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Heavy precipitation in the Alpine region (HERA): Areal rainfall determination for flood warnings through in-situ measurements, remote sensing and atmospheric modelling

Volkert, Hans (2000) Heavy precipitation in the Alpine region (HERA): Areal rainfall determination for flood warnings through in-situ measurements, remote sensing and atmospheric modelling. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 72, pp. 73-85. DOI: 10.1007/s007030050007. ISSN 0177-7971.

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Abstract

Background and key results of the EU-funded project HERA are presented. The identification of the growing possibilities to use forecast precipitation fields as input for hydrological models is followed by a broad assessment of the state of the art regarding the determination of the atmospheric part of the hydrological cycle, with the geographical focus on the mountainous region of the Alps in the heart of Europe. This includes the construction of (north)Alpine radar composites for nine episodes; a first systematic cross-validation on a daily basis of four operational forecasting models with a trans-national gridded observational dataset; several detailed case studies involving research versions of operational forecast models and the latest advances in model resolution and microphysical parameterizations; new algorithms for Doppler radar retrievals over complex terrain; and synthetic modelling studies with governing parameters derived from the selected cases to investigate some basic processes in isolation. Finally, implications for proto-type applications of forecast areal precipitation fields in the hydrological modelling of mountainous catchments are given.

Document Type:Article
Additional Information:LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2000,
Title:Heavy precipitation in the Alpine region (HERA): Areal rainfall determination for flood warnings through in-situ measurements, remote sensing and atmospheric modelling
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Volkert, HansDLR, IPA
Date:2000
Journal or Publication Title:Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:72
DOI:10.1007/s007030050007
Page Range:pp. 73-85
ISSN:0177-7971
Status:Published
Keywords:HERA, weather precipitation, Alpine region
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:15 Jan 2008
Last Modified:11 Nov 2014 17:26

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