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  Information - HS38 Stochastic rainfall models and their use in hydrological modelling (co-listed in AS)

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This session is concerned with the interface between the land phase of the hydrological cycle and rainfall simulation. In recent years stochastic rainfall models, using both scaling and non-scaling methodologies, have been increasingly used in variety of roles supporting hydrological and hydraulic analysis and risk. These roles include: generating synthetic precipitation records where none are available; extrapolating observational records that are too short to support the required analysis; downscaling observed records in time; downscaling GCM or RCM climatic scenarios in space and time; perturbing the statistics of observed rainfall to match predicted future climates. Presentations addressing the following topics are particularly solicited: the experiences of hydrologists and hydraulic engineers in the use of such rainfall models highlighting key requirements of this community for a future generation of rainfall models; new developments in synthetic rainfall models with significant import for the hydrological community; potential evaporation modelling linked with rainfall modelling; novel applications of rainfall models; modelling of extreme events; uncertainty estimation and representation, and the transfer of uncertainty from rainfall models to the estimated impacts.

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