First CONUS flash flooding simulations are being produced by FLASH.
After the first successful tests over the Arkansas-Red river basins the FLASH system was scaled up to run over the CONUS at 1 km² spatial resolution. Work continues to correct the frequency estimates for the finer resolution NMQ/Q2 products.
First flash flooding simulations are being produced by FLASH.
Precipitation estimates from NMQ/Q2 are now flowing to FLASH in real time, and the very first flash flooding simulations over the Arkansas-Red river basins are being produced. The results will become more meaningful after the model has had time to spin up.
FLASH hardware consisting of 24 cores and 64 GB of RAM was recently installed in the computer room at the National Weather Center.
Hardware was purchased and installed at the National Weather Center to host the real-time FLASH system and web-based product dissemination system. A single server with 24 processing cores and 64 GB of RAM will be used for the initial demonstration system. The initial system demonstration will focus on Arkansas-Red Basin River Forecast Center (ABRFC) and Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (CBRFC) with a goal of having a single deterministic run forced by the NMQ Q2 radar only product every 5 minutes online within the next few months. Once that point is reached the system will quickly be expanded to CONUS coverage with ensemble forecasts.
Research intern, Martin Calianno, communing with nature.
Martin Calianno completed his internship at NSSL and has returned to Grenoble, France to finalize his 2nd Masters in HydroHazards at Universite Joseph Fourier. We wish Martin good luck with his career and rock climbing adventures.
J.J. Gourley gives invited presentation on “NMQ-FLASH: A prototype system for flash flood prediction in the USA” in H21G. Application of Physically Based Distributed Hydrological Models to Flood Forecasting: Progresses, Challenges, and Future Directions I at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
An Inbox article proposal submitted to the Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. On “A Unified Flash Flood Database over the US” by Gourley et al. has been accepted.