Special Issue "Flash-Flood Susceptibility, Forecast and Warning"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: flash-flood susceptibility mapping; flash-flood forecast and warning; artificial intelligence; hydrology; surface runoff modelling
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Flash-floods, due to their unexpected nature, can cause severe economic damages and loss of human life. They may be caused either by extreme precipitation, by the failure of human-made structures, such as dams, or by complex water–snow interactions. Flash-flood early warning systems represent the most effective non-structural measure, which should be taken in order to mitigate the negative effects of these hydrological hazards. An efficient and operational flash-flood early warning system should be based on the following two major components: a map representing a very accuracte detection of flash-flood susceptible areas and a performant meteorological radar network, which are able detect the cloud systems that are likely to generate heavy rainfalls over the susceptible areas, and also to accurately estimate the rainfall amount and their accumulation.
In the light of the above-mentioned aspects, the main scope of this Special Issue is to collect the state of the art findings related to the application of newest techniques and software in order to estimate flash-flood susceptibity and the likelihood of heavy rainfall occurrence, and also the studies related to the development of new flash-flood early warning system. High-quality original research papers that present theoretical frameworks, methodologies, and applications of case studies from a single- or cross-country perspectives are welcome, as well as review articles.Dr. Romulus Costache
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- flash-flood forecast systems
- flash-flood susceptiblity
- flash-flood warnings encoding
- machine learning
- geographic information systems
- remote sesning
- heavy rainfall
- meteorological radar