Information - HS1 Incorporating hydrological processes knowledge into catchment modeling at multiple spatial scales
The session focuses on recent advances in the modelling of hydrological processes at scales ranging from the small headwater scale to meso-scale catchments (~ 1.000 kmē). Understanding hydrological processes through modelling requires a pragmatic approach; the modeller will always be both data limited in evaluating proposed models and model concepts are developed using 'imperfect knowledge' about many of the local, field and catchment scale process descriptions. Whatever the complexity of the modelling structure, modellers should always critically assess their results including the uncertainties associated with model parameters and model process descriptions.
The scope of the session is to provide a review of ongoing research in the fields listed above and particularly (but not limited to):
(I) modelling to test hypotheses of catchment processes
(II) process representation in models,
(III) incorporation of novel techniques into the assessment of 'process orientated' hydrological models,
(IV) the ability to accept or reject competing hypotheses especially if consideration of the limitations and uncertainties in observations are taken into account
(V) regionalization of hydrological models parameters.
Of particular interest are investigations focusing on the relation between catchment properties, hydrological processes and model parameters/concepts, as well as research devoted to practical 'real world' applications of newly introduced modelling concepts. We would finally appreciate contributions which explicitly address the difficulty in assessing whether the dominant modes of behaviour of the real world system can be robustly identified, and in addition, regionalized. Both oral presentations and poster contributions addressing one or more of the above mentioned issues are solicited.
Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Stefan Uhlenbrook - UNESCO-IHE, DELFT, The Netherlands
Alberto Montanari - UNIVERSITĀ DI BOLOGNA, Bologna, Italy
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