Climate Services Speaker Series – Planning for the future: deriving future climate IDF curves for the City of Calgary
November 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
November 24, 2022
8:00am – 9:00am PST
Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) curves relate short-duration rainfall intensity with its frequency of occurrence and are often used for flood forecasting and urban drainage design. Historically, IDF curves have been calculated from historical rainfall data. However, planning and design of infrastructure that is resilient in a changing climate requires IDF data that incorporate climate change projections. This presentation will highlight work done for the City of Calgary and the Calgary Airport Authority to develop several types of future climate change data, including future climate change IDF curves, and how this data is being integrated into design guidelines and planning.
Additionally, the Canadian Centre for Climate Services will briefly speak to new climate change-scaled IDF data that will soon be available on ClimateData.ca.