Theoretical Background

  • Azadeh Ramesh
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


With respect to the literatures and previous researches, this chapter gives a comparative overview of the major challenges faced when dealing with flood hazard. First, definition, source and implication of digital elevation model are explained, and then the focus is on application of different interpolation techniques in drainage network estimation, coupled with advantages and disadvantages of these methods and their application in different research fields. Flood hazard, concepts, definition, types, and causes are defined in the next parts.


Digital Elevation Model Flood Event Flood Hazard Interpolation Technique Flood Damage 
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  1. 1.Department of Geography and Regional ResearchUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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