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HRC has a position open for a Hydraulic Engineer

HRC is currently seeking to fill a position for a hydraulic engineer. The successful candidate will work remotely with HRC’s staff of engineers, scientists and specialists to contribute their skills toward multi-disciplinary development and deployment projects at municipal, state, national and international scales. Please refer to discussions provided on the website as to the types... Read More

Unprecedented Monsoonal Flash Floods in Pakistan in 2022

  A Case Study using August 2022 Products from the Operational Pakistan-Afghanistan Regional Flash Flood Guidance System (PARFFGS)   The monsoonal period from the middle of June through the end of August 2022 saw unprecedented rainfall and flooding throughout Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan. The Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) has conducted a case study analysis using... Read More

HRC Staff Publish Research Paper on Flash Flood Assessment and Operational Prediction in Urban Areas in the Journal WATER

  HRC staff members Dr. Zhengyang Cheng, Dr. Konstantine Georgakakos, Cristopher Spencer and Randall Banks published a research paper on flash flood assessment and operational prediction in urban areas in the journal WATER on 13 August 2022. The paper demonstrates the research-to-application and operational use of numerical hydrologic and hydraulic modeling to (a) quantify potential... Read More

HRC Presentation at the American Geophysical Union on Microwave-Adjusted Global Hydro-Estimator Research and Implementation – with video

HRC staff made an oral video presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021.  HRC’s presentation was on 13 December 2021, the first day of the meeting.  The presentation was made by Dr. Konstantine Georgakakos, Dr. Theresa Modrick Hansen, and Mr. Cristopher Spencer.  The title of the paper is Operational Microwave-Adjusted Hydro-Estimator to Support Flash... Read More

World Meteorological Organization strengthens Flash Flood Guidance System

During the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Extraordinary Congress in October 2021, the Flash Flood Guidance System with Global Coverage (FFGS/WGC) has been put on a more sustainable footing after a decision by the Extraordinary World Meteorological Congress.   HRC is a partner in the development and implementation of the FFGS/WGC in collaboration with the WMO, U.S.... Read More

HRC presents Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) snow hydrology webinar

In response to the growing hazards of flash floods caused by melting of snow and ice, a Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) snow hydrology webinar was organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and India Meteorological Department (IMD) and presented by Dr Eylon Shamir of the Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) to discuss the importance for tracking... Read More

HRC Recognized in Video at the 2020 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

Central to the mission of the Hydrologic Research Center is to realize an efficient and reliable process to transform research done by its members and the broader research community to useful applications and operational systems worldwide.  The American Geophysical Union (AGU) through its AGU TV program invited HRC in 2020 to illustrate this research-to-application and... Read More

HRC Supports World Meteorological Organization Data Conference

HRC contributed a poster presentation at the recent Data Conference organized by the World Meteorological Organization.  The virtual conference was held from 16-19 November 2020 with HRC’s presentation on the 18th.  HRC’s poster was titled: DATA NEEDS AND REALIZABLE EXCHANGE STRATEGIES ON GLOBAL SCALES FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION OPERATIONAL LAND SURFACE FORECASTS.  The authors included K.P. Georgakakos,... Read More

HRC Participates in the India Meteorological Department Commissioning of Flash Flood Guidance Services for South Asia

The Hydrologic Research Center participated in the commissioning of the South Asia Flash Flood Guidance Services coordinated by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).  The event officially launched the South Asia Flash Flood Guidance System (South Asia FFGS) in the region.  The system, developed and implemented by HRC, supports the National Meteorological and Hydrologic Services in... Read More

HRC Begins Implementation of the West Africa Flash Flood Guidance System

HRC has partnered with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to implement a Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) in the West Africa region.  This phase of the project will enhance the flash flood forecasting capabilities of the countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.  The project will include development of technology, training, protocols and procedures to... Read More