EHIMI II




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AIM OF THE PROJECT


The EHIMI project is a initiative funded by the Catalan Water Agency (ACA) and the Catalan Weather Service (SMC) and developed by the CRAHI-UPC in order to exploit hydrometeorological capabilities of weather radar in flood risk management and decision-making processes.

EHIMI is an integrated flood warning system that aims to cover the full chain of processes involved in the hydrometeorological exploitation of weather radar systems. To fulfill all these aspects the EHIMI package has been modular divided in four basic types of applications:

XRad, GenRad: devoted to all aspects related with the weather radar processing and correction algorithms for the Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPE), and the generation of rainfall and meteorological radar based products. 

MoViRad and AniPRad: tools designed for the visualization and animation of radar products.

GenHi: main module devoted to integrate radar rainfall estimates into an hydrological distributed model to produce forecasted water levels and other distributed hydrological products.

VisHid: tool designed for the visualization and animation of hydrological products, including flood risk warnings.


LOCATION


Catalonia region (Spain)


INITIAL/ENDING DATE


2004 / 2009


CLIENT


Catalan Water Agency (ACA) and the Catalan Weather Service (SMC)