Mason Educational Flood Forecast System

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iFLOOD: Integrated Flood Forecasting Systems

Developing the next generation of total water flood forecasts

The products provided here are for educational and scientific research only and should not be used for decision making in its present form. The models, methods and results published here are under constant testing, development and subject to educational and training exercises on real time.




Chesapeake Bay Flood Forecast System powered by ADCIRC+NAM

This system provides flood forecasts for the Chesapeake Bay region utilizing the hydrodynamic model Advanced Circulation Model (ADCIRC) forced by the atmospheric model North American Mesoscale (NAM) from NOAA. The system is run 4 times a day and provides water level forecasts for 84 hours into the future. The system is based on the numerical mesh especially designed to the Chesapeake Bay. The forecast automation is based on the ASGS system.

Potomac River Flood Forecast System powered by ADCIRC + NAM

This system provides flood forecasts for the tidal region of the Potomac River spanning from Lewsieta to Little Falls covering the Washington Metropolitan region, including coastal areas of the National Capital, Alexandria and Arlington. The system utilizes the hydrodynamic model Advanced Circulation Model (ADCIRC) with a numerical mesh specifically design to the Potomac River. The system is run 4 times a day and provides water levels forecasts for 84 hours into the future. The predictions include tidal conditions, river flows and river forcing.

Washington, DC Flood Forecast System powered by HEC-RAS

This system provides flood forecasts for the tidal region of the Potomac River spanning from Lewsieta to Little Falls covering the Washington Metropolitan region, including coastal areas of the National Capital, Alexandria and Arlington. The system utilizes the hydraulic model HEC-RAS with cross-sections specifically design to the Potomac River. The system is run 4 times a day and provides water levels forecasts for 84 hours into the future. The predictions include tidal conditions, river flows and river forcing.

Tidal prediction system for the National Water Model

The National Water Model (NWM) Experimental Data Pages on this site were developed to visualize modeled results from NOAA's experimental Naitonal Water Model. Data hosted here is not an official NOAA forecast. Raw data from the NWM has been adjusted graphically for research purposes.This system is under development.

Dogue Creek Flood Forecast System powered by HEC-RAS & SWMM

This system provides flood forecasts for the Dogue Creek Watershed. The system utilizes the hydraulic model HEC-RAS coupled to a hydrological model (SWMM). This system is under development.