Flooding From Intense Rainfall (FFIR) (2012-2017)

The FFIR is led by the University of Reading and includes three work packages, each with a specific goal:

WP1   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

WP2   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

WP3   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.

CWS team is working on both SINATRA and TENDERLY projects to developed advanced inundation model that adopts high resolution rainfall measurement and forecast information for near real-time modelling and forecasting to improve the scientific understanding and the risk management of FFIR. 

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