Analysis of one decade of heavy rainfall events from a radar rainfall dataset

S. Thorndahl, J. E. Nielsen, M. R. Rasmussen, J. A. Smith

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Abstract

In order to design and optimize urban drainage systems, it is important to analyse the variability of rainfall in urban areas in order to estimate loads on urban watercourses and drainage systems. Both the spatial and temporal variability within an event is important, but it is also important to know how frequent an event of a given size is expected to strike a specific location. The more we can understand past critical rainfall events, the more we can prepare for more severe and more frequent events in the future climate. The long term objective of this is to reduce impacts of especially pluvial flood producing rainfall events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas: Rainfall in Urban and Natural Systems, UrbanRain 2015 - Pontresina, Switzerland
Duration: Dec 1 2015Dec 5 2015

Conference

Conference10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas: Rainfall in Urban and Natural Systems, UrbanRain 2015
CountrySwitzerland
CityPontresina
Period12/1/1512/5/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering

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    Thorndahl, S., Nielsen, J. E., Rasmussen, M. R., & Smith, J. A. (2015). Analysis of one decade of heavy rainfall events from a radar rainfall dataset. Paper presented at 10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas: Rainfall in Urban and Natural Systems, UrbanRain 2015, Pontresina, Switzerland.