Pine Lake, CA, by P. Neiman Big Bend, CA field site by Clark King flood residential neighborhood Hydrox Radar in the snow by Duane Hazen HMT's Canada Hill field site convection on the CA coast mobile ARO at Westport, WA site Folsom Dam HMT's Sugar Pine Dam field site
NOAA's Hydrometeorology Testbed (HMT) conducts research on precipitation and weather conditions that can lead to flooding, and fosters transition of scientific advances and new tools into forecasting operations. HMT's outputs support efforts to balance water resource demands and flood control in a changing climate. (Read more...)
Major Activity Areas
link to HMT Facebook page
link to QPE page Developing and prototyping 21st Century methods for observing precipitation
link to QPF page Addressing the challenge of extreme precipitation forecasting; from identifying gaps to developing new tools
link to Snow Info page Characterizing snow to address uncertainty in forecasting, flood control, and water management
link to Hydro Apps page Evaluating advanced observations of rain and snow, temperature, and soil moisture to provide best possible "forcings" for river prediction
link to Decision Support page Developing tools for forecasters and users of extreme precipitation forecasts
HMT is led by the ESRL Physical Sciences Division
with partners across NOAA, other agencies, and universities.