Hydrometeorological Analysis and Support Function at the Southeast River Forecast Center

dc.contributor.author Bushong, Jack S.
dc.contributor.author Bradberry, Judith Stokes
dc.contributor.author Frantz, Kent D.
dc.contributor.corporatename Southeast River Forecast Center (U.S.)
dc.contributor.editor Hatcher, Kathryn J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-06T16:58:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-06T16:58:27Z
dc.date.issued 2001-03
dc.description Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference, April 26 and 27, 2001, Athens, Georgia. en_US
dc.description.abstract In the late 1980s, the National Weather Service (NWS) launched its ten year, 4.5 billion dollar Modernization and Restructuring (MAR) program to take advantage of rapidly advancing scientific and computer technologies. The implementation of MAR is complete and has succeeded in modernizing the hydrometeorological operations of the NWS. As a result of MAR, all 13 River Forecast Centers (RFC) across the U.S. restructured their operations and upgraded computer technology. The RFCs have extended their hours into the evening and nearly doubled their staffs, which included the hiring of three meteorologists at each RFC. These meteorologists have become part of a new function at RFCs, known as the Hydrometeorological Analysis and Support (HAS)function, to manage the greatly increased flow of hydrometeorological data for input into the hydrologic models. The HAS forecaster is primarily responsible for the production of the Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF), the verification activities associated with the QPF, the comparison and quality control of radar and rain gage data, and the production of hydrometeorological discussions. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility This book was published by the Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2202. The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of The University of Georgia, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Georgia Water Research Institute as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397) or the other conference sponsors.
dc.identifier.isbn 0-935835-07-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/43759
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.publisher.original Institute of Ecology
dc.relation.ispartofseries GWRI2001. ACF Water Issues en_US
dc.subject Water resources management en_US
dc.subject Weather data en_US
dc.subject Hydrometeorological data en_US
dc.title Hydrometeorological Analysis and Support Function at the Southeast River Forecast Center en_US
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Proceedings
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local.contributor.corporatename Georgia Water Resources Institute
local.contributor.corporatename School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
local.contributor.corporatename College of Engineering
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