Themed Joint Session 42 Flood Prediction, Analysis, Decision Support and Management Part I

Wednesday, 9 January 2013: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Room 10A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Hydrology; and the Symposium on the Role of Statistical Methods in Weather and Climate Prediction )
Gregory P. Shelton, NOAA/NWS, West Gulf River Forecast Center, Fort Worth, TX

his session will be oriented toward prediction and decision support, highlighting cutting-edge efforts to advance short to medium range prediction systems in support of flood prevention operations and management. A broader slate of flood related topics are also of interest, including the characterization of observed flood events, estimation of flood risk, hydrologic and geomorphologic changes associated with floods, flood analysis and simulation, and flood related physical processes and phenomenon such as rain on snow, snowmelt, atmospheric rivers and tropical connections. The session also invites contributions related to the management of floods, such as emergency response activities, including case study assessments of recent, high-impact events.. Contact(s) DJ Seo (, Greg Shelton (

4:00 PM
The development of a coupled surface water inundation modelling system
Heather Ashton, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and M. Best, J. Neal, and G. De Almeida
4:15 PM
Fully-coupled hydrometeorological prediction of catastrophic Mediterranean floods
David J. Gochis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Parodi, R. Rudari, S. Gabellani, and N. Rebora
4:45 PM
A Flash Flood Response Tool for Hawaii
Bill Ward, NWS, Honolulu, HI

5:00 PM
Towards a New System for Analysis of Environmental Disasters and Risk Assessment
Ana M. B. Nunes, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and N. F. Fernandes, G. B. França, M. N. O. Peixoto, I. S. Carvalho, and G. C. Silva Jr.

5:15 PM
On the Changes of the Hydrological Balance of Caribbean Lakes – Modeling and Observations
Daniel Comarazamy, City College of New York, New York, NY; and J. Gonzalez, E. Glen, and R. Gonzalez
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