Five case studies were selected for the INADEF project in the eastern Alps and Dolomites sectors, three in Italy and two in Austria. The monitoring sites chosen in Italy are the Moscardo stream (Friuli-Venezia Giulia), the Rovina di Cancia and the Rudan stream (Veneto); those in Austria are located in Tyrol and they are the Bettelwurfmure and the Gröbentalbach.
The innovative EWS
The overall view of the system includes the following components:
- Local agencies providing corrected radar data;
- The INCA model by ZAMG, that uses the radar data along with other inputs to generate rainfall nowcasting maps;
- The INADEF-EWS (Early Warning System), that uses the nowcasting maps along with other input data to generate early warning maps and alerts.