The performance of this new forecasting system is tested and confirmed by applying it to “forecast” an extreme flood event across a 2,500‐km2 catchment at 10‐m resolution. According to the Carlisle Flood Investigation Report (Environment Agency, 2016), the earliest flood warning for this event was issued at 13:11 on 5 December 2015, and then a severe flood warning was issued at 17:34 on the same day. A flood forecasting system commonly consists of at least two essential components, that is, a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model to provide rainfall forecasts and a hydrological/hydraulic model to predict the hydrological response. Reliable simulation of this type of highly transient flooding process requires the use of fully hydrodynamic models. Moreover, according to the accuracy requirement of the flood forecasting in the standard for hydrological information and hydrological forecasting in China (GB/T22482-2008), a 20% variation between the observed peak discharge and forecasted peak discharge is taken as the permissible error, and the qualified rate (QR) is calculated. Forecast based early action triggered in Bangladesh for Floods EAP2019BD02 Sources. Journal of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Nonlinear The main structure of the hybrid model is shown in Figure 4. Although a simulation on a 5‐m grid may better resolve the domain topography and river geometry and thus produce better results, 14 hr of runtime is needed to complete the 36‐hr simulation as considered in the current study, leading to a loss of 12‐hr lead time in providing a flood forecast in comparison with the 10‐m simulation. These conceptual hydrological models have played an important role in studying hydrological laws and solving practical problems in production. (2017) used RF to predict reservoir inflows for two headwater reservoirs in USA and China. Finally, the optimal result is obtained by the voting or averaging method. Therefore, the quantitative comparison between the simulated and surveyed flood extents is only made in the urban area of Carlisle, which is more completely covered by the postevent survey. Flooding is one of the most frequent and widely distributed natural hazards, causing significant losses to human lives and properties every year across the world (Balica et al., 2013). In the table, “hit” refers to a flooded cell (as observed) being correctly predicted/forecasted; “miss” implies a flooded cell predicted/forecasted to be not flooded; “false alarm” occurs when a cell that is not hit by flood in reality (i.e., observation) is predicted/forecasted to be flooded; and finally, “correct negative” refers to an unflooded cell (as observed) being correctly predicted/forecasted. The “warning” threshold is empirically selected according to the historical flood records and rainfall observations in the selected catchment to cover potential floods. Ensemble modeling has now been widely used and become a general practice in NWP across the world (e.g., Cloke & Pappenberger, 2009). The Met Office NIMROD system provides gridded radar rainfall data that are calibrated to give the best possible estimation of surface precipitation rate at 1‐km spatial resolution and 5‐min temporal resolution, which is available in the CEDA archive (Link 4 in Appendix A). (2010) used natural watershed characteristics to predict the value of each runoff metric using RF. and Petrology, Exploration In summary, the current hydrodynamic model‐based flood forecasting system is transferable for application in different catchments to forecast flooding from intense rainfall, provided that the following data sets are available to properly set up the model and drive the simulations: Journal of Advances As such, the committee is responsible for reviewing this Service Level Specification on an annual basis or as required. FLOOD IMPACT-BASED FORECASTING FOR EARLY WARNING AND EARLY ACTION IN TANA RIVER BASIN, KENYA O.M. Some common parameters are antecedent precipitation, seasonal characteristics and precipitation duration. Rainfall observations including gauge records and radar detected data are also necessary to calibrate and validate the weather forecasts. The water level recorded at river gauges during the Storm Desmond flood event between 21:00 on 4 December and 12:00 on 7 December 2015 is used to calibrate and validate HiPIMS for flood modeling and forecasting in the Eden Catchment. Composition and Structure, Atmospheric At 12:00, a large part of the city along the River Eden has been inundated although the water depth is still relatively small (Figure 9b). Therefore, a hydrological model is usually coupled with a hydraulic model to predict flood inundation if prediction of detailed flood impact outside the river channels is expected (Yamazaki et al., 2011). Geophysics, Geomagnetism The UKV model outputs are deposited at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) and stored as binary files in the Met Office postprocessing format, which can be converted into the NetCDF format via an open software tool XCONV. An RF is a classifier consisting of a collection of tree-structured classifiers ⁠, where are independent identically distributed random vectors, and each tree casts a unit vote for the most popular class at input x (Breiman 2001). In the United Kingdom, a short‐range ensemble weather forecasting model called the Regional Ensemble Prediction System (MOGREPS) is operated by the Met Office to produce weather forecasts in real time. Information of the 23 flood events used for calibration and validation of the models. Based on the flood hydrograph generalization method and RF model, this study intends to use advanced intelligent analysis technology to deeply extract knowledge from the data deluge and establish a new real-time flood forecasting method. In Table 3, we show the descriptive statistics for all logistic models (simple and bivariate regression) that are found to have skill in predicting classes of flood losses based on indices of atmospheric oscillation from the antecedent season. A monitoring module is running to monitor the predicted rainfall pattern inside the user‐defined domain and download the NWP products from the UKV model once new output data are generated. It is produced based on radar records and processed using optimized quality control and correction procedures (Met Office, 2003). To predict the transient and complex flow hydrodynamics across different flow regimes that may occur during a flood event induced by intense rainfall, HiPIMS solves the above governing equations using a Godunov‐type finite volume numerical scheme as presented in Liang (2010). 1986), the Systeme Hydrologique Europeen TRAN (SHETRAN) (Ewen 2000) model and the MIKE Systeme Hydrologique Europeen (MIKESHE) model (Refshaard & Storm 1995), which were developed on the basis of the SHE model. This is important for reliable prediction/forecasting of the resulting flood hazard. The hydrograph predicted at 5‐m resolution observed to agree slightly better with the observations, as confirmed by a higher NSE and a lower RMSE. The remainder of this paper is organized as follows: ‘Study area and data’ introduces the study area and the data used. The high‐resolution UKV model represents convective processes explicitly rather than parameterizing them like in the global models. Flood disasters often cause considerable loss of production and life, resulting in serious consequences. Jason Gough's forecast: Flooding in the future. Timely and detailed flood forecasts are essential for assessing and mitigating flood risk, and developing effective plans for emergency response, which will subsequently benefit widely those people at risk, government agencies, and other practitioners who are working on flood risk management. The API model is based on the physical mechanism of rainfall and runoff generation in basins and takes the main influencing factors as parameters to establish the quantitative correlation between rainfall and runoff. To calibrate the model, different values of the Manning coefficient ranging from 0.035 to 0.095 with a 0.02 interval are used to reproduce the flood event, and the combination of 0.055 for rivers/channels and 0.075 for the rest of the domain is found to provide the “best fit” prediction. But the computational constraint of hydrodynamic models hinders their wider application in large‐scale flood forecasting. The results are as expected since the spatial resolution of the DEM is still not high enough to resolve some of these secondary river courses with an adequate number of computational cells across their widths. And the comparison shows that the hybrid model performs better than the empirical model in the Qiushui River basin. For example, in the United Kingdom, a unified model (UM) covering the British Isles has been operating for decades by the U.K. Met Office at low resolution for climate predictions and high resolution for regional NWP (Davies et al., 2005). Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password. Once the total rainfall or highest half‐hourly rainfall intensity of a 36‐hr rainfall forecast is above the warning threshold, HiPIMS will be activated to run for at least 36 hr until the end of the flooding event, for example, when the water level in river gauges falls back to the normal stages. The instant output is transferred into a KML file and can be visualized in real time on Google Earth or any open‐street maps to show flood inundation and impacted areas, for example, buildings, roads, and farmlands. The results of No. However, the peak discharge is lower and the peak time lags behind. A lot of effort has been made in the development of forecasting systems for different types of floods, such as fluvial, coastal (Saleh et al., 2017), flash (Hapuarachchi et al., 2011), and snowmelt floods (Blöschl et al., 2008). You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. LIDAR Composite Digital Surface Model (DSM), which may be downloaded from the U.K. (1896-1977), Chinese Journal of Geophysics (2000-2018), International The links to the data sources used in this work are given as follows: Link 1: DTM data (, Link 2: DSM data (, Link 3: land cover data (, Link 4: radar rainfall data (, Link 5: river gauge observations (, and Link 6: surveyed flood maps ( Infiltration rate is influenced by the spatial heterogeneity of the catchment surface and soil, that is, different land covers/soil types, and also the initial soil moisture. The comparison indicates that the hybrid model provided a better flood forecasting fit based on observations compared to the empirical model both in the calibration and validation period. The trade‐off between spatial resolution and lead time must be carefully considered and evaluated. The calculated RMSEs demonstrate similar trends. During the validation period, QR of forecasting of and is 80 and 60%, respectively. Readers are encouraged to reproduce material for their own publications, as long as they are not being sold commercially. The solution for that problem could not be proposed in this study and must be left for future work. At 6:00 on 5 December 2015, the southwest corner of Carlisle has been flooded, most likely influenced by the River Caldew (Figure 9a). Land cover information in the study area can be subtracted from the 2015 U.K. Land Cover Map provided by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) (Link 3 in Appendix A). doi: Flood forecasting is an effective means to provide timely hazard information to relevant government decision‐makers and practitioners as well as those residents at risk, which plays an important role in flood risk reduction (Carsell et al., 2004). The same is true for ⁠. Other distributed models include the IHDM (Institute of Hydrology Distributed Model) model and Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) model (Liang et al. Initial conditions (water depth and velocities in the computational domain) for starting a simulation may be generated by prerunning the model using antecedent rainfall data from observations or UKV predictions. In this work, a new real‐time flood forecasting system has been developed by integrating a fully hydrodynamic model with the NWP outputs produced by the U.K. Met Office's operational UKV model. In the current case study, the forecasting system can provide flood forecasts at 10‐m resolution within 2 hr in a 2,500‐km2 computational domain on a computer server fitted with 8 × NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs. However, simulation of floodplain inundation using 2‐D models is computationally expensive, and direct prediction of detailed floodplain hydrodynamics in real time is still not a common practice in an operational flood forecasting system. Forecast based early action triggered in: Bangladesh for Floods EAP2019BD02 3,300 people to be assisted 234,803 budget in CHF General overview The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has activated its Early Action Protocol for the 2020 floods. The UKV rainfall predictions are compared first with the NIMROD radar rainfall records for the selected event. These are all crucial for reliably forecasting intense rainfall. Then, overlap the time of peak discharge in one place, one common hydrograph that summarizes the station flood shape characteristics of an average hydrograph is chosen as the generalized flood hydrograph. Error statistics of the RF model in the validation period. With the accumulation of hydrological data deluge, making full use of historical data and mining potential hydrological laws, causal relationships and other valuable information behind them provide new ideas for real-time flood forecasting in the study area. Technical Rep. 39, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, doi:10.1002/(SICI)1096-9101(1996)19:4 < 407::AID-LSM4 > 3.0.CO;2-W, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Hydrological Forecasting IAHS Publ, On the analysis of runoff structure about several Japanese rivers, Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences, This site uses cookies. The UH was derived in a conventional manner using the selected events, as shown in the figure. The generalization method is used to generalize these two processes. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): An approach to forecasting the potential for flash flood–producing storms is developed, using the notion of basic ingredients. The results are to a large extent as expected and consistent with the positive error of the UKV rainfall predictions, as discussed in section 4.1. Performance comparison of the hybrid and empirical model in the validation period. Such detailed flood information is essential for assessing potential flood impact and allows relevant decision‐makers to develop better informed flood mitigation strategies and emergency management plans. Error statistics of the RF model in the calibration period. 1969) and Xin'anjiang model (Renjun et al. The radar rainfall data are available upon request from CEDA Archive ( Human‐related interventions, for example, flood defenses, are considered when processing the topographic data to create the final DEM. (2015) determined the relative importance of contributing upstream discharges to the main stem during significant flood events. The model uses a uniform grid to represent the topographic features of the model domain, consistent with the raster grid of the DEM. The UKV model releases 36‐hr rainfall forecasts every 6 hr at 3:00, 9:00, 15:00, and 21:00 each day, covering the entire period when Storm Desmond occurred. The Nash‐Sutcliffe Efficiency (NSE) coefficient is adopted to quantify the degree of agreement between simulated and observed water levels, which is defined as. Nonetheless, the numerical rainfall predictions from the UKV model are still considered to agree reasonably well with the radar rainfall and the gauged records in terms of spatial distribution, intensity, and also temporal pattern. This indicates that the performance of HiPIMS reproducing water levels for the secondary rivers or tributaries is less satisfactory. For saturated zones, which usually include low‐lying valleys, the infiltration rate is small and may be set to 0. Carlisle et al. The Green‐Ampt model is directly applicable in arid or semiarid catchments, which are dominant by infiltration‐excess runoff generation, and the values of the relevant parameters can be directly derived according to the spatial distribution of soil properties and soil moisture. And the flood factors series and predictors series were as the input to the RF model to forecast flood factors. Sketch map of the general flood hydrograph generalization of the recession process. Forecasts of floods and sediment-related disasters, based on recent technological progress and diversification of needs In order to consider how to provide information that leads to appropriate disaster prevention actions and the division of roles between the public and private sectors. Hence, there is an urgent need for a flood forecasting method that can not only avoid the direct simulation of physical flood formation processes in arid and semi-arid areas but also meet forecasting accuracy requirements. It is mainly because of the peculiarity of the RF model. The results indicate that the hybrid model provides a better flood forecasting performance than the empirical model. It is a tributary of the Yellow River and covers an area of 1,989 km2. Apart from the Manning coefficient, infiltration rate is another parameter that may influence the simulation results especially when the catchment under consideration is dry. 19910721 indicate that the empirical model has better values of CC, which is 0.02 and 0.06 higher than the hybrid model. For the empirical model, the average correlation coefficient of the calibration period and validation period of the forecasted and observed flood progress were 0.67 and 0.62, respectively. This is further confirmed by the RMSEs given in Table 6, calculated against the originally predicted water depth at the three gauges. Our study area, Qiushui River basin, consists of an arid and semi-arid region where the spatial composition of flood sources is complex (Li et al. Most current flood forecasting systems are developed based on hydrological models or coupled hydrological and hydrodynamic models, which are not capable of predicting the flood events induced by intense rainfall to provide reliable forecasts. While flooding was also expected today by the River Teme which could affect Tenbury Wells and Knightwick. Hydraulic inundation models are based on the numerical solutions to the full 2‐D shallow water equations (hydrodynamic models) or one of their simplified forms (e.g., diffusion‐wave models and kinematic‐wave models) (da Paz et al., 2011). Observed and forecasted flood hydrograph of event No. Satisfactory flood forecast is produced by the proposed HiPIMS‐based flood forecasting system on a 10‐m uniform grid. Compared with the traditional flood forecasting systems based on hydrological models where in most cases only the upstream flow hydrographs are predicted, the proposed hydrodynamic flood forecasting system can provide detailed flood information including water depth, flow velocities, and inundation extents at high resolution across the entire catchment. Uncertainties from the UKV model may propagate to HiPIMS and affect the flood forecasts. The strategy to ease the data exchange process and unify the temporal resolution of flood calculation across the global domain is to adopt the smallest time step returned from the subdomains and synchronize it as the single global time step. Comparing water level hydrographs obtained using different rainfall inputs with the measurements at the three selected gauges. 19970731. Tiantian Tang, Zhongmin Liang, Yiming Hu, Binquan Li, Jun Wang; Research on flood forecasting based on flood hydrograph generalization and random forest in Qiushui River basin, China. It is a parcel‐based land cover map created by classifying satellite data into 21 classes (Rowland et al., 2017), available at a spatial resolution of up to 25 m for the whole United Kingdom. Sketch map of 23 flood hydrographs generalization of the rising process. The largest human settlement in the catchment is Carlisle, which is located at the downstream end of the Eden and has 75,000 residents, consisting of one third of the total population of the study catchment. To evaluate the model performance, water levels measured at a number of gauges are compared with the simulation results. A lower RMSE indicates higher simulation accuracy, and a value of 0 means a perfect fit to the data. Land cover information is useful for estimating and adjusting friction and infiltration coefficients in HiPIMS. Although, the IMD has begun testing and using ensemble models for weather forecast through its … First, selected flood events from 1980 to 2010 were generalized using the flood hydrograph generalization method. In the second half of the 20th century, many multi-parameter and complex conceptual lumped models have been developed in succession by countries all over the world, such as the TANK model (Sugawara 1961), antecedent precipitation index (API) model (Sittner et al. 2018). A flood is an overflow of water that submerges land that is usually dry. This essentially creates a uniform grid with 25 million computational nodes. Figure 9 illustrates the forecasted inundation maps for Carlisle and the surrounding areas at different output times to depict the flooding process during Storm Desmond. The hybrid model outperforms the currently used Antecedent Precipitation Index model in the study area. Dramatic improvements in the data available to such models (from satellite observations) and in computing power have contributed to this increased accuracy. The performance of this hybrid model is compared to that of the antecedent precipitation index model. Tel: 01454 624400 Fax: 01454 … The water depth hydrographs at Great Corby, Linstock, and Sheepmount predicted from the four modified rainfall scenarios are compared with the results obtained using the original UKV rainfall predictions (Figure 12). The RF algorithm is implemented by Matlab. It effectively reflects and captures the effects of localized domain features (e.g., mountains) on rainfall patterns. Search for other works by this author on: This Site. In the current implementation of HiPIMS, the infiltration rate is estimated by the Green‐Ampt model and is a function of infiltration depth, soil moisture, hydraulic conductivity, capillary head, and ponding depth. Carlisle is not only an economic and industrial center of Northern England adjacent to the Scottish Borders but also a popular tourist destination due to its rich Roman heritage and the nearby Lake District National Park (Environment Agency, 2016). Furthermore, certain key land surface features, such as walls, dikes, and other flood defenses, may not be well represented by the DEM at the chosen resolution. Box plots of the hourly rainfall rates of all cells within the Eden Catchment from 21:00 on 4 December to 9:00 on 6 December 2015: (a) radar, (b) forecasted, and (c) their difference. Then 12 hr later at 00:00 on 6 December, the maximum inundation extent has almost been reached, and almost the entire surveyed flood extent has been covered (Figure 9c). Quantitative comparisons are made between the numerical predictions and field measurements in terms of water level and flood extent. 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