Flood Hydrology

Proceeding of the International Symposium on Flood Frequency and Risk Analyses, 14–17 May 1986, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

  • Vijay P. Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Hydrology of Floods

  3. Deterministic Streamflow Simulation

    1. Jing S. Wei, Flora Chu Wang, Julie A. Amft
      Pages 69-79
    2. Willi H. Hager, Jean-Jacques Droux
      Pages 81-95
    3. H. J. M. Ogink, J. G. Grijsen, J. H. A. Wijbenga
      Pages 125-141
  4. Stochastic Streamflow Simulation

    1. P. Todorovic, D. A. Woolhiser
      Pages 143-163
    2. Masahiko Hasebe, Mikio Hino
      Pages 165-174
    3. Lankeswara H. Wijayaratne, Paul C. Chan
      Pages 175-185
  5. Streamflow Forecasting

  6. Coastal and Urban Flooding

About this book

Introduction

Floods constitute a persistent and serious problem throughout the United States and many other parts of the world. They are responsible for losses amounting to billions of dollars and scores of deaths annually. Virtually all parts of the nation--coastal, moun­ tainous and rural--are affected by them. Two aspects of the problem of flooding that have long been topics of scientific inquiry are flood frequency and risk analyses. Many new, even improved, tech­ niques have recently been developed for performing these analyses. Nevertheless, actual experience points out that the frequency of say a 100-year flood, in lieu of being encountered on the average once in one hundred years, may be as little as once in 25 years. It is therefore appropriate to pause and ask where we are, where we are going and where we ought to be going with regard to the technology of flood frequency and risk analyses. One way to address these ques­ tions is to provide a forum where people from all quarters of the world can assemble, discuss and share their experience and expertise pertaining to flood frequency and risk analyses. This is what con­ stituted the motivation for organizing the International Symposium on Flood Frequency and Risk Analyses held May 14-17, 1986, at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Keywords

China Coast Northeaster Storm Storm surge Tide agriculture earthquake prediction hydrology modeling research reservoir rivers sedimentation statistical analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-3957-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8255-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3957-8
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