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This paper investigated the extent of the flood propagation in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta under different projected flood hydrographs, considering the 2000 flood event as the basis for computation. The research was conducted to demonstrate the complexity of the flood dynamics, which was simulated by the 1-D modelling system ISIS used by the Mekong River Commission. The floods of the year 2050 are simulated using a projected sea level rise of +30 cm. The future flood hydrograph changes at Kratie, Cambodia, were also applied for the upstream boundary condition by using an adjusted regional climate model. Two future flood hydrographs were applied at the upstream part of the delta. Analyses identified the areas sensitive to floods, considering the uncertainty of the projection of both the upstream and downstream boundary conditions. Possible impacts of floods on the rice-based farming systems were also analysed.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Floods
  • Rivers and lakes
  • Science and technology research and development
  • Water resources
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
Copyright Yes
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CC Attribution 3.0 License.

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License CC-BY-4.0

I. Popescu,

Author (individual) Van, P. D. T.
Co-author (individual) Popescu, I.; van Griensven, A.; Solomatine, D. P.; Trung, N. H.; Green, A.
Publisher Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union
Publication date 2012
Pagination 12 p.
General note

Hydrology and Earth Systems Science, Volume 16, 4637–4649

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