Session 4 Severe Precipitation Detection, Estimation, Forecast and Hydrometeorological Applications

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room 18B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Host: 32nd Conference on Hydrology
Youcun Qi, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK and Ming Xue, Univ. of Oklahoma, CAPS/SOM, Norman, OK

Severe weather with heavy precipitation could bring unexpected hydrometeorological hazards, such as flash floods and landslides/mudslides, which might lead to serious social, economic, and political problems. Severe precipitation, flash floods, or landslides might become disasters that could cause significant injuries, deaths, infrastructure damage, transportation paralysis, and/or many other problems. Therefore, it is essentially important to accurately monitor and estimate the heavy precipitation so that the occurrence and intensity of associated hydrometeorological hazards can be well measured and forecasted. Currently the most powerful technique to monitor/research the severe weather is the remote sensing technique (e.g., radar, satellite). The relevant research fields progress rapidly with the aims of providing accurate and high-resolution precipitation estimation, accurate flash flood forecasting, understanding of causation and geophysical process of these natural hazards. This session invites high quality, original research contributions from radar meteorology, satellite meteorology, flash flood forecasting, hazards monitoring, and related fields that research hydrometeorological hazards.

8:30 AM
Improving Satellite-Based Rainfall Retrievals By Incorporating High-Resolution Ground Radar Network Observations (Invited Presentation)
Haonan Chen, Colorado State Univ. and NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory, Fort Collins, CO; and V. Chandrasekar, R. Cifelli, and P. Xie
9:00 AM
Operational Strengths and Challenges for the New Dual-Pol MRMS QPE on a Real-Time System
Stephen B. Cocks, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK; and L. Tang, Y. Wang, J. Zhang, A. Ryzhkov, P. Zhang, and K. W. Howard
9:15 AM
Application of the High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) to the Bay Area Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information Project
Curtis R. Alexander, NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO; and E. James, J. M. Brown, D. D. Turner, S. G. Benjamin, G. Pratt, V. Chandrasekar, and R. Cifelli
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
Hurricane Harvey’s Flooding Across Harris County
Jeffry S. Evans, NOAA/NWS/Weather Forecast Office, Dickinson, TX; and J. Lindner
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