Hydrological Forecasting at EGU 2019: Time to write your abstract

Hydrological Forecasting at EGU 2019: Time to write your abstract

The sessions for the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (7-12 April 2019, Vienna) have been announced, and we’re excited to see that the Hydrological Forecasting sub-division will have 14 sessions covering a fantastic range of topics, including of course the HEPEX-sponsored Ensemble Hydrometeorological Forecasting session! You can contribute to the advancement of hydrological prediction by presenting your scientific developments, applications, operational approaches and more at EGU 2019 – abstract submission is now open until 10 January 2019, 13:00 CET. Why…

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Fictitious Forcings have Macondo in Trouble: A Hackathon Story

Fictitious Forcings have Macondo in Trouble: A Hackathon Story

Contributed by Georgy Ayzel.  Meteorological ensemble forecasts form the core of every system for hydrological ensemble prediction. There are multiple data sources where our meteorological ensembles could come from: historical observations, numerical weather prediction and climate models, or stochastic weather generators. Different sources serve different ways we want to communicate and deliver the information of possible runoff responses to various meteorological conditions. However, there is a source that is typically ignored in the modern landscape of ensemble runoff prediction –…

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HEPEX has had a makeover!

HEPEX has had a makeover!

You may have noticed that this website, and the HEPEX social media accounts, are looking a little different. At the HEPEX workshop in February 2018, it was decided that the HEPEX online platforms could do with a bit of an update, and that HEPEX should finally get an official logo.  So a few months ago, we asked for your help to give HEPEX a shiny new logo! The competition received many designs which we put to a public vote before giving…

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23 (+1) unsolved questions in hydrology

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 of brainstorming at EGU 2018 and in a voting process at the Vienna Catchment Science Symposium. Personally, I did not contribute any question at the discussion stage. I simply could not think of a question that relates to observed phenomena,…

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Take a Breath of the Wild: geoscience in computer games

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 success of using games for science communication sparked a new question in us (Sam Illingworth, Chris Skinner, Casper Albers and Rolf Hut). We wonder how people in general, and earth scientists in particular, view computer-generated landscape images that are now…

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