Deadline: 2019-08-18 Award: $800,000 Open to: Everyone*
Water managers need better information on weather and climate conditions in order to help efficiently utilize water resources. Examples of hydrologic regimes include the onset of drought or a wet weather extremes from high levels of precipitation.
Lacking thisl information limits water managers’ ability to prepare for shifts in hydrologic regimes and can pose major threats to their ability to manage valuable water resources.
The challenge of sub-seasonal forecasting is that it encompasses the time frame where initial state information becomes less important, and slowly varying long term states become more important to prediction skill. Adding to the complexity, this information is needed at least 15 days to 45 days ahead of time.