Training

Welcome to the online home of EF5’s training materials. This page is constantly evolving, so be sure to check back for updates.

The training materials consist of one course – an introduction to the use of EF5 (Ensemble Framework for Flash Flood Forecasting). This course contains 12 presentations in .PDF format. There are also a series of documents that are referenced during the training, some pieces of required software, and data files that can be used to run the modeling examples described in the presentations. Below are links to download various combinations of the training material.

Questions?
Email Zac Flamig at zac dot flamig at noaa dot gov for EF5-related questions.
Email Race Clark at race dot clark at ou dot edu for questions related to the training materials or model examples.

For those with fast internet: Start with the full training package, which includes all documents, data, software, examples, and presentations HERE (2.91 gb)

SHORT COURSE: For those with fast internet: Start with the full short course training package, which includes all documents, data, software, examples, and presentations HERE (1.63 gb)

Otherwise:

We recommend starting with presentations.zip (88.7 mb) – this file contains .PDFs of all 11 training modules.

(or individually preview or download each module, below)

1.1 Welcome (15.1 mb) Short Course Video
1.2 Introduction to Hydrological Models (4.1 mb) Short Course Video
1.3 EF5 Overview (2.3 mb) Short Course Video
1.4 DEM Derivatives (16.1 mb) Short Course Video
2.1 Rainfall and PET (12 mb) Short Course Video
2.2 Manual Calibration (5.8 mb)
2.3 Automatic Calibration (7.1 mb)
2.4 Interpreting and Using Model Output (17.4 mb)
3.1 DEM Practice (6.4 mb)
3.2 Calibration Practice (2.1 mb)
3.3 Drought (4.7 Mb)

If you want to just download the first three modules to see if the rest of the training is of interest, try the introduction.zip file (19.9 mb).

If you just want to read the papers referenced in the training and to see other training documents, download documents.zip (14.7 mb).

Examples.zip (10.7 mb) contains the folder structure and processed data to run the first training example. To run additional training examples, additional data may be required (see below).

Data.zip (1.99 gb) contains HydroSHEDS data for most of the world, 3-hrly  global satellite rainfall for 2006 and 2007, observed stream flow for training examples, and global monthly mean potential evapotranspiration. This file will allow you to run all of the training examples described in the presentations.

There are two software packages available. If your computer is running 32-bit Windows, download 32bit_software.zip (362 mb), which contains the QGIS 2.6.1 32-bit installer, a 32-bit EF5 executable, and the TauDEM 5.1.2 installer.

If your computer is running 64-bit Windows, download 64bit_software.zip (311 mb), which contains the QGIS 2.6.1 64-bit installer, a 64-bit EF5 executable, and the TauDEM 5.1.2 installer.

If you just want EF5 and already have a conditioned DEM and derivatives for your basin, you can download just the 32-bit version of EF5 here (3.6 mb), or the 64-bit version of EF5 here (3.8 mb).

Future Plans:

Check back for additional example modules for the Connecticut River, Cobb Creek, and the Indus River in 2016. For those looking for advanced training topics, like how to produce a priori model parameters, a manuscript has been submitted to a scientific journal and is currently under review.

Version History:

EF5 training videos – uploaded to YouTube and linked above in September 2015. Modules 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, and 2.1 of the short course are currently available in video form.

Short course v0.2 – uploaded to EF5 website in May 2015 (based off v0.2 of the full course, but with content reduced to fit into two days of instruction). This version was taught in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico at the Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla in May 2015, at Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico at the Juarez Autonomous University of Tabasco in September 2015, and at El Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia in September 2015.

EF5 training v0.2 – uploaded to EF5 website, May 1 2015 (error fixes to several presentations, added more papers to documents folder, inclusion of 32-bit EF5 executable and 32-bit QGIS installer).

EF5 training v0.1 – presented to Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Forestry – Mar 30 – Apr 3, 2015

Training Course Outline:
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