FD0426 - Generation of spatially consistent rainfall data

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/01/1998
End date:31/12/1999
  • Land,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Modelling,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Flood Defence
  • University - London - Imperial College
Summary Objectives:-
To develop and demonstrate a stochastic method for generating long-term spatially-consistent rainfall series, at hourly intervals, for use in catchment modelling.

Key Customer Purpose:-
This project supports a larger study (FD 0404) that aims to develop an entirely new approach to flood estimation based on the continuous simulation of rainfall- runoff. This will enable MAFF to continue to inform operating authorities and consultants of design criteria for flood defence based on the best available scientific understanding.