of the generalized downstream channel response, Acta Geophys. Pol., 35(4), 405-418. [LINK]

20. Dooge, J. C. I. (1987), Looking for hydrologic laws, J. Hydrol., 96, 3-4. [LINK]

21.Dooge, J. C. I. (1987), Historical developments of concepts in open channel flow, Hydraulics and Hydraulic Research: a historical review, 205-230.

22.Dooge, J. C. I. (1987), Manning and Mulvany: river improvement in 19th century Ireland, Hydraulics and Hydraulic Research: a historical review, 173-183.

23. Dooge, J. C. I. (1988), Hydrology in perspective, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 33(1), 61-85. [LINK]

24. Romanowicz, R. J., J. C. I. Dooge, and Z. W. Kundzewicz (1988), Moments and cumulants of linearized St. Venant equation, Adv. Water Resour., 11, 92-100. [LINK]

25. Napiorkowski, J. J., and J. C. I. Dooge (1988), Analytical solution of channel flow model with downstream control, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 33(3), 269-287. [LINK]

26. Dooge, J. C. I. (1988), Hydrology past and present, J. Hydraul. Res., 26(1), 5-26.[LINK]

27. Kundzewicz, Z. W., and J. C. I. Dooge (1989), Attenuation and phase shift in linear flood routing, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 34(1), 21-40. [LINK]

28. Dooge, J. C. I., and M. Bruen (1989), Unit hydrograph stability and linear algebra, J. Hydrol., 111, 377-390. [LINK]

29. Turner, J. E., J. C. I. Dooge, and T. Bree (1989), Deriving the unit hydrograph by root selection, J. Hydrol., 110, 137-152.[LINK]

30. Strupczewski, W. G., J. J. Napiorkowski, and J. C. I. Dooge (1989), The distributed Muskingum model, J. Hydrol., 111, 235-257.[LINK]

31. Dooge, J. C. I. (1989), Effect of CO2 increases on hydrology and water resources: Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases; climatic and associated impacts. Proc. Symposium, CEC, Brussels, 1986, 204-213.

32. Chutha, P., and J. C. I. Dooge (1990), The shape parameters of the geomorphologic unit hydrograph, J. Hydrol., 117, 81-97.[LINK]

33. Kuhnel, V., J. C. I. Dooge, G. C. Sander, and J. P. J. O’Kane (1990), Duration of atmosphere-controlled and of soil-controlled phases of infiltration for constant rainfall at a soil surface, Annales Geophysicae, 8(1), 11-20.

34. Kuhnel, V., J. C. I. Dooge, G. C. Sander, and J. P. J. O’Kane (1990), Duration of atmosphere-controlled and of soil-controlled phases of evaporation for constant potential evaporation at a soil surface, Annales Geophysicae, 8(1), 21-27.

35. Brandyk, T. J., J. C. I. Dooge, and P. M. Grace (1990), Numerical simulation of soil moisture redistribution in the presence of transpiration and shallow groundwater table, Acta Geophys. Pol., 38(3), 313-330.

36. Kuhnel, V., J. C. I. Dooge, J. P. J. O’Kane, and R.J. Romanowicz (1991), Partial analysis applied to scale problems in surface moisture fluxes, Surv. Geophys., 12, 221-247.[LINK]

37. Agsorn, S., and J. C. I. Dooge (1991), Numerical experiments on the monoclinal rising wave, J. Hydrol., 124, 293-306.[LINK]

38. Dooge, J. C. I. (1991), World Climate Impact Studies Programme, Climate change, Proc. 2nd World Climate Conference, Geneva, 1990, 169-175.

39. Dooge, J. C. I. (1992), Sensitivity of runoff to climate change: a Hortonian approach, B. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 73(12), 2013-2024. [LINK]

40. Dooge, J. C. I. (1992), Hydrologic models and climate change, J. Geophys. Res., 97(D3), 2677-2686. [PDF]

41. Dooge, J. C. I., G. T. Goodman, J. W. M. La Riviere, J. Marton-Lefevre, T. O’Riordan, and F. Praderie (1992), An agenda of science for environment and development into the 21st century, Cambridge University Press, 331 pp.

42. Bruen, M., and J. C. I. Dooge (1992), Unit hydrograph estimation with multiple events and prior information: I. Theory and a computer program, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 37(5), 429-443.[LINK]

43. Bruen, M., and J. C. I. Dooge (1992), Unit hydrograph estimation with multiple events and prior information: II. Evaluation of the method, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 37(5), 445-462.[LINK]

44. Dooge, J. C. I., and Q. J. Wang (1993), Comment on “An investigation of the relationship between ponded and constant flux rainfall infiltration” by A. Poulovassilis et al., Water Resour. Res., 29(4), 1335-1337. [PDF]

45. Dooge, J. C. I., M. Perumal, and Q. J. Wang (1993), Step-function response of muskingum reach, J. Irrig. Drain. E., 119(2), 410-415.[LINK]

46. Dooge, J. C. I., and J. J. Napiorkowski (1993), Study of open-channel dynamics as controlled process, J. Hydraul. Eng., 119(4), 542-543.[LINK]

47. Wang, Q. J., and J. C. I. Dooge (1994), Limiting cases of water fluxes at the land surface, J. Hydrol., 155, 429-440.[LINK]

48. Dooge, J. C. I., M. Perumal, and Q. J. Wang (1994), Step-function response of muskingum reach (Closure), J. Irrig. Drain. E., 120(3), 697-701.[LINK]

49. Romanowicz, R., J. C. I. Dooge, J. P. O’Kane (1995), Spatial variability of evaporation from the land surface – random initial conditions, New uncertainty concepts in hydrology and water resources, 197-205.

50. Strupczewski, W. G., and J. C. I. Dooge (1995), Relationships between higher cumulants of channel response. I. Properties of the linear channel response, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 40(6), 675-687.[LINK]

51. Strupczewski, W. G., and J. C. I. Dooge (1996), Relationships between higher cumulants of channel response. II. Accuracy of linear interpolation, Hydrolog. Sci. J., 41(1), 61-73.[LINK]

52. Dooge, J. C. I. (1996), Walter Langbein and the emergence of scientific hydrology, Water Resour. Res., 32(10), 2969-2977. [PDF]

53. Dooge, J. C. I., and M. Bruen (1997), Scaling effects on moisture fluxes at unvegetated land surfaces, Water Resour. Res., 33(12), 2923-2927. [PDF]

54. Dooge, J. C. I. (1997), Searching for simplicity in hydrology, Surv. Geophys., 18, 511-534.[LINK]

55. Dooge, J. C. I., M. Bruen, and B. Parmentier (1999), A simple model for estimating the sensitivity of runoff to long-term changes in precipitation without a change in vegetation, Adv. Water Resour., 23, 153-163.[LINK]

56. Dooge, J. C. I. (2002), Future management of water resources, Water and Maritime Engineering, 154(3), 229-238.[LINK]

57. Parmentier, B., J. C. I. Dooge, and M. Bruen (2003), Root selection methods in flood analysis, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sc., 7(2), 151-161.[LINK]

58. Dooge, J. C. I. (2004), Background to modern hydrology, in The Basis of Civilization – Water Science?, Proceedings of the UNESCO/IAHS/IWHA symposium held in Rome, December 2003, IAHS Publ., 286, 3-12.[LINK]

59. Dooge, J. C. I. (2005), Bringing it all together, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sc., 9, 3-14.[LINK]

60. Dooge, J., and M. Bruen (2005), Problems in reverse routing, Acta Geophys. Pol., 53(4), 357-371.[LINK]

61. Bruen, M., and J. C. I. Dooge (2007), Harmonic analysis of the stability of reverse routing in channels, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sc., 11(1), 559-568.[LINK]

62. Dooge, J. C. I. (2007), The occurrence and movement of water, Acta Geophys., 55(3), 344-358.[LINK]

Books

1.  Dooge, J. C. I. (1973), Linear Theory of Hydrologic Systems, U.S. Department Of Agriculture Technical Bulletin No. 1468, 337 pp. [PDF]

Lectures:

1.  James C. I. Dooge (1986) Bowie Series. [LINK]

Interviews:

1.  James C. I. Dooge (1995) interviewed by David R. Dawdy. [LINK]