Flood inundation models enable us to make hazard predictions for floodplains, mitigating increasing flood fatalities and losses. This book provides an understanding of hydraulic modelling and floodplain dynamics, with a key focus on state-of-the-art remote sensing data, and methods to estimate and communicate uncertainty. Academic researchers in the fields of hydrology, climate change, environmental science and natural hazards, and professionals and policy-makers working in flood risk mitigation, hydraulic engineering and remote sensing will find this an invaluable resource. This volume is the third in a collection of four books on flood disaster management theory and practice within the context of anthropogenic climate change. The others are: Floods in a Changing Climate: Extreme Precipitation by Ramesh Teegavarapu, Floods in a Changing Climate: Hydrological Modeling by P. P. Mujumdar and D. Nagesh Kumar and Floods in a Changing Climate: Risk Management by Slodoban Simonovic.
List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Theory: 2. Theoretical background: steady flow Luigia Brandimarte; 3. Theoretical background: unsteady flow Ioana Popescu; Part II. Methods: 4. Data sources; 5. Model building; 6. Model evaluation; 7. Model outputs; Part III. Applications: 8. Urban flood modelling Jeffrey C. Neal, Paul D. Bates and Timothy J. Fewtrell; 9. Changes in flood propagation caused by human activities; 10. Changes of stage-discharge rating curves; 11. Evaluation of floodplain management strategies; References; Index.