EURO-FRIEND, Flow Regimes From International Experimental and Network Data

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Future plans

The group intends to continue the modelling work in the following direction:

  • taking into account the rating curves when conditioning simulations on observed flows
  • using the method of functional classification and evaluation of hydrographs based on multicomponent mapping (Pappenberger and Beven, 2004)
  • selecting design hydrographs of long return period from flood frequency simulation within the GLUE framework
  • saturated areas mapping in small catchments and the use of the data for conditioning the spatial performance of TOPMODEL
  • using the SCA (snow covered area) data for modelling discharge in snowmelt periods.
  • flash floods and geocomputation

Future activities will also be focused on co-operation in an ongoing project - Water and global change (WATCH), which is an integrated project that is carried out within the framework of the Sixth Framework Programme EU on Global change and ecosystems. The project brings together the hydrological, water resources and climate communities to analyse, quantify and predict the components of the current and future global water cycles and related water resources states, evaluate their uncertainties and clarify the overall vulnerability of global water resources related to the main societal and economic sectors. The contribution of this group into the project is in the work block for Extremes (floods).

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River Trent, Nottingham, UK
River Trent, Nottingham, UK

Heavy rain, Penang, Malaysia
Heavy rain, Penang, Malaysia