Introduction to the National Water Center and the National Water Model in collaboration with the CUAHSI Summer Institute

2018 Fall Cyberseminar Series

Trey Flowers / NOAA

Talk Description

The Office of Water Prediction of the NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) established the National Water Center (NWC) in 2015 on the Tuscaloosa campus of the University of Alabama to serve as the U.S. center for water forecast services, in partnership with other federal agencies. The same year the NWS, in collaboration with CUAHSI, established the National Water Center Innovators Program to engage the academic community in research to advance the mission of the National Water Center and enhance the NOAA National Water Model. This webinar will give an overview of activities at the NWC, including present and future goals, as well as address the role of the Summer Institute in exploring these goals. The second part of the webinar will be an introduction to the National Water Model (NWM), including model configuration, basic physics overview, and how the NWS and Office of Water Prediction utilize the NWM as an operational forecast tool. 

CUAHSI's 2018 Fall Cyberseminar Series: 2019 National Water Center Summer Institute

Hosted by Danielle Tijerina, CUAHSI

Next summer, CUAHSI will host the fifth National Water Center Innovators Program – Summer Institute. The Summer Institute (SI) is a collaborative research program between CUAHSI and the National Weather Service aimed at engaging the academic research community in the enhancement of the NOAA National Water Model. This webinar series will present information about the Summer Institute for prospective student participants, academic advisors, and others who want to learn about or become involved in the SI. In three Cyberseminars, we intend to give an overview of the Summer Institute experience from the participant perspective, information on the collaboration between CUAHSI and the NOAA National Water Center, examples of past research projects, and a sneak peek into the 2019 Summer Institute Themes. Presenters include past SI Fellows, National Water Center staff, Theme Leaders, and NCAR scientists.