Utilization of Weather Radar for Hydrologic Forecasting

by T. L. Engdahl, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
D. H. Bae, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
K. P. Georgakakos, USAE Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources

Abstract: New technologies to collect, analyze, store, retrieve and display hydrologic data offer significant improvements to conventional methodologies used for predicting hydrologic events. Computer workstation environments, including networks that allow multi-user access to the same data bases, are operationally available. It is technically possible for these systems to supply all the hydrologic and meteorologic data required by hydrologic models. The focus of this paper is the integration of spatially dynamic radar-rainfall data with prototype systems being developed and tested to predict runoff from a large basin in real time.

Subject Headings: Hydrologic data | Radar | Weather forecasting | Hydrologic models | Data processing | Rainfall-runoff relationships | Runoff

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