Flooding From Intense Rainfall (FFIR) is a 5 year NERC funded programme which aims to reduce the risks of damage and loss of life caused by surface water and flash floods through improved identification, characterisation and prediction of interacting meteorological, hydrological and hydro-morphological processes that contribute to flooding associated with high-intensity rainfall events.
There are three projects within the FFIR programme, directed by the University of Reading:
Forecasting Rainfall exploiting new data Assimilation techniques and Novel observations of Convection
Goal: To improve short-range forecasts of severe weather via the reduction of initial condition errors
Susceptibility of catchments to INTense RAinfall and flooding
Goal: To advance scientific understanding of the processes determining the probability, incidence, and impacts of FFIR
Towards END-to End flood forecasting and a tool for ReaL-time catchment susceptibilitY
Goal: To demonstrate end-to-end forecasting of flooding from intense rainfall, improve the effectiveness of flood risk management and underpin flood forecasting and risk management through the gathering of high quality scientific and community sourced data.
How atmosphere-ocean interactions in the Bay of Bengal affect monsoon rainfall across South Asia.
DREAM aims to determine the drivers of variability in the East Asian hydrological cycle.
This pilot project was set-up with the aim of developing a Learning Framework for GloFAS flood forecast users.
Rainwatch platform generates rainfall data in real time, tracking the seasonal attributes important to food production.
Investigating the science of extreme event attribution and its relevance for policy in an African context
CAULDRON is a participatory game to engage with stakeholders on issues around extreme event attribution
HyCRISTAL is tackling current uncertainties which exist around climate change projections for the East African region.
Explaining Timescales Associated with Jet Stream Variability
Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law symposium - 29 June to 1 July 2017, at the University of Reading
ERADACS seeks to enhance resilience to drought using forecasts of soil moisture communicated in a meaningful manner.
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BRAVE aims to better quantify the impacts of climatic variability and change on groundwater supplies.
TAMSAT provides gauge-calibrated satellite-based rainfall estimates for all of Africa in near real time.
DACCIWA aims to quantify the influence of human-caused and natural emissions on air quality, clouds and rainfall.