This event has passed. See the seminar recording here: Dr. James Smith William and Edna Macaleer Professor of Engineering Princeton University Monday December 21, 2020,
On October 24, a powerful Category 5 (the maximum possible) atmospheric river (AR) occurred over the northern and central parts of California. The storm system featured record breaking precipitation, leading to flooding and mudslides in some locations, along with dangerous winds exceeding 70 miles per hour at higher elevations. San Francisco recorded its fourth highest single-day rainfall amount of over 4 inches. Satellite passive microwave measurements are one of the observational tools that allow depiction of these extreme events, since microwaves are less affected by clouds and precipitation.
Several ESSIC/CISESS scientists including Malarvizhi Arulraj, Jifu Yin, Christopher Grassotti, Veljko Petkovic collaborated on a multi-author, two-part study led by Douglas Miller, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.
Assessment of Precipitation Error Propagation in Discharge Simulations over the Contiguous United States
ESSIC Visiting Assistant Research Scientist Huan Wu has a new paper in Journal of Hydrometeorology titled “Assessment of Precipitation Error Propagation in Discharge Simulations over the Contiguous United States” alongside Naijun Zhou from UMD’s Department of Geographical Sciences.