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Title: Hydrodynamic simulation of a cloudburst event in Asi Ganga valley of Indian Himalayan region using MIKE11 and GIS techniques
Authors: Villuri V.G.K.
Pasupuleti S.
Jain, Kamal
Gairola A.
Singh R.K.
Published in: Mausam
Abstract: Cloudburst is one of the most devastating and frequently occurring natural hazardous events in Indian Himalayan region. Localized deep cumulus convective clouds have a capability of giving enormous amount of rainfall over a limited horizontal area, within a short span of time. Whenever, such events occur, lead to flash floods causing landslides, house collapses, dislocation of traffic and human casualties on a large scale. Therefore, it is necessary to predict the cloudburst inundation zones accurately to avoid damage associated with them. For this, high resolution Digital Elevation Model generated from CartoSat-1 (Stereo pair) were integrated in MIKE 11 Hydrodynamic 1D model to generate longitudinal profile of the study area and to find water level, peak discharge, flow velocity, flow width at different reaches along the Asi ganga and Bhagirathi river, to know the Cloudburst flood inundation scenario. On 3rd August, 2012 one of the major Cloudburst event occurred in Asi Ganga Valley in Indian Himalayan region which was considered for simulation of hydrodynamic model. For a Cloudburst event, 100 mm/hr rainfall was considered for the simulation of the hydrodynamic model. It is observed that the discharge rise from 50 m3/s to 549.164 m3/s (an abrupt increase of about 10 times) within 1 hr at Sangamchetty in Asi Ganga river and at Joshiyara area rise from 600 m3/s to 3378.69 m3/s (an abrupt increase of about 5 times) within 4 hr in Bhagirathi river. Similarly, the water level rises around 3 m and 6 m in Asi Ganga and Bhagirathi rivers respectively. Flash Flood inundation areas due to Cloudburst on 3rd August, 2012 were demarcated from the simulation results in GIS environment. ¬© 2018, India Meteorological Department. All rights reserved.
Citation: Mausam(2018), 69(4): 523-534
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: India Meteorological Department
Keywords: Cloudburst
Geographic information system (GIS)
Hydrodynamic model
ISSN: 2529416
Author Scopus IDs: 57195353716
Author Affiliations: Villuri, V.G.K., Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, 826 004, India
Pasupuleti, S., Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, 826 004, India
Jain, K., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, 247 667, India
Gairola, A., Indian Instit
Corresponding Author: Villuri, V.G.K.; Indian Institute of Technology (ISM)India; email:
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