Extreme precipitation events have become more prevalent in recent decades, according to the results of the study “Extreme Value Analysis of Heavy Rainfall in North Rhine-Westphalia (ExUS) 2010”.
As a continuation of the ExUS 2010 project, hydro & meteo GmbH is once again working on the ExUS2020 study in a cooperation agreement with the State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia (LANUV), dr. papadakis GmbH, aqua_plan GmbH and Dr. med. Markus Quirmbach (Head of the Department of Hydrology, Urban Water Management and Hydraulic Engineering at the Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences (HRW), in which measurement data taken during ten additional years will be examined and used for evaluation.
Questions arising from the consequences of climate change have become more and more complex. In particular, the development of shorter duration heavy rainfall, changes in air temperature and dry periods as well as findings from spatially high-resolution radar precipitation data have not only rendered a new edition necessary, but also an expansion of the scope of research of the new ExUS 2020 study.
Read more about the individual work packages of the study by clicking on the picture on the right (in German)
or get more information about the project here: LANUV