178 The HydroMet Decision Support System: transfer of radar technologies to developing countries

Thursday, 29 September 2011
Grand Ballroom (William Penn Hotel)
J. William Conway, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and B. Clarke, C. Porter, Y. Li, L. Venkatramani, and B. Shaw

Handout (3.3 MB)

Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) is a private company that specializes in meteorological data integration, hydrological and meteorological nowcasting algorithms, Numerical Weather Prediction, and technology transer with regard to the latest state-of-the-science developments in the fields of meteorology and hydrometeorology. WDT has developed and deployed a HydroMet Decision Support System (HDSS) at several locations both in the US and internationally. HDSS integrates weather radars, satellite data, rain gauges, NWP, and other data sources to provide high resolution and high quality Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) and Quantitative Precipitation Forcasting (QPF) in real-time. Several key technologies utilized within HDSS are licensed from leading R&D organizations such as the US National Severe Storms Laboratory, the McGill University of Canada, and the University of Oklahoma. The HDSS contains several components such as radar data quality control, radar mosaics, gauge corrected QPE, flash flood prediction, automated alerting of hazardous conditions, and customized displays. One important aspect of HDSS is the ability to integrate radars of various manufactures and also the transfer of technologies to developing countries through customized HDSS installations. HDSS has been installed in Indonesia and the Philippines. This presentation will describe the process of radar and other data integration within HDSS, associated algorithms, displays, and the process of technology transfer to the international community.
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