Webinar #5 - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Flash Floods: It's More Than a Bunch of Rain
Matt Kelsch - UCAR/COMET, Boulder, Colorado
"Flash Floods are one of the deadliest of all
weather phenomena. Flash floods are not purely meteorological event.
They involve important components of both meteorology and hydrology,
which makes them hydrometeorology events. Rainfall amounts, and in
particular the rainfall rates, are the important meteorological
contributors to flash floods. Then what happens to all the rainwater
once it is on the ground--the hydrology--is equally important.
This talk will examine the key characteristics of the rainfall and the
hydrologic response that affects the locations, timing and severity of
flash floods. We will talk about short-term bursts of intense rainfall
and the importance of ground surface conditions, including conditions
such as soil saturation, steep drainages, urban development, and
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