Spatial-Temporal Rainfall Modelling with Climate Change Scenarios
This page contains links to other organisations involved in the
project, as well as to related pages elsewhere.
The work is being carried out jointly with researchers in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College. Relevant pages are:
- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
- Environmental and Water Resource Engineering Section.
The following organisations are represented on the steering committee for the project:
- DEFRA. Click here for the DEFRA web page for this project.
- CEH Wallingford.
- The UK Environment Agency.
- Climate Analysis Group, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading.
Extensive research is being done into the use of climate models to inform scenarios of future climate for hydrological applications. Some relevant pages are as follows:
- BETWIXT (Built EnvironmenT: Weather scenarios for investigation of Impacts and eXTremes). Development of weather generators based on UKCIP02 climate change scenarios.
- FloodRiskNet is a cross-disciplinary network looking into all aspects of flood risk, bringing together representatives from UK academia, industry, government and professional organisations.
- The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) home page. Access to reports summarising official thinking regarding future climate scenarios.
- The IPCC Data Distribution Centre at the University of East Anglia gives information on climate model scenarios, along with limited data from a range of models.
- MICE (Modelling the Impact of Climate Extremes). Identifies and catalogues extremes in observed and modelled climate data, and uses extreme value theory to assess future changes in extremes.
- PRUDENCE (Prediction of Regional scenarios and Uncertainties for Defining EuropeaN Climate change risks and Effects). Intercomparison of various regional climate models, and their use to develop projections of future European climate.
- SDSM (Statistical DownScaling Model). A decision support tool, written by Rob Wilby and Christian Dawson, for assessing local climate change impacts using a statistical downscaling technique.
- STARDEX (STAtistical and Regional dynamical Downscaling of EXtremes of European regions). Intercomparison of downscaling methods for constructing scenarios of extremes, as well as production of future scenarios of extremes for Europe.
- SWURVE (Sustainable Water: Uncertainty, Risk and Vulnerability in Europe). Develop a probabilistic framework for the treatment of future climate scenarios and their impacts.
- TSRsim (Statistical Time Series Rainfall Data Software). This is a software package for generating generating rainfall sequences at time resolutions down to 5 minutes.
- UKCIP (the UK Climate Impacts Programme). "Provides scenarios that show how our climate might change and co-ordinates research on dealing with our future climate".
- WRINCLE (Water Resources: INfluence of CLimate change in Europe). Examines the impacts on European water resources of climate change and variability, using the latest atmospheric model outputs to generate climate change scenarios.