Investigation of Impacts of Spatial Variability and Motion of Rainfall in Urban Drainage Modelling

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


The topic of this paper is to investigate which knowledge can be acquired from weather radar systems on the case of spatial variability of storm events. Furthermore, it is investigated how this variation affects the results of an urban drainage model. The main focus of the study is to determine if the motion of a storm event has any impact on the runoff response in the drainage system. To do this a novel method is developed to rotate and relocate existing radar images and use the result as input to a selected model. At the moment the results show that the dominant direction of the storm has little to none effect on the outcome, but further research is being conducted to confirm this.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Urban Drainage Modelling : UMD 2018
EditorsGiorgio Mannina
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2019
ChapterPart IV: Rainfall in Urban Areas
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-99866-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-99867-1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 23 Sept 201826 Sept 2018
Conference number: 11


ConferenceInternational Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling
SeriesGreen Energy and Technology


  • Weather radar
  • Spatial variability
  • Urban hydrology


Dive into the research topics of 'Investigation of Impacts of Spatial Variability and Motion of Rainfall in Urban Drainage Modelling'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this