ESSIC Visiting Assistant Research Scientist Huan Wu is first author on a new paper in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences titled “From China’s Heavy Precipitation in 2020 to a “Glocal” Hydrometeorological Solution for Flood Risk Prediction”.
In the paper, Wu and her international co-authors call for a “glocal” (global to local) hydrometeorological solution for floods (GHS-F). This approach melds together large-scale global forecasting and on-the-ground observations to better predict and prevent wide-spread flooding disasters. Such a GHS-F model is necessary from both scientific and operational perspectives, with the strength in providing spatially consistent flood definitions and spatially distributed flood risk classification considering the heterogeneity in vulnerability and resilience across the entire domain.
In addition to her work at ESSIC, Wu is a professor and deputy director in the Guangdong Province Key Laboratory for Climate Change and Natural Disaster Studies and School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University.
To access the article, click here: “From China’s Heavy Precipitation in 2020 to a “Glocal” Hydrometeorological Solution for Flood Risk Prediction”.