Special Issue "Recent Advances and New Directions in Flood Forecasting, Modeling, and Mapping"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020).
With the increasing frequency of high magnitude floods around the globe, there is a greater need to provide accurate information on the potential impacts of such floods in the future. Flood modeling and mapping has evolved over the last few decades from simulating single river reaches, to millions of reaches at continental scales. Similarly, research on issues such as uncertainty quantification, data resolution, model structure, scale, and dimensionality, continues to advance the science of flood forecasting, modeling, and mapping. With advances in weather forecasting, the desire to have near-real-time flood maps at street level is also growing. Recently, the need for large-scale holistic flood risk management has driven the scientific community towards a systems-based approach to flood modeling, by incorporating feedbacks between the atmospheric, hydrologic, and societal processes. The primary goal of this Special Issue is to take stock of all these new developments for charting the next phase of flood modeling research, by using the newly available technology, data, and cyber–physical systems.
Topics that may be relevant to this Special Issue, but are not limited to, include:
- Theories and strategies for hyper-resolution urban flood modeling and maping;
- Issues related to the mapping of flood inundation from extreme events such as typhoons and hurricanes;
- Application of artificial intelligence, big data, and cyberinfrastructure for flood modeling and research;
- Data driven approaches for flood forecasting, modeling, and mapping;
- Novel methods for incorporating crowdsourcing or citizen science for improving flood research;
- Strategies for improving flood modeling and mapping for data sparse regions.
Prof. Venkatesh Merwade
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- Urban flood modeling
- Hyper resolution flood modeling
- Big data for floods
- Citizen science and crowd sourcing
- Cyberinfrastructure and artificial intelligence
- Flood inundation mapping