How writing an article can come out of the blue (KGE on log-transformed flows: a bad idea?)

How writing an article can come out of the blue (KGE on log-transformed flows: a bad idea?)

Contributed by Léonard Santos (Irstea, France). It is common to read articles in which the Kling and Gupta Efficiency (KGE, Gupta et al., 2009) or its modified version (KGE’, Kling et al., 2012) are used as a metric to evaluate the quality of streamflow simulations. They are often seen as a solution to substitute the Nash and Sutcliffe Efficiency (NSE, Nash and Sutcliffe, 1970). However, are these two criterion totally comparable? Can the KGE be used exactly in the same…

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CNDS Summer School on Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Reduction

CNDS Summer School on Natural Hazards & Disaster Risk Reduction

Contributed by Siobhan Dolan, University of Reading. The Centre for Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS) held a summer school at their department at Uppsala University for early career researchers (ECR) who had an interest in learning more about ‘Natural Hazards in the Anthropocene’ and disaster risk reduction (DRR). This summer school was held on 20-24th August and had 36 ECRs attending, including myself. I am a doctoral researcher from the University of Reading and one of the 13 NERC…

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GloFAS-Seasonal: Global Scale Seasonal River Flow Forecasts

GloFAS-Seasonal: Global Scale Seasonal River Flow Forecasts

Contributed by Rebecca Emerton. My PhD research looks into how we can provide earlier indications of flood hazard at the global scale. One way of doing this is through seasonal forecasts of high (or low) river flow. Seasonal forecasts are designed to provide an early indication that a given variable, in this case river flow, will differ from normal in the coming weeks or months. While many operational centres produce seasonal forecasts of meteorological variables, operational seasonal forecasts of hydrological…

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A short course on Hydrological Forecasting: interview with Marie-Amélie Boucher and Jan Verkade

A short course on Hydrological Forecasting: interview with Marie-Amélie Boucher and Jan Verkade

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos (Irstea) and Shaun Harrigan (CEH) This year Hepex is joining the Young Hydrologic Society (YHS) to offer a short course on hydrological forecasting during the EGU General Assembly in Vienna. Shaun Harrigan (CEH), representative of the YHS, and I have been excited about this first experience and invite you to check the short description of the course’s content. The course will take place on Wednesday 26 April, from 17:30-20:00, in room -2.91 (Brown Level -2 –…

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Young Hydrologic Society: A Network For Early Career Hydrologists

Young Hydrologic Society: A Network For Early Career Hydrologists

Contributed by Tim van Emmerik (Delft University of Technology), Lieke Melsen (Wageningen University & Research Centre) and Wouter Berghuijs (University of Bristol) During the 2012 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, several hydrology students observed that there was no organizational structure for the involvement of early career researchers (ECR) in the EGU Division of Hydrological Sciences (HS), and that there were few ECRs actively involved within the Division. It was clear that with about 30% of the membership…

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