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Storm scale numerical modelling - FD2207

Description
Project Closing Statement:
The project has provided evidence that a storm-scale model does indeed have the potential to deliver a significant improvement to our ability to predict high-impact convective rainfall events. Seven technical reports (1-6 available from the Met Office)present technical information and research findings from the project. The results are to be used to determine whether a storm scale NWP suite should be implemented in support of flood prediction and,if so, what its configuration should be.

Summary Objective:
To investigate the ability of a storm scale configuration of the Met Office NWP model to predict flood-producing rainfall up to 12 hours ahead and to develop appropriate tools to interpret and present the predictions in order to enhance operational flood prediction capabilities.

Key Customer Purpose:
To reduce the errors and inaccuracy in flood forecasting for small catchments.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Storm scale numerical modelling   (84k)
• Technical Report : Storm scale numerical modelling   (1814k)
• Technical Summary : Storm scale numerical modelling   (84k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2004

Cost: £90,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Meteorological Office, United Kingdom
Keywords
Environmental Protection              
Flood and Coastal Defence              
Flood Defence              
Forecasting              
Land              
Fields of Study
Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management