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Precipitation measurement: techniques, processes and hydrological applications at the catchment scale (co-organized)
Convener: Alexis Berne  | Co-Conveners: Eric Wood (deceased), Alin Andrei Carsteanu , Remko Uijlenhoet , Chris Onof , Tim Bellerby , Taha Ouarda , Paolo Burlando , Andreas Langousis , Hidde Leijnse , Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis 
 / Wed, 11 Apr, 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Thu, 12 Apr, 17:30–19:00

The hydrological response to precipitation 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 precipitation 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 liquid and solid 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 better identify, understand and simulate the dominant microphysical processes at work in liquid and solid precipitation.
- Applications of measured and/or modelled precipitation fields in catchment hydrological models for the purpose of process understanding or predicting hydrological response.