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APPLICATIONS: Georgaphy and Land Hydrology

Modeling of the dynamics of shallow waters on the northern part of Volga-Akhtuba floodplain

Khoperskov Alexander
Volgograd State University

DRIVER: We solve the problem of software package creating for the seasonal flooding modeling on the northern part of the Volga-Akhtuba floodplain with the main physical and meteorological factors on the basis of parallel technologies.

STRATEGY: Model is based on numerical integration of Saint-Venant equations using a combined SPH-TVD method.

OBJECTIVE: The main goal of the project is to create a tool to predict of hydrological regime in the territory of northern part of the Volga-Akhtuba floodplain and the subsequent construction of the optimal hydrograph for the Volga Hydroelectric Power Station.

IMPACT: The existence of the unique landscape of the Volga-Akhtuba floodplain in the territory of 20,000 square kilometers is completely defined by the regime of spring (April-May) water releases through the target dam of the Volga Hydroelectric Power Station. The method of constructing an optimal hydrograph will allow us to increase the flooding of area considering various features of the landscape.

USAGE: Analytical tool for the work of the interdepartmental task force to regulate the water reservoirs of the Volga-Kama cascade, the environmental organizations and agencies, the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

AREA: Georgaphy and Land Hydrology, Mechanics