Register Now for Current Topics in Tropical Island Hydrology: Water Hazard & Resource Prediction + the WRF-Hydro(R) Virtual Workshop

We invite you to register for the upcoming virtual workshop: Current Topics in Tropical Island Hydrology: Water Hazard & Resource Prediction to be held Wednesday, 30 September 2020 via Zoom from 1pm-4:30pm MDT/9am-12:30pm HST. Registration closes 5pm MDT Friday 25 September 2020.  See below for details.  Sponsors: NCAR & University of Hawaii

Workshop Goals: This workshop will present current reserach topics in tropical hydrology: water hazard and water resource prediction. This webinar will also provide an introduction to the capabilities within the WRF-Hydro Modeling System specific and unique to the hydrometeorological forecasting needs of tropical island nations by demonstrating model simulations over a representative tropical Pacific island (Oahu, Hawaii) utilizing cloud-based technology. 

Specifically during the workshop we will: 

  • Hear from seasoned experts on current research topics ranging from tropical rainfall, tropical hydrologic forecasting, island processes
  • Provide a technical overview of the WRF-Hydro Modeling System & discuss the National Water Model Hawaii Implementation
  • Provide a demonstration of a severe flash flood event test case over Oahu
  • Openly discuss the transferability of the Hawaii WRF-Hydro test case to other topical island regimes

The primary desired outcome of this workshop is the emergence of a community of practitioners who can share experiences and tools in reducing vulnerability to tropical island flooding events. 


Kevin Kodama- Senior Service Hydrologist at NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Hawaii- The NWM-Hawaii: Hydro Ops Evolved

David Gochis- Scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)- A technical overview of the WRF-Hydro modeling system and its application in hydrometeorological forecasting

Yu-Fen Huang- Graduate Student at University of Hawaii- The changes and trends in the peak flow across Hawaiian Islands

Thomas Giambaluca- Director of the Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii- Developing a near-real-time rainfall mapping system for Hawai'i

Lulin Xue- Project Scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)- How will rainfall change over Hawai'i in the future? High resolution regional climate simulation of the Hawaiian Islands

Katelyn FitzGerald- Associate Scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)- Introduction to the Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System- Demonstration of a model simulation for a flood event over Oahu



Type of event:

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Announcement Timing: 
Thursday, September 17, 2020 to Friday, September 25, 2020
Calendar Timing: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm MDT

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