14 July 2013

RainGain at the International Precipitation Conference

by Rosa Vicari / École des Ponts ParisTech

The 11th International Precipitation Conferenceorganised by Hydrology and Quantitative Water Group and Royal Netherlands Meteorological Insitute (KNMI) in Ede-Wageningen (The Netherlands), has been an opportunity to exchange ideas and expertise on precipitation processes, their observations, estimation, modeling and prediction.

Pierre Tabary from Météo France chaired the session on "Precipitation Observations", while Daniel Schertzer from Ecole de Ponts ParisTech chaired the "Precipitation statistics and Climatology" session. Moreover, 9 researchers presented their work and some of the developments that have been achieved in the framework of RainGain. 

Together with the posters presented by Guenda Bruni, Ricardo Reinoso Rondinel from Tu Delft, Patrick Willems from KU Leuven and Auguste Gires, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, Daniel Schertzer from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, the following presentations were held by the RainGain researchers:

  • High resolution radar observations of intense rainfall: cellular structures in rain fronts. Herman Russchenberg;
  • New Challenges for Multifractals and Precipitations. Daniel Schertzer, Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, and Shaun Lovejoy;
  • Validation of a spatio-temporal multifractal model of small scale rainfall variability with the help of dense networks of point measurements. Auguste Gires, Ioulia Tchinguirinskaia, Daniel Schertzer, Alexis Berne, Alma Schellart, and Shaun Lovejoy;
  • Radar rainfall event reconstruction using Bayesian radar-raingauge data merging: analysis of the associated uncertainty and its propagation through urban storm-water drainage modeling. Li-Pen Wang, Susana Ochoa-Rodriguez, Nuno Eduardo Simões, and Christian Onof;
  • High resolution rainfall estimates based on X-band radar technology for urban hydrological modeling. Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis and Herman Russchenberg;
  • Multifractal IDF and non-conservation of the rain rate. Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, Daniel Schertzer, and George Fitton.