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The useability of 250m resolution data from the UK Meteorological Office Unified Model as input data for a hydrological model.

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Journal publication date06/2008
JournalMeteorological Applications
Journal number2
Volume15
Number of pages11
Pages207-217
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article examines whether very-high resolution (250 m) data provided by the United Kingdom Meteorological Office Unified Model (UM) could be used as an input to a hydrological model for hydrological forecasting purposes. A summer convective event and a winter stratiform event are both considered and it is found that in these two cases, despite errors in both the positioning and timing of storms the predictions were of a sufficient quality to provide beneficial inputs for hydrological modelling. There are encouraging indications that this technique may be valuable in improving flood forecasting generally.