Our research and development work has beneficial applications throughout the world; solving water-related issues from the arid sand dunes of northeastern Africa to the rain drenched tropical forests of the Rio Chagres in Panama.


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Hydrologic Research Center

The Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) was established in 1993 as a nonprofit research, technology transfer, and training organization. HRC was created to help bridge the large gap existing between scientific research in hydrology and applications for the solution of important societal problems that involve water. With each innovative idea, perspective, assembly of established ideas, or design, HRC seeks to establish the feasibility of our innovations. Many prototype systems and demonstration projects produced by HRC enhance, inspire, or form the basis of successful operational systems that preserve natural resources, further economic interests, and save lives. The Hydrologic Research Center is a public benefit nonprofit organization with 501(c) (3) status in the United States.

HRC Spotlight

HRC's joint initiative for global flash flood guidance is mentioned in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2012 SREX report as a good example for the application of space technology at international scales. See p. 416 of Chapter 7.

San Diego News Channel 10 spotlights HRC and its flash flood early warning technology developments (see embedded video segment as well).

Local newspaper, Carmel Valleys News, spotlights HRC's general manager, Bob Jubach.

Pakistan describes HRC implementation and training at ReliefWeb.Int.

HRC's Global Flash Flood Guidance System described in Ch 5 of COMET's MetEd document "Flash Flood Early Warning System Reference Guide."


Hurricane Sandy
Case Study

2012 Hurricane Sandy Case Study
Precipitation & Soil Moisture Animations

Real-Time Data for Central America

real-time data
Flash Flood Threat Index

NOTE: Rainy Season is Apr-Nov

Real-Time Data for Haiti and Dominican Republic

HDRFFG FFG Flash Flood Guidance

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Feature Article: INFORM

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Climate, Hydrology
& Water Management