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reservoir safety - long return period rainfall - WT01010

Description
The aim of the research is to assemble a database of major historical rainfall events, to use this database to extend the study by Collier et al. (2002) to consider spatial rainfall patterns and storm type, and to investigate alternative methods for the estimation of long return period rainfalls. The outcome of the project will be an improved method for estimating the magnitude of rainfall for return periods ranging from 100 to 10,000 years, relevant to reservoir safety and applicable to the whole of the UK.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2005

To: 2008

Cost: £378,850
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Keywords
Civil Engineering              
Environmental Protection              
Flood Defence              
Rainfall              
Reservoirs              
Risk              
Safety              
Water              
Water Resources              
Weather              
Fields of Study
Water Quality