An Urban Rainfall Storm Flood Severity Index

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dc.contributor.authorJobin, Erik
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T16:11:00Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T16:11:00Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/24124
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-2994
dc.description.abstractExtreme rainfall statistics are important for the design and management of the water resource infrastructure. The standard approach for extreme rainfall event severity assessment is the Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) method. However, this approach does not consider the spatial context of rainfall and consequently does not properly describe rainfall storm severity, nor rarity. This study provides a critical account of the current standard practice and presents an approach that takes into consideration both the spatial context of rainfall storms, and indirectly incorporates runoff to produce a representative approach to assessing urban rainfall storm severity in terms of flood potential. A stepwise regression analysis was performed on a dataset of individual rainfall storm characteristics to best represent documented basement floodings in the City of Edmonton. Finally, the urban rainfall storm flood severity index was shown to be most representative of the documented basement floodings' severity when compared to that of the IDF method.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectextreme
dc.subjectextreme rainfall
dc.subjectextreme rainfall storm
dc.subjectrainfall storm
dc.subjectextreme rainfall statistics
dc.subjectflooding
dc.subjectIDF
dc.subjectintensity-duration-frequency
dc.subjectstorm severity
dc.subjectrainfall severity
dc.subjectrainfall storm severity
dc.subjectstorm severity index
dc.subjectextreme rainfall event
dc.subjectrainfall event
dc.subjectseverity assessment
dc.subjectspatial rainfall
dc.subjectweather radar
dc.subjectradar
dc.subjectprecipitation
dc.subjectrainfall
dc.subjectCity of Edmonton
dc.subjectEdmonton
dc.subjectCanada
dc.subjectextreme event
dc.subjectextreme rainfall event
dc.subjectextreme storm
dc.subjectrainfall event
dc.subjectrunoff
dc.subjectbasement flooding
dc.subjectbasement flood
dc.subjectflood
dc.subjecturban rainfall storm severity
dc.subjecturban rainfall storm flood severity index
dc.subjectflood potential
dc.subjectstepwise regression
dc.subjectrainfall storm characteristics
dc.titleAn Urban Rainfall Storm Flood Severity Index
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentGénie civil / Civil Engineering
dc.contributor.supervisorNistor, Ioan
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMASc
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineGénie / Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMASc
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineGénie / Engineering
uottawa.departmentGénie civil / Civil Engineering
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