Hydrodynamic modelling for flood management in Bay of Fundy dykelands

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Proosdij, Danika, 1969-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Fedak, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-21T15:32:05Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-21T15:32:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other GB1399.5 C2 F43 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25008
dc.description 179 leaves : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 152-161).
dc.description.abstract Storm surge in the coastal Bay of Fundy is a serious flood hazard. These lands are low-lying and adapted to farming through the use of coastal defences, namely dykes. Increasing rates of sea level rise due to climate change are expected to increase flood hazard in this area. In this thesis, flood risk to communities in the Avon River estuary of the Upper Bay of Fundy is investigated through computer based modelling and data management techniques. Flood variables from 14 possible storm surge scenarios (based on sea level rise predictions) were modelled using TUFLOW software. A GIS was used to create a database for simulation outputs and for the analysis of outputs. TUFLOW and a geographic information system (GIS) flood algorithm are compared .It was found that obstructions to flow controlled flooding and drainage and these features required the use of a hydrodynamic model to represent flows properly. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc GB1399.5.C2
dc.subject.lcsh Flood control -- Fundy, Bay of
dc.subject.lcsh Floods -- Risk assessment -- Fundy, Bay of
dc.subject.lcsh Hydrodynamics -- Mathematical models
dc.title Hydrodynamic modelling for flood management in Bay of Fundy dykelands en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Science
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Geography
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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