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Real-time flood forecasting

American Scientist

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Abstract

Researchers at the Hydroinformatic Research and Development Team (HIRDT) of the National Taiwan University undertook a project to create a real time flood forecasting model, with an aim to predict the current in the Tamsui River Basin. The model was designed based on deterministic approach with mathematic modeling of complex phenomenon, and specific parameter values operated to produce a discrete result. The project also devised a rainfall-stage model that relates the rate of rainfall upland directly to the change of the state of river, and is further related to another typhoon-rainfall model. The geographic information system (GIS) data, based on precise contour model of the terrain, estimate the regions that were perilous to flooding. The HIRDT, in response to the project's progress, also devoted their application of a deterministic model to unsteady flow of thermodynamics to help predict river authorities issue timely warnings and take other emergency measures.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Real-time flood forecasting
Series title:
American Scientist
Volume
97
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
American Scientist
First page:
119
Last page:
125