Category Archives: Hydrometeorology

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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