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Global Flood Hazard: Applications in Modeling, Mapping and Forecasting

Global Flood Hazard: Applications in Modeling, Mapping and Forecasting

Guy J-P. Schumann, Paul D. Bates, Heiko Apel, Giuseppe T. Aronica

ISBN: 978-1-119-21786-2

Jul 2018, American Geophysical Union

272 pages




Global Flood Hazard

Flooding is a costly natural disaster in terms of damage to land, property and infrastructure. This volume describes the latest tools and technologies for modeling, mapping, and predicting large-scale flood risk. It also presents readers with a range of remote sensing data sets successfully used for predicting and mapping floods at different scales. These resources can enable policymakers, public planners, and developers to plan for, and respond to, flooding with greater accuracy and effectiveness.

  • Describes the latest large-scale modeling approaches, including hydrological models, 2-D flood inundation models, and global flood forecasting models
  • Showcases new tools and technologies such as Aqueduct, a new web-based tool used for global assessment and projection of future flood risk under climate change scenarios
  • Features case studies describing best-practice uses of modeling techniques, tools, and technologies 

Global Flood Hazard is an indispensable resource for researchers, consultants, practitioners, and policy makers dealing with flood risk, flood disaster response, flood management, and flood mitigation. 

Introductory Chapter

  1. The need for mapping, modeling and predicting flood hazard and risk at the global scale

Section 1: Flood Hazard Mapping and Modeling from Remote Sensing

  1. Rainfall Information for Global Flood Modeling
  2. Flood Risk Mapping From Orbital Remote Sensing
  3. Flood hazard mapping in data-scarce areas: an application example of regional versus physically-based approaches for design flood estimation
  4. Global Flood Monitoring and Predicting Using Satellite Precipitation and Hydrological model
  5. Flood hazard mapping for the humanitarian sector

Section 2: Flood Hazard Modeling and Forecasting

  1. Modeling and mapping of global flood hazard layers
  2. Increases in flood frequency by the 21st century: A global modeling assessment
  3. From precipitation to damage: A coupled model chain for spatially coherent, large-scale flood risk assessment
  4. Global flood risk assessment and projections of climate change impacts
  5. Global Flood Forecasting for Averting Disasters Worldwide
  6. Data assimilation and river hydrodynamic modeling over large scales

Closing Chapter

  1. Global Flood Hazard Mapping, Modeling and Forecasting: Challenges and Perspectives