Hydrometeorology

Forecasting and Applications

Authors: Sene, Kevin

  • A fully revised and extended version of this text providing a review of recent developments in hydrometeorological monitoring and forecasting techniques
  • More details included on topics such as precipitation measurement, catchment monitoring, early warning systems, and seasonal and probabilistic techniques
  • International examples in the application of techniques in agriculture, water resources, urban hydrology, flood forecasting, flash floods, environmental impacts, river basin management and other areas
  • Brings together both the meteorological and hydrological aspects in a single volume with a focus on practical applications
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About this book

This second edition explores some of the latest techniques used to provide forecasts for a wide range of water-related applications in areas such as floods, droughts, water resources and environmental impacts. The practical uses can range from decisions on whether to issue a flood warning through to providing longer-term advice such as on when to plant and harvest crops or how to operate reservoirs for water supply and hydropower schemes. It provides an introduction to the topic for practitioners and researchers and useful background for courses in areas such as civil engineering, water resources, meteorology and hydrology.

As in the first edition, the first section considers topics such as monitoring and forecasting techniques, demand forecasting and how forecasts are interpreted when issuing warnings or advice. Separate chapters are now included for meteorological and catchment monitoring techniques allowing a more in-depth discussion of topics such as weather radar and water quality observations. The chapters on meteorological and hydrological forecasting now include a greater emphasis on rainfall forecasting and ensemble and probabilistic techniques. Regarding the interpretation of forecasts, an updated chapter discusses topics such as approaches to issuing warnings and the use of decision support systems and risk-based techniques.

Given the rapid pace of development in flash flood fore

casting techniques, flash floods and slower responding riverine floods are now considered in separate chapters. This includes more detail on forecasting floods in large river basins and on methods for providing early warnings of debris flows, surface water flooding and ice jam and dam break floods. Later chapters now include more information on developing areas such as environmental modelling and seasonal flow forecasting. As before examples of operational systems are provided throughout and the extensive sets of references which were a feature of the first edition have been revised and updated.

Key themes • floods • droughts • meteorological observations • catchment monitoring • meteorological forecasts • hydrological forecasts • demand forecasts • reservoirs • water resources • water quality • decision support • data assimilation • probabilistic forecasts

Kevin Sene is a civil engineer and researcher with wide experience in flood risk management, water resources and hydrometeorology. He has previously published books on flood warning, forecasting and emergency response and flash floods (Springer 2008, 2013).

About the authors

Kevin Sene is a civil engineer and researcher with wide experience in flood forecasting, water resources and hydrometeorological applications. In addition to ‘Hydrometerology: Forecasting and Applications’ he has published books on forecasting and warning techniques for flash floods and riverine and coastal flooding (Springer, 2008, 2013).

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydrometeorology
Book Subtitle
Forecasting and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23546-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23546-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23545-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 427
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
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