hydrometeorology forecasting Articles

  • The influence of the land surface on hydrometeorology and ecology: new advances from modeling and satellite remote sensing

    The importance of land surface processes has long been recognized in hydrometeorology and ecology for they play a key role in climate and weather modeling. However, their quantification has been challenging due to the complex nature of the land surface amongst other reasons. One of the difficult parts in the quantification is the effect of vegetation that are related to land surface processes ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Real-time forecasting of Hong Kong beach water quality by 3D deterministic modelling

    Bathing beaches are important marine resources for many coastal cities. To safeguard the health of beach users, beach management authorities in Hong Kong rely on the use of the concentration of the indicator bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli). Currently, the beach water quality grading system (from “good” to “very poor”) is based on the geometric mean of the most recent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Hydrologic data as a human right? Equitable access to information as a resource for disaster risk reduction in transboundary river basins

    Principles of equitable and reasonable use underpin international water agreements. Despite the potential for hydrologic information to enhance resilience to extreme events, comparable application of just principles to the distribution of hydrometeorological data is poorly established. Within the Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna (GBM) river basin, we find that water allocation agreements ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - SEAWATCH Vietnam

    After a series of marine disasters in Vietnam a project was initiated on the initiative of the United Nations (UN) to improve the typhoon forecasting and warning system, described and defined in the UN report "Strategy and Action Plan for Mitigation Water Disasters in Viet Nam". The United Nations (UN) initiated a plan to mitigate the effects of natural disasters occurring in Vietnam. The UN ...


    By Fugro OCEANOR AS

  • Advanced procedures for risk assessment and management in Russia

    The Russian Federation has developed a comprehensive, high-technology strategy for coping with natural and technological emergencies, risk reduction, and disaster management. The strategy is implemented under special Russian Federal Programs. One of the main goals of these Programs is the creation of the State Unified System of Monitoring and Forecast of Emergency Situations. The Agency of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Climate scientists and communities can find common ground

    Fruitful dialogue in Africa shows the gap between climate scientists and decision makers can be bridged, says adaptation specialist Arame Tall. African countries face a growing threat of hydro-meteorological disasters such as droughts, floods, pest infestations, water-related epidemics, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Case study - 49 stations along the Mekong River - Cambodia - Vietnam - Laos - Thailand

    The Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) is a Basin Management Organization formed through the joint-cooperation of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. China and Myanmar are also partners with the MRCS. The organization aims at sustainable development on managing water resources & sharing info among the Mekong member countries. In cooperation with the World Meteorological ...

  • Acting on disaster warnings: Don`t miss the human factor

    We need to understand why some people act on early warnings while others ignore them, says disaster preparedness specialist Sudhir Kumar. The Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami of 11 March 2011 challenged global ideas about responding to disasters. It showed that structural defences alone, such as breakwaters, coastal dykes and tidal barriers, cannot provide protection ...


    By SciDev.Net

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