Researchers have been developing physical and machine learning models for decades to predict runoff using rainfall data sets, and this study presents an application of a prediction model based on LSTM and the seq2seq structure to estimate hourly rainfall‐runoff. LSTM = Long Short-Term Memory seq2seq = sequence to sequence modeling
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Citizen science opportunities for environmental monitoring have increased with the advances in smart phone capabilities and their growing availability. This project describes a new method to accurately measure river levels using smartphone sensors. Pictures of the same point on the river’s surface are taken to perform calculations based on the GPS location and spatial orientation […]
The paper focuses on a participation-based serious gaming application developed to enhance multi-jurisdictional collaborative planning and decision making for mitigation of multiple hazards related to water, such as flooding, soil erosion, and water quality. The game is integrated into the Iowa Watershed Decision Support System (IoWaDSS).
Hydrological hazards are enormous risks for communities. A Multi-Hazard Tournament (MHT) allows members of a watershed community to evaluate adaptation options to develop mitigation strategies for multiple water-related hazards such as floods, drought, and water pollution. Hazard risk assessment and minimization of water quality issues and water resources are all parts of the plan.
Steady and unsteady streamflows are monitored through combining direct flow measurements and statistical analyses. Flow variables displaying inherent hysteretic behavior is indicative of non-kinematic waves passing through the gauging station. The paper demonstrates the index-velocity and continuous slope-area methods are more suitable to monitor unsteady flows in comparison with the widely used stage-discharge approach.
The authors of the case study discuss an economically feasible approach to generate synthetic rating curves that enhance utility of stage-only river gauges. There are 250 bridge-mounted river-stage sensors deployed by IFC in Iowa. Those sensors, in concert with USGS and other related sensor data, are used to determine discharge and other errors or triumphs […]
Iowa Flood Center
The University of Iowa
100 Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
Iowa City, IA 52242
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