Projects

HMT Projects Funded by NOAA's Office of Weather and Air Quality

Current Projects

Project Title
Principal Investigator(s) and Co-Principal Investigator(s)
Funding Begins
Funding Ends
Funding Amount

Demonstration of a Rapid Update Convection-Permitting Ensemble Forecast System to Improve Flash Flood and Winter Weather Prediction

Glen Romine, PI (NCAR/MMM)
David Dowell, co-PI (NOAA/GSD)
Craig Schwartz, co-PI (NCAR/MMM)
Ryan Sobash, co-PI (NCAR/MMM)
Curtis Alexander, co-PI (NOAA/GSD)
Stan Benjamin, co-PI (NOAA/GSD)

7/1/2017

6/30/2019

$298,080

Convection-Allowing Ensemble Prediction for Heavy Precipitation in Support of the Hydrometeorology Testbed (HMT): New QPF Products, Data Assimilation Techniques and Prediction Model

Ming Xue, PI (OU/CAPS)
Fanyou Kong, co-PI (OU/CAPS)
Keith Brewster, co-PI (OU/CAPS)
Nathan Snook, co-PI (OU/CAPS)

7/1/2017

6/30/2019

$289,961

Enabling Effective Use of Deterministic-to-Probabilistic Precipitation Forecasts for Heavy and Extreme Events

Tara Jensen, PI (NCAR/RAL)
Mrinal Biswas, co-PI (NCAR)
Julie Demuth, co-PI (NCAR)
Mark Klein, co-PI (NOAA/WPC)

7/1/2017

6/30/2019

$299,074

Improving Lake-Effect Snow and Ice Forecasting for the Great Lakes Region

Philip Chu, PI (NOAA/GLERL)
Eric James Anderson, co-PI (NOAA/GLERL)
Ayumi Fujisake-Manome, co-PI (CILER)
Greg E. Mann, co-PI (NOAA/NWS)
Stan Benjamin, co-PI (NOAA/GSD)

7/1/2017

6/30/2019

$299,091

Assessment of Hydrologic Forecasts Generated Using Multi-Model and Multi-Precipitation Product Forcing

Witold Krajewski, PI (University of Iowa)
Bong Chu Seo, co-PI (University of Iowa)

7/1/2017

6/30/2019

$251,357

Comparison of Model versus Observationally-Driven Water Vapor Profiles for Forecasting Heavy Precipitation Events

John Forsythe, PI (CIRA/CSU)
Andrew Jones, co-PI (CIRA/CSU)
Stanley Kidder, co-PI (CIRA/CSU)
Steven Fletcher, co-PI (CIRA/CSU)
Daniel Bikos, co-PI (CIRA/CSU)
Ed Szoke, co-PI (CIRA/CSU)

7/1/2017

6/30/2019

$267,429

Probabilistic Warn-on-Forecast System for Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flooding

Steven Martinaitis, PI (OU/CIMMS)
JJ Gourley, PI (NOAA/NSSL)
Pierre Kirstetter, co-PI (OU)

7/1/2017

6/30/2019

$278,259

Quantifying Observational Requirements for WRF-Hydro Forcing in the West Using Russian River HMT Experience and Data to Inform National Water Center Tools

Marty Ralph, PI (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, CIMEC)

7/1/2017

6/30/2019

$299,883

Past Projects

Project Title
Principal Investigator(s) and Co-Principal Investigator(s)
Funding Begins
Funding Ends
Funding Amount

Storm-Scale Ensemble Prediction Optimized for Heavy Precipitation Forecasting in Support of HMT

Ming Xue (PI, OU)
Fanyou Kong (co-PI, OU)
Keith Brewster (co-PI, OU

9/1/2015

8/31/2017

$298,080

Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor HMT-Hydro Experiment (in coordination with HMT FFaIR experiment)

JJ Gourley (PI, CIMMS)

5/1/2015

4/30/2017*

$289,961

Validation and Improvement of Microphysical Parameterizations for Better Orographic Precipitation Forecasts

David Kingsmill (PI, CU/CIRES)
Jian-Wen Bao (co-PI, PSD)

9/1/2015

8/31/2017*

$299,074

Assessment of Gridded Hydrological Modeling for NWS Flash Flood Operations

Lynn Johnson (co-PI, CIRA/PSD)
George Smith (co-PI, RTI)

5/1/2015

4/30/2017

$299,091

Demonstration of Advanced Ensemble Prediciton Services for NWS Hydrometeorological Forecast Operations

Kelly Mahoney (PI, PSD)
David Gochis (PI, NCAR)
Rob Cifelli (PI, PSD)

9/1/15

8/31/17

$251,357


* Project granted a no-cost extension until 8/31/2018