A Flood Prediction Geographic Information System

by Edward J. VanBlargan, Natl Weather Service, Silver Spring, MD, USA,
John C. Schaake, Natl Weather Service, Silver Spring, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Hydrology

Abstract: The paper discusses a GIS that derives kinematic wave model parameters using stream network, elevation, and basin boundary data. Various approaches are being investigated for estimating several parameters not directly obtainable from the GIS data. Additional work is planned to determine the most feasible approach and to fully test the system on a variety of basins.

Subject Headings: Kinematic waves | Geographic information systems | Information systems | Hydrologic models | Parameters (statistics) | Computer models | Data processing | Basins

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