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Hand Book of Flood Management: Flood Risk Simulation, Warning, Assessment and Mitigation (Volume I)

Arun Kumar (Author)
Synopsis This book primarily deals with themes like flood risk simulation, earning, assessment and mitigation. It is supported with elaborate glossary of related terms, bibliography and detailed subjects index. An overview of meteorology, climatology and forecasting of floods is provided. It also reflects on flash floods, flood-meadows, drowned lands, flood bypass, floodplain, rain cloudburst and storm urge. The tropical cyclone meteorology, the tropical cyclone rainfall climatology and tropical cyclone rainfall forecasting are discussed in detail.

This book also reflects briefly on Flood Risk Simulation, modeling, tropical cyclone forecast model and catastrophe modeling. Case study is presented on 100-year flood and 2006-2007 floods in Southeast Asia, floods in Malayasia, hurricane Alberto, etc.

This focuses on managing flood warning schemes, services and products with the help of relevant case studies. It also deals in detail issues like flood warning and flash flood warning. A case study of flooding in Scotland is made with focus on flood warning schemes, Indicative River and coastal flood map and role of concerned agency in flooding. This book is user friendly and will go a long way to serve as a perfect reference book on the subject.
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About the author

Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar has been watching the Indian poll scene for thirty years as a professional journalist. Since 1989, he has organized the election coverage of the Press Trust of India, the country's premier news agency – on five occasions for the Lok Sabha, besides numerous polls to the state assemblies. This is the fifth in the series of election books by the author. His works include, The Tenth Round: The story off the 1991 elections, The Battle for the Heartland, on the 1993 assembly elections, The Turning Point telling the 1996 poll story and On Coalition Course after the 1998 voting exercise. A Master in Political Science, with international relations, in 1980 he became the first Indian correspondent to serve in Pakistan after the 1965 Indo-Pak war. From one closed society, he went to another – China before returning back to India in 1988. Born in Delhi in 1946, Arun Kumar worked for a Delhi magazine and a newspaper in Ahmedabad before joining PTI in s1969. He now works as a Public Affairs Adviser.

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Bibliographic information

Title Hand Book of Flood Management: Flood Risk Simulation, Warning, Assessment and Mitigation (Volume I)
Author Arun Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189741976
length x+339p., Tables; Figures; B/w Plates; Bibliograpy; Index; 22cm.