Special Issue "New Approaches in Design Rainfall Calculations in the Aspect of Storm Water Management and Urban Flood Risk Management"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Climatology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Bartosz Kaźmierczak
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Guest Editor
Department of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
Interests: urban hydrology; stormwater drainage system; climate change; mathematical modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The assessment of threats related to urban floods, in the conditions of a changing climate, is necessary for the rational storm water management of cities. Rainfall data have a decisive impact on the results of hydrodynamic modeling of urban drainage systems and flood risk assessment. It is therefore obvious that we must strive to provide the most accurate rainfall models, based on comprehensive analyses of available precipitation data at the regional level. Despite the research conducted so far on design rainfalls, there are still aspects that need to be raised and discussed. This Special Issue aims to broaden our knowledge of current research on the temporal and spatial variability of precipitation in the context of storm water and urban flood risk management. In particular, the following topics are of interest:

  • Current and future precipitation models;
  • Temporal and spatial rainfall distribution;
  • Impact of climate change on rainfall characteristics;
  • Statistical analysis of precipitation data;
  • Future rainfall scenarios for urban drainage modeling;
  • Defining rainfall hyetographs;
  • Factors affecting local design storms;
  • Verification of precipitation patterns;
  • Flood risk management in the aspect of climate change;
  • Past and future climate change impacts on precipitation extremes;
  • Hazard mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Dr. Bartosz Kaźmierczak
Guest Editor

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  • Rainfall models
  • IDF/DDF curves
  • Precipitation data
  • Design storms
  • Rainfall hyetographs
  • Climate change
  • Hazard and risk

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: A transient Stochastic Rainfall Generator for climate changes analysis at hydrological scales in Central Italy
Davide Luciano De Luca1, Andrea Petroselli2 and Luciano Galasso1
Department of Informatics, Modelling, Electronics and System Engineering, University of Calabria, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
2 Department of Economics, Engineering, Society and Business Organization (DEIM), Tuscia University, 01100, Viterbo, (VT), Italy
Abstract: Climate changes and their impacts on the agriculture, industry, economy, human health and ecosystems constitute an always more important topic for scientific community. Consequently, Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) are nowadays a worldwide priority, in order to have resilient societies. Read more at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iw17pwqzl297dij/De%20Luca.docx?dl=0

Title: Model hyetographs of short-term rainfall for Wrocław in the perspective of 2050
Authors: Katarzyna Wartalska, Andrzej Kotowski
Affiliation: Department of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
Abstract: One of the most important problems while modeling of stormwater drainage systems is the choice of rainfall scenario, which will take into account the real rainfall distribution over time. This problem is particularly significant due to the climate change observed in recent decades, manifested, inter alia, in the increase in the precipitation intensities or changes in their structure. Read more at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/crg6xsycf94rrr4/Wartalska.docx?dl=0

Title: Searching for probabilistic model to develop DDF curves for Upper and Middle Odra basin in Poland
Authors: Marcin Wdowikowski1, Karina Kózka1 & Bartosz Kaźmierczak2
1 Institute of Meteorology and Water Management - National Research Institute, 01-673 Warszawa, Poland
2 Department of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
Abstract: One of the undesirable consequences of global climate change is the disruption of the hydrological cycle which is causing variations in intensity, duration and frequency of rainfall events. In order to reduce urban susceptibility for the negative climate factors, the pinpointing of the potential effects of climate change and cities acclimating to them is a must. Reviewing and updating rainfall characteristics (i.e., Depth–Duration–Frequency (DDF) curves) due to rapidly changing meteorological phenomena is necessary, especially when rainfall characteristics are used for planning and design of various environmental engineering projects such as storm water drainage systems. Read more at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ylvelcybu8m7t1f/Wdowikowski.docx?dl=0

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