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UK Research and Innovations (2018)

NFLICS : Nowcasting FLood Impacts of Convective storms in the Sahel

NFLICS Storm Sahel

Titre : NFLICS : Nowcasting FLood Impacts of Convective storms in the Sahel

Pays/Région : Sahel

Durée : sept. 18 - nov. 19

Référence projet : NE/S006087/1
Catégorie : Research Grant

Résumé partiel
NFLICS (Nowcasting FLood Impacts of Convective storms in the Sahel) replies to the pressing demands of on-the-ground responders and risk groups for advance warnings of heavy rainfall and likely flood impact. In the Sahel, the vast majority of flash floods are due to intense rain within long-lived Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCSs). The most powerful MCS have tripled in frequency over the last 35 years in this region, apparently linked to global warming. This climate change signal has been accompanied by rapid urban expansion in the region, and indicates that the socio-economic impacts of flash flooding are likely to become even more devastating in the coming years. As a consequence, civil protection authorities and on-the-ground responders in the Sahel are demanding improved early warnings of the likelihood of flood impact through proven tools and services from National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS). NFLICS will address this need by developing and testing automated approaches for predictions out to 6 hours of intense rain and likely flood impact in Senegal. It will work in partnership by engaging widely to co-develop decision-relevant products and processes for operational services that meet the demands of the user community.

Lead Research Organisation : NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Financement : Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Budget  : £304 761

UK Research and Innovations

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