Joint Session 9 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications in Real-World Hydrologic Problems: How Much Did It Rain?

Thursday, 26 January 2017: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
602 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 31st Conference on Hydrology; and the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences )
Francisco M. Alvarez, Saint Louis University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis, MO and John N. McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, LLC, Chief Scientist, Raleigh, NC

This session is a follow-on to last year's session co-hosted by the AI committee. This year, we invite submissions on topics related to machine learning and statistical methods applied to hydrologic problems, with a focus on real-world forecasting applications, and in particular the problem of quantitative precipitation estimation in real-time. Overlapping closely with this year's annual meeting theme "Observations Lead the Way," the QPE problem includes all observational methods: in-situ, radar-derived, satellite-derived, multi-sensor; together with objective analysis approaches. In-short -- what combinations of observations and classes of observations seem to "do best;" how do we determine what "doing best" really is (space and time scales); and how can and do AI methods (machine learning, optimal statistics, etc.) applied to the observations improve our QPE estimates? What challenges still remain? For additional information, please contact the program organizers, Valliappa Lakshmanan ( or John McHenry (

8:00 AM
Assessing Methods to Temporally Disaggregate Precipitation for Model Simulation and Calibration
Violeta Toma, Climate Forecast Applications Network, Reno, NV; and M. D. Zuluaga and J. Williams
8:15 AM
Development of a Bias Correction Algorithm for Near-Real Time Satellite Rainfall Observations for Flood Forecasting in Poorly Gauged Basins
Jianning Ren, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; and M. Rasmy, Y. Shibuo, Y. Iwami, T. Koike, and J. C. Adam
8:45 AM
A Study on the Climatological Characteristics of DSD between Spring and Autumn Season in Korea
Geun-Hoo Kim, Pukyong National Univ., Busan, Korea, Republic of (South); and D. I. Lee, S. H. Suh, D. K. Kim, and D. H. Ha
9:00 AM
Drop Size Distribution Characteristics by Vertical Wind in Orographic Precipitation
Hyeonjoon Kim, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea, Republic of (South); and D. I. Lee, C. H. You, and D. K. Kim
9:15 AM
Rainfall Enhancement by Orographic Effects on the Mt. Jiri, Korea
Yu-Bin Lee, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea, Republic of (South); and Y. Kang, D. K. Kim, D. I. Lee, and D. H. Ha
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