FLASH project development has been an active collaboration between members of the Stormscale Hydrometeorology and Hydromodeling Groups of the National Severe Storms Laboratory and the HyDROS Lab at the University of Oklahoma.


Jonathan J. Gourley

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Project Principal Investigator

Yang Hong

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Project Co-Principal Investigator

Kenneth Howard

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Project Co-Principal Investigator

Brian Kaney

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Web Design & Product Delivery

Pierre Kirstetter

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Xianwu Xue

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IT Support

Carrie Langston

Carrie Langston

IT Support

Ami Arthur

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GIS Specialist

Current Graduate Students

Humberto Vergara

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Research Topic: State estimation using Ensemble Kalman Filter for improving flash flood prediction
Measuring hydrometeorological variables during flash flood events with a mobile field laboratory

Race Clark

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Research Topic: Evaluation of Flash Flood Guidance and FLASH outputs over the US
Development of Flash Flood Observation Database for Community Research

Zachary Flamig

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Developer (Lead)

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Research Topic: Hydrologic Evaluation of Remote-Sensing Rainfall Products using a Probabilistic Framework

Jill Hardy

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Research Topic: Probabilistic Flash Flood Forecasting using Ensemble Stormscale Precipitation Forecasts

Jess Erlingis

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NSF LogoFellowship

Research Topic: Evaluation of Tools for Monitoring Flash Floods over the Arkansas-Red River Basins in the US; remote collection and analysis of witness reports on flash floods

Thibaut Wassner

Thibaut Wassner

Graduate Student Intern
Research Topic: Developing a Flash Flood Quality Index

Elizabeth Mintmire

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Research Topic: Human Factors Evaluation of FLASH

Marusa Spitalar

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Research Topic: Evaluation of flash flood reports in Storm Data

Brandon Smith

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Research Topic: Utilizing Retrieval Databases to Produce Probabilistic Flash-Flood Products

Maria Moreno

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Martin Calianno

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Research Topic: Impact classification of flash flood reports and ability of US flash flood forecasting tools to predict these impacts

Current Affiliation: Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France

Lilly Rose Lagadec

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Research Topic: Collection and evaluation of flash flood observations from the public

Gina Hodges

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NSF LogoFellowship

Research Topic: Prototyping a Flash Flood Prediction System using Stormscale Rainfall Forecasts

Current Affiliation: Devon Energy


Manos Anagnostou

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University of Connecticut

Isabelle Ruin

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Laboratoire d’étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement, France

Ed Clark

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National Weather Service

Frederick Policelli

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Celine Lutoff

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Universite de Grenoble, France

If you are interested in research collaboration, graduate research opportunities, or post-doc positions on a topic related to FLASH or stormscale hydrometeorology in general, please feel free to contact us. We welcome new investigators, especially those with unique insights and interdisciplinary research experience.