YuZhang (Erin)'s farewell party 2014HyDROS Students Conduct CREST Training Workshop with Namibia’s Department of HydrologyHyDROS Group Meeting Feb. 14th, 2014HyDROS Student Zac Flamig in Meetings with Officials from the Nigerian National Emergency Management AgencyDr. Di Long (UT Austin) with HyDROS groupHyDROS group with Dr. Huffman (third from left, photo by Berry)OSDC-PIRE Workshop in Edinburgh, ScotlandSPREAD workshop in Ft. Collins, ColoradoZac Flamig Hosted CREST Hydrologic Model Training Workshop in Kigali, RwandaHyDROS Members selected to Science TeamHyDROS Lab February 2013 MeetingNOXP Radar in France

Welcome to the Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing (HyDROS) Laboratory

The HyDROS laboratory is a proud part of the University of Oklahoma (OU). We are located in the National Weather Center (NWC), Norman, Oklahoma. The HyDROS Lab is associated with the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC), Water Technology for Emerging Regions Center (WaTER), and the School of Civil Engineering & Environmental Science (CEES). The HyDROS Lab is a transdisciplinary research unit with synergy at the interface of remote sensing technology, water, weather, and climate. Scales of interest for modeling and prediction include the local, state, regional and global scales.

Global Streamflow Simulations for Flood & Drought Monitoring

http://eos.ou.edu

US Flash Flood Prediction System

http://flash.ou.edu

Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/ping/

HyDROS Professor and Student visited University of El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia

Professor Yang Hong and PhD Candidate Humberto Vergara at the Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing (HyDROS) Laboratory visited University of El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia representing WaTER and ARRC Center. The visit had the purpose of establishing a research collaborative project between the school of Engineering of El Bosque and HyDROS lab. During the three days of the visit (October 6-8, 2014), Professor Hong and Vergara met with some key faculty of El Bosque and also the heads of regional hydrology and environmental services to share experiences and discussed opportunities of collaboration to work on projects revolving around Risk and Disaster Management for Colombia. The visit was a success with research collaboration MOU, including technology transfer and capacity building, and professional exchange.

Colombian faculty and governmental officials discussed with Professor Yang Hong after a successful a meeting on Monday October 6, 2014

Colombian faculty and governmental officials discussed with Professor Yang Hong after a successful a meeting on Monday October 6, 2014

Colombia faculty and governmental officials take photso with HyDROS’ representatives Professor Hong and Vergara after a seminar on Tuesday October 7, 2014

Colombia faculty and governmental officials take photso with HyDROS’ representatives Professor Hong and Vergara after a seminar on Tuesday October 7, 2014


NOAA and NWS Officials Visit Norman, HWT-Hydro Experiment

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, HWT-Hydro received a visit from NOAA Deputy Under Secretary Vice Adm. Michael S. Devany and National Weather Service Director Dr. Louis W. Uccellini. They were visiting Norman to see how research-to-operations (R2O) activities are conducted within the various NOAA units housed in the National Weather Center. Both officials discussed the ongoing efforts to align research activities at NSSL with the operational needs of the NWS. Dr. Uccellini described methods of easing the eventual R2O transition of the FLASH suite of forecast tools with the experiment’s principal investigator, Dr. JJ Gourley. Dr. Gourley also took the opportunity to explain how the various components of the FLASH product suite work in unison to give forecasters a view of heavy precipitation and flooding issues. Vice Adm. Devany and Dr. Uccellini visited during the middle of an experimental forecasting shift, where week 2 HWT-Hydro participants were monitoring potential flash flooding impacts in the High Plains and the Intermountain West. Week 2 participants are Britt Westergard (NWS Albany NY), Laura Belanger (NWS Peachtree City GA), Amanda Schroeder (NWS Fort Worth TX), and Jeff Waldstreicher (NWS Eastern Region).

Experimental activities have also attracted the attention of local media in central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City’s Fox affiliate, KOKH, aired a story about the experiment on Thursday, July 10. The KOKH story is available here: http://www.okcfox.com/story/25990371/forecasters-test-technology-to-better-predict-flash-floods.

 

Dr. JJ Gourley explains the HWT-Hydro experiment to NWS Director Dr. Louis Uccellini and NOAA Deputy Under Secretary Vice Adm. Michael Devany

Dr. JJ Gourley explains the HWT-Hydro experiment to NWS Director Dr. Louis Uccellini and NOAA Deputy Under Secretary Vice Adm. Michael Devany


HyDROS' Grand Challenge is to observe and predict the storage, movement, and quality of water across space-time scales by integrating advanced sensing technology and numerical predictive models into an end-to-end research and application framework.

HyDROS' Mission is to propose technological solutions for mitigating the impacts of climate change and natural hazards through interdisciplinary research and education by using the latest remote sensing technology, information technology, and hydrological models in collaboration with private and public organizations at both local and international levels for the creation of a resilient society.

We will pursue our Grand Challenge and Mission through transdisciplinary research and education involving faculty, students, and scientists with Engineering, Sciences, Math, and Socioeconomic Sciences backgrounds as well as cooperation with universities, governmental agencies, private companies/industry, and international counterparts.

We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic students and researchers. We have advised students major in Civil Engineering, Hydrology (Water Resource Engineering), Environmental Science (Water Track), Geography, Meteorology, Computer Science and Geoinformatics. For general information on the Graduate Programs, please visit the web site of Graduate College and respective Departments for application meterials. If you wish visit HyDROS, please contact yanghong@ou.edu for more information.