ARR Storm Generator Help Documentation arr2016

The ARR Storm Generator allows you input the ARR Data Hub Text File and BOM Design Rainfall to produce an arr.zip file with the Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) and all of the durations for the given location, which you can then import to InfoWorks ICM, XPSWMM, XPStorm, or XPRafts for further analysis.

There are three ways in which you can input the ARR Data into the application:

Adding ARR Data by Selecting the Location on the Map

  1. Launch the ARR Storm Generator.
  2. In the ARR Storm Generator dialog, click New.


  3. Click the ARR Data button.


    The ARR Data dialog will appear. 


  4. Click on the map to select the location and the Latitude and Longitude coordinate of the catchment centroid will be automatically populated. Alternatively, you can input the Latitude and Longitude

    Note: You can zoom-in on the map to accurately select the location.

    Latitude is required and must be between -9 and -44 degrees. Longitude is required and must be between 110 and 155 degrees. The Download button will be disabled if you input beyond the acceptable values.

  5. If you want to include very frequent and rare IFDs, select the Include Very Frequent and Rare IFDs check box.
  6. Click Download, and wait until the application downloads the data.

    Once finished, you will be able to see the Status column says Downloaded for the ARR Data File and BOM Design Rainfall file.


  7. To view the files uploaded, click the View option. This will open the file in text format. 
  8. To save the file in your computer, select the Save As option and browse to the location where you want to save the file and click Save.
  9. To remove any file, select the Remove option.
  10. Click OK. You can now edit the various properties of the ARR storm, which will dictate how the model will be defined and saved in your arr.zip file. Refer to Editing the Properties of ARR Storms for more information.

Adding ARR Data by Manually Downloading from the Websites

  1. Download the ARR Data Hub and IFD Data File as described in Downloading ARR Data Hub and BOM Design Rainfall Files Manually.
  2. Launch the ARR Storm Generator.
  3. In the ARR Storm Generator dialog, click New.


  4. Click the ARR Data button.


    The ARR Data dialog will appear. 


  5. In ARR Data Hub Text File, click Add from File under Actions. Browse to the location where the file is saved, select the file, and then click Open.
  6. In ARR Temporal Patterns Increments, click Add from File under Actions. Browse to the location where the file is saved, select the file, and then click Open.

    Note: If the ARR Data Hub Text File you have uploaded contains the ARR Temporal Patterns data, this field will be disabled and you will not need to load any data anymore. If the ARR Data Hub Text File does not contain the Temporal Patterns data, proceed with this step.


  7. In the BOM Design Rainfall, click Add from File under Actions. Browse to the location where the file is saved, select the file, and then click Open.
  8. If you want to include very frequent and rare IFDs, select the Include Very Frequent and Rare IFDs check box, and then browse and load these files.


  9. To view the files uploaded, click the View option. This will open the file in text format. 
  10. To save the file in your computer, select the Save As option and browse to the location where you want to save the file and click Save.
  11. To remove any file, select the Remove option.
  12. Click OK. You can now edit the various properties of the ARR storm, which will dictate how the model will be defined and saved in your arr.zip file. Refer to Editing the Properties of ARR Storms for more information.

Adding ARR Data by Using the ARR Storm Generator to Download the Files

  1. Launch the ARR Storm Generator.
  2. In the ARR Storm Generator dialog, click New.


  3. Click the ARR Data button.


    The ARR Data dialog will appear. 


  4. In ARR Data Hub Text File, click Website and use the ARR Data Hub website to download the file. 
  5. After the download, click Add from File under Actions. Browse to the location where the file is saved, select the file, and then click Open.
  6. In ARR Temporal Patterns Increments, click Website and use the ARR Data Hub website to download the file. 

  7. After the download, click Add from File under Actions. Browse to the location where the file is saved, select the file, and then click Open.

    Note: If the ARR Data Hub Text File you have uploaded contains the ARR Temporal Patterns data, this field will be disabled and you will not need to load any data anymore. If the ARR Data Hub Text File does not contain the Temporal Patterns data, proceed with this step.
  8. In the BOM Design Rainfall, click Website and use the BOM Design Rainfall Data System website to download the file. After the download, click Add from File under Actions. Browse to the location where the file is saved, select the file, and then click Open.
  9. If you want to include very frequent and rare IFDs, select the option for Include Very Frequent and Rare IFDs, and then browse and load these files.


  10. To view the files uploaded, click the View option. This will open the file in text format. 
  11. To save the file in your computer, select the Save As option and browse to the location where you want to save the file and click Save.
  12. To remove any file, select the Remove option.
  13. Click OK. You can now edit the various properties of the ARR storm, which will dictate how the model will be defined and saved in your arr.zip file. Refer to Editing the Properties of ARR Storms for more information.