NERC Flooding from Intense Rainfall Programme

Funder

NERC

Project Team

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Partners

See: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/flooding/participants/

Timescales

2013 - 2019

Country/Region

UK

Key Contact

Sarah Dance, Hannah Cloke

Keywords

Flooding; rainfall; data assimilation

Status

Current

Background

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:

  • Project FRANC
  • Project SINATRA
  • Project TENDERLY

Project FRANC

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

Project SINATRA

Susceptibility of catchments to INTense RAinfall and flooding

Goal: To advance scientific understanding of the processes determining the probability, incidence, and impacts of FFIR

Project TENDERLY

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.