Advanced Flood Frequency Analysis and Floodplain Inundation Modelling

A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Hazards".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)

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CSIRO Land & Water, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Interests: hydrology; floodplain hydraulics; inundation modelling; water resources assessment; sediment transport; hydrological connectivity and linking hydrology and ecology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Flood is one of most deadly natural disasters in the earth. Improved knowledge on flood magnitude, frequency, duration and inundation area are pre-requisite for disaster management, infrastructure development and maintaining environmental integrity. The main goal of this Special Issue of Geosciences is to explore and highlight the advances in flood frequency analysis and inundation modelling across a range of river basins around the world. This special issue welcomes the research papers on developing advanced methods for flood frequency analysis and modelling tools for quantifying inundation dynamics under variable flow regimes.

Specifically, this Special Issue aims to provide peer-reviewed studies utilizing probabilistic, hydrological and hydrodynamic modelling techniques for flood frequency and floodplain inundation modelling. This special issue aims to cover, the following research areas:

  • Precipitation modelling: using various probabilities modelling techniques to quantify variability and changes in historical precipitation, climate modelling to assess changes in precipitation under projected future climates;
  • Streamflow assessment: predicting streamflow in ungauged basin and modelling the changes in flow regimes for future climate and infrastructure development;
  • Flood frequency: regional and continental scale flood frequency analysis, variability and trend analysis, uncertainty in flood modelling;
  • Floodplain inundation modelling: advances in modelling techniques, impact of climate and infrastructure development on inundation dynamics and frequency of flooding, coupling of remote sensing and hydrodynamic modelling for inundation mapping;
  • Hydrological connectivity: Methods of quantifying connectivity between floodplain waterbodies, implications of hydrological connectivity on water quality and aquatic biodiversity.

This is a great opportunity to publish your research in a peer-reviewed and open access journal. I encourage the submission of original research, case study, review papers based on hydrologic, hydrodynamic and statistical modelling.

Dr. Fazlul Karim
Guest Editor

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  • River basin
  • Floodplain
  • Rainfall
  • Runoff
  • Flood frequency
  • Global climate model
  • Hydrodynamic modelling
  • Remote sensing
  • Hydrological connectivity
  • Hydrological flow metrics
  • Ecological impact assessment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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