A Preliminary Analysis of the Hydrological Utilisation of the ‘Frontiers’ System

  • D. Viner
  • I. D. Cluckie
  • C. G. Collier


This paper briefly outlines the operational aspects of the FRONTIERS system for very-short-range precipitation forecasting, and its use for the development of hydrological models. Also detailed is a case study of the use of FRONTIERS instantaneous precipitation forecasts as input to a number of hydrological models calibrated with FRONTIERS Actuals for catchments in the North West of England. Results show that the FRONTIERS data is of vital importance for hydrological modelling.


Radar Data Flood Forecast Precipitation Forecast Average Root Mean Square Error Flow Forecast 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Viner
    • 1
  • I. D. Cluckie
    • 1
  • C. G. Collier
    • 2
  1. 1.Water Resources Research Group Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of SalfordSalfordUK
  2. 2.Meteorological OfficeBracknell, BerkshireUK

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