SC000060 - Best Practice in Transfer Function Modelling

Theme:Incident Management and Community
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/01/2000
End date:01/05/2003
Contractor:
  • WS Atkins
Contact:

PROJECT SUMMARY

The project reviewed the current use of Transfer Function models for fluvial forecasting within the Agency and the latest research developments in this area. The Technical Report constitutes the main output from the project and covers a range of topics including current knowledge concerning model calibration and validation; modelling assumptions; updating techniques; uncertainty; and sensitivity to different model inputs. Best practice approaches are also reported where these could be identified, together with recommendations for future research and operational improvements in the way that Transfer Function models are used within the Agency.