Hydrologic Research

This program represents a NOAA/NWS effort to create a cost-effective continuum of basic and applied research through collaborative research between the Hydrology Laboratory of the NWS Office of Hydrologic Development and academic communities or other private or public agencies which have expertise


in the hydrometeorologic, hydrologic, and hydraulic routing sciences, as well as those aspects of social sciences that apply to hydrologic and water resources forecasting and how information on those forecasts is distributed and assimilated by managers and the public.

These activities will engage researchers and students in basic and applied research to improve the scientific understanding of river forecasting.

Ultimately these efforts will improve the accuracy of forecasts and warnings of rivers and flash floods by applying scientific knowledge and information to NWS research methods and techniques, resulting in a benefit to the public.

NOAA's program is designed to complement other agency contributions to that national effort.

This Program addresses two NOAA goals:
(1) Understand Climate Variability and Change To Enhance Society's Ability To Plan and Respond and (2) Serve Society's Needs for Weather and Water Information.

NOAA will give sole attention to individual proposals addressing the following science priority:
Use of weather observations and weather and climate forecasts for the improvement of hydrologic and water resources forecasts.

The Office of Hydrologic Development is interested in receiving proposals that demonstrate the use of in situ and remote sensing techniques for weather, hydrologic and water resources observations; numerical weather and climate forecasts; and coupled surface and groundwater systems, to demonstrate how the combination of those techniques could enhance hydrologic and water resources forecasts.

OHD is specifically interested in the use of cost- effective observation techniques that are applicable at high spatial resolution to large areas and that, in combination with land surface models, allow the estimation of soil moisture profiles in areas subject to artificial irrigation.

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Hydrologic Research

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Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Estimated Funding: $200,000

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Eligible applicants are Federal agencies; institutions of higher education; other nonprofits; commercial organizations; foreign governments; organizations under the jurisdiction of foreign governments; international organizations; state, local and Indian tribal governments.

Applications from non Federal and Federal applicants will be competed against each other.

Proposals selected for funding from non Federal applicants will be funded through a project grant or cooperative agreement under the terms of this notice.

Proposals selected for funding from NOAA scientists shall be effected by an intra agency fund transfer.

Proposals selected for funding from a non NOAA Federal agency will be funded through an inter-agency transfer.

Please Note: Before non-NOAA Federal applicants may be funded, they must demonstrate that they have legal authority to receive funds from another Federal agency in excess of their appropriation.

Because this announcement is not proposing to procure goods or services from applicants, the Economy Act (31 U.S.C.

1535) is not an appropriate legal basis.

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