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HS7.1

Precipitation: from measurement to modelling and application in catchment hydrology
Convener: R. Uijlenhoet  | Co-Conveners: A. Langousis , C. Onof , A. Berne , P. Burlando , T. Bellerby , G. Grossi , A. A. Carsteanu 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 26 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / Room 33
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 26 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Hall A
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The hydrological response to rainfall at the catchment scale is the result of the interplay between the space-time variability of precipitation, the catchment geomorphological / pedological / ecological characteristics and antecedent hydrological conditions. Therefore, (1) accurate measurement and prediction of the spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall over a catchment and (2) the efficient and appropriate description of the catchment properties are important issues in hydrology. This session focuses on the following aspects of the space-time variability of precipitation:
- Novel techniques for measuring precipitation at hydrologically relevant space and time scales, from in situ measurements to remote sensing techniques, and from ground-based devices to spaceborne platforms.
- Novel approaches to modelling the space-time variability of precipitation, from physics-based models, via scaling and fractal approaches to stochastic and statistical models.
- Applications of measured and/or modelled precipitation fields in catchment hydrological models for the purpose of process understanding or predicting hydrological response.