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DRIHM presents an interesting video explaining the objectives and best practices of the project

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On 18 November 2013 severe weather related to the cyclone "Cleopatra" brought heavy rain and caused tremendous floods in Sardinia. According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 19 November 2013, 17 people died, many villages were isolated. Flights and ferry connections were delayed or cancelled, train connections were disrupted.

The flooding case was analysed with the DLR tool Cb-TRAM (Cumulonimbus Tracking and Monitoring) which detects and forecasts thunderstorms up to one hour. The analysis clearly shows that the heavy rain event was accompanied by embedded thunderstorms. It has been posted on the interactive Cb-TRAM DRIHM web application for citizen scientists accessible via http://extern04.pa.op.dlr.de/ or the DRIHM portal. With this web application, the user can produce and download his own Cb-TRAM graphics, as well as xml- and kml-output for further use.

 DRIHM and EGI collaboration


In 2011 CIMA Foundation signed a MoU with EGI because “CIMA has been playing a central role in the hydrometeorology research community. As coordinator of dedicated projects (i.e. DRIHMS and the follow-up project DRIHM) in the domain, is well positioned to represent the overall hydro-meteorology community and coordinate the HMR Virtual Research Community.

Within this framework, a collaboration between DRIHM and EGI was established with the goal “to setup a web based science gateway for the hydrometeorogycal community to enable them running pre-defined simulation workflows using resources from the European Grid Infrastructure. To achieve this goal the collaboration has to integrate various hydrometeorological models with EGI, setup of a science gateway, develop workflows in the science gateway, develop unique interfaces for the workflows to simplify their use by scientists”. This resulted in the creation of a roadmap with the actions to be performed to shape such goal.

For more details, visit the related site: https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI-DRIHM:Collaboration

The collaboration with EGI will continue also after the official end of the project. We are currently negotiating a SLA, more details can be found at https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI_OLA_SLA_framework




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  • D.D'Agostino, E. Danovaro, A. Clematis, L. Roverelli, G. Zereik, A. Parodi and A. Galizia; Lessons learned implementing a science gateway for hydro-meteorological research. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Vol. 28, pp. 2014-2023, 2016.


  • Q.K. Harpham, J. Lhomme, A. Parodi, E. Fiori, B. Jagers, A. Galizia; Using OpenMI and a Model MAP to integrate WaterML2 and NetCDF data sources into flood modelling of Genoa, Italy. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12418 


  • Quillon Harpham, Paul Cleverley, Emanuele Danovaro, Daniele D’Agostino, Antonella Galizia, Fabio Delogu, and Elisabetta Fiori; Using a Model MAP to prepare hydro-meteorological models for generic use, Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 73 Issue C, November 2015, Pages 260-271. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.08.007


  • A. Hally, O. Caumont, L. Garrote, E. Richard, A. Weerts, F. Delogu, E. Fiori, N. Rebora, A. Parodi, A. Mihalovic, M. Ivkovic, L. Dekic, W. van Verseveld, O. Nuissier, V. Ducrocq, D. D’Agostino, A. Galizia, E. Danovaro, and A. Clematis; Hydrometeorological multi-model ensemble simulations of the 4 November 2011 flash-flood event in Genoa, Italy, in the framework of the DRIHM project, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Vol 15, Issue 3, pp. 537– 555, 2015. http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/15/537/2015/nhess-15-537-2015.html


  • Q. Harpham, E. Danovaro, Towards standard metadata to support models and interfaces in a hydro-meteorological model chain, Journal of Hydroinformatics, Vol 17 No 2 pp 260–274, IWA Publishing, 2015. DOI: 10.2166/hydro.2014.061



  • T Kiss, P Kacsuk, R Lovas, A Balaskó, A Spinuso, M Atkinson, D D’Agostino, E Danovaro, M Schiffers; WS-PGRADE/gUSE in European projects, in Science Gateways for distributed computing infrastructures, Ed. P Kacsuk, ISBN 978-3-319-11267-1, pp. 235-254, Springer International Publishing, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-11268-8_17


  • D. D'Agostino, A. Clematis, A. Galizia, A. Quarati, E. Danovaro, L. Roverelli, G. Zereik, D. Kranzlmüller, M. Schiffers, N. Felde, C. Straube, O. Caumont, E. Richard, L. Garrote, Q. Harpham, B. Jagers, V. Dimitrijević, L. Dekić, E. Fiori, F. Delogu, A. Parodi, The DRIHM Project: A Flexible Approach to Integrate HPC, Grid and Cloud Resources for Hydro-Meteorological Research, in the IEEE Proceedings of the International Conference For High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis 2014 (SC14), pp. 536-546, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/SC.2014.49


  • E. Danovaro, L. Roverelli, G. Zereik, A. Galizia, D. D'Agostino, A. Quarati, A. Clematis, F. Delogu, E. Fiori, A. Parodi, C. Straube, N. Felde, Q. Harpham, B. Jagers, L. Garrote, L. Dekic, M. Ivkovic, E. Richard, O. Caumont, Setup an hydro-meteo experiment in minutes: the DRIHM e-infrastructure for hydro-meteorology research, in the IEEE Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, e-Science 2014, pp. 47-54, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/eScience.2014.40


  • E. Fiori, A. Comellas, L. Molini, N. Rebora, F. Siccardi, D.J. Gochis, S. Tanelli, A. Parodi, Analysis and hindcast simulations of an extreme rainfall event in the Mediterranean area: The Genoa 2011 case. Atmospheric Research, Vol. 138, pp. 13-29, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.10.007


  • A. Quarati, E. Danovaro, A. Galizia, A. Clematis, D. D’Agostino, A. Parodi, Hybrid Clouds as Meteorological Simulation Enablers, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, DOI: 10.1016/j.cam.2014.05.001


  • A. Galizia, D. D'Agostino, A. Quarati, G. Zereik, L. Roverelli, E. Danovaro, A. Clematis, E. Fiori, F. Delogu, A. Parodi, C. Straube, N. Felde, M. Schiffers, D. Kranzlmueller, Q. Harphamd, B. Jagers, L. Garrote, V. Dimitrijevic, L. Dekic, O.Caumont, E. Richard, Towards an interoperable and distributed e-Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology: the DRIHM project, In: Ames, D.P., Quinn, N.W.T., Rizzoli, A.E. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, June 15-19, San Diego, California, USA. ISBN: 978-88-9035-744-2.


  • E. Danovaro, A. Clematis, D. D’Agostino, A. Galizia, A. Quarati, M. Schiffers, C. Straube, N. Felde, F. Delogu, E. Fiori, DRIHM Portal - A Scientific Gateway for Complex Hydro-Meteorological Simulations, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-6283, 2014.


  • E. Fiori, A. Galizia, E. Danovaro, A. Clematis, T. Bedrina, A. Parodi, PRACE resources to study extreme natural events: the SCENE project, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-7058, 2014.


  • M. Schiffers, C. Straube, N. Felde, A. Clematis, A. Galizia, D. D’Agostino, E. Danovaro, Gridification in Hydro-Meteorological Research: What It Is and Why We Need It?, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-5700, 2014.


  • M. Schiffers, C. Straube, N. Felde, A. Clematis, A. Galizia, D. D’Agostino, E. Danovaro, A Grid-Based Architecture for Coupling Hydro-Meteorological Models, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-5635, 2014.


  • D. D’Agostino, A. Clematis, E. Danovaro, A. Quarati, A. Galizia, C. Straube, M. Schiffers, N. gentschen Felde, A. Parodi, The EGI-DRIHM collaboration: how the european Grid and Cloud infrastructures can support Hydro-Meteorology Research, Poster presented at the EGI Community Forum 2014.


  • J. Sutherland, I.H. Townend, Q.K. Harpham and G.R. Pearce. From integration to fusion: the challenges ahead. In book: Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems: Methods, Visions and Challenges, Edition: Special Publication 408, Publisher: The Geological Society, Editors: A Riddick, H Kessler, J Giles, 2014. DOI: 10.1144/SP408.6




  • Rebora, N., Molini, L., Casella, E., Comellas, A., Fiori, E., Pignone, F., Siccardi, F., Silvestro, F., Tanelli, S., Parodi, A., Extreme rainfall in the Mediterranean: what can we learn from observations?.  Journal of Hydrometeorology, Vol. 14, pp. 906–922, DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-083.1, 2013



  • E. Danovaro, A. Quarati, A. Clematis, A. Galizia, D. D’Agostino, Hybrid Clouds as Hydro-Meteorological Simulation Enablers. Abstract presented at FEMTEC2013, Book of abstracts pp.47, 2013.



  • T. Bedrina, A. Parodi, A. Clematis, A. Quarati, Mashing-up weather networks data to support Hydro-Meteorological research. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Communicability, Computer Graphics and Innovative Design for Interactive Systems (CCGIDIS 2012), pp.58-68, ISBN 978-88-96471-18-0, 2012.


  • Clematis A., D'Agostino D., Danovaro E., Galizia A., Quarati A., Parodi A., Rebora N., Bedrina T., Kranzlmüller D., Schiffers M., Jagers B., Harpham Q., Cros P.H., DRIHM: Distributed Research Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorology. In: 7th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SOSE2012) Proceedings, pp. 149-154, IEEE Computer Society, doi: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6384153   2012.








  • M. Schiffers, D. Kranzlmueller, A. Clematis, D.D'Agostino, A. Galizia, A. Quarati, A. Parodi, N. Rebora, M. Morando, N. Rebora, E. Trasforini, L. Molini, F. Siccardi, G. C. Craig,  A. Tafferner Towards a Grid Infrastructure for Hydro-Meteorological Research Computer Science, Vol. 12, pp. 45-62, 2011. ISSN 1508-2806.



The DRIHM project in the framework of its training and dissemination activities will contribute to the organization of the Alpine Summer School 2013 "Climate Change and the Mountain Environment" (http://www.to.isac.cnr.it/aosta/, 18-28 june 2013):

The DRIHM contribution will be articulated in a set of lectures and seminars dedicated to the familiarization of all students and researchers, belonging to the climatologists and hydro-climatologists communities, with the DRIHM e-Infrastructure.


In particular, the DRIHM related lessons time schedule is:


Wednesday June 26 

 9:00 - 10:30    Hydrometeorological and hydroclimatological science on European e-Infrastructure - I (D. Kranzlmüller) - click here for PDF


Thursday June 27

 9:00  -  10:30  Hydrometeorological and hydroclimatological science on European e-Infrastructure - II (D. Kranzlmüller) - click here for PDF

17:30 -  19:00  Non-hydrostatic models for mountain regions (A. Parodi) - click here for PDF


Friday June 28

11:00  -  12:30  Climate projections for the Alps. Part 1: Modeling issues (M. Beniston) - click here for PDF

15:30  -  16:30  Climate projections for the Alps. Part 1: Modeling issues (M. Beniston) - click here for PDF

17:00 -  18:30  The problem of small-scale climate projections and downscaling methods (A. Provenzale) - click here for PDF


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