Satellite inspired hydrology in an uncertain future: a H SAF and HEPEX workshop

Monday, 25 November
Registration and welcome
Chair: Patricia de Rosnay (ECMWF)
13:00 13:40
Registration and coffee
Weather Room

Weather Room

40m
13:40 13:50
Workshop information
Speaker: Patricia de Rosnay (ECMWF)

ECMWF

Reading
10m
13:50 14:00
ECMWF Welcome
Speaker: Florence Rabier (ECMWF)

ECMWF

Reading
10m
14:00 14:10
EUMETSAT Welcome
Speaker: Lothar Schueller (EUMETSAT)

ECMWF

Reading
10m
14:10 14:20
H SAF Welcome
Speaker: Francesco Zauli (ITAF COMET)

ECMWF

Reading
10m
14:20 14:30
HEPEX Welcome
Speaker: Fredrik Wetterhall (ECMWF)

ECMWF

Reading
10m
H SAF products and quality assessment
Chair: David Fairbairn (ECMWF), Silvia Puca (Italian Civil Protection)
14:30 14:50
Soil moisture products
Speakers: Apostolos Giannakos (ZAMG), Sebastian Hahn (TU Wien), David Fairbairn (ECMWF)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
14:50 15:10
Soil moisture products: Quality assessment and hydrovalidation
Speaker: Christian Massari (CNR-IRPI)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
15:10 15:40
Coffee break
Weather Room; Lobby

Weather Room; Lobby

30m
15:40 16:00
HSAF Precipitation products
Speaker: Davide Melfi (ITAF COMET)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
16:00 16:20
H SAF precipitation products: Quality assessment and hydro validation
Speaker: Marco Petracca (Civil Protection Department)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
16:20 16:40
HSAF snow cover products: From developing to operation stage
Speakers: Zuhal Akyurek (METU), Ali Nadir Arslan (Finnish Meteorological Institute)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
16:40 17:00
Operational validation of H SAF snow products
Speaker: Simone Gabellani (CIMA Research Foundation)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
17:00 18:30
Ice breaker and poster session
1h 30m
Tuesday, 26 November
Session 1: Remote sensing, hydrological modelling and data assimilation
Chair: Luca Ciabatta (CNR-IRPI), Patricia de Rosnay (ECMWF)
09:00 09:20
Challenges for the HEPEX community in the coming years
Speaker: Fredrik Wetterhall (ECMWF)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
09:20 09:50
Data assimilation for continuous global assessment of severe conditions over terrestrial surfaces
Speaker: Clement Albergel (CNRM - Université de Toulouse, Météo-France, CNRS)

ECMWF

Reading
30m
09:50 10:10
Joint assimilation of soil moisture and flood extent maps retrieved from satellite earth observation into a conceptual hydrological model for improving flood prediction: a proof of concept study.
Speaker: Renaud Hostache (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Environmental Research and Innovation Department)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
10:10 10:30
An automatic system for flood mapping based on Sentinel-1 data
Speaker: Elisabetta Fiori (CIMA Research Foundation)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
10:30 11:10
Coffee break
Weather Room; Lobby

Weather Room; Lobby

40m
11:10 11:30
Precipitation measurements for hydrological applications
Speaker: Christopher Kidd (UMD/ESSIC & NASA/GSFC)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
11:30 12:00
Projected Advances in the Remote Sensing of Precipitation
Speaker: Christian Kummerow (Colorado State University)

ECMWF

Reading
30m
12:00 12:30
Snow depth observations from Sentinel-1 over the Northern Hemisphere mountain ranges
Speaker: Hans Lievens (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven)

ECMWF

Reading
30m
12:30 13:00
The impact of satellite data assimilation on hydrologic model perfor- mance
Speaker: Jude Musuuza (SMHI)

ECMWF

Reading
30m
13:00 14:00
Lunch break

ECMWF

Reading
1h
14:00 14:20
Characterization and monitoring of heavy precipitation events in the Mediterranean area using the H-SAF precipitation products
Speaker: Giulia Panegrossi (Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council (ISAC/CNR))

ECMWF

Reading
20m
Session 2: Hydrological validation and benchmarking
Chair: Fredrik Wetterhall (ECMWF), Zuhal Akyurek (METU)
14:20 14:50
EO-based retrieval of snow cover, overview of selected snow products and their quality assessment
Speaker: Kari Luojus (Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) Arctic Space Centre)

ECMWF

Reading
30m
14:50 15:50
Coffee break
Weather Room; Lobby

Weather Room; Lobby

1h
15:50 16:10
Improving the snowmelt modelling in mesoscale Hydrological Model (mHM) with satellite based dynamically calculated degree-day factor
Speaker: Birkan Erguc (Middle East Technical University)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
16:10 16:30
Combining Passive and Active Microwave Remote Sensing Data to Assess the Impact of Forest Fires on the Hydrology of Boreal Forests
Speaker: Yannick Duguay (Université de Sherbrooke)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
16:30 18:00
Poster session
1h 30m
Wednesday, 27 November
Session 2: Hydrological validation and benchmarking
Chair: Fredrik Wetterhall (ECMWF), Zuhal Akyurek (METU)
09:00 09:30
Optimization of the satellite datasets to study the water cycle at the global scale
Speaker: Filipe Aires (LERMA / Observatoire de Paris / CNRS)

ECMWF

Reading
30m
09:30 09:50
SMOS Soil Moisture and its potential within the Copernicus Emergency Management Service for Flood Forecasting at ECMWF
Speaker: Calum Baugh (ECMWF)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
Session 3: Hydrological data assimilation for NWP
Chair: David Fairbairn (ECMWF), Samantha Pullen (Met Office)
09:50 10:10
Precipitation data assimilation at ECMWF
Speaker: Philippe Lopez (ECMWF)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
10:10 10:30
Impact of UKV soil moisture data assimilation on potential operational forecast of river flows
Speaker: Breo Gomez (Met Office)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
10:30 11:00
Satellite data and operational hydrology - A WMO perspective
Speaker: Tommaso Abrate (World Meteorological Organization)

ECMWF

Reading
30m
11:00 11:50
Coffee break
Weather Room; Lobby

Weather Room; Lobby

50m
11:50 12:10
Assimilation of SCATSAR-SWI with SURFEX: Resolution studies over Austria
Speaker: Jasmin Vural (ZAMG Vienna, Austria)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
12:10 12:30
Development of snow depth assimilation for the Met Office UK forecasting system
Speaker: Samantha Pullen (Met Office)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
Session 4: Impacts of hydrological uncertainty, hydrological forecasting and modelling
Chair: Marie-Amélie Boucher (Université de Sherbrooke), Simone Gabellani (CIMA Research Foundation)
12:30 13:00
Snow processes in bucket-type hydrological models – does increased realism lead to better simulations?
Speaker: Jan Seibert (Department of Geography, University of Zurich)

ECMWF

Reading
30m
13:00 14:00
Lunch break

ECMWF

Reading
1h
14:00 14:30
Improving hydrological prediction through data assimilation: results from the IMPREX and eWaterCycle II projects
Speaker: Albrecht Weerts (Deltares)

ECMWF

Reading
30m
14:30 14:50
The use of H-SAF soil moisture products for event-based hydrological modelling in Liguria (north of Italy)
Speakers: Federica Martina (Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell’Ambiente Ligure (ARPAL)), Martina Raffellini (International Centre on Environmental Monitoring (CIMA) Research Foundation)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
15:00 15:50
Coffee break
Weather Room; Lobby

Weather Room; Lobby

50m
15:50 16:10
Assimilation of flood maps derived from satellite SAR data into a flood forecasting model
Speaker: Concetta Di Mauro (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
16:10 16:30
Understanding Water Availability Within Ugandan through the Drought and Flood Mitigation Service
Speaker: Samantha Lavender (Pixalytics Ltd)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
19:00 21:00
Workshop dinner at Côte Brasserie
2h
Thursday, 28 November
Session 5: Novel hydrological data sources and assimilation techniques
Chair: Filipe Aires (LERMA / Observatoire de Paris / CNRS), Renaud Hostache (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology)
09:20 09:40
Hydrological data assimilation using machine learning
Speaker: Marie-Amélie Boucher (Université de Sherbrooke)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
09:40 10:00
Retrieval of soil moisture using neural networks
Speaker: Filipe Aires (LERMA / Observatoire de Paris / CNRS)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
10:00 10:20
On the impacts of location, timing, and frequency of inundation extent assimilation on flood forecast skill
Speaker: Renaud Hostache (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
10:20 10:40
Sequential and variational assimilation of satellite snow data through a conceptual hydrological model in a mountainous catchment
Speaker: Gokcen Uysal (Eskisehir Technical University)

ECMWF

Reading
20m
10:40 11:00
Implementation of a coupled land-atmosphere modeling system within a northwestern Mexican river basin
Speaker: Jocelyn Betsabe Serrano Barragan (National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM))

ECMWF

Reading
20m
11:00 11:20
Coffee break
Weather Room; Lobby

Weather Room; Lobby

20m
11:20 12:20
Sessions summary and discussions
Chair: H SAF project manager and session chairs
1h
12:30 14:00
Lunch break

ECMWF

Reading
1h 30m
13:00 13:30
Tour of supercomputer hall (optional)
30m
13:30 14:00
Tour of supercomputer hall (optional)
30m
Additional activity: Demonstration sessions
Chair: David Fairbairn (ECMWF), Fredrik Wetterhall (ECMWF)
14:00 14:45
H SAF soil moisture products

ECMWF

Reading
45m
14:45 15:30
H SAF precipitation products

ECMWF

Reading
45m
15:30 16:00
Coffee break
Weather Room; Lobby

Weather Room; Lobby

30m
16:00 16:45
H SAF snow products

ECMWF

Reading
45m
16:45 17:30
HEPEX products

ECMWF

Reading
45m