Application of Numerical Atmospheric Models



Intense storms, or extreme rainfall events as they shall be called in this chapter hereafter, pose challenges to infrastructure management and design, and trigger other catastrophic events such as floods, landslides, and dam failures. They are also the cornerstone of engineering design and risk assessment of large infrastructures such as dams, levees, and power plants (Stratz and Hossain 2014). Therefore, it is of great societal interest to physically predict and understand the occurrence and magnitude of such extreme events for both design and operation of engineering infrastructures, and testing their resilience


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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