Category Archives: Hydrometeorology

Natural hazards: prediction and early warning on various scales

The 2015 General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union provided an opportunity to share challenges and innovation in the prediction and early warning of natural hazards.  Although flooding was a key topic area, other hazards featured which all have synergies  across the … Continue reading

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Hydrometeorological forecasting and ex-tropical storm Bertha

On Monday 11th August, the remnants of the ex-tropical storm Bertha brought heavy and very intense rain for many parts of northern Scotland. Early indications are that over 100 mm of rain was recorded over a 12 to 16 hour … Continue reading

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Engaging with hydrometeorology across Europe

In the SFFS we have 12 operational flood forecasting hydrologists working on a rota system as well as meteorologists on shift at the Met Office. Similar numbers of people are working in most countries across Europe and worldwide. Combine this … Continue reading

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Behind the flood guidance: a meteorologist’s perspective

Peter Sloss, one of the Met Office forecasters involved in the flood forecasting service, provides in inside view of the developing hydrometeorological service capabilities. “Weather forecasting and more specifically rainfall forecasting was so much simpler way back then, even going … Continue reading

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Mountain Hydrometeorology

Mountain weather can be highly variable in space and time and is often extreme, with implications for recreation, agriculture, industry, infrastructure and ecosystems. A national meeting of the Royal Meteorological Society is being held on Saturday 28 June and Sunday … Continue reading

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Coupling meteorological and hydrological forecasting models: the Canadian case

In June 2013 the city of Calgary and state of Alberta witnessed devastating flooding with four fatalities and over 100,000 people evacuated from their homes. It’s difficult to comprehend flooding on this scale in Scotland but comparing this to the … Continue reading

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