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Extreme Event Recognition, Fluvial - FD2201

Project closing statement
The aims of this study were to investigate the nature of extreme rainfall events and the meteorological situations leading to their occurrence and also the susceptibility of river catchments to their spatial and temporal rainfall problems

Summary Objective:
Analyse historical extreme flood events, investigate and identify characteristics of meteorological conditions which can result in extreme floods in order to improve recognition of possible events in the future.

Key Customer Purpose:
Improve the forecasting and alerting process of meterological conditions which might cause extreme floods, to enable the Environment Agency to improve the lead time for public warnings and operational preparations.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Extreme Rainfall & Flood Event Recognition   (51k)
• Technical Report : Extreme Rainfall & Flood Event Recognition   (799k)
• Technical Summary : Extreme Rainfall & Flood Event Recognition   (71k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2002

Cost: £60,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Salford
Environmental Protection              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Flood Defence              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management