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Flash flood early warning research in China
- Li, Haichen, Lei, Xiaohui, Shang, Yizi, Qin, Tao
- International journal of water resources development 2018 v.34 no.3 pp. 369-385
- automation, early warning systems, flood control, floods, humans, issues and policy, prediction, China
- Flash floods cause extensive loss of property and human life. Early warning systems present a more efficient approach to flood prevention and mitigation than engineering measures. This article reviews research on flash flood early warnings in China, including long-term prediction methods based on statistical regularity and flood mechanisms, and real-time warning indicators relying on multi-source data and automated systems. Current research shortcomings are discussed, and suggestions for future improvements are proposed. This research can provide public officials with knowledge of flash flood early warnings, influencing policy and protecting people from flash flood disasters.