Operationelle Abfluss- und Hochwasservorhersage in
operational discharge and flooding predictions in head catchments
OPAQUE (Operationelle Abfluss- und Hochwasservorhersage in Quellgebieten - operational discharge and flooding predictions in head catchments) is part of the BMBF-Förderaktivität "Risikomanagement extremer Hochwasserereignisse" (RIMAX - risk management of extrem flooding events).
Floodings in head catchments have a high potential for damages of societey and environment because of short lead times and rapid increases of the water level. Therefore, the management of exterme floodings requires very precise operational predictions of rainfall-runoff processes as well as matching control of reservoirs and retention basins. Reliable operational predictions of rainfall-runoff processes in head catchments are very difficult because of high spatio-temporal variability of the precipitation and the non-linearity of the catchment response.
The goal of the project is to reduce the uncertainties of the above mentioned predictions. There are several reasons for the uncertainties in the flood predictions:
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