Investigating the Use of NASA Products to Improve the Performance of Regional Operational Flash Flood Guidance Systems Worldwide

This project aims to improve operational flash flood warning and response by National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and Response Agencies worldwide.  The Earth observations from NASA satellites Aqua and Terra and the NOAA GOES satellite were used in a feasibility study to improve the estimation of the snow line in the Black Sea and Middle East... Read More

India Disaster Management Support Project

HRC supported the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Agency for International Development to modernize the Indian Meteorological Department with respect to improvement of early warning for floods, cyclones and extreme weather events in India. The project was comprised of five sub-projects: 1) Tropical cyclone forecast & warning, 2) Local severe storms (including... Read More

Incorporating Climate Information and Stakeholder Engagement in Groundwater Resources Planning and Management

The project addresses uncertainties with meeting water demands in semi-arid regions for groundwater dependent communities where aquifers are being replenished by intermittent streamflow events.  As projected and observed climatic changes for the Southwest U.S. increase these uncertainties, the project was designed to employ a novel modeling framework and extensive stakeholder interactions to achieve the following... Read More

Implementation of the WRF-ARW for the Seven Countries of Central America

As part of the upgrade of the Central America Flash Flood Guidance (CAFFG) system, the WRF-ARW mesoscale model was configured and implemented for a domain that includes the entire Central America region.  The application of the model to Central America was made by configuring a system of grids nested over the region.  The WRF implementation... Read More

Flash Flood Early Warning System Applications, Kankai River Basin, Nepal

The objective of this project was to work with the Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) and NGO Practical Action to facilitate the development of collaborations between the two organizations for an end-to-end flash flood early warning system program for the Kankai River basin in Nepal.   The primary focus for the DHM collaborative support... Read More