If you missed the Great Front Range Flood of 2013 research seminar, you can now check it out here. Hydrometeorology experts from NCAR and UCAR combine weather and water models for better prediction of floods. The seminar presented what has been learned so far from observations and modeling, including coupled hydrologic modeling. The presenters also… Read More

Did you miss it? If you could not attend the CIRES Western Water Assessment panel discussion on flood, weather, climate today, here it is:  http://cirescolorado.adobeconnect.com/p751cdslj7x/ Our apologies to those who couldn’t get video feed during the panel. We are working to understand the glitch — some people saw it, others did not, creating understandable frustration.… Read More

Expert panel, Wednesday, 11 am MT: Extreme weather and connections to climate change: How unusual were September’s floods? A panel of science experts will convene at the University of Colorado Boulder Wednesday, to discuss weather and climate related to the recent devastating floods. Panelists will discuss the unusual weather conditions that caused the floods, the… Read More

CIRES is posting images of the floods on our Flickr site, here. If you would like your photographs added, please contact CIRES multimedia specialist David Oonk, david.oonk@colorado.edu.… Read More

Cathy Smith, a CIRES researcher at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory, has started a flood resource page here. Some of the information is for scientific audiences (eg, time series maps of precipitable water anomalies); some is accessible for general audiences (eg, a link to UCAR/NCAR’s great story, “Inside the Colorado Deluge”); and she even has… Read More

Journalists, please contact Katy Human, CIRES Communications Director, for information about reaching these scientists. kathleen.human@colorado.edu, 303-735-0196 Kristen Averyt Director of the Western Water Assessment, a program of NOAA and CIRES Dr. Averyt can speak to drought, drought-flood cycles, and the impact of the recent rains on Colorado’s drought situation. Brian Ebel CIRES Visiting Fellow, CU-Boulder… Read More