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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

HRC Distributes Latest Issue of the Flash Flood Guidance Gazette

  HRC sent out the latest issue of the Flash Flood Guidance Gazette to its nearly 500 subscribers on the 20th of August. This issue focuses on the “Women in the Forefront of Operational Meteorology and Hydrology” and is dedicated to those women who are involved with Flash Flood Guidance warnings and Impact-Based Forecasting in... Read More

HRC Participates in Flash Flood Guidance System Global Workshop

The first Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) Global Workshop was held in Antalya, Turkey from 4-8 Nov 2019.  The workshop was sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the U.S. Agency for International Development/ Office of the U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), and was hosted by the Turkish State Meteorological Service (TSMS).  The workshop... Read More

HRC Begins Implementation of the Saint Lucia Flash Flood Guidance System

HRC signed a contract on 24 October 2019 with the Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy of the Government of Saint Lucia to develop and implement the Saint Lucia Flash Flood Guidance system (SLFFGS) for the island.  HRC will be working closely with the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services (SLMS) and the Water Resources Management Agency... Read More

Radar Hydrology Training for the Fiji Flash Flood Guidance System (FijiFFGS)

The Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) conducted a 3-week training course on Radar Hydrology for participants from the Fiji Meteorological Service (FMS) from August 19 through September 6, 2019.  The objectives of the training course were (a) to give technical background on weather radar systems and their use for precipitation estimation, (b) to provide practical, hands-on... Read More