There has been an increasing demand for accurate rainfall forecast in urban areas from the water industry. Current forecasting systems provided mainly by meteorological offices are based on large-scale prediction and are not well suited for this application. In order to devise a system especially designed for the dynamic management of a sewerage system the “RADAR” project was launched. The idea of this project was to provide a short-term small-scale prediction of rain based on radar images. The prediction methodology combines two methods. An extrapolation method based on a sophisticated cross correlation of images is optimised by a neural network technique. Three different application sites in Europe have been used to validate the system.
Radar based rainfall forecast for sewage systems control
H. Aspegren, C. Bailly, A. Mpé, N. Bazzurro, A. Morgavi, E. Prem, N. E. Jensen; Radar based rainfall forecast for sewage systems control. Water Sci Technol 1 March 2001; 43 (5): 79–86. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2001.0256
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