J2.6A
The HydroMet Decision Support System: transfer of hydrometeorological technologies to developing countries

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011: 11:45 AM
The HydroMet Decision Support System: transfer of hydrometeorological technologies to developing countries
611 (Washington State Convention Center)
J. William Conway, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and B. Clarke, C. Porter, L. Venkatrmani, Y. Li, A. Oldaker, P. Spencer, W. Ladwig, C. Goering, B. Shaw, E. D. Mitchell, C. Barrere, and M. Eilts

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 and the McGill University of Canada. 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 these technologies is the ability to transfer them to developing countries through customized HDSS installations. In particular, HDSS has been installed in Indonesia and is currently being installed in the Philippines. This presentation will describe the process of data integration within HDSS, associated algorithms, displays, and the process of technology transfer to the international community.