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A timeline of developments at SMHI’s hydrological forecasting and warning service

A timeline of developments at SMHI’s hydrological forecasting and warning service

Contributed by Göran Lindström (SMHI) and Henrik Spångmyr (SMHI, Midvatten AB), members of the SMHI Guest Columnist Team The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has a long tradition in developing customized products and services, as well as 24/7 production of forecasts with early warnings. In this blog, we summarize the development over time of SMHI’s hydrological forecasting and warning service. The first hydrological forecasts at SMHI date back all the way to 1913. Statistical methods for converting winter precipitation…

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#FloodHack – Help improve the Global Flood Awareness System

#FloodHack – Help improve the Global Flood Awareness System

Are you interested in global flood forecasting? Are you a good code hacker? Or perhaps a bit of both? Then maybe a Hackathon would be something for you? On the 16-17 January ECMWF invites everybody interested in improving the Global Flood Awareness System (GloFAS) to a weekend of hacking. During the event we will improve the usability of the system as well as making use of new data sources and developing the system’s functionality. The event is free for everyone and we will…

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Introducing… Gemma Coxon

Introducing… Gemma Coxon

For the second ‘Introducing…’ blog post I invited Gemma Coxon to introduce herself and her work to the HEPEX community. Gemma is an early-career researcher at Bristol University. Liz: Hello! Can you introduce yourself in a couple of sentences? Gemma: Hi, my name is Gemma Coxon and I am a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Bristol working as part of the MaRIUS project (Managing the risks, impacts and uncertainties of droughts and water scarcities). Liz: How long have you been doing…

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From research to operations and vice versa: feedback from the HEPEX session at IUGG/IAHS workshop

From research to operations and vice versa: feedback from the HEPEX session at IUGG/IAHS workshop

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos, Fredrik Wetterhall and Andy Wood A Sunday in Prague can be spent in the tourist crowds on the main square, a leisurely stroll over the Charles bridge up to the castle to enjoy the stunning views, or it can be spent in at a conference centre attending “Hydrological Forecasting and Predictive Uncertainty: Advances and Challenges of Transferring Science into Operational Practice”. That was the title of the session at the IUGG General assembly/IAHS workshop that was…

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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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