Author Archives: Rebecca Emerton

Skilful seasonal forecasts of streamflow over Europe?

Contributed by Louise Arnal, University of Reading & ECMWF Editor’s Note: Don’t miss the brilliant cartoon summary at the bottom of this post! Over recent decades, seasonal streamflow forecasting methods have evolved and diversified, reflecting changes in our scientific understanding … Continue reading

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Workshop Summary: Hydrological Services for Business

contributed by Shaun Harrigan, ECMWF Over 60 participants ranging from consultancy companies, hydro-meteorological services, (re)insurance, and academia were welcomed at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Reading, UK from the 8th to 9th of May 2018 to … Continue reading

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Risk Communication for Cyclone Early Warning – Do people get the message, and understand what it means for them?

Contributed by Bapon Fakhruddin, Senior DRR and Climate Resilience Specialist, Tonkin+Taylor & Co-chair of the Risk Interpretation and Application of IRDR/ICSU Every year, New Zealand is impacted by ex-tropical cyclones (ETCs) – typically, one ETC makes landfall per year, between the … Continue reading

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Help build Ireland’s new Flood Forecast Centre!

Contributed by Sinéad Duffy, Met Éireann Here at Met Éireann, the Irish national meteorological service, we are working on building an operational Flood Forecast Centre (FFC) for fluvial and coastal floods. After widespread flooding across Ireland in December 2015/January 2016, … Continue reading

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Recent development of post-processing methods in short-term hydrometeorological ensemble forecasting

Contributed by Wentao Li and Qingyun Duan  Due to various uncertainties in model inputs and outputs, initial and boundary conditions, model structures and parameters, raw forecasts from meteorological or hydrological models suffer from systematic bias and under/overdispersion errors and they … Continue reading

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23 (+1) unsolved questions in hydrology

Contributed by Bettina Schaefli Have you heard about the “23 unsolved problems” initiative of IAHS, in reference to the 23 unsolved problems of Hilbert? After the launch of this initiative in November 2017, the web-based discussion culminated in a round … Continue reading

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Take a Breath of the Wild: geoscience in computer games

contributed by Rolf Hut During the recent “Games for Geoscience” session at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, researchers, many from HEPEX among them, presented how they use games to actively communicate scientific results and/or to engage with stakeholders. The … Continue reading

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HEPEX Highlights from EGU 2018

Last week, 15,075 scientists from 106 countries attended the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna. The week was jam-packed with more than 17,000 talks, posters and PICO presentations in 666 different sessions. The HEPEX community was represented across … Continue reading

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HEPEX logo competition: reveal your inner artist!

contributed by Shaun Harrigan and Louise Arnal We need your help! HEPEX (Hydrologic Ensemble Prediction EXperiment) needs a shiny new logo* and we think there is untapped artistic talent bursting to be free within the community, so we are running … Continue reading

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