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Which scales matter for water resources management?

Which scales matter for water resources management?

Contributed by Andreas Hartmann, Axel Bronstert, Bettina Schaefli The discussion about which scale is the most relevant for water resources management is an increasingly important debate of hydrological modelling principles over the last decade. The session “(Ir‑)relevant scales in hydrology: Which scales matter for water resources management?” convened at this year’s EGU General Assembly 2017 tried to put some new light (and fire) into this ongoing debate. Solicited speakers representing the plot scale, hillslope and catchment scale, and the large-scale…

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What will happen next week at EGU 2017 in hydrological forecasting?

What will happen next week at EGU 2017 in hydrological forecasting?

The EGU 2017 Annual General Assembly will take place next week, from 23–28 April 2017 in Vienna. Once again, researchers, professors, early career scientists and practitioners interested in any of the fields covered by geosciences, including hydrological sciences, atmospheric sciences and natural hazards, will be together to present and discuss their work. The meeting program includes about 1,000 sessions and over 17,500 abstracts, of which over 200 contributions will be presented in 8 scientific and operational-focused sessions organized by the…

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2018 HEPEX workshop, Melbourne, Australia: Breaking the barriers

2018 HEPEX workshop, Melbourne, Australia: Breaking the barriers

Contributed by James Bennett (CSIRO) and local organizers team In the afterglow of the highly successful 2016 HEPEX workshop in Quebec City, Canada, the planning for the next HEPEX workshop in 2018 in Melbourne, Australia is underway. Melbourne is far way for many HEPEXers, so we thought we would give an early warning of this workshop to give you all some planning time. With this in mind, we plan to hold the workshop in February 6-8, 2018. This is the…

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The Hydrological Forecasting Quiz: prepare yourself for EGU 2017

The Hydrological Forecasting Quiz: prepare yourself for EGU 2017

Abstract submission for the European Geosciences Union (EGU) annual assembly in 2017  is open. Do you want to participate, but you don’t know to which session submit an abstract ? Here’s a quiz to help you! Click below on the sessions proposed by the sub-division on Hydrological Forecasting to learn more about their content, test your knowledge with the quiz and make your choice! Flash floods and associated hydro-geomorphic processes What is the difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood…

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A user-oriented forecast verification metric competition

A user-oriented forecast verification metric competition

Forecast performance is one of the most central themes not only in day-to-day weather forecasting, but also in HEPEX. It is so important that we have devoted an entire chapter in our science and implementation plan to it (see here). I am, in particular, often forwarding the link to these blog posts when I am explaining (or trying to explain) forecast properties to a forecast user. Nevertheless, many of the scores remain abstract. Whilst a forecast bias may still be…

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