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EGU2018 #hepex Twitter feed – stay updated of events as they unfold

EGU2018 #hepex Twitter feed – stay updated of events as they unfold

The week of April 9 sees the 2018 edition of the annual convention of the European Geosciences Union. “EGU2018” will be visited by approx 15,000 geoscientists including many working in the hydrometeorological arena. Last week, Fredrik provided us with an overview of some of the sessions and events that will be of interest to us HEPEX-ers. Many of the convention-visiting-hydrometeorologists will carry a Twitter enabled phone which they will use to brief the world about the most salient insights gained….

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Melbourne HEPEX “Breaking the Barriers” convention – Twitter feed

Melbourne HEPEX “Breaking the Barriers” convention – Twitter feed

This week, the HEPEX traveling circus will descend on Melbourne, home of the Bureau of Meteorology, the University of Melbourne, Monash University and the CSIRO. HEPEX-ers will be tweeting their way through the convention – and these Tweets will be assembled in below Twitter stream. Feel free to add your thoughts, ideas and observations – just make sure they’re summarized in 140 280 characters max – and don’t forget to include the #hepex tag! #hepex at #EGU17

FcstVerChallenge: will you join the HEPEX team?

FcstVerChallenge: will you join the HEPEX team?

You may have read Florian’s recent post on the WMO’s “forecast verification challenge”. In short: the WMO’s World Weather Research Programme set a challenge to develop new user oriented verification scores, metrics, diagnostics or diagrams. Any entries have to be submitted by the end of October and the winning entry will be awarded with a “keynote” presentation at the 2017 WMO verification meeting in Geneva as well as free passage into that event. Some HEPEX-ers got together last week and…

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Because it’s Friday… comments invited!

Because it’s Friday… comments invited!

Should the forecaster modify an ensemble hydrological forecast? A case study.

Should the forecaster modify an ensemble hydrological forecast? A case study.

Andrea is an operational forecaster at the US National Weather Service’s North Central River Forecast Centre. She writes about some very specific forecasting challenges that she and her colleagues are faced with on a daily basis. Introduction Devils Lake water levels have risen over 10 meters in the past 22 years. Due to natural variability in winter precipitation, the water level may further rise in spring as a result of melting of the snowpack in the lake’s basin. Such a…

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