Skip to main content


Title: Evaluation of Frontiers and local radar rainfall forecasts for use in flood forecasting models (298/1/T) : interim report
Author: R.J. Moore
Author: R.J.M Austin
Author: D.S. Hotchkiss
Author: K.B. Black
Document Type: Monograph
Previous weather radar studies undertaken by the Institute of Hydrology have focussed on the understanding and improvement of weather radar in measuring and forecasting rainfall fields for flood warning purposes. These studies have resulted in operational systems for real-time raingauge calibration of weather radar and for rainfall forecasting over the Thames basin. The present study represents a natural extension of this work through an assessment of the influence of using different forms of rainfall as input to flood forecasting models. The forms of rainfall input considered derive either from raingauges or weather radar data in its raw form, in raingauge calibrated form and in the form of forecasts derived from the national Frontiers and Local Radar Rainfall Forecasting systems. This interim report on the two year study describes progress in establishing a database for the eight study catchments and reviews the four models to be employed.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: RainfallMeteorological factorsRain gaugesForecastingModelling
Geographic Keywords: Thames
Extent: 42
Total file downloads: 293

Download PDF    Display PDF in separate tab