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Exploring and Modelling the Impacts of Rainfall and Flooding on Transport Network. The case study of Newcastle upon Tyne

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Fabio Galatioto, Vassilis Glenis, Professor Chris Kilsby


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Evidence over recent years clearly suggests that it is vital for the future to consider weather impacts in the transport system at the planning and development stages and for short- as well as long-term risk and prevention strategies.This paper presents a prototype integrated modelling tool that will be capable of assessing in advance a comprehensive set of potential network disruptions, such as identifying accurate local flooding, critical road sections and junctions and expected traffic impacts, informing decision makers during the planning process of effective remedy strategies. In this paper an example of the integration of models alongside the simulation and assessment of impacts is presented, opening-up real opportunities to investigate and reduce the impact of weather events. Micro-simulation of a transport corridor in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) has been carried out driven by rainfall scenarios: preliminary results of their analysis are presented. Finally, a scenario implementing a mitigation strategy has been assessed helping to make the simulated corridor ‘resilient’. Normal 0 false false false EN-GB ZH-CN AR-SA

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Author(s): Galatioto F, Glenis V, Roberts R, Kilsby C

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: In Press

Conference Name: 2nd International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience

Year of Conference: 2014

Acceptance date: 30/06/2014