Flash Flood Forecasting Over Complex Terrain

With an Assessment of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee to Assess NEXRAD Flash Flood Forecasting Capabilities at Sulphur Mountain, California
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309093163
Category: Science
Page: 206
View: 4968
The nation's network of more than 130 Next Generation Radars (NEXRADs) is used to detect wind and precipitation to help National Weather Service forecasters monitor and predict flash floods and other storms. This book assesses the performance of the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD in Southern California, which has been scrutinized for its ability to detect precipitation in the atmosphere below 6000 feet. The book finds that the Sulphur Mountain NEXRAD provides crucial coverage of the lower atmosphere and is appropriately situated to assist the Los Angeles-Oxnard National Weather Service Forecast Office in successfully forecasting and warning of flash floods. The book concludes that, in general, NEXRAD technology is effective in mountainous terrain but can be improved.

Flash Flood

Author: Susan Slater
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1615952535
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
View: 9306
Dan Mahoney, insurance investigator, lands in Tatum, New Mexico where several prize cattle on the famed Double Horseshoe Ranch have mysteriously died. The claims put a lot of money at stake for Dan’s company. But that just scratches the surface of the high jinks afoot in Tatum. And the high stakes. A surprised Dan hadn’t counted on witnessing a murder, falling in love, or becoming the pawn of federal agents. It’s the flash flood that changes everything. Could cattleman Billy Roland Eklund have set up Eric Linden, pilot and family friend, who’s caught in the roaring water? Tempted him to forfeit seven years of his life for two million dollars? And then had him killed? Or was it the lovely Elaine, Linden’s wife, who had so much to gain? Dan stumbles across secrets that implicate his sister, his employer, and what seems like half of southern New Mexico. Sucked into small town duplicity, he struggles with truth and learns that dead men can come back to haunt.

Flash Flood

Code Red
Author: Chris Ryan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409098222
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1132
Ben's on a trip to London to meet his mum. But an accident at the Thames Barrier, combined with a tidal surge and a dramatic thunderstorm - and suddenly his trip turns into something totally different as the Barrier is breached and London is flooded. With streets underwater, communications down, rats pouring up out of the sewers and thousands of people in a state of panic, survival becomes a key issue. But as Ben tries to get across London to meet his mother, little does he know that two terrorists have a similar rendezvous . . .

Flash Flood Awareness Packet for the Media

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Floods
Page: N.A
View: 1998

Freddy the Frogcaster and the Flash Flood

Author: Janice Dean
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 162157623X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
View: 5615
Freddy the Frogcaster and his friends are hoping for rain. Their town of Lilypad is dry, and plants and trees are brown because of a terrible drought. Freddy gets excited as he sees a storm coming that could bring water to thirsty trees and grass. He leaps into action to warn everyone to "be prepared!" Suddenly there’s a change in the forecast that could affect everyone’s plans—and make Freddy wonder if he’s meant to be a frogcaster. Sometimes valuable life lessons can be learned from making mistakes. Once again, award-winning meteorologist Janice Dean introduces young readers to different weather conditions and gives valuable information to help them understand and avoid dangerous weather situations. The fifth title in this series, Freddy the Frogcaster and the Flash Flood, explains droughts, storms, floods, and flash floods, and encourages kids of all ages to be weather ready, just like our friend Freddy!

Flash Floods in Texas

Author: Jonathan Burnett
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603443932
Category: Nature
Page: 330
View: 1484

Meteorological analysis of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flash flood, 19-20 July 1977

Author: Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Laboratory (U.S.),Lee R. Hoxit
Publisher: N.A
Category: Johnstown (Cambria County, Pa.)
Page: 71
View: 5307

Coping with Flash Floods

Author: Eve Gruntfest,John Handmer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792368267
Category: Nature
Page: 322
View: 2756
The four parts of this book - The Problem, Managing the Problem (Mitigation), Managing the Problem (Warnings and Technology), and Related Hazards - is a collaborative effort across different boundaries and disciplines, identifying key challenges, areas of progress and opportunities. The book emphasises that it is the social science links that need most attention, viz., research on warnings, warning response and risk communication. Further, the work must be seen in the context of sustainable policies, so that economic growth is not compromised and a longer term outlook is adopted.

Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice

Extended Abstracts Volume (332 pages) + full paper CD-ROM (1772 pages)
Author: Paul Samuels,Stephen Huntington,William Allsop,Jackie Harrop
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203883020
Category: Science
Page: 1772
View: 2237
Floods cause distress and damage wherever and whenever they happen. Flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people worldwide and economic and insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990. Across the European Union, flood management policy is changing in response to the EU Directive on the assessment and management of flood risks, which requires a move from flood protection and defence to comprehensive flood risk management. Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice includes about 200 contributions from the international conference FLOODrisk 2008 (Oxford, UK, 30 September – 2 October 2008). FLOODrisk 2008 was an initiative of the FLOODsite research project on Integrated Flood Risk Analysis and Management Methodologies. FLOODsite was a major “Integrated Project” in the European Commission Sixth Framework Programme; contract number GOCE-CT-2004-505420. The conference provided a forum for leading researchers, flood risk managers, policy makers and practitioners from government, commercial and research organisations to gain an overview of advances in this important subject. Flood risk management practice crosses several professions and disciplines and these are represented in the breadth of the scope of the conference and these proceedings. The conference covered all aspects of flood risk: the causes of floods, their impacts on people, property and the environment, and portfolios of risk management measuresm, while the principal themes included: climate change, estimation of extremes, flash floods, flood forecasting and warning, inundation modelling, systems analysis, uncertainty, international programmes, flood defence infrastructure and assets, environmental impacts, human and social impacts, vulnerability and resilience, risk sharing, equity and social justice, and, civil contingency planning and emergency management. Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice will be of interest to an international readership, ranging from authorities, consultants and engineers involved in flood management; researchers, post graduate lecturers and students, to policy makers, particularly at national level.

Flash Flood

Author: DiAnn Mills
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781593107949
Category: Fiction
Page: 170
View: 4948
As if losing her job at Flash Communications wasn't bad enough, Alina Marlow's expert help has been promised to the last person she expected to see - her one-time fiance, Ryan Erikson. Her heart never let him go, but the secret that forced her to break their engagement six years ago remains. Ryan Erikson knows his work is of a delicate nature - downsizing and transitioning a family-owned company into a larger corporation. He'll need patience, and lots of it, to handle bitter employees and Alina - the woman he's loved for eight years. She seems as determined as the persistent Ohio rain to douse any future for them. As threatening floodwaters rise, can the Lord rescue Alina and Ryan - physically and romantically? Or will the past drown the fragile love that remains? Fall in love with this inspiring love story and our entire collection of Christian romance novels from Heartsong Presents!

Strategic Water Management: International Experience and Practices – Vol. III – Flood Risk Management

Author: Nadica Pavlovska
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9230011592
Page: 17
View: 1270

Weather and Climate Experiments

Author: Pamela Walker,Elaine Wood
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438129076
Category: Climatology
Page: 167
View: 2249
Study of the weather and climate helps students understand weather conditions and the science behind weather research. This work offers students the opportunity to carry out hands-on activities using weather instruments similar to the ones used by experts. It is suitable for both middle and high school classes.

Characteristics of Western Region Flash Flood Events in GOES Imagery and Conventional Data

Author: Eric L. Fleming,LeRoy E. Spayd
Publisher: N.A
Category: Flood forecasting
Page: 82
View: 2549

Urban Ecosystem Studies in Malaysia

A Study of Change
Author: Noorazuan Hashim,Ruslan Rainis
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 9781581125887
Category: History
Page: 293
View: 1770
This book examines issues between natural environment and urban ecosystem in Malaysia. The interface between urban geography and environmental studies is a very interesting one as it links the interrelationship between environment and development processes. Urban geographers provide methods of research, information and knowledge of urban environment, its theory and application. Such knowledge is important for managing our urban land use in a sustainable and systematic manner. Urban related issues such as land use, planning, urban governance and environmental degradation are among the topics discussed by the authors of this book through a multi-discipline approach. This book highlights latest research and studies cases and then discusses them based on Malaysian experiences.

GIS and Remote Sensing in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment

Author: Yangbo Chen,International Association of Hydrological Sciences
Publisher: International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
ISBN: 9781901502725
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 422
View: 3414

A Study of Flash-flood Occurrences at a Site Versus Over a Forecast Zone

Author: Gerald Williams
Publisher: N.A
Category: Flood forecasting
Page: 8
View: 763
"A flash flood is a flood in which the rapid rise in stream level and the resulting inundation follows the observable causative event by about four hours or less. For rain-caused flash floods meteorology is complex, and limited amounts of real-time data make timely forecasts of exact location very difficult. Lack of reports of flash-flood occurrences adds to the difficulty. Many occur that are never reported to the National Weather Service (NWS)"--Introduction.

Rice Research and Development in the Flood-prone Ecosystem

Author: Sadiq I. Bhuiyan
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
ISBN: 971220197X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 283
View: 6195

Flood of 31 July 1976 in Big Thompson Canyon, Colorado

Author: N.A
Publisher: National Academies
Category: Big Thompson Canyon (Colo.)
Page: 85
View: 5178

Flash Floods

Forecasting and Warning
Author: Kevin Sene
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400751648
Category: Science
Page: 386
View: 4415
Flash floods typically develop in a period a few hours or less and can arise from heavy rainfall and other causes, such as dam or flood defence breaches, and ice jam breaks. The rapid development, often associated with a high debris content, can present a considerable risk to people and property. This book describes recent developments in techniques for monitoring and forecasting the development of flash floods, and providing flood warnings. Topics which are discussed include rainfall and river monitoring, nowcasting, Numerical Weather Prediction, rainfall-runoff modelling, and approaches to the dissemination of flood warnings and provision of an emergency response. The book is potentially useful on civil engineering, water resources, meteorology and hydrology courses (and for post graduate studies) but is primarily intended as a review of the topic for a wider audience.