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A Basin Approach to a Hydrological Service Delivery System in the Amur River Basin

Hydrometcentre of Russia, Moscow 123242, Russia
State Research Centre “Planeta”, Moscow 123242, Russia
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Geosciences 2018, 8(3), 93;
Received: 30 November 2017 / Revised: 12 February 2018 / Accepted: 28 February 2018 / Published: 9 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hydrological and Hydrogeological Risks)
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This paper presents the basin approach to the design, development, and operation of a hydrological forecasting and early warning system in a large transboundary river basin of high flood potential, where accurate, reliable, and timely available daily water-level and reservoir-inflow forecasts are essential for water-related economic and social activities (the Amur River basin case study). Key aspects of basin-scale system planning and implementation are considered, from choosing efficient forecast models and techniques, to developing and operating data-management procedures, to disseminating operational forecasts using web-GIS. The latter, making the relevant forecast data available in real time (via Internet), visual, and well interpretable, serves as a good tool for raising awareness of possible floods in a large region with transport and industrial hubs located alongside the Amur River (Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur). View Full-Text
Keywords: flood forecasting; early warning system; web-GIS application; hydrologic modeling flood forecasting; early warning system; web-GIS application; hydrologic modeling

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Borsch, S.; Khristoforov, A.; Krovotyntsev, V.; Leontieva, E.; Simonov, Y.; Zatyagalova, V. A Basin Approach to a Hydrological Service Delivery System in the Amur River Basin. Geosciences 2018, 8, 93.

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