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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
CO4 3SQ Colchester