Category Archives: monitoring

Drought Monitoring and Prediction in South Asia

Contributed by:  Vimal Mishra* and Saran Aadhar, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, India Drought is one of the most complex natural disasters. In South Asia — a region including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan — … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced data for flood hydrology – Interview with flood chasers in France and Argentina

Contributed by MH Ramos, member of the IRSTEA Columnist Team A recent paper published in the Journal of Hydrology has drawn my attention: Crowdsourced data for flood hydrology: Feedback from recent citizen science projects in Argentina, France and New Zealand. The paper deals … Continue reading

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Real-time forecasts for your holidays in Switzerland. Keep tuned and give feedback!

In Switzerland the 1st of June represents the unofficial start of the flash-flood season. Against this, in 2013 we selected June 1st to launch our www.drought.ch platform on early recognition of critical droughts (see this post here). At that moment, … Continue reading

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“The Böögg Bang Theory” – or: Traditional seasonal forecasts in Switzerland

by Massimiliano Zappa, a HEPEX 2015 Guest Columnist Dear readers, when last year the Paris-based HEPEX co-chair (the one with two first names) contacted me to ask whether I could have interest in writing a couple of columns for the … Continue reading

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Streamflow flood monitoring and forecasting over Africa with little data

By Justin Sheffield (Princeton University) Recent flooding in Mozambique caused almost 100 deaths and displaced 150,000 people, with extensive damage to infrastructure. Forecasting such an event is a challenge because of the scarcity of on-the-ground data and lack of capacity … Continue reading

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Keep the information flooding in – Social and mainstream media monitoring for improved disaster management

Contributed by Milan Kalas, Davide Muraro, Tomas Kliment, JuttaThielen and Florian Pappenberger Several days of exceptionally intense and continued rainfalls from 13th May 2014 onwards caused disastrous flooding in the Balkan region (for details see this post) The question is: … Continue reading

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Global Flood Partnership: Report from the 4th workshop 4-6 March 2014 in Reading

Contributed by Fredrik Wetterhall, Florian Pappenberger, Lorenzo Alfieri, JuttaThielen and Tom de Groeve The 4th workshop of the Global Flood Working Group, hosted at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in the UK,  gathered around 90 scientists, practitioners … Continue reading

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Hydrologists make your voice heard (for atmospheric re-analysis)

ECMWF is currently conducting a user study regarding reanalysis data. The results will be used to shape future data provision and may well influence the design of future reanalysis data. IF you want reanalyses to stay (or be more) useful … Continue reading

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