HIGHLIGHTS – JAWRA April 2017
Featured Collection – National Flood Interoperability Experiment I
The goal of the new National Water Center (NWC) is to transform the national capability for hydrologic prediction with a seamless national water model to enhance temporal and spatial forecasting resolution. The National Flood Interoperability Experiment (NFIE) was the center’s inaugural activity. Journal articles in this featured collection provide emerging NFIE research results.
Maidment provides an in-depth description of the NFIE and outlines the questions guiding the research.
Tavakoly et al. describe how the RAPID routing model can be used over the Mississippi Basin to connect surface water hydrology to the vector-based NHDPlus for output.
Follum et al. describe an automated flood delineation technique using AutoRoute in series with RAPID to efficiently compute inundation maps using standard 10-meter digital elevation models.
Buahin et al. examine the application of HEC-RAS at a more localized level where necessary data are available.
Du et al. focus on the heterogeneity of human responses to flood forecast information and stress the importance of understanding and developing warning systems for which humans will be responsive.
Christensen et al. describe a cloud-based implementation of a High Throughput Computing (HTC) system that was developed to support a demonstration national-scale forecast.
Featured Series – SWAT Applications for Emerging Hydrologic and Water Quality Challenges
This is a recurring series of papers focused on the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT).
Narasimhan et al. evaluate a SWAT stream bank erosion model in north-central Texas.
Dziubanski et al. empirically derive curve numbers reflecting the strategic placement of native prairie vegetation within row crops.