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Characteristics of ‘abrupt wave front’ floods

Characteristics of ‘abrupt wave front’ floods

New research explores events in northern England where river water levels rise very rapidly and are extremely hazardous to river users.

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Improving forecast flood maps using earth observation data

Improving forecast flood maps using earth observation data

In this article, we explore the importance of earth observation (EO) data for identifying flood extents and how a new method for validating flood maps enables a quantitative, location specific measure of flood map accuracy

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Estimating the parameters of ocean wave spectra

Estimating the parameters of ocean wave spectra

Understanding the characteristics of wind-generated waves is important for modelling structural responses in ocean engineering. This paper explores statistical techniques to improve the understanding of estimated parameters of wind-generated waves and help oceanographers gain insights into their behaviour.

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A semantic approach to enable data integration for the domain of flood risk management

A semantic approach to enable data integration for the domain of flood risk management

This paper explores how flood risk management can utilise the exponential increase in ‘big’data’ generated by a range of sources including satellites, mobile phones, ground-based sensors and citizen science. It proposes approaches to collate, integrate and query data from unstructured and disparate data sources.

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A risk-based network analysis of distributed in-stream leaky barriers for flood risk management

A risk-based network analysis of distributed in-stream leaky barriers for flood risk management

This network model highlights the need for robust design of nature-based flood risk measures and allows rapid assessment of the whole-system performance of leaky barriers in real stream networks.

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Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing

Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing

This study developed and trialled new surface water flood (SWF) forecast products in a flood incident workshop and makes recommendations for the application of future forecast information and processes.

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Modelling eel movement to improve fish pass design

Modelling eel movement to improve fish pass design

A summary of the PhD research carried out by Tom Padgett into how weirs, fish passes and hydro-electric plants can best be configured to avoid disruption to eel and fish migration.

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Infrastructure network risk analysis: scour at railway bridges

Infrastructure network risk analysis: scour at railway bridges

New paper reports a probabilistic analysis of the risk to the British railway network from scour at bridges.

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New paper: Geomorphological effectiveness of floods to rework gravel bars: insight from hyperscale topography and hydraulic modelling

New paper: Geomorphological effectiveness of floods to rework gravel bars: insight from hyperscale topography and hydraulic modelling

A new paper by Reid et al., supported by the JBA Trust, explores how a 2D flow model can be useful in understanding the evolution of bars in a high energy gravel-bed river.

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Geomorphological effectiveness of floods to rework gravel bars: insight from hyperscale topography and hydraulic modelling

Geomorphological effectiveness of floods to rework gravel bars: insight from hyperscale topography and hydraulic modelling

A new study shows how the topographic and sediment data collected using terrestrial lidar surveys can be used to provide boundary conditions in a range of widely accessible flow models and could help add further insight to the hydromorpological analysis of a river reach.

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