Flood simulation with the RiverCure approach: the open dataset of the 2016 Águeda flood event

Ricardo, Ana M.; Ferreira, Rui M. L.; Rodrigues da Silva, Alberto; Estima, Jacinto; Marques, Jorge; Gamito, Ivo; Serra, Alexandre

Floods are among the most common natural disasters responsible for severe damages and human losses. Numerically produced data, managed by user-friendly tools for geographically referenced data, have been adopted to increase preparedness and reduce vulnerabilities. This paper describes the locally sensed and numerically produced data that characterize a flood event that occurred in February 2016 in the Portuguese Águeda River, referred to as Agueda.2016Flood for short. The data were managed through the RiverCure portal, a collaborative web platform connected to a validated shallow-water model featuring modelled dynamic bed geometries and sediment transport. The dataset provides a synthesis of topo-bathymetric, hydrometric and numerically produced data from a calibrated hydrodynamic model. Due to the lack of measured hydrometric data near the city, the numerically produced data are crucial for a complete description of the flood event. The Agueda.2016Flood dataset constitutes a complete validation test for flood forecasting models and a tool to better mitigate floods in this river and in similar rivers. Thus, Agueda.2016Flood is a relevant dataset for Águeda River stakeholders as well as for the community of flood modellers, as it provides a well-documented validation event for forecasting tools. The dataset can be accessed at https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.937927473a3a4e66a07a2e2fdd9d581ehttps://doi.org/10.4211/hs.937927473a3a4e66a07a2e2fdd9d581e (Ricardo et al., 2024).

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Ricardo, Ana M. / Ferreira, Rui M. L. / Rodrigues da Silva, Alberto / et al: Flood simulation with the RiverCure approach: the open dataset of the 2016 Águeda flood event. 2024. Copernicus Publications.

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