Assessment of information related to floods

Harmancioglu N., ÇETİNKAYA C. P., ÖZKUL S.

Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, Vienna, Austria, 19 - 21 September 2001, pp.307-308 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Vienna
  • Country: Austria
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-308
  • Keywords: Entropy, Flood gauging network, Information, Information transferability, Regional floods, Uncertainty
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Regional flood analysis techniques were used to improve the available information about floods either at a point or at all points of interest in a region. The entropy principle was employed as a convenient statistical tool in evaluating regional flood information and uncertainty. It was observed that reduction of uncertainty or increase in information about flood characteristics within a basin is the most crucial step towards coping with flood.