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Title: A Web-based flood forecasting system for Shuangpai region
Authors: Li, Xiang-yang
Chau, Kwok-wing
Cheng, Chuntian
Li, Yok-sheung
Subjects: Flood forecasting
Rainfall-runoff model
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Advances in engineering software, Mar. 2006, v. 37, no. 3, p. 146-158.
Abstract: Traditional flood forecasting and operation of reservoirs in China are based on manual calculations by hydrologists or through standalone computer programs. The main drawbacks of these methods are long forecasting time due to time-consuming nature, individual knowledge, lack of communication, absence of experts, etc. A Web-based flood forecasting system (WFFS), which includes five main modules: real-time rainfall data conversion, model-driven hydrologic forecasting, model calibration, precipitation forecasting, and flood analysis, is presented in this paper. The WFFS brings significant convenience to personnel engaged in flood forecasting and control and allows real-time contribution of a wide range of experts at other spatial locations in times of emergency. The conceptual framework and detailed components of the proposed WFFS, which employs a multi-tiered architecture, are illustrated. Multi-tiered architecture offers great flexibility, portability, reusability and reliability. The prototype WFFS has been developed in Java programming language and applied in Shuangpai region with a satisfactory result.
Rights: Advances in Engineering Software © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. The journal web site is located at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.advengsoft.2005.05.006
ISSN: 0965-9978
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