Course: Flash Flood Forecasting

2 – 6 November 2020
ESSL Research and Training Centre
Wiener Neustadt, Austria


We suggest this seminar for advanced meteorologists and hydrologists, experienced warning forecasters and private as well as governmental risk assessors: 

Heavy precipitation is a particular challenge to forecast, given the small spatial and temporal scales on which it occurs, and the limited predictability of deep convection. The hazards associated with flash flooding are an even greater challenge, as detailed information about hydrology and antecedent conditions is also required.

This course will address the current state of knowledge about convective heavy rainfall and flash flooding, along with current research aimed at improving forecasts through increased understanding and sophisticated numerical modeling techniques.

In the morning sessions, we will cover the background material, and in the afternoon sessions there will be hands-on analysis and forecasting exercises using real-world cases. Our senior trainer Dr. Tomáš Púčik will assist the participants during these exercises.

Lecture and exercise times, including a lunch break:
Mon 10:00 – 17:00
Tue 09:00 – 17:00
Wed 09:00 – 17:00
Thu 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 13:00, optional Testimonials 14:00 to 16:00

At the end of the seminar you will receive a participation certificate.

New – optional Testimonial


To register, please fill in the registration form and proceed to pay the registration fee by clicking on the applicable amount below. Your registration will only be fixed after having received your participation fee and after confirmation from ESSL.

Prices for seminar (click on amount to pay)
Early Fees until 30 June 2020 Regular Fees
ESSL members and employees of institutional ESSL members 1090 EUR 1290 EUR
Non ESSL members 1290 EUR 1490 EUR


You may pay by bank transfer to the following account:

Beneficiary: European Severe Storms Laboratory – Science and Training
Bank: Sparkasse Baden
Bank address: Hauptplatz 15, 2500 Baden, Austria
IBAN: AT522020501000005999

With your transfer, please indicate “flash flood course fee” and your name.
(without indicating your name, we cannot make sure that the transfer came from you).