Flood Warning Using Wide-Area Computer Networks

by David C. Curtis, Sierra/Misco Inc, United States,
Donald E. Colton, Sierra/Misco Inc, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computerized Decision Support Systems for Water Managers

Abstract: Wide-area computer networks are being used with increasing frequency to improve regional response to flood events, coordinate efforts between agencies and communities, and to improve flood warning system reliability. Storm data as well as text messages such as weather watches and warnings can be transmitted easily to all users on the network. Redundant operations are possible for key elements of the flood warning system. Computers and communication links can be set up to provide automatic back-up should a key component fail.

Subject Headings: Disaster warning systems | Computer networks | Floods | Flood frequency | System reliability | Weather forecasting | Storms | Automation | North America | United States | New Jersey | Colorado

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