Sunday, December 18, 2011

RHOK Oxford - next steps

Now I've had a few evenings fiddling with the code and ideas generated at RHoK Oxford two weeks ago I have something that I'll be able to demonstrate to my Met Office colleagues in the new year.  The URL for anyone who'd like to try it out is

The simple idea here is to make weather data from global reanalysis available to help develop flood forecast models. See for more information.

What happens next isn't certain but I'm optimistic that something along these lines will available soonish.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

RHoK Oxford - FloodSource

Ok guys - here's the idea....
@msaunby leading a discussion around his problem

And here's some data...
What you see plotted here is sub-daily precipitation data from the 20th Century reanalysis. Before going to Oxford I had a prototype API for extracting mean monthly data.  Now there's an improved version that can extract sub-daily data for a range of variables including precipitation, temperature and soil moisture.
The above example is for Cambodia in August 2007.  There was a major flood on the 24th August.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Giant leap - Random Hacks of Kindness, Oxford

Over the next few evenings I'll draw together some of the work on the FloodSource project at Random Hacks of Kindness, Oxford.

RHOK Oxford Dec2011
Here's a visualisation of the cleaned up CSV file of global floods presented in Google Fusion Tables. The information shown is from Dartmouth Flood Observatory.