27th June 2014: RainGain researcher's technical workshop at ENPC

at École des Ponts ParisTech
6-8 avenue B. Pascal, Cité Descartes
77455 Marne-la-Vallée

During this workshop RainGain researchers analysed the features (sewer network, distribution of impervious areas) of various catchments of the RainGain pilot sites with fractal tools (a tutorial will be implemented). The objective was to test how this tools help to interpret the results of the comparison of the simulated flow. Rain gauges networks were also analysed. Lastly, progress and plans with regards to WP1 (validation), WP2 and WP3 tasks and papers were discussed. 


8:45 - 9:15: Welcome coffee (room P 211)

09:15 - 10:15: Heterogeneity and multifractal in environment

10:15 - 12:30: Tutorial on computing and interpreting fractal dimensions in urban environment
Aim: to characterise the features of your catchment with the help of fractal tools, e.g.:
  • sewer networks
  • impervious areas
  • rain gauge networks
  • topography
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and coffee break
14:00 - 15:30: Discussion on the use of (multi-) fractal tools to:
  • validate radar data
  • compare rain gauge adjustment and merging
  • proceed to morphological field comparison
  • multifractal analysis of the simulated flow - preliminary results
15:30- 17:00: Discussion on planned papers
  • storm selection
  • conduit selection based on the morning’s results
  • transfer function at different point of the catchments
17:00 - 18:00: Wrap-up