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2009 | Lai, C,, Tsay, T. K., Chien, C. H., and Wu, I. L., (2009). “Real-time Flood Forecasting.” American Scientist, Sigma Xi, Vol. 97, No. 2, 118-125. |

2007 | Lai, C,, Tsay, T. K., Chien, C. H., Tan, C. H., Wu, I. L., and Wu, N. C., (2007). “A real-time flood forecast model for a tide-affected river basin.” Hydrotech Research Institute, Nat’l Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan. |

2005 | Lai, C., and Wang, T. W. (2005). “Flood peaks distribution in a tide-affected river basin.” World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, 2005, ASCE, May 15-19, 2005, Anchorage, AK. |

2002 | Lai, C., Baltzer, R. A., and Schaffranek, R. W. (2002). “Conservation-form equations of unsteady open-channel flow.” Jour. of Hydraulic Res., IAHR, Vol. 40, 2002, No. 5, 567-577. |

2002 | Lai, C., Tsay, T. K., Chien, C. H., and Wu, I. L. (2002). “Perfect Flood Forecast – From real-time flow simulation of Flood Nari on the Keelung River.” Pap. No. 216, 5th Internat’l Conf. on Hydrodynamics, Tainan Hydraulics Lab., Nat’l Cheng-Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2002. |

2002 | Lai, C., et al. (2002). “Model development of Keelung-River flood forecast system.” Research Rep. W10D90C008, Yen Ching-Ling Industrial Res. Inst., Nat’l Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan. |

2000 | Lai, C., Baltzer, R. A., and Schaffranek, R. W. (2000). “Conservation properties of the unsteady open-channel flow equations.” Proc., 4th Internat’l Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Iowa Inst. of Hyd. Res., Iowa City, IA, July 23-27, 2000. |

1999 | Lai, C. (1999). “Simulation of unsteady flows in a river system.” (Operational Manual), Hydraulic Research Institute, Nat’l Taiwan Univ., Sponsored by Water Resources Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs. 323p. - with attachment: “Quick Reference Guide.” 49p. |

1998 | Hsu, M-H., Teng, W.-H., and Lai, C. (1998). “Numerical simulation of supercritical shock wave in channel constriction.” Computers & Fluids, Vol. 27, No.3, 347-365. |

1998 | Lai, C., Baltzer, R. A., and Schaffranek, R. W. (1998). “Forms of equations for unsteady open-channel flow.” Proc., 12th Engineering Mech. Conf., ASCE, La Jolla, CA, May 17-20, 1998, 1629-1632. |

1998 | Lai, C., Wang, T. W., Hsu, N. S., and Hsu, S. K. (1998). “A comprehensive flow model for flood forecast/hindcast for tidal reaches.” Proc., First Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conf., April 19-23, 1998, Las Vegas, NV, Vol. 2, 6-33 ~ 6-40. |

1998 | Lai, C., Wang, W., Hsu, N. S., and Hsu, S. K. (1998). “A comprehensive unsteady flow model for multipurpose river-system simulation – Part I: Model development and field application.” Proc., 3rd Internat’l Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug. 24-26, 1998, 641-648. |

1998 | Lai, C., Wang, W., Hsu, N. S., and Hsu, S. K. (1998). “A comprehensive unsteady flow model for multipurpose river-system simulation – Part II: Design and implementation of an operational system.” Proc., 3rd Internat’l Conf. on Hydroinformatics, Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug. 24-26, 1998, 649-656. |

1996 | Lai, C., and Wang, T. W. (1996). Modeling unsteady open-channel flows having longitudinally varied fluid density.” North American Water and Environment Congress ’96, ASCE, June 22-28, 1996, Anaheim, CA. |

1996 | Schaffranek, R. W., and Lai, C. (1996). “Friction-term response to boundary condition type in flow models.” Jour. of Hydraulic Engrg., ASCE, v.122, no. 2, 73-81. |

1995 | Baltzer, R. A., Schaffranek, R. W., and Lai, C. (1995). “Robustness of de Saint Venant equations for simulating highly variable unsteady flows.” Proc., 1995 Internat’l Conf. on Water Resour. Engrg., ASCE, Aug. 15-19, 1995, San Antonio, TX, vol. 1, 139-144. |

1995 | Lai, C., Chmn, (1995). “Theoretical and numerical aspects of steep-channel flow modeling.” Task Committee on Theory and Numerical Modeling of Flow in Steep Channels. Proc., 1995 Internat’l Conf. on Water Resour. Engrg., ASCE, Aug. 15-19, 1995, San Antonio, TX, vol. 1, 307-312. |

1995 | Lai, C., Yen, C.-L., and Lee, W. C. (1995). “Reducing numerical oscillations in rapidly-varied unsteady-flow modeling.” Proc., 1995 Internat’l Conf. on Water Resour. Engrg., ASCE, Aug. 15-19, 1995, San Antonio, TX, vol. 1, 302-306. |

1995 | Yen, C.-L., Lai, C., and Lee, W. C. (1995). “Numerical oscillation analyses of rapidly-varied unsteady channel flows.” Proc., 1995 Internat’l Conf. on Water Resour. Engrg., ASCE, Aug. 15-19, 1995, San Antonio, TX, vol. 1, 150-154. |

1994 | Lai, C. (1994). “Multicomponent-flow analyses by multimode method of characteristics.” Jour. of Hydraulic Engrg., ASCE, v. 120, no. 3, 378-395. |

1994 | Lai, C., Young, D.-L., and Chang, J. T. (1994). “Fortification of MMOC models for steep channel flows.” Proc., 1994 National Hydraulic Engrg. Conf., ASCE, Aug. 1-5, 1994,Buffalo, NY, vol. 1, 522-527. |

1994 | Schaffranek, R. W., and Lai, C. (1994). “Treatment of nonhomogeneous terms in flow models.” Proc,, 1994 National Hydraulic Engrg. Conf., ASCE, Aug. 1-5, 1994, Buffalo, NY, vol. 1, 522-527. |

1993 | Lai, C. (1993). “The Courant number and unsteady flow computation.” Proc., 1993 National Hydraulic Engrg. Conf., ASCE, July 26-30, 1993, San Francisco, CA, 2196-2201. |

1993 | Yen, C.-L., Lai, C., and Lee, W. C. (1993). ”A modeling study on numerical stability of rapidly-varying flood flows.” Proc. of 3rd ROC and Japan Joint Seminar on Natural Hazard Mitigation; National Cheng-Kung Univ., Nov. 22-25, 1993, Tainan, Taiwan, 117-131. |

1992 | Lai, C., Schaffranek, R.W., and Baltzer, R.A. (1992). “Frictional resistance treatment in unsteady open-channel flow simulation.” in `Channel Flow Resistance: Centennial of Manning’s Formula,’ B.C. Yen, ed., Water Resources Pub., Littleton, CO, 409-420. |

1991 | Lai, C., (1991a). “Modeling alluvial-channel flow by multimode characteristic method:” Jour. of Engrg. Mech., ASCE, v.117, no.1, 32-53. |

1991 | Lai, C., (1991b). “Numerical modeling of unsteady sediment-laden flow.” Proc., Fifth Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conf., March 18-21, 1991, Las Vegas, NV, Vol. 2, 8.30-8.37. |

1990 | Lai, C., (1990a). “Computational river mechanics: (Abstract)” Jour. of the Citizen Ambassador Program, Hydraul. Engrg. Delegation to the PRC, June 22 – July 10, 1990; Prof. Hendrik M. Oudshoorn, Delegation Leader. |

1990 | Lai, C., (1990b). “Computational open-channel hydraulics for movable bed problems,” Proc., 1990 National Hydraulic Engrg. Conf., ASCE, July 30 – Aug. 3, 1990, San Diego, CA, 493-499. |

1989 | Lai, C., (1989a). “Treatment of nonhomogeneous terms and parameters in model calibration and flow simulation.” Proc., Advanced Seminar on One-Dimensional Open-Channel Flow and Transport Modeling, June 15-18, 1987, Nat’l Space Tech. Lab., Bay St. Louis, MS, 17-18. – in R.W. Schaffranek, Compiler, 1989, U.S. Geological Survey, WRIR 89-4061. |

1989 | Lai, C., (1989b). “A numerical scale model for simulating unsteady alluvial-channel flow.” Technical Report prepared for Sedimentation Committee, Interagency Advisory Committee on Water Data, 72p. --- also in `Twelve Selected Computer Stream Sedimentation Models Developed in the United States,’ Edited by Dr. S.-S. Fan, Chmn, Interagency Ad-Hoc Sedimentation Work Group; Published by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 179-260. |

1989 | Lai, C., Schaffranek, R.W., and Baltzer, R.A. (1989). “Frictional resistance treatment in unsteady open-channel flow simulation.” Proc., Int’l Conf. on Channel Flow and Catchment Runoff; Centennial of Manning’s Formula and Kuichling’s Rational Formula, May 22-26, 1989, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottsville, VA, 688-698. |

1988 | Lai, C., (1988a). “Numerical modeling of unsteady alluvial-channel flow using the multimode method of characteristics.” Proc., 14th Southeastern Conf. on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, April 18-19, 1988, Biloxi, MS, 177-188. (Invited Paper) |

1988 | Lai, C., (1988b). “Two multimode schemes for flow simulation by the method of characteristics.” Proc., 3rd Int’l Symp. on Refined Flow Modeling and Turbulence Measurements, July 26-28, 1988, Tokyo, Japan, 151-166. |

1988 | Lai, C., (1988c). “Comprehensive method-of-characteristics models for flow simulation:” Jour. of Hydraulic Engrg., ASCE, v. 114, no, 9, 1074-1097. |

1987 | Hromadka, T.V., II, and Lai, C. (1987). “The complex variable boundary element methods in engineering analysis.” Springer Verlag, 389p. (Book) |

1987 | Lai, C., Schaffranek, R.W., and Baltzer, R.A. (1987). “Nonhomogeneous terms in the unsteady flow equations – Modeling aspects.’ Proc., National Conf. on Hydraul. Engrg., ASCE Hydraul. Div., Aug. 3-7, 1987, Williamsburg, VA., 351-358. |

1987 | Lai, C., and Chang, F.F.M. (1987). “A new approach for modeling unsteady flow in alluvial channels by the method of characteristics.” Paper presented at the 1987 ASCE Engrg. Mech. Div. Spec. Conf., May 20-22, Buffalo, NY, 16p. |

1986 | Lai, C. (1986a). “Numerical modeling of unsteady open-channel flow:” In Advances in Hydroscience; Eds., V.T. Chow and B.C. Yen, Vol. 14, Academic Press, Orlando, FL, pp. 161-333. (Book Chapter) |

1986 | Lai, C. (1986b). “Analysis of stratified flows by the complex-variable boundary element method.” Proc., Int’l Conf. on Computational Mechanics, May 25-29, 1986, Tokyo, XI.149-154. |

1986 | Lai, C., and Hromadka, T.V., II (1986). “Some advances in CVBEM modeling of two-dimensional potential flow.” Proc., Conf. on Advances in Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Hydraulics, ASCE, June 3-6, 1986, Minneapolis, MN, 492-499. |

1986 | Lai, C., and Schaffranek, R.W. (1986). Discussion of paper, “Computation of dynamic waves in channel networks,” by I.B. Jeliffe, ASCE Paper No. 19216: Jour. of Hydraulic Engrg., ASCE, v. 112, no. 3, Paper No. 20406, 246-249. |

1985 | Hromadka, T.V., II, and Lai, C. (1985). “Solving the two-dimensional diffusion model for dam-break floodplain estimation.” Proc, ASCE 1985 Hydraul. Div. Spec. Conf., Aug. 13-16, 1985, Orlando, FL, 555-562. |

1985 | Lai, C. (1985). “Solving ideal-fluid flow problems by the complex variable boundary element method: (Abstract)” Presented at Symposium on Fluid Mechanics, July 22-24, 1985, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. |

1985 | Lai, C., and Hromadka, T.V., II (1985). “Modeling complex two-dimensional flows by the complex variable boundary element method.” Proc., Int’l Symp. on Refined Flow Modeling and Turbulence Measurements, Sept. 16-18, 1985, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, G26,1-G26,10. |

1985 | Lai, C., and Hromadka, T.V., II (1985). “Modeling hydraulic problems using the CVBEM and a microcomputer.” Proc, ASCE 1985 Hydraul. Div. Spec. Conf., Aug. 13-16, 1985, Orlando, FL, 444-449. |

1982 | Lai, C. (1982). “Flow computation using extrapolation procedures.” Jour. of the Hydraul. Div., ASCE, v. 108, no. HY11, Proc. Paper17438, 1374-1380. |

1981 | Lai, C. (1981a). “Procedures and techniques for a rational model adjustment in numerical simulation of transient open-channel flow.” Proc. of Int’l Conf. on Numerical Simulation of River, Channel and Overland Flow for Water Resources and Environmental Applications, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, May 4-8, 1981, 12p. |

1981 | Lai, C. (1981b). “Computational hydraulics at the U.S. Geological Survey.” Paper presented at the ASCE 1981 Int’l Convention and Exposition, New York, NY, May 11-15, 1981, 25p. |

1980 | Lai, C. (1980a). Discussion of paper, “Two-dimensional shallow water-wave models,” by N. Katapodes and T. Strelkoff, ASCE Proc. Paper 14532, Jour. of the Engrg. Mech. Div., ASCE, v. 106, no. EM3, Proc. Paper 15442, 575-577. |

1980 | Lai, C. (1980b). “Computer modeling of unsteady open-channel flow.” Proc., Int’l Conf. on Water Resources Development. IAHR, Asian and Pacific Reg. Div., Taipei, Taiwan, May 12-14, 1980, Vol.2, 747-758. |

1980 | Lai, C. (1980c). “Urban storm sewer flows in coastal areas.” Proc. of National Symposium on Urban Stormwater Management in Coastal Area, ASCE, Virginia Polytech. Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg, VA, June 19-20, 1980, 244-254. |

1980 | Lai, C., Baltzer, R.A., and Schaffranec, R.W., (1980). “Techniques and experiences in the utilization of unsteady open-channel flow models.” Proc. of ASCE Hydraul. Div., 28th Annual Hydraul. Spec. Conf., Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago, IL, Aug. 6-8, 1980, 177-191. |

1980 | Lai, C., Editor, (1980). in Basco, D.R., Chmn., Sources of computer programs in hydraulics: Task Committee on computational Hydraulics, Hydraul. Div., ASCE; Jour. of Hydrauli. Div., ASCE, 106(HY5), Proc. Paper 15435, 915-922. |

1978 | Lai, C. (1978). “Bibliographic sources of computer programs and numerical models in hydraulics.” Task Committee on Computational Hydraulics, Hydraulics Div., ASCE: Seminar on computational hydraulics, 26th Ann’l Hydraul. Spec. Conf., Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD, Aug. 9-11, 1978, 13p. |

1978 | Lai, C., Schaffranek, R.W., and Baltzer, R.A. (1978). “An operational system for implementing simulation models, A case study.” Seminar on computational hydraulics, Proc., ASCE Hydraul. Div., 26th Ann’l Hydraul. Spec. Conf., Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD, Aug. 9-11, 1978, 415-454. |

1977 | Lai, C. (1977a). “Some practical techniques of two-dimensional interpolation in computational hydraulics.” Proc. of ASCE Hydraul. Div. 25th Ann’l Spec. Conf., Texas A&M Univ., Aug. 10-12, 1977, 169-178. |

1977 | Lai, C. (1977b). “Computer simulation of two-dimensional unsteady flows in estuaries and embayments by the method of characteristics --- Basic theory and the formulation of the numerical method.” U.S. Geol. Survey, WRI/NTIS 77-85, 72p. |

1976 | Lai, C. (1976a). “Some computational aspects of one- and two-dimensional unsteady flow simulation by the method of characteristics.” Paper D1 , Int’l Symp. on Unsteady Flow in Open Channels, Univ. of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, April 12-15, 1976, pp. D1-1 – D1-12. |

1976 | Lai, C. (1976b). Discussion of paper, “Skin friction in unsteady laminar pipe flow,” by M.F. Letlier S., and H,S. Leutheusser, ASCE Proc. Paper 11867: Jour. of the Hydraul. Div., ASCE, 102(HY12), Proc. Paper 12586, 1777-1789. |

1976 | Lai, C., and Onions, C. A. (1976). “Computation of unsteady flows in rivers and estuaries by the method of characteristics.” (Computer contribution), U.S. Geol. Survey, National Center, Reston, VA: available from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NTIS, Springfield, VA, as Rept. BP-253785, 195p. |

1975 | Lai, C. (1975). “Loop-rating curves for various unsteady flows: (Abstract)” ASCE Hydraul. Div., 23rd Ann’l Spec. Conf., Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, Aug. 5-8, 1975. |

1974 | Lai, C. (1974). Discussion of paper, “Unified nondimensional formulation for open channel flow,” by P. Minton and R.J. Sobey, ASCE Proc. Paper 9468: Jour. of the Hydraul. Div., ASCE, 100(HY3), Proc. Paper 10379, 482-485. |

1972 | Baltzer, R. A., and Lai, C. (1972). Closure of discussion of paper, “Computer simulation of unsteady flows in waterways.” ASCE Proc. Paper 6048: Jour. of the Hydraul. Div., ASCE, 98(HY2), Proc. Paper 8681, 383-386. |

1971 | Lai, C., Ruggles, F.H. Jr., and Weiss, L.A. (1971). “Evaluation of flow in tidal reaches of the Connecticut River by mathematical model.” U.S. Geol. Survey Open-file Rept., 38p. |

1969 | Lai, C. (1969a). Discussion of paper, “Mixed technique for computing surges in channels,” by J. I. Collins and S. N. Fersht, ASCE Proc. Paper 5831: Jour. of the Hydraul. Div., ASCE, 95(HY1), Proc. Paper 6323, 491-500. |

1969 | Lai, C. (1969b). “A computer simulation study of traveltimes of injected particles and tide-wave in well-mixed estuaries.” 13th Congress of IAHR, Proc., v.3, Kyoto, Japan, Aug. 31 – Sept. 5, 1969, 123-130. |

1968 | Baltzer, R. A., and Lai, C. (1968). “Computer simulation of unsteady flows in waterways.” Jour. of the Hydraul. Div., ASCE, 94(HY4), 1083-1117. |

1968 | Lai, C. (1968a). “The boundary conditions in the implicit solution of river transients.” in Geol. Survey Research 1968; U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 600-C, pp. C204-C210. |

1968 | Lai, C. (1968b). “Numerical simulation of wave-crest movement in rivers and estuaries:” in The Use of Analog and Digital Computer in Hydrology, IASH/AISH- UNESCO, Pub. no. 81 AIHS, Vol. II: Symposium of Tucson, AZ, Dec., 1968, 699-713. |

1967 | Baltzer, R. A., and Lai, C. (1967). “Computation of unsteady flows in rivers and estuaries.” Paper presented at the SEATO meeting at Bangkok, Thailand, Nov., 1967, 27p. |

1967 | Lai, C. (1967a). “Computation of transient flows in rivers and estuaries by the multiple-reach implicit method.” in Geol. Survey Research 1967; U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 575-B, pp. B228-B232. |

1967 | Lai, C. (1967b). “Computation of transient flows in rivers and estuaries by the multiple-reach method of characteristics.” in Geol. Survey Research 1967; U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 575-D, pp. D273-D280. |

1966 | Baltzer, R. A., and Lai, C. (1966). “Computer simulation of unsteady flows in rivers and estuaries.” Paper presented at the ASCE Hydraul. Div., 15th Ann’l Spec. Conf., Madison, WC, Aug. 24-26, 1966, 66p. |

1966 | Lai, C. (1966). Discussion of paper, “Computer simulation of estuarial networks,” by R. P. Shubinsky, J. C. McCarty, and M. R. Lindorf, ASCE Proc. Paper 4470: Jour. of the Hydraul. Div., ASCE, v. 92, no. HY3, Proc. Paper 4805, 96-99. |

1965 | Lai, C. (1965a). Discussion of paper, “Mathematical model of transient river flows,” by E. Kindingstad, ASCE Proc. Paper 3899: Jour. of the Hydraul. Div., ASCE, v. 91, no. HY1, Proc. Paper 4192, 157-172. |

1965 | Lai, C. (1965b). “Flows of homogeneous density in tidal reaches, Solution by the method of characteristics.” U.S. Geol. Survey Open-file Report, Washington, D.C., 58p. (Renumbered as U.S. Geol. Survey Open-file Report 65-93, Denver, CO.) |

1965 | Lai, C. (1965c). “Flows of homogeneous density in tidal reaches, Solution by the implicit method.” U.S. Geol. Survey Open-file Report, Washington, D.C., 43p. (Renumbered as U.S. Geol. Survey Open-file Report 65-94, Denver, CO.) |

1962 | Streeter, V. L., and Lai, C. (1962). “Water-hammer analysis including fluid friction.” Jour. of the Hydraul. Div., ASCE, v. 88, no. HY3, Proc. Paper 3135, 79-112. ---- (1963), ASCE Trans., v. 128, Part I, Paper No. 3502, 1491-1552. With discussion by Messrs. Franklin DeFazio; I.W. McCaig and F.H. Jonker; B.A. Sutton; S. Logan Kerr; R.C.F. Bartels; C.A.M. Gray; Henry M. Painter; Frank E. Perkins, Allen C. Tedrow, and Peter S. Eagleson; and Victor L, Streeter and Chintu Lai |

1961 | Lai, C. (1961). “A study of waterhammer including effect of hydraulic losses.” Ph.D. Thesis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. |

1958 | Lai, C. (1958). “Solution of problems in Victor L. Streeter’s 2nd ed. Fluid Mechanics:” McGraw-Hill, 48p. (Book) |

1957 | Lai, C. (1957). “Determination of slope from empirical data.” M.S. Thesis, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 44p. |

1953 | Lai, C., and Li, C.-N. (1953). “A study of water consumption in Taipei City.” B.S. Thesis, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (in Chinese). |