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Flood Hydrology : Proceeding of the International Symposium on Flood Frequency and Risk Analyses, 14-17 May 1986, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA - Vijay P. Singh

Flood Hydrology

Proceeding of the International Symposium on Flood Frequency and Risk Analyses, 14-17 May 1986, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

By: Vijay P. Singh (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1987
ISBN: 9789027725745
Number Of Pages: 429

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Floods constitute a persistent and serious problem throughout the United States and many other parts of the world. They are responsible for losses amounting to billions of dollars and scores of deaths annually. Virtually all parts of the nation--coastal, moun- tainous and rural--are affected by them. Two aspects of the problem of flooding that have long been topics of scientific inquiry are flood frequency and risk analyses. Many new, even improved, tech- niques have recently been developed for performing these analyses. Nevertheless, actual experience points out that the frequency of say a 100-year flood, in lieu of being encountered on the average once in one hundred years, may be as little as once in 25 years. It is therefore appropriate to pause and ask where we are, where we are going and where we ought to be going with regard to the technology of flood frequency and risk analyses. One way to address these ques- tions is to provide a forum where people from all quarters of the world can assemble, discuss and share their experience and expertise pertaining to flood frequency and risk analyses. This is what con- stituted the motivation for organizing the International Symposium on Flood Frequency and Risk Analyses held May 14-17, 1986, at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Section 1 Hydrology of Floods.- Current State of Hydrologic Modeling and its Limitations.- A Future Flood Research Agenda for the United States.- The UK Flood Studies Report: Continuing Responsibilities and Research Needs.- More Frequent Flooding in Louisiana: Climatic Variability?.- Floods of March 1982, Fort Wayne, Indiana.- Section 2 Deterministic Streamflow Simulation.- Flood Estimation for an Ungaged Floodplain.- Diffusive Flood Waves in Large Rivers.- A Rainfall-Runoff Model for Agricultural Drainage in the Experimental Station of the Three-River Plain in Heilongjiang Province.- Applications of Geomorphologic Theory to Ungauged Watersheds in Sinai.- Statistical Methods of Determining Typical Winter and Summer Hydrographs for Ungauged Watersheds.- Aspects of Flood Level Computations.- Section 3 Stochastic Streamflow Simulation.- A Shot-noise Model of Streamflow.- Response Characteristics of Two Tropical River Basins.- Synthetic Flow Generation with Stochastic Models.- Section 4 Streamflow Forecasting.- Reduction of Uncertainties in the Flood Estimation in the Czechoslovak Section of Danube River.- Real-Time Flood Forecasting in the River Section with Ungaged Tributaries.- Flood Forecasting Model for Citanduy River Basin.- Section 5 Coastal and Urban Flooding.- Uncertainty and Confidence in Estimating Flood Frequencies from Hurricanes and Northeasters at Ungaged Coast Locations - A New Methodology.- Stage-Frequency Curves for Flooding Due to Wave Overtopping of Seawalls.- Spatial and Temporal Factors Controlling Overtopping of Coastal Ridges.- Statistical Analysis of Storm Tide Elevations for New England Coastal Communities.- Errors Due to Linearization in Tidal Propagation.- Section 6 Flood Management.- Flood Management in the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the Space Era.- Optimizing Flood Protection for Cypress Creek, Harris County, Texas.- Effect of Embanking on River and Sea Floods.- A Model for the Operation of Spillway Gates in Pluvial Floods.- Flood Control with the Use of an Irrigation Storage Reservoir.- St. Helens Blast Related Sedimentation Modeling and Planning Realities in the Toutle/Cowlitz/Columbia River System.- Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Proposed Storm Surge Barrier on the River Scheldt (Belgium).- Section 7 Flood Control Programs.- Flood Plain Management - The NZ Experience.- A Study for Real Time Operation of Four Flood Reservoirs.- A Multi-purpose Flood Control and Irrigation Reservoir on a Tributary of the Adige River (Italy).- A Catastrophic Flood and its Control in August 1963 on Haihe River Basin of China.- Centrifuge Modeling of River Bank Failures Due to Seepage Flow.- The Brazilian Electric Sector Experience in Flood Control.- Author Index.

ISBN: 9789027725745
ISBN-10: 9027725748
Series: Flood Hydrology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 429
Published: 30th September 1987
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.91