Due to the ongoing pandemic, our steering committee has announced to postpone the Weather Radar and Hydrology Conference to 2022.
At this point, we anticipate that we will hold an in-person conference at the same location. Nevertheless, given the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation and the uncertainty around future developments, we are going to continually reevaluate the feasibility of an in-person conference in 2022 and further adjustments as necessary. The new date will be set in close consultation with public authorities, stakeholders, and partners.
With widespread flash flooding continuing around the world and with numerous active research projects on accurate weather prediction using radar and numerical weather prediction (NWP) models, lots of challenges are still remaining to realize the full potential of weather radar and knowledge gaps are needed to fill between academia and the practitioners. In addition, after decades of research and development, phased array radar (PAR) has matured and high-resolution polarimetric radar data are now available nationally and globally. There is high expectation that the rich information provided by PAR has great potential to improve the observation, quantification and forecasting of weather.
China is often seriously hit by various meteorological disasters, such as typhoons, heavy rainfall and snowfall, as well as secondary disasters including floods, flash floods, and landslides. The total economic loss is equivalent to 3%-5% of GDP and the total number of about 400 million people are affected. Therefore, it is of highly practical significance to provide accurate and timely weather forecasts and warnings, and to improve the capability of the whole society in preventing disastrous events, which requires collaborative learning across research institutes, industries and governments at national, regional and local scales, including China Meteorological Administration (CMA), Ministry of Water resources and Ministry of Emergency Management.
In this regards, it is a great honor to host and organize the International Conference on Weather Radar and Hydrology (WRaH) in Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China, 2022. The conference intends to be used as a forum for participants to effectively share interesting research outcomes and practical experiences regarding weather radar and hydrology & water resources in the world.
We truly hope you agree that there is plenty of scope for this conference. This is indeed an important occasion for all of us involved in improving weather radar and hydrological issues, which needs cross-disciplinary effort to link up the meteorological and hydrological sectors, to meet and exchange their views on important technical issues, new and emerging methods and cutting-edge technologies.
We look forward to scaling up the weather radar& hydrology communities and enhancing the framework of international cooperation for future researches and projects among the global experts by encouraging bilateral collaboration between academics and government as well as wider industry across the world.
Radar-based precipitation nowcasting and short-term forecasting
Uncertainty analysis and modeling in radar-based precipitation estimation and forecasting
Meteorological and hydrological opportunities presented by using Phased Array Radars
Radar-based hydrologic modeling and forecasting
Weather radar applications in urban areas
Radar-based precipitation reanalysis
Hydro climatological and climate change studies using radar-based precipitation data
Hydro meteorological and hydrologic design studies using radar-based precipitation data
Assimilation of weather radar data into NWP, hydrologic and hydraulic models
Ensemble and probabilistic approaches in hydrologic applications of weather radar
New and emerging technologies and techniques for radar sensing of precipitation
Weather radar applications for new and emerging water management problems – Panel discussion
New and emerging research needs in hydrologic applications of weather radar – Panel discussion
Contributions that span these while addressing the overall conference theme are most welcome.
Contributed papers will be accepted on the basis on an abstract (no longer than 3 pages) which should be submitted by 10 December 2022.
Submissions must contain the title, contact author e-mail address, author names, and author affiliations in the covering e-mail. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 10 January 2022.
Final papers (camera-ready) are required by 15February 2022 for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings. Further information on the format of the final paper will be forwarded once authors have been notified of the acceptance of their abstract.
WHY TO ATTEND?
International Conference on Weather Radar and Hydrology(WRaH 2022) brings together experts, researchers, scholars and students from all areas of weather radar and hydrology for interaction and collaboration. Grab the Opportunity to attend the presentations delivered by eminent Scientists, researchers, experts from all over the world. Participation in sessions on specific topics on which the conference is expected to achieve progress. Global networking in transferring and exchanging Ideas. Sharing your excitement in promoting new ideas, developments and innovations.