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Development of an ice-jam flood forecasting system for the lower Oder River: requirements for real-time predictions of water, ice and sediment transport

Lindenschmidt, Karl-Erich and Carstensen, Dirk and Fröhlich, Wolfgang and Hentschel, Bernd and Iwicki, Stefan and Kögel, Michael and Kubicki, Michał and Kundzewic, Zbigniew and Lauschke, Cornelia and Łazarów, Adam and Łoś, Helena and Marszelewski, Włodzimierz and Niedzielski, Tomasz and Nowak, Marcin and Pawłowski, Bogusław and Roers, Michael and Schlaffer, Stefan and Weintrit, Beata (2019) Development of an ice-jam flood forecasting system for the lower Oder River: requirements for real-time predictions of water, ice and sediment transport. Water, 11 (1), pp. 1-20. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/w11010095. ISSN 2073-4441.

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Despite ubiquitous warming, the lower Oder River typically freezes over almost every year. Ice jams may occur during freeze-up and ice cover breakup phases, particularly in the middle and lower reaches of the river, with weirs and piers. The slush ice and ice blocks may accumulate to form ice jams, leading to backwater effects and substantial water level rise. The small bottom slope of the lower Oder and the tidal backflow from the Baltic Sea enhance the formation of ice jams during cold weather conditions, jeopardizing the dikes. Therefore, development of an ice jam flood forecasting system for the Oder River is much needed. This commentary presents selected results from an international workshop that took place in Wroclaw (Poland) on 26-27 November 2018 that brought together an international team of experts to explore the requirements and research opportunities in the field of ice jam flood forecasting and risk assessment for the Oder River section along the German-Polish border. The workshop launched a platform for collaboration amongst Canadian, German and Polish scientists, government officials and water managers to pave a way forward for joint research focused on achieving the long-term goal of forecasting, assessing and mitigating ice jam impacts along the lower Oder. German and Polish government agencies are in need of new tools to forecast ice jams and assess their subsequent consequences and risks to communities and ship navigation along a river. Addressing these issues will also help research and ice flood management in a Canadian context. A research program would aim to develop a modelling system by addressing fundamental issues that impede the prediction of ice jam events and their consequences in cold regions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125629/
Document Type:Article
Title:Development of an ice-jam flood forecasting system for the lower Oder River: requirements for real-time predictions of water, ice and sediment transport
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Lindenschmidt, Karl-Erichkarl-erich.lindenschmidt (at) usask.caUNSPECIFIED
Carstensen, Dirkdirk.carstensen (at) th-nuernberg.deUNSPECIFIED
Fröhlich, WolfgangWolfgang.Froehlich (at) LfU.Brandenburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Hentschel, Berndbernd.hentschel (at) baw.deUNSPECIFIED
Iwicki, Stefanstefan.iwicki (at) szczecin.rzgw.gov.plUNSPECIFIED
Kögel, Michaelmichael.koegel (at) th-nuernberg.deUNSPECIFIED
Kubicki, Michałmichal.kubicki (at) astripolska.plUNSPECIFIED
Kundzewic, Zbigniewkundzewicz (at) yahoo.comUNSPECIFIED
Lauschke, CorneliaCornelia.Lauschke (at) wsv.bund.deUNSPECIFIED
Łazarów, Adamadam.lazarow (at) rzgw.szczecin.plUNSPECIFIED
Łoś, Helenahlos (at) ipan.lublin.plUNSPECIFIED
Marszelewski, Włodzimierzmarszel (at) umk.plUNSPECIFIED
Niedzielski, Tomasztomasz.niedzielski (at) uwr.edu.plUNSPECIFIED
Nowak, Marcinmnowak (at) umk.plUNSPECIFIED
Pawłowski, Bogusławbogus (at) umk.plUNSPECIFIED
Roers, MichaelMichael.Roers (at) LfU.Brandenburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Schlaffer, Stefanstefan.schlaffer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Weintrit, Beatabeata.weintrit (at) astripolska.plUNSPECIFIED
Date:8 January 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Water
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.3390/w11010095
Page Range:pp. 1-20
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:flood forecasting system; ice breaking; ice jam flooding; river ice monitoring; Oder River; remote sensing
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Remote Sensing and Geo Research
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
Deposited By: Schlaffer, Stefan
Deposited On:08 Jan 2019 13:08
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:21

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