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Numerical model simulations and geospatial analysis of flooding impacts of Agaton and Seniang in Cabadbaran river basin, Mindanao, Philippines

By Jojene R. Santillan, Meriam Makinano-Santillan

ABSTRACT:

In 2014, heavy to torrential rains brought by tropical storms Agaton and Seniang triggered massive flooding and caused fatalities particularly in Caraga Region in northeastern Mindanao. To better understand and differentiate the impacts of heavy rains brought by these tropical storms to the extent of flooding, we reconstructed the two flooding eventsthrough numerical model simulations, and evaluated the differences through geospatial analysis.We focused on the Cabadbaran River Basin (CBR) and adjoining watersheds in Agusan del Norte, Caraga Region as our case study area. Results of the study havesome practical implications toclimate changeimpact and mitigation studies on the aspect that studying how the current weather and climate scenarios are affecting us (e.g., in terms of flooding) can help us understand and make necessary preparations for a future weather or climate scenario.

KEYWORDS: Tropical Storms, Flooding, Impacts, Numerical Simulation, Analysis


Publication Details/Metadata:

Paper Title: NUMERICAL MODEL SIMULATIONS AND GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS OF FLOODING IMPACTS OF AGATON AND SENIANG IN CABADBARAN RIVER BASIN, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES

Authors: Jojene R. Santillan, Meriam Makinano-Santillan

Publication Date: 2015

Conference Name/Journal/Book Title: 4th National Climate Conference: Local Adaptation Actions with Mitigation Co-Benefits

Publisher: National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL)

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