This one-day course describes approaches to flood inundation mapping using numerical models in the coastal zone. It provides a
background to numerical models (2D hydrodynamic models, 1D-2D hydrodynamic models) and their practical applications.
It will introduce the TUFLOW software and through a series of tutorials describe how to run a TUFLOW model, view and
analyse the results, and modify the model. It provides a discussion on model calibration and finally considers how you
evaluate the quality of a model.
The course is aimed at both a technical audience or those wanting to increase their knowledge of numerical
modelling in the coastal zone.
It is applicable for engineers and scientists undertaking flood mapping projects, coastal flood risk assessments, or those working in the coastal zone. Equally, those reviewing submitted model outputs, studies or reports would benefit from the course.
By the end of this course you will:
• Understand 1D-2D modelling principles, governing equations and basic parameters
• Have the ability to run, modify, view and analyse the results of a simple TUFLOW model
• Have an understanding of the importance of model calibration and the uncertainties and limitations involved in flood inundation modelling
Ian Gaskell BSc MSc PgCert
Ian is a coastal flood inundation specialist working within the JBA Coastal Modelling and Forecasting Team. His specific expertise is coastal flood inundation modelling and flood forecasting system development and optimisation. He also co-delivers the Lancaster University and JBA PgCert course on coastal erosion and flood risk management.