MODSIM is coming around again this year from 5-9 December and very excitingly you can now attend remotely or in person (!!!). So there are options for everyone! For those who aren’t aware, MODSIM is the biannual conference of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, and attracts >700 delegates from all corners of the globe and all walks of modelling.

The HEPEX sessions at MODSIM have a brief but eventful history: they began in 2015 and have since grown to be one of the largest sessions at MODSIM. So large, in fact, that there will be two HEPEX sessions this year. Submissions can be for oral presentations or posters and are open until 17 September, with the option to write up submissions as longer papers.

Session K5: The future of hydrometeorological forecasting: uncertainty, advances and applications

This session invites contributions on new methods or applications in weather and climate predictions, forecasting of streamflow, soil moisture or other hydrometeorological events, forecasts of droughts or flood or other extremes, nowcasting and the use of unconventional datasets in forecasting.

Session K7: Challenges and advances in continental-scale hydrological forecasting systems

Continental-scale hydrological forecasts with lead times of days to seasons are beneficial for a wide range of sectors, including water resources management, agriculture, energy, transport, and health. A variety of approaches and methods that underpin continental-scale hydrological forecasts exist; these include empirical techniques using statistical and/or machine learning methods, hydrological models forced with numerical weather and climate predictions, as well as coupled climate and land surface models. The development of continental-scale hydrological forecasting systems faces many potential challenges in terms of, for example, data assimilation, post-processing, the representation of a range of climate and hydrological processes and regimes, intervariable correlations and dependencies, and the verification of forecasts for a range of variables and across diverse regions. This session focuses on the challenges and advances in continental-scale hydrological forecasting systems.

For more information on these sessions see here

Registration for MODSIM is open until 11 October. Register here

Please contact James Bennett or Julien Lerat for more information. We look forward to seeing you on-line or in person at MODSIM in December!

James & Julien

(On behalf of the other convenors)


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