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Flood hazard control by multisensors storm tracking in Mediterranean areas

Objective

Development of methodologies for meteorological data
interpretation. Multisensor data sources will be tested and
used. Synoptic weather maps, polar and geosynchronous satellite
meteorological radar, and telemetering raingauges network are the
sources of data that, at different scales, will be used to
estimate rainfall intensity, storm areal coverage, and its ground
effects that is to facilitate extreme rainfall and flood
forecasts in order to provide early warnings of flood hazard to
communities that could be affected by such occurrences.


Installation and performance analysis of a system for acquisition, processing and
information retrieval of Meteosat images (such a system includes a receiving
antenna).
Development and performance analysis of radar data correction and calibration
techniques for radar data correction in Mediterranean areas.
Development of techniques for calibration of polar satellite images for rainfall
measurements in Mediterranean areas.
Installation and performance analysis of an analogical Meteosat image system and
raingauge network.

Development of techniques for processing of Meteosat satellite images, to obtain rain
rate estimates.
Filtering, classification and interpretation of radar images to obtain rain rate
estimates.
Development of techniques for processing of polar satellite images, to obtain rain rate
estimates.
Development of algorithms for traking and prediction of the evolution of cloudy
entities with special reference to Meteosat images.
Development of techniques to improve the correctness of radar observations in order
to obtain reliable rain rates estimates.

Development of integration techniques for rain rate assessment, on the basis of digital
Meteosat images and raingauges measurements.
Development of integration techniques for rain rate assessment, on the basis of digital
Meteosat images and polar satellite images.
Development of integration techniques for rain rate assessment, on the basis of radar
data and raingauges measurements.
Development of integration techniques for rain rate assessment, on the basis of the
whole set of available sensor.
Development of methodologies for rain rate assessment, on the basis of synoptic
weather maps and the whole set of available sensor.

Preliminary design of the information structure of the system. Development of
interface tools based on Geographical Information System. Performance analysis of
case studies based on real events.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Consorzio Genova Ricerche
Address
Via Dell'acciaio 139
16152 Genova
Italy

Participants (7)

COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS
United Kingdom
Address
Chilton
OX11 0QX Didcot,harwell,chilton
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Fosso Del Cavaliere 100
00133 Roma
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
647,Marti I Franques 1
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA
Italy
Address
13,Via All'opera Pia 13
16145 Genova
University of Bristol
United Kingdom
Address

BS8 1SS Bristol
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Italy
Address
Via Santa Marta 3
50139 Firenze
Università degli Studi di Genova
Italy
Address
Via Montallegro 1
16145 Genova