Coupled prediction of flash floods and debris flows

In collaboration with University of Padova, a novel framework has been developed for coupled prediction of flash flood and debris flows (Destro et al. 2018). The system utilizes information from spatially distributed hydrologic modeling and radar rainfall estimates to predict occurrence of flash flood and debris flows at very high resolution.

Figure 1. (Left) Study basin showing the areas where debris flows were triggered and (right) the channel network and the points on the network that were used to estimate the width-area relationship (inset). Source: Destro et al., 2018.


Efthymios Nikolopoulos


[1] Destro, Elisa, William Amponsah, Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos, Lorenzo Marchi, Francesco Marra, Davide Zoccatelli, and Marco Borga. “Coupled prediction of flash flood response and debris flow occurrence: Application on an alpine extreme flood event.” Journal of Hydrology 558 (2018): 225-237.