97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Challenges, Opportunities, and Advances in Global Flood Forecasting

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; 602
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This Town Hall Meeting will discuss innovative methods for flood and flash flood prediction focused on systems and methods applied at the global scale. Advancements in computing power have recently enabled distributed hydrologic models to be run at 1–10 km2 spatial resolution around the world with forecast lead times of 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).

For additional information, please contact Zachary Flamig (zflamig@ou.edu).