Analysis of extreme precipitation and design events in Oslo

Precipitation is the most input into the hydrological system and is very heterogeneous in urban areas. Extreme precipitation events are the most important factor to trigger flood events. With climate change, it is projected that there will be more extreme precipitation in magnitude and frequency.

This master thesis will analyze the extreme precipitation values and extreme events in Oslo, and eventually design precipitation events. The results will be useful for city planning and flooding mitigation.

The students will affiliate under two ongoing projects-New Water Ways ( and Sustainable Urbanization in the Context of Economic Transformation and Climate Change: Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas.

The student will contribute to these two projects and gain knowledge about stormwater management at both national and international levels.

Published Aug. 27, 2019 9:28 AM - Last modified Aug. 27, 2019 9:28 AM


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