FD2105 - Improved methods for national spatial-temporal rainfall and evaporation modelling

Theme:Strategy and Policy Development
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/03/2002
End date:30/09/2005
Keywords:
  • Land,
  • Flood Defence,
  • Flood and Coastal Defence,
  • Environmental Protection,
  • Modelling
Contractor:
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology,
  • University - London - Imperial College,
  • University - London - University College
Contact:

PROJECT CLOSING STATEMENT

This project has provided and validated regionally-applicable methods to generate rainfall and evaporation sequences for continuous simulation modelling. Of the models developed, software is made available for those that were considered to be ready for use within the UK. The research contractors encourage the user community (researchers and practitioners) to explore the use of these methods for application in practice, and would welcome feedback on their use and performance. The recommendations arising from this project will be considered in the development of the Modelling and Risks Strategy within the Agency, for future use in Catchment Flood Management Plans, feasibility and design studies and as a compliment to the Flood Estimation Handbook.

SUMMARY OBJECTIVE:

To provide appropriate inputs to continuous simulation rainfall-runoff models to represent the actual and likely effects of climate change for Broad Scale Modelling (BSM) KEY

CUSTOMER PURPOSE:

To generate rainfall series for input into the national continuous simulation runoff model (

FD2106)

for future use in Catchment Flood Management Plans (CFMPs) and ultimately as a replacement for the FEH (Flood Estimation Handbook).