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Critical assessment of available radar precipitation estimation techniques and development of innovative approaches for environmental management

Objective

We address the issues under the generic research EESD-1999-7.1; the results are additionally expected to be of direct relevance of EESD-1999-1.5.2. Rain deposit and forecasting play a crucial role in the management of flood and hydro geological risk events. Better estimation and prediction of rainfall is a relevant part in a flood forecasting procedure. Therefore, objectives are qualitative and quantitative improvements in real-time estimation of radar rainfall field and forecasting. A key component will be the hydrological survey on the improved rainfall field, coupled with an assessment of the sensitivity of hydrological models to different errors in their input. Work will be addressed to assimilate Doppler radar data into NWP model and to use the model results to improve the reliability and accuracy of the radar derived parameters. End-Users are involved in the definition and assessment of project outcomes.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AGENZIA REGIONALE PREVENZIONE E AMBIENTE DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Address
Viale Silvani 6
40122 Bologna
Italy

Participants (8)

FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Vuorikatu 24
00101 Helsinki
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
20,Muenchener Strasse 20
82234 Wessling
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via P. Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Earlsfort Terrace
2 Dublin
PROGEA S.R.L. - PROTEZIONE E GESTIONE AMBIENTALE
Italy
Address
Piazza Di Porta S. Donato 1
40128 Bologna
SWEDISH METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Folkborgsvägen 1
601 76 Norrköping
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
647,Marti I Franques 1
08028 Barcelona
University of Essex
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester