Overview of selected climate models in flood forecasting

Mohammad Razi, Mohd Adib and Junaidah, A. and Md Ali, Zarina and Rahmat, Siti Nazahiyah Overview of selected climate models in flood forecasting. In: International Conference on Water Resources (ICWR2009) , 26-27 May 2009, Langkawi, Kedah.

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Abstract

The combined use of temporal meteorological data and spatial variability in flood forecasting has not been fully explored. The distribution of meteorological variables such as rainfall, temperature, pressure, humidity and wind is of particular significance in hydrological modelling. This paper reviews the various selected climate models using meteorological data for use in the development of climate model for flood forecasting. Previous study showed that there are several different climate models used in flood forecasting but models had demonstrated different approaches in different areas. Other differences include the use of spatial model and ground gauging station for the estimation of rainfall that are significant in some areas but not in others. Only a few studies have made comparison between selected climate models with other methods of design flood forecasting. However no significant studies have been made in bridging the communication gap between meteorological data using ground gauging station and spatial model that would facilitate flood simulation for a specific range of observation. This overview provides a valuable source for the understanding of the possibility and performance of the use of climate model using both temporal and spatial variability for flood forecasting.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:climate model; meteorological data; flood forecasting
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environment Engineering
ID Code:2756
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:08 Nov 2012 11:25
Last Modified:08 Nov 2012 11:25

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