Summary: Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Spring 09
CE 796A: Hydroclimatology
Section 001: Tuesdays and Thursdays; 1:30-2:45
Instructor: Dr. Sankar Arumugam (firstname.lastname@example.org), 314A Mann Hall; (919)515-
Office Hours: Fridays: 9:00-11:00.
Introduction to Hydroclimatology Global water and energy balance Global distributions of
precipitation, temperature, runoff and their seasonality Interannual variability in precipitation
El-Nino Southern Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
Forecast Verification Probabilistic Forecasts Skill Measures Brier Score and its
Decomposition Reliability and ROC Diagrams Rank Probability Score and Continuous Rank
Probability Skill Score Non-probabilistic forecasts Correlation and Mean Square error.
Overview of operational forecasts development: Weather to Climate time scales IRI Climate
Forecasting Process Skill assessment of seasonal climate forecasts NOAA Weather forecasts
and their skill assessment NWS Streamflow forecasts Downscaling techniques
Space-time scale issues in hydrology Long-term water balance Budyko's Framework
Physical Hydroclimatology Conservation equations monthly and annual water balance
Evapotranspiration Modeling and Estimation.
Prerequisite: CE 586 or equivalent.