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Ami Arthur

Research Associate II

During my 20+ years at CIWRO, I have provided Geographic Information System (GIS) services for numerous projects. During the early 2000s, I led a small team to produce the GIS data sets necessary for the Flash Flood Monitoring and Prediction (FFMP) system that was being implemented at every National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in the nation. Our team delineated flash-flood-scale drainage basins from digital elevation data for all of the U.S. and its territories. FFMP’s basin-averaged rates and accumulations, which are calculated from radar-derived precipitation estimates, provide valuable information in potential flash-flooding situations. At the time of its implementation, FFMP was a significant advancement in flash-flood forecasting tools, and it continues to be a valuable tool used in many WFOs throughout the nation. In addition to FFMP, I have also provided GIS data and tools for the Multi-Resolution Multi-Sensor (MRMS) project, Flooded Locations and Simulated Hydrographs (FLASH) project, Plains Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) project, Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment-Southeast (VORTEX-SE), and many other projects. I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with so many different groups and people.