Hydraulic hazard exposure of humans swept away in a whitewater river

@article{Strom2017HydraulicHE,
  title={Hydraulic hazard exposure of humans swept away in a whitewater river},
  author={Michael A. Strom and Gregory B. Pasternack and Scott G. Burman and Helen E. Dahlke and Samuel Sandoval‐Solis},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
  year={2017},
  volume={88},
  pages={473-502}
}
Despite many deaths annually worldwide due to floods, no strategy exists to mechanistically map hydraulic hazards people face when entrained in a river. Previous work determined water depth–velocity product thresholds for human instability from standing or walking positions. Because whitewater rivers attract diverse recreation that risks entraining people into hazardous flow, this study takes the next step by predicting the hazard pattern facing people swept away. The study site was the 12.2-km… 
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