Session 5 Global Flood Forecasting and Mapping

Wednesday, 9 January 2013: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Bart Nijssen, University of Washington, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA
Curt Barrett, Advisor to USAID-OFDA, OFDA, Washington, DC and Sezin Tokar, USAID, Hydrometerological Hazard Advisor, Washington, DC

Satellite measurements combined with continued improvement in the resolution of operational global models have enabled the development of supranational, global and regional-scale flood monitoring and forecasting systems. This session invites presentations that discuss the development, implementation and application of such large-scale systems and related monitoring, nowcasting, flash-flood scale forecasting, high-resolution mapping and impact assessment studies. Interdisciplinary projects that prepare for an improved humanitarian response to flood events are of particular interest. Contact(s): Bart Nijssen, Ayse Sezin Tokar

10:30 AM
Advances and Challenges in Real-Time Flash Flood Warning Worldwide
Konstantine P. Georgakakos, Hydrologic Research Center, San Diego, CA; and T. M. Carpenter, E. Shamir, C. Spencer, R. Graham, R. Jubach, J. Sperfslage, W. Grabs, P. Chen, S. Tokar, C. Barrett, and R. J. Kuligowski
10:45 AM
Applications of Climate Models for Improved Decision Support Services
Wassila Mamadou Thiaw, NOAA, Camp Springs, MD

11:15 AM
11:30 AM
Regional Flood Information System for Flood Forecasting in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region
Mandira S. Shrestha, International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal; and V. K. Khadgi, C. Dorji, M. S. Hossain, M. Hossain, G. Rajkarnikar, M. Ahmad, and R. A. Khan
11:45 AM
Black Sea and Middle East Flash Flood Guidance System (BSME-FFG) Implementation
Ismail Gunes, Turkish Meteorological Service, Ankara, Turkey; and M. Yildirim, H. Bacanli, and A. Sayin
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