Finalized:Thursday, October 20, 2016
Author(s):Maidment, D. R.
The National Flood Interoperability Experiment is a research collaboration among academia, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service, and government and commercial partners to advance the application of the National Water Model for flood forecasting. In preparation for a Summer Institute at the National Water Center in June-July 2015, a demonstration version of a near real-time, high spatial resolution flood forecasting model was developed for the continental United States. The river and stream network was divided into 2.7 million reaches using the National Hydrography Dataset Plus geospatial dataset and it was demonstrated that the runoff into these stream reaches and the discharge within them could be computed in 10 min at the Texas Advanced Computing Center. This study presents a conceptual framework to connect information from high-resolution flood forecasting with real-time observations and flood inundation mapping and planning for local flood emergency response.
Maidment, David R., 2016. Conceptual Framework for the National Flood Interoperability Experiment. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 53(2):245–257, DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12474This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1343785. Opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NSF.