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dc.contributor.advisorEgbert, Stephen L.
dc.contributor.authorDobbs, Kevin Edward
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-25T22:39:48Z
dc.date.available2010-07-25T22:39:48Z
dc.date.issued2010-04-27
dc.date.submitted2010
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:10894
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/6431
dc.description.abstractThe Kansas Biological Survey has developed a library of modeled flood inundation extents, using the FLDPLN model, for major streams across Kansas that can be accessed in near real-time to provide valuable information to disaster responders. This research 1) examines the USGS National Elevation Dataset (NED) and evaluates the affects of errors in the elevation data on flood inundation extent estimation and 2) evaluates the capabilities and limitations of the FLDPLN model for inundation extent estimation. Results showed that, although the accuracy of pre-LiDAR NED is better than published figures, modeled flood extents vary significantly when using LiDAR-derived vs. pre-LiDAR NED elevation data inputs. Comparison of modeled flood extents for HEC-RAS, HAZUS, and FLDPLN models for both hypothetical and empirical floods events showed greater correspondence at high flood stages. Improved elevation data and empirical low flood data would offer improved flood extent estimates and more robust model evaluation.
dc.format.extent141 pages
dc.language.isoEN
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright and unless otherwise specified the copyright of this thesis/dissertation is held by the author.
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectGeographic information sciences
dc.subjectHydrology
dc.subjectFldpln
dc.subjectFlooding
dc.subjectFloodplain
dc.subjectHazus
dc.subjectHec-ras
dc.subjectModeling
dc.titleEvaluation of the Usgs National Elevation Dataset and the Kansas Biological Survey's FLDPLN ("Floodplain") Model for Inundation Extent Estimation
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.cmtememberDobson, Jerome E.
dc.contributor.cmtememberJohnson, William C.
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineGeography
dc.thesis.degreeLevelM.A.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
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