Climate Change and the Hydraulic Design of Sewerage Systems: Volume I - Climate Change Effects on Rainfall; IB Sensitivity Report: Validation of HadRM3 and Comparison with HadRM2

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This report is part of a major study on the impact of climate change on sewerage hydraulic design The project was wide ranging, but with a principle focus on the performance of sewerage systems under future (year 2080) rainfall conditions and what changes might be needed in the hydraulic design of sewerage systems to address any problems that climate change might pose. Other issues include, a summary of international drainage practice and predicted changes in sea levels and river flows. This report is one of 13 documents collated in 4 volumes.This document is one of three in volume I - Climate Change Effects on Rainfall. The other reports in volume I cover: - A report summarising the work carried out by the Met Office in producing predictions for extreme rainfall of the future based on the UKCIP98 Medium-High Scenario and the production of present day and future rainfall maps. Comparison of rainfall from FSR and FEH methods was also carried out. - A seasonality study on the differences between the rainfall output from UKCIP98 and UKCIP02 models. This report extended the work carried out on processing rainfall data covered by report IA in assessing the differences between the predictions from the HADRM2 model (the UKCIP98 output) and the HADRM3 model (the UKCIP02 output). The findings indicated that the changes in the future may be less extreme in terms of rainfall, but that both models should be considered as realistic scenarios for the future climate in the UK.



UKWIR Reference :- 03/CL/10/2Published Date :- 05/07/2004
Retail Price (£) :- 19ISBN :- 1-84057-327-9