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Web-based decision support toolbox for Spanish reservoirs
Title: Web-based decision support toolbox for Spanish reservoirs
Authors: Voces Aboy, JoséAutor AEMETAbia Llera, InmaculadaAutor AEMETSánchez García, Eroteida ORCID RESEARCHERID Autor AEMETNavascués, BeatrizAutor AEMETRodríguez Camino, Ernesto ORCID Autor AEMETGarrido del Pozo, NievesAutor AEMETGarcía Gómez, María ConcepciónÁlvarez González, José AdolfoPastor Argüello, Fernando
Keywords: S-ClimWaR project; MEDSCOPE project; Seasonal Climate prediction; Climate variability; North Atlantic Oscillation
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Copernicus Publications
Citation: Advances in Science and Research. 2019, 16, p. 157–163
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Abstract: Under the S-ClimWaRe (Seasonal Climate prediction in support of Water Reservoirs management) initiative, a climate service to support decision-making process by water managers in Spanish reservoirs has been developed. It consists in a web-based toolbox jointly designed with stakeholders. The website is organized in two main areas. The first one allows the user to explore, for any water reservoir or grid point over continental Spain, the existing hydrological variability and risk linked to climate variability. This is performed through a set of indicators obtained from time series of hydrological and meteorological observations and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index, identified as main climate driver in this geographical region. The second main area provides seasonal forecasts of NAO and both reservoir inflow and precipitation, complemented by information on probabilistic forecasts skill. Currently the NAO index is the only driver implemented for display, and forecasts come from a statistical forecasting system developed only for the extended winter NDJFM period. Through the MEDSCOPE (MEDiterranean Services Chain based On climate PrEdictions) project new sources of predictability and relationships with different climate drivers will be explored. Forecast skill improvement is expected after the combination and weighting of ensemble members of the Copernicus seasonal forecasting systems. These forecasts will feed more sophisticated hydrological models. The toolbox has been flexible designed with respect to sources of seasonal forecasts and extension to additional drivers, variables and seasons. In this way, user requirements and scientific progress will be easily incorporated to new versions of this climate service.
Description: Número monográfico dedicado al "18th EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2018".
Sponsorship : The research leading to these results has received funding from EUPORIAS and MEDSCOPE projects. EUPORIAS was funded by the European Commission through the 7th Framework Programme for Research, grant agreement 308291. MEDSCOPE is co-funded by the European Commission as part of ERA4CS, an ERA-NET initiated by JPI Climate, grant agreement 690462.
ISSN: 1992-0628
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