Rainfall generator for the Meuse basin : extension of the base period with the years 1999-2008

Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu, Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut, T.A. Buishand and R. Leander
De Bilt : KNMI

In KNMI publication 196-III a multi-site weather generator for the French and Belgian parts of the Meuse basin was developed. Daily precipitation and temperature are generated by resampling from the observed daily precipitation and temperature for the period 1930-1998 (or 1961-1998) using a nearest-neighbour technique. This weather generator forms part of a new methodology to estimate the design discharge for flood protection works in the Netherlands.

In this report the extension of the base period for resampling up to 2008 is discussed. The homogeneity of the long precipitation series that drive the resampling procedure was tested in the same way as for the old base periods. This resulted in a small number of inhomogeneities near the end of the old base periods.

36 p.
Fig., tab. ; 30 cm
(KNMI publication ; 196-V)
With ref.
This work was performed under contract ‘Zaaknummer 31007187.0002’ to Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, Rijkswaterstaat Centre for Water
Management, Lelystad, The Netherlands.