WxTalk Webinar #26


 



Webinar #26 - Thursday, January 16,  2014

The Hydrologic Cycle: How River Forecast Centers Measure the Parts

Greg Story
NOAA/NWS/West Gulf River Forecast Center, Fort Worth, TX
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/wgrfc/

(biography)

Greg's presentation will take a look at all aspects of the hydrologic cycle. Questions to be answered include: Which parts of the hydrologic cycle can be measured directly? Which parts of the cycle are estimated? And, which part of the cycle is sampled the least and is the most difficult to estimate? One component of this presentation will be an explanation of what tools hydrometeorologists use to measure or estimate the hydrologic cycle, and where CoCoRaHS observations fit into this process.



View the Webinar by clicking here: http://youtu.be/OJb2iCJRBD0


View Greg Story's presentation slides (8.5MB)


Resources:


Daily Precip Estimates — http://water.weather.gov/precip/

Hydrologic information and forecasts — http://water.weather.gov/ahps/

Hourly precipitation amounts from the RFC's — http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge2/RFC_Precip/

All the RFC's web pages — http://water.weather.gov/ahps/rfc/rfc.php

The National Atlas Streamer Map