Hydrometeorological Analysis and Remote Sensing of Extremes: Was the July 2012 Beijing Flood Event Detectable and Predictable by Global Satellite Observing and Global Weather Modeling Systems?. Zhang, Y., Hong, Y., Wang, X., Gourley, J. J., Xue, X., Saharia, M., Ni, G., Wang, G., Huang, Y., Chen, S., & Tang, G. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16(1):381–395, October, 2014.
Hydrometeorological Analysis and Remote Sensing of Extremes: Was the July 2012 Beijing Flood Event Detectable and Predictable by Global Satellite Observing and Global Weather Modeling Systems? [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
Prediction, and thus preparedness, in advance of flood events is crucial for proactively reducing their impacts. In the summer of 2012, Beijing, China, experienced extreme rainfall and flooding that caused 79 fatalities and economic losses of $1.6 billion. Using rain gauge networks as a benchmark, this study investigated the detectability and predictability of the 2012 Beijing event via the Global Hydrological Prediction System (GHPS), forced by the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis at near–real time and by the deterministic and ensemble precipitation forecast products from the NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS) at several lead times. The results indicate that the disastrous flooding event was detectable by the satellite-based global precipitation observing system and predictable by the GHPS forced by the GFS 4 days in advance. However, the GFS demonstrated inconsistencies from run to run, limiting the confidence in predicting the extreme event. The GFS ensemble precipitation forecast products from NOAA for streamflow forecasts provided additional information useful for estimating the probability of the extreme event. Given the global availability of satellite-based precipitation in near–real time and GFS precipitation forecast products at varying lead times, this study demonstrates the opportunities and challenges that exist for an integrated application of GHPS. This system is particularly useful for the vast ungauged regions of the globe.
@article{zhang_hydrometeorological_2014,
	title = {Hydrometeorological {Analysis} and {Remote} {Sensing} of {Extremes}: {Was} the {July} 2012 {Beijing} {Flood} {Event} {Detectable} and {Predictable} by {Global} {Satellite} {Observing} and {Global} {Weather} {Modeling} {Systems}?},
	volume = {16},
	copyright = {CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication},
	issn = {1525-755X},
	shorttitle = {Hydrometeorological {Analysis} and {Remote} {Sensing} of {Extremes}},
	url = {https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JHM-D-14-0048.1},
	doi = {10.1175/JHM-D-14-0048.1},
	abstract = {Prediction, and thus preparedness, in advance of flood events is crucial for proactively reducing their impacts. In the summer of 2012, Beijing, China, experienced extreme rainfall and flooding that caused 79 fatalities and economic losses of \$1.6 billion. Using rain gauge networks as a benchmark, this study investigated the detectability and predictability of the 2012 Beijing event via the Global Hydrological Prediction System (GHPS), forced by the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis at near–real time and by the deterministic and ensemble precipitation forecast products from the NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS) at several lead times. The results indicate that the disastrous flooding event was detectable by the satellite-based global precipitation observing system and predictable by the GHPS forced by the GFS 4 days in advance. However, the GFS demonstrated inconsistencies from run to run, limiting the confidence in predicting the extreme event. The GFS ensemble precipitation forecast products from NOAA for streamflow forecasts provided additional information useful for estimating the probability of the extreme event. Given the global availability of satellite-based precipitation in near–real time and GFS precipitation forecast products at varying lead times, this study demonstrates the opportunities and challenges that exist for an integrated application of GHPS. This system is particularly useful for the vast ungauged regions of the globe.},
	number = {1},
	urldate = {2018-07-27},
	journal = {Journal of Hydrometeorology},
	author = {Zhang, Yu and Hong, Yang and Wang, Xuguang and Gourley, Jonathan J. and Xue, Xianwu and Saharia, Manabendra and Ni, Guangheng and Wang, Gaili and Huang, Yong and Chen, Sheng and Tang, Guoqiang},
	month = oct,
	year = {2014},
	pages = {381--395},
}

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