Flash Floods

Forecasting and Warning

Authors: Sene, Kevin

  • The book covers recent developments in flash flooding from heavy rainfall, with a focus on forecasting and warning
  • Considers such issues as assessing flash flood risk, and related types of flooding (e.g. debris flows, dam breach)
  • Provides an international perspective, drawing on recent research and examples from Europe, the USA and elsewhere
  • Treats the topic in an integrated way, discussing research findings from meteorology and hydrology, and some of the issues surrounding the provision of an effective response to flood warnings (e.g. evacuation of properties)
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About this book

Flash floods typically develop in a period a few hours or less and can arise from heavy rainfall and other causes, such as dam or flood defence breaches, and ice jam breaks. The rapid development, often associated with a high debris content, can present a considerable risk to people and property. This book describes recent developments in techniques for monitoring and forecasting the development of flash floods, and providing flood warnings. Topics which are discussed include rainfall and river monitoring, nowcasting, Numerical Weather Prediction, rainfall-runoff modelling, and approaches to the dissemination of flood warnings and provision of an emergency response.

The book is potentially useful on civil engineering, water resources, meteorology and hydrology courses (and for post graduate studies) but is primarily intended as a review of the topic for a wider audience.

About the authors

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)

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5164-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5163-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9304-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flash Floods
Book Subtitle
Forecasting and Warning
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5164-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5164-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5163-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9304-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 386
Topics