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Data Fusion Exercise for Flash Flood Warnings: 26 July 2021 Flash Flood Event


Dan Bikos

Katy Christian

Jim LaDue



Flash Flood





This training session will build on data fusion methodologies from the Data Fusion section of the WOC Severe Course (updated in FY21). We will apply these data fusion concepts to a flash flood case. We highlight contrasting scenarios, one with a nearby radar and the other where the closest radar was unavailable due to a recent lightning strike. Data fusion techniques are utilized to learn how to blend all available data which can be applied to short-term forecast and warning operations of flash flood events.

Training Session Options

NOAA/NWS students – to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learning Center.

  1. Web-based video

References/Additional Links

This course is Advanced

The Data Fusion section of the WOC Severe Track is a prerequisite to this training.  Under the Data Fusion section, see the two “Practice and Applications from Multiple Data Sources” training sessions.


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