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National Science Foundation (USA) 2005

Flood Prediction and Water Management for Sinai Peninsula Using Remote Sensing and Distributed Hydrologic Modeling Techniques

Flood Water Sinai Peninsula

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Titre : Flood Prediction and Water Management for Sinai Peninsula Using Remote Sensing and Distributed Hydrologic Modeling Techniques

Organismes NSF : Office Of Internatl Science & Engineering (OISE)

Durée : September 1, 2005 - August 31, 2008

Description
This project supports a collaborative research between Dr. Ehab Meselhe, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Dr. Mohamed Abdel Motaleb, the Egyptian Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI), Cairo, Egypt. The project will utilize advanced distributed modeling and remote sensing data to provide accurate hydrologic predictions in semi-arid environments such as the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. The developed modeling methodologies are transferable to similar regions in the United States and Egypt. The hydrologic characteristics of these regions, specifically the overland and channels infiltration processes and soil-crusting phenomenon, pose unique challenges to hydrologic numerical models. Hydro-meteorological data available from three experimental watersheds in Sinai, Egypt will be used to setup and calibrate a physically based distributed hydrologic model. The Department of Defense model, Gridded Surface Sub-surface Hydrologic Analysis (GSSHA), will be used in this study. The model has been successfully used in Hortonian and non-Hortonian watersheds. Improvement to the formulation of the overland and channel infiltration processes might be warranted herein in order to account for the complex physical processes that occur in arid and semi-arid regions. Junior scientists from the US and Egypt will be heavily involved in the project activities and will have the opportunity to annually travel to the other country for close and effective cooperation.

Partenaires : Ehab Meselhe emeselhe thewaterinstitute.org (Principal Investigator) Emad Habib (Co-Principal Investigator)

Financement : $26,362.00

Présentation (National Science Foundation )

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