Flood Risk from Extreme Events
Reports and key findings
The following case studies are linked to this research programme. Full details of each case study are available from NERC's Science Impacts Database.
Clouds-to-coast prediction of flood risks Synopsis: By modelling atmospheric conditions, waves, surges, tides, beach profile changes and sea defence response, this project is creating new ways of predicting extreme coastal flooding in the UK.
Research will improve local storm and flash flood forecasts Synopsis: Using new radar techniques to observe the early stages of evolving storms, scientists are developing improved forecast models. These should give better warnings of sudden heavy rainfall, which can lead to flash flooding.