New Insights Inform Forecasting Of Extreme Flooding Events

18 May 2019 by OOSKAnews Info
TUSCALOOSA AL, United States

Using machine-learning based analysis, researchers have organized extreme floods in the continental United States into four groups based on atmospheric patterns that happen at the same time. Tropical moisture exports, tropical cyclones, low-pressure systems and melting snow are the primary patterns associated with extreme floods.The analysis provides valuable insights for improved flood risk preparation and management. Understanding the atmospheric patterns could guide enhancements of weather forecasting models to improve flood prediction, management of water resources and emergency preparedness...

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