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A Numerical River Ice Model for Elbe River

Author(s): Ahintha Kandamby; Nimal Jayasundara; Hung Tao Shen; Christoph Deyhle

Linked Author(s): Hung Tao Shen

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Abstract: Elbe River is one of the major rivers in central Europe originated in Czech Republic and traversing through Germany. It is used for navigation and recreation purposes. Winter ice related flood is a common problem in the German part of the river. A one-dimensional river hydraulic/ice simulation model, RICE-E was developed to simulate the Elbe River hydraulic and ice condition. The model domain extends over a 580 km reach of the river from the Czech/German border upstream of Dresden to Geesthacht, upstream of Hamburg. The model can simulate hydraulics, water temperature, ice concentration, cover thickness and cover progression in river networks with natural cross sections. The model is capable of simulating hydraulic condition in cross sections with floodplains having different roughness than the main channel. Ice breaker effects are also considered in the model.


Year: 2010

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