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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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
Contributing office(s) Volcano Hazards Program
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
First page 1845
Last page 1851