Scientific and Technical Advancement

Thomas Hopson (RAL and SERE*/ASP). Co-nominees include Hai-Ru Chang, Carlos Hoyos, Jun Jian, and Peter Webster (Georgia Institute of Technology); and Selvaraju Ramasamy and A.R. Subbiah (Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre).
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For developing and implementing the Climate Forecasting Applications Program to provide operational flash flood forecasts for the country of Bangladesh. In 2007 the system provided skillful forecasts and warnings of two extremely large flooding events, leading to the early evacuation of thousands of vulnerable citizens.