Development of the FRONTIERS Precipitation Nowcasting System and Initial Forecast Results

  • P. Newcomb


The FRONTIERS system has been developed to use wind field data from the UK mesoscale model to advect radar derived rainfall patterns to produce both instantaneous and accumulation forecasts out to six hours. A one year trial of the accumulation forecast data has been entered into with two regions of the National Rivers Authority — Thames and North-West. Initial results are presented showing a level of skill comparable with previously published work.


Lead Time Accumulation Period Weather Radar Radar Rainfall River Authority 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Newcomb
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  1. 1.UK Meteorological OfficeUK

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