River Ice Processes and Ice Flood Forecasting

A Guide for Practitioners and Students

  • Karl-Erich¬†Lindenschmidt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


This book exposes practitioners and students to the theory and application of river and lake ice processes to gain a better understanding of these processes for modelling and forecasting. It focuses on the following processes of the surface water ice: freeze-up, ice cover thickening, ice cover breakup and ice jamming. The reader will receive a fundamental understanding of the physical processes of each component and how they are applied in monitoring and modelling ice covers during the winter season and forecasting ice floods. Exercises accompany each component to reinforce the theoretical principles learned. These exercises will also expose the reader to different tools to process data, such a space-borne remote sensing imagery for ice cover classification. A thread supporting numerical modelling of river ice and lake ice processes runs through the book.


flood risk management hydraulic modelling remote sensing river ice ice covers ice modelling Red River Dauphin River flood risk Slave River delta Similkameen River lake ice processes

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl-Erich¬†Lindenschmidt
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  1. 1.Global Institute for Water SecurityUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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