N04 : Predicting Mechanisms of Flood Vulnerability for Southeast Asia using Statistical Percolation Theory

Students Caroline Huang
School HDSB - Abbey Park High School - Oakville
Level Intermediate 9/10 - Grade 10
Group Group 1 - Earth and Environmental
Abstract Southeast-Asia has experienced an unprecedented increase of flood-caused devastation while existing preventative models are unable to address the drastic changes inflicted by climate change. Geological and overland flow hydrodynamic parameters were analyzed from remote sensing data to mathematically compute mechanisms of flood in Southeast Asia. The novel use of percolation theory to create a series of algorithms for a subgrided watershed model was investigated to statistically predict the inundation vulnerability of Southeast Asia subcatchments to enable sustainable community-based protection.
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