A new FEH rainfall depth-duration-frequency model for hydrological applications

Stewart, Elizabeth J. ORCID:; Morris, David G.; Jones, David A.; Svensson, Cecilia. 2012 A new FEH rainfall depth-duration-frequency model for hydrological applications. In: Moore, Robert J.; Cole, Steven J.; Illingworth, Anthony J., (eds.) Weather radar and hydrology. Wallingford, UK, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, 638-643. (IAHS Publication, 351).

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Recent research funded by the Joint Environment Agency/Defra Flood and Coastal Risk Management R&D Programme has developed a new statistical model of point rainfall depth-duration-frequency (DDF) for the UK. The analysis made use of an extensive set of annual maximum rainfall depths for daily and recording raingauges across the UK. The new model will eventually replace the Flood Estimation Handbook (FEH) rainfall DDF model to provide estimates of rainfall depth for storm durations ranging from under 1 h to 8 days and return periods from 2 years to >10 000 years. The paper reports on current progress to generalise the new model so that it can be applied at any point, catchment or user-defined area, and potential links between the new model and hydrological applications of weather radar are highlighted.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Water > WA Topic 3 - Science for Water Management
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Boorman (to September 2014)
ISBN: 9781907161261
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Freely available via Official URL link.
Additional Keywords: rainfall, depth-duration-frequency, Flood Estimation Handbook, radar rainfall, urban drainage
NORA Subject Terms: Hydrology
Date made live: 05 Dec 2012 12:12 +0 (UTC)

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