NWS/Western Region Hydrology Research to Operations Meeting

Park City, Utah, 4-6 October 2005

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Water Resources Forecasting Challenges Opportunities
"Leveraging Partnerships"

Gary Carter

NOAA/NWS/Office of Hydrologic Development

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The NWS/WR Hydrology Research to Operations Meeting was held October 4-6, 2005 in Park City, Utah. There were approximately 80 people in attendance. 20 unique non-NOAA institutions were represented. The meeting included talks describing NOAA and NOAA/NWS programs and offices, customer perspectives, and the state of hydrology science. In addition, a session was included at the end of the meeting for discussion on how to better connect research with operations. This discussion highlighted the NOAA/NWS operational hydrology priorities from both River Forecast Center (RFC) and Weather Forecast Office (WFO) perspectives:

  • Data assimilation (RFC)

  • Improved forecast and observed forcings for hydrologic models (WFO and RFC)
  • Hydrologic forecast verification (RFC)
  • Treatment of regulation in forecasts (RFC)
  • Maintenance factors (RFC)
  • Small stream forecasts (WFO)
  • Flash flood guidance (WFO)
  • Innundation mapping (WFO)
  • Training (WFO)

Teams were formed to address some of these priorities.       ( More ...... )

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