Town Hall Meeting: Challenges, Opportunities and Advances in Global Flood Forecasting

Monday, 23 January 2017: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
602 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Zachary L. Flamig, Univ. of Chicago, Center for Data Intensive Science, Chicago, IL
Yang Hong, Univ. of Oklahoma, School of Civil Engineering & Environmental Science / Advanced Radar Research Center, Norman, OK and David S. Green, NASA Headquarters, Applied Sciences Program, Disasters Manager, Washington, DC
Andrew Kruczkiewicz, IRI/Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Environmental Monitoring, Palisades, NY; Thomas Adams, Terra Predictions, Wilmington, OH and Robert F. Adler, University of Maryland, 5825 University Research Court, Suite 4001, College Park, MD

This town hall will discuss innovative methods for flood and flash flood prediction focused on systems and methods applied at global scale. Advancements in computing power have recently enabled distributed hydrologic models to be run at 1-10 km2 spatial resolution over the world with forecast lead times up to a week. These hydrologic models are commonly forced with satellite-based rainfall or output from numerical weather prediction models. The discussion will focus on the current state of global hydrologic forecasting systems and how these systems are envisioned to evolve into the future with an emphasis on the Global Flood Partnership (GFP).

Panelist Andrew Kruczkiewicz
Andrew Kruczkiewicz, IRI/Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Palisades, NY

Panelist Thomas Adams
Thomas Adams, Terra Predictions, Wilmington, OH

Panelist Robert F. Adler
Robert Adler, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD

12:15 PM
Panelist - Ian Clark

12:30 PM
Panelist - David Green
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