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HS7.1/AS1.5/NH1.2

Precipitation: from measurement to modelling and application in catchment hydrology (co-organized)
Convener: Andreas Langousis  | Co-Conveners: Remko Uijlenhoet , Alin Andrei Carsteanu , Alexis Berne , Giovanna Grossi , Paolo Burlando , Tim Bellerby , Chris Onof 
Orals
 / Mon, 08 Apr, 15:30–17:00  / Room R1
 / Tue, 09 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room R1
Posters
 / Attendance Tue, 09 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Red Posters
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.