STP1420

    On the Use of Spatiotemporal Techniques for the Assessment of Flash Flood Warning

    Published: Jan 2003


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    Abstract

    In this paper spatial analysis tools are presented which allow the simulation and prediction of flash flooding in semiarid basins. Real-time data from automatic hydrological information systems, the SAIH system, in Spain are integrated in a Geographical Information System (GIS) environment. Making intensive use of the Digital Elevation Model (DEM), the parameters of the developed distributed hydrological models are estimated. The proposed operational environment, Shyska, is applied to the management of flash floods in real time in the basins of the southeast of Spain. This system constitutes a support tool for decision taking, based on spatial analysis, when a flood event occurs.

    Keywords:

    Spain, flash flood, distributed hydrological model, flood hazard, GIS, DEM


    Author Information:

    García, SG
    Professor, Hydraulic Engineering Area, Technical University of Cartagena, Murcia,


    Paper ID: STP10913S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP10913S


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