Flash Floods: Forecasting and Warning

Flash Floods: Forecasting and Warning

by Kevin Sene

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400793040
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Kevin Sene is a civil engineer and researcher with wide experience in flood forecasting, water resources and hydrometeorological studies. He has published some 45 scientific and conference papers on topics in hydrology, hydrometeorology and hydraulics, and the books "Flood Warning, Forecasting and Emergency Response" (Springer, 2008)and "Hydrometeorology: Forecasting and Applications" (Springer, 2009)

Table of Contents

Introduction.-
-Causes of flash flooding.-
-Flood risk management.-
-Flash Flood Warning Systems.-
-Organisational Issues.-
-Technological Developments.-
-Summary.-
Precipitation measurement.-
-Introduction.-
-Raingauges.-
-Weather radar.-
-Satellite precipitation estimates.-
-Multi-sensor precipitation estimates.-
-Summary.-
Catchment monitoring.-
-Introduction.-
-River monitoring.-
-Catchment conditions.-
-Observation networks.-
-Summary.-
Rainfall forecasting.-
-Introduction.-
-Flash flood climatology.-
-Forecasting techniques.-
-Operational Considerations.-
-Summary.-
Flood forecasting.-
-Introduction.-
-Forecasting techniques.-
-Operational Considerations.-
-Summary.-
Flood warning.-
-Introduction.-
-Flood warning procedures.-
-Warning dissemination.-
-Warning messages.-
-Decision support systems.-
-Summary.-
Preparedness.-
-Introduction.-
-Flood risk assessment.-
-Flood response plans.-
-Post-event reviews.-
-Performance monitoring.-
-Emergency response exercises.-
-Improvement plans.-
-Summary.-
Rivers.-
-Introduction.-
-Flood risk assessments.-
-Warning systems.-
-Complicating factors.-
-Summary.-
Debris flows.-
-Introduction.-
-Debris flow risk assessments.-
-Warning systems.-
-Summary.-
Urban flooding.-
-Introduction.-
-Flood risk assessments.-
-Warning systems.-
-Summary.-
Dams and levees.-
-Introduction.-
-Flood risk assessments.-
-Warning systems.-
-Summary.-
Research.-
-Introduction.-
-Monitoring.-
-Forecasting.-
-Flood warning.-
-Summary.

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