A work titled “The WRF-ERDS workflow in the November 2020 Calabria flood event” has been presented by Paola Mazzoglio at the ASITA Academy conference on July 9th.
In the framework of the LEXIS project, CIMA Research Foundation and ITHACA are engaged in the development of a workflow for the timely identification of heavy rainfall involving WRF forecasting model and ERDS alert system.
The WRF-ERDS workflow has been applied to the heavy rainfall event that affected the Calabria Region between 21 and 23 November 2020.
Rainfall depths obtained using global-scale rainfall datasets and WRF data have been compared both with rain gauge data and with the daily bulletins issued by the Italian Civil Protection Department, demonstrating as an advanced engineering platform based on HPC and cloud solutions can improve forecasting accuracy for extreme rainfall events.
The conference recording is available on YouTube.
This work was supported by the LEXIS project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (2014–2020) under grant agreement no. 825532.