Search for dissertations about: "floods"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 52 swedish dissertations containing the word floods.

  1. 1. Essays on the economic impacts of floods and landslides

    Author : Elin Spegel; Kristina Ek; Artti Juutinen; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Floods; Landslides; Individual preferences; Willigness to pay; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of an introduction and four self-contained papers addressing aspects that are important for how the negative societal effects of natural disasters can be handled, using floods and landslides in the Gothenburg region in Sweden as examples. In paper I the valuation of the benefits of reducing the negative effects of floods, namely, property damage, traffic disturbances and water supply security, were analysed, using a choice experiment. READ MORE

  2. 2. Tropical cyclone induced extreme wind, rainfall, and floods in the Mekong River Basin

    Author : Aifang Chen; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Mekong River Basin; Climate extremes; Tropical cyclones; Precipitation; Floods; Satellite data; Reanalysis data;

    Abstract : Increasing magnitude and frequency of climate extremes under global warming are threatening the socioeconomic development in many parts of the world. The Mekong River Basin (MRB) is a good example for how climate extremes can affect society, as the transboundary MRB has experienced hydroclimate changes and fast socioeconomic development during the past decades. READ MORE

  3. 3. Flood Prediction in data-scarce basins : Maximising the value of limited hydro-meteorological data

    Author : José Eduardo Reynolds Puga; Sven Halldin; Chong-Yu Xu; Jan Seibert; Thomas J. Grabs; Vazken Andréassian; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Floods; data scarcity; value of information; rainfall-runoff modelling; regionalisation; rainfall-forecasts; event-based calibration; climatological day; discharge day; temporal resolution; modelling time-step.; Databrist; flödestoppsbaserad kalibrering; högflöde; informationsvärde; klimatologiskt dygn; nederbörds-avrinningsmodell; modelltidssteg; regionalisering; regnprognos; tids-upplösning; vattenföringsdygn; översvämning.; Inundaciones; falta de datos; valor de información; modelos lluvia escorrentía; regionalización; pronósticos de lluvia; definición del día; resolución temporal; paso de tiempo.;

    Abstract : Floods pose a threat to society that can cause large socio-economic damages and loss of life in many parts of the world. Flood-forecasting models are required to provide simulations at temporal resolutions higher than a day in basins with concentration times smaller than 24 h. READ MORE

  4. 4. Impacts of climate oscillation on precipitation and river flows of small scale river basins in Eastern Northeast Brazil

    Author : Denis Duda Costa; Avdelningen för Teknisk vattenresurslära; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Eastern Northeast Brazil; Droughts; Floods; Climate patterns; Hydrological model; Weather radar;

    Abstract : The Northeast region of Brazil is one of the most susceptible parts of the country to the effects of climate variability leading to severe droughts or extreme floods. Indeed, drought is a major issue due to a large semiarid area that covers 53% of the region, which determines the main climate characteristics of this region. READ MORE

  5. 5. Institutional Aspects of Integrated Flood Management in Guatemala

    Author : Héctor Estuardo Guinea Barrientos; Ashok Swain; Marcus Wallin; Lars Nyberg; Larry Swatuk; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Guatemala; Floods; Integrated Flood Management; Institutional Aspects;

    Abstract : Floods are a recurrent natural disaster in Guatemala. Heavy and prolonged rainfall often results in floods that affect people’s life and property. Several institutions and policy instruments at local, national or transnational level address flood management. READ MORE