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Coping with Floods : NATO Science Series E: - Giuseppe Rossi

Coping with Floods

NATO Science Series E:

By: Giuseppe Rossi (Editor), Nilgun B. Harmanciogammalu (Editor), V. Yevjevich (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 1994
ISBN: 9780792327066
Number Of Pages: 776

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Floods are natural hazards whose effects can deeply affect the economic and environmental equilibria of a region. Quality of life of people living in areas close to rivers depends on both the risk that a flood would occur and the reliability of flood forecast, warning and control systems. Tools for forecasting and mitigating floods have been developed through research in the recent past. Two innovations currently influence flood hazard mitigation, after many decades of lack of significant progress: they are the development of new technologies for real-time flood forecast and warning (based on weather radars and satellites) and a shift from structural to non-structural flood control measures, due to increased awareness of the importance of protecting the environment and the adverse impacts of hydraulic works on it. This book is a review of research progress booked in the improvements of forecast capability and the control of floods. Mostly the book presents the results of recent research in hydrology, modern techniques of real-time forecast and warning, and ways of controlling floods for smaller impacts on the environment. A number of case studies of floods in different geographical areas are also presented. Scientists and specialists working in fields of hydrology, environmental protection and hydraulic engineering will appreciate this book for its theoretical and practical content.

List of contributors
Floods and societyp. 3
Historical development of flood analysis methodsp. 11
Technology for coping with floods in the 21st centuryp. 35
Hydrometeorological data collection networksp. 47
Rainfall frequency analysis for flood designp. 59
Determination of flood characteristics by physically-based methodsp. 77
Determination of flood characteristics using systematic, historical and paleoflood datap. 111
Regional flood estimation methodsp. 135
Assessment of information and uncertainty related to floodsp. 171
Some notes on generalized methods of flood estimation in the United Kingdomp. 185
A project for regional analysis of floods in Italyp. 193
Analysis of regional maximum precipitationp. 219
Some problems involved in using partial duration series for regional flood frequency analysisp. 229
Robustness analysis of regional flood frequency models: a case studyp. 243
Stochastic simulation of streamflow with short time intervalp. 257
Floods in arid south-east Spanish areas: a historical and environmental reviewp. 271
Flood control by decomposition of the flow regime of a river network according to its tributaries using linear dynamic modelp. 279
Flood waves and flooding modelsp. 291
Flooding vulnerability analysis at basin-wide scalep. 325
Flood risk mappingp. 353
Floods and sediment dynamics in mountain riversp. 375
Estimation of downstream hydraulic geometry exponents with emphasis on channel flow velocityp. 393
Flash flood modeling on Macks Creekp. 403
Early warnings and quantitative precipitation forecastingp. 413
Evolution of the national flood forecasting system in the USAp. 437
Assessment of forecast technology for flood control operationp. 445
Remote sensing for forecasting of floodsp. 459
Uncertainty in flood forecasting: a French case studyp. 473
Empirical Orthogonal Functions (EOF) method in determining and forecasting storm floods in the coastal zones of the seap. 503
Assessment of the economic effects of floodingp. 515
Environmental impact of floodsp. 529
Public response to flood warningsp. 549
Flood interaction with river crossings: a case studyp. 565
Classification and description of flood mitigation measuresp. 573
Economics of selection of flood mitigation measuresp. 585
Economic evaluation and multicriterion ranking of alternative flood mitigation actionsp. 597
Flood control by leveesp. 617
Flood control by reservoirsp. 637
Flood control in the Danube countriesp. 653
Operation of water resources systems and reservoirs for flood controlp. 667
Flood control measures in the River Thames catchmentp. 681
Remote sensing for control of floodsp. 697
Urban flooding: the flood-planned city conceptp. 705
Flood disaster relief, rehabilitation and reconstructionp. 723
Coping with floods in Setubal: a few steps towards an integrated approachp. 733
Case studies on measures for coping with floods
Flood control in the former USSRp. 751
Flood retention basins in the Mediterranean urban areasp. 759
Flash flood in Slovenia in 1990: damage and protectionp. 767
Indexp. 773
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ISBN: 9780792327066
ISBN-10: 0792327063
Series: NATO Science Series E:
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 776
Published: 1st February 1994
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 4.14
Weight (kg): 1.27

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