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Joint NOAA/NWS/USGS prototype debris flow warning system for recently burned areas in Southern California

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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DOI: 10.1175/2008BAMS2416.1

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Abstract

Debris flows, also known as mudslides, are composed gravity-driven mixtures of sediment and water that travel through steep channels, over open hillslopes, and the like. Addressing this issue, US Geological Survey (USGS) and NOAA have established a debris-flow warning system that has the ability to monitor and forecast precipitation and issue timely weather hazard warning. In 2005, this joint NOAA-USGS prototype debris-flow warning system was issued in Southern California and as a result, it has provided valuable information to emergency managers in affected communities.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Joint NOAA/NWS/USGS prototype debris flow warning system for recently burned areas in Southern California
Series title:
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
DOI:
10.1175/2008BAMS2416.1
Volume
89
Issue:
12
Year Published:
2008
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
First page:
1845
Last page:
1851