Flash Flood Hydrologic Forecast Model, ADVIS

by Timothy L. Sweeney, NOAA, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computerized Decision Support Systems for Water Managers


The Flash Flood Hydrologic Forecast Model, ADVIS, is the computer replacement of manual forecast procedures using tables. This interactive forecast model computes a crest forecast, plots a hydrograph, displays response plans, and displays past flood crests and their dates. Categorical forecasts are produced for small ungaged streams. Input consists of four variables: rainfall, moisture state, stage, reservoir releases. Although this model was initially designed for IFLOWS (Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System), local governments and National Weather Service (NWS) offices not in IFLOWS can equally benefit from its capabilities using manual and/or automated data collection systems for rainfall and stream gages.

Subject Headings: Hydrologic models | Computer models | Flash floods | Forecasting | Floods | Disaster warning systems | Graphic methods | Streamflow

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