Name and acronym above are provisional :-) - Toby.
This research is part of UKCEH's response to the Climate & Land and Flood & Drought Impacts challenges of UKCEH's Science Challenges.
Flash floods are critically important in dry monsoonal ecosystems. Although infrequent, these extreme events bring much-needed water in arid areas. However, they can also cause widespread damage, especially when the terrain is extremely flat (e.g. in some Australian catchments).
A new globalised coupled model approach has recently been developed through the CHAMFER project which provides new and much-improved ability to simulate the behaviour of such catchments (UM_JULES).