The development of weather radar and its use in flood forecasting has accelerated in the last few years. Based on a symposium held at the University of Lancaster, the capabilities of weather radar for rainfall measurement and weather forecasting, with emphasis on operational experience in the UK, are examined. Hydrological aspects of flood forecasting and the methods currently used are also discussed. This is extended to specific problems of real-time flood forecasting and the use of weather radar data.
Weather Radar in Western Europe; The Frontiers Project; A System for Processing Radar and Gauge Rainfall Data; The Establishment and Operation of an Unmanned Weather Radar; Accuracy of Real-time Radar Measurements; Weather Radar and a Regional Forecasting Service; An Operational Flood Warning System; UK Flood Forecasting in the 1980s; Flood Forecasting Hydrology in North-West Water; Real-time Flood Forecasting in Diverse Drainage Basins; Real-time Rainfall/Runoff Models and Use of Weather Radar Information; Flood Forecasting Based on Rainfall Radar Measurement and Stochastic Rainfall Forecasting in the Federal Republic of Germany; The Role of Radar and Automated Data Capture in Information Systems for Water Management; Towards More Effective Use of Radar Data for Flood Forecasting; Towards the More Effective Use of Radar and Satellite Imagery in Weather Forecasting; Future Development of the UK Weather Radar Network.