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Precipitation: from measurement to modelling and application in catchment hydrology (co-organized)
Convener: Andreas Langousis  | Co-Conveners: Eric Wood (deceased), Alin Andrei Carsteanu , Remko Uijlenhoet , Chris Onof , Alexis Berne , Tim Bellerby , Taha Ouarda 
 / Thu, 27 Apr, 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Thu, 27 Apr, 17:30–19:00

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.

Confirmed invited speakers include: Dr. George J.Huffman from NASA (USA), Prof. Hayley Fowler from Newcastle University (UK), and Dr. Fabio Oriani from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.