Flood Forecasting: A Global Perspective by Thomas E AdamsFlood Forecasting: A Global Perspective by Thomas E Adams

Flood Forecasting: A Global Perspective

byThomas E AdamsEditorThomas C. Pagano

Paperback | April 27, 2016

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Flood Forecasting: A Global Perspectivedescribes flood forecast systems and operations as they currently exist at national and regional centers around the globe, focusing on the technical aspects of flood forecast systems. This book includes the details of data flow, what data is used, quality control, the hydrologic and hydraulic models used, and the unique problems of each country or system, such as glacial dam failures, ice jams, sparse data, and ephemeral streams and rivers. Each chapter describes the system, including details about its strengths and weaknesses, and covers lessons learned. This helpful resource facilitates sharing knowledge that will lead to improvements of existing systems and provides a valuable reference to those wishing to develop new forecast systems by drawing on best practices.

  • Covers global systems allowing readers to see a worldwide perspective with different approaches used by existing flood forecast systems
  • Provides historical coverage allowing readers to understand why forecast systems have developed as they have and to see how specific systems have dealt with common problems encountered
  • Presents a vision of what appears to be the future of hydrologic forecasting and difficulties facing hydrologic forecasting
  • Provides a helpful resource to facilitate improvements to existing systems based on a best practices approach
Thomas E. Adams, III, Hydrologist/AWIPS Software Testing , Fairfield Technologies, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, USAVisiting Scientist, NOAA/NWS National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, AL, USAThomas E. Adams, III, has twenty years of real-time operational hydrologic forecasting experience at the NOAA/National Weather Service (NWS), Ohio River ...
Title:Flood Forecasting: A Global PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:478 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 27, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128018844

ISBN - 13:9780128018842

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Table of Contents


(1) National and Regional Flood Forecasting Systems

Flood Forecasting at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (Australia)

Hydrological Forecasting Practices in Brazil (Brazil)

The development and recent advances of flood forecasting activities in China (Peoples Republic of China)

A Diagnostic Analysis of Flood Forecasting Systems for the Congo River Basin (Congo)

Flood forecasting in Germany Challenges of a federal structure and transboundary cooperation (Germany)

Flood Forecasting in India (India) D.P. Mathuria and Pramod Narayan

Romania National Flood Forecasting and Warning System (Romania)

Operational hydrological forecast systems in Russia (Russia)

Flood Forecasting Tool and Early Warning System using Satellite-based Rainfall Estimates and HEC Tools (Sudan)

Flood Forecast Britain (United Kingdom)

Flood Forecasting in the United States NOAA/National Weather Service (United States)

(2) Continental Modeling and Monitoring the future?

Global flood calculations in real-time

European Flood Awareness System (EFAS)

Flood Forecasting in the Blue Nile basin in Sudan (Africa)

Developing Flood Forecasting Capabilities in Columbia (South America)

(3) Challenges facing flood forecasting

River gauging issues in the U.S. and internationally

Implementation of flood forecasting systems in developing countries

(4) Forecast dissemination issues

Exploring How the Question Influences the Decision that is Made on the Basis of Ensemble Flood Forecasts

Flood Forecasting Needs In a Changing World