Presentations

The role of subsurface topography and its implications on the water regime in the Urseren Valley, Switzerland

Abstract: To improve the understanding and the modelling of soil water regimes in alpine areas it is essential to know not only the number and the properties of the soil layers, but also their spatial distribution. One common assumption used in many simulations in the literature is that that the soil layers and the bedrock are parallel to the surface, which sometimes diverges significantly from the reality. Read more

Modelling variably saturated flow using cellular automata

Abstract: The use of Cellular Automata is extended in various disciplines for the modeling of complex system procedures. Their inherent simplicity and their natural parallelism make them a very efficient tool for the simulation of large scale physical phenomena. We explore the framework of Cellular Automata to develop a physically based model for the spatial and temporal prediction of shallow landslides. Read more

Credibility of climate predictions revisited

Abstract: In a recent study (Koutsoyiannis et al., On the credibility of climate predictions, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 53 (4), 671–684, 2008), the credibility of climate predictions was assessed based on comparisons with long series of observations. Read more