Joint Session 20 Hydrological Processes with Application to Urban Environments (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology and the AMS Board on Urban Environment)

Thursday, 14 January 2016: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room 242 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 30th Conference on Hydrology
Dev Niyogi, Purdue University, Department of Agronomy, West Lafayette, IN

The Hydrology Committee and the AMS Board on Urban Environment will jointly host a conference session that solicits papers on experimental measurements, numerical modeling, and theoretical advances in understanding hydrological processes with applications to urban environments. Topics of interests include urban hydroclimate forecasting, hydrological modeling in built environments, water resources management in cities, and water-energy nexus in sustainable urban development. Of particular interest, this joint session invites papers that address: (1) The complex geographic effect due to the presence of heterogeneous land use land covers; (2) The impact of engineered materials and structures on the coupled energy and water cycles; (3) The regulating power of man-made hydrological/hydraulic systems on environmental sustainability, including green infrastructure, irrigation schemes, retention ponds, etc.; and (4) Mitigation and adaptation strategies to emerging urban hydrometeorological patterns and extremes. For additional information please contact the program chairpersons: John Eylander (, Dev Niyogi (, or John McHenry (

11:00 AM
Observational and Modeling Studies of Extreme Floods in Urban Environments
James Smith, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and M. L. Baeck, L. Yang, and D. Niyogi
11:30 AM
Real-time flash flood forecasting for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW)
Hamideh Habibi, Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX; and B. Nazari, A. Norouzi, D. J. Seo, S. Noh, P. Jangyodsuk, J. Gao, R. Muttiah, H. Chen, V. Chandrasekar, E. J. Lyons, B. J. Philips, B. Kerkez, and M. Zink

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