The Public Relations Directorate of the University of Szeged has announced that a system for forecasting precipitation and flash floods is being implemented in the Hungarian–Serbian border region. The project will provide valuable assistance for preventing damage in the future.
While precipitation is declining in our region due to climate change, its distribution in time is also becoming increasingly extreme. This may result in highly damaging flash floods, primarily in the urban regions of Central Europe.
The primary goal of the project, which has received a grant of 750 thousand euros from the European Union, is the creation of a precipitation and flash flood monitoring, forecasting and online information and warning system in the towns of the Hungarian-Serbian border region. At Novi Sad and Szeged, a measuring network will be implemented that will provide data about the quantity of rainfall at a much higher spatial resolution than what was previously available.
Working with partners, researchers of the universities of Szeged and Novi Sad will develop a real-time short-term precipitation and flash flood forecasting system that will cover not only the two cities but the entire region. The forecasts will be based on data collected using remote sensing, the measurements from the systems installed in the two cities will be used for the fine tuning of more accurate forecasts.
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