Modern Flood Prediction and Warning Systems

Authored by: Zheng Fang , Antonia Sebastian , Philip B. Bedient

Handbook of Engineering Hydrology

Print publication date:  March  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466552418
eBook ISBN: 9781466552449
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b15625-22

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Abstract

Zheng Fang obtained his PhD in civil and environmental engineering from Rice University. He has been working on surface water and groundwater problems for over 10 years, including floodplain studies, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, water treatment, hydrodynamic simulation, storm water management modeling, and water quality assessment for a number of watersheds and areas in Texas, Florida, Connecticut, California, and Louisiana. Not only has he accomplished many projects in drainage modeling and design, but he has also actively worked in the area of hydrologic/hydraulic analysis for flood prediction and warning in real-time mode. Dr. Fang has enhanced a radar-based flood warning system to achieve more accurate and timely flood forecasts. He recently developed advanced features for a real-time flood alert system (FAS) for the Texas Medical Center (TMC) based on the use of NEXRAD radar data. He currently works as a project manager and assistant to the director in the Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University.

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