Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
27 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 27 Oct 2017

Regional frequency analysis of extreme rainfall in Belgium based on radar estimates

Edouard Goudenhoofdt, Laurent Delobbe, and Patrick Willems


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (10 Jul 2017) by Uwe Ehret
AR by Edouard Goudenhoofdt on behalf of the Authors (12 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (25 Jul 2017) by Uwe Ehret
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Aug 2017) by Uwe Ehret
RR by Luca Panziera (25 Aug 2017)
RR by Francesco Marra (06 Sep 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (14 Sep 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Sep 2017) by Uwe Ehret
Short summary
Knowing the characteristics of extreme precipitation is useful for flood management applications like sewer system design. The potential of a 12-year high-quality weather radar precipitation dataset is investigated by comparison with rain gauges. Despite known limitations, a good agreement is found between the radar and the rain gauges. Using the radar data allow us to reduce the uncertainty of the extreme value analysis, especially for short duration extremes related to thunderstorms.