Spatial Data Analysis of Nonstructural Measures.
HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING CENTER DAVIS CA
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Consistent and expedient evaluations of nonstructural flood loss reduction measures for existing and alternatives future land use patterns can be performed using spatial analysis concepts. The techniques developed center about the processing of spatial geographic data into a grid cell data bank and the subsequent accessing and manipulation of pertinent data variables by a computer program. The results are an automatically constructed elevation-damage function at damage reach index locations for selected land use patterns. The modification of the damage function resulting from specific nonstructural alternatives may be performed by inputting into the computer program a target protection level or a specified stage of protection for selected land use categories. These functions may be analyzed conventionally by damage frequency integration methods or used as input into more complex system models. Author
- Civil Engineering