2013 - 2019
Sarah Dance, Hannah Cloke
Flooding; rainfall; data assimilation
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.