Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CLIMAWARE scientific outcomes

This post address the results of the scientific outcomes of the project CLIMAWARE. This was financed by our University with the main scope of gathering around a topic researchers from different Departments. We chose to work on impacts of climate on river Adige. Part of the results were posted on this blog as soon as they came out. Others will be posted eventually.
We did not obtain all the results we promised at the beginning (but we had a 20% financial cut) but, nevertheless, I think we achieve something.

  • We started to match views from various disciplines. 
  • We get several journal papers accepted where we pushed sciences a little forward
  • We improved our models JGrass-NewAGE, Weezard, Hyperstream
  • We started new experiments
  • We've got fun
In you want a more complete view of our work, please look at the scientific report here. Unfortunately it is in Italian, but a synthesis in English will follow soon. Papers below are not all specifically about river Adige but were considered as  works preliminary to the application to to it. Other more applicative papers will follow (eighteen months is not a so long period!).
In Spring we will organise a meeting day where we will summarise our results and talk about spinoffs of the project.

A note: Talking with one of the colleagues who originated this type of call, he asked: how many papers did you publish together (with people from other disciplines)? The papers you published with your guys, you would have had in any case.
You can see looking below and judge yourself (but the picture will be complete in a year from now).
My answer was: first it is not really true that I (we) would have published the same amount of papers. Some of the papers were produced because money sustained those not already enrolled at University who took care, at least, of many details.
a) eighteen months is a too short period to produce something together (really new stuff, I mean) with people you did not interacted before;
b) Spatial and temporal scale of different disciplines can be really different. It is not easy to fill the gaps. A project like our can make researches getting closer but not eliminate the differences magically.
c) Often proper journals for these interdisciplinary efforts are missing. Sci. Total Environ. (a.k.a. Stoten) is one of them, but it has its own targets to be respected, too.

References (published so far: several others are ongoing)

Abera, W.W., Brocca L, and Rigon R., Abera, W., Brocca, L., Rigon, R. (2016).
Comparative evaluation of different satellite rainfall estimation products and bias correction in the Upper Blue Nile (UBN) basin. Atmospheric Research, 178-179, 471?483., 2016.

Berzi, D., Fraccarollo, L., 2015: Turbulence Locality and Granular-like Fluid Shear Viscosity in Collisional Suspensions. Physical Review Letters, 115,
194501-1-194501-5, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.194501.

Berzi, D., Fraccarollo L., 2016: Intense sediment transport: Collisional to turbulent suspension. Physics of Fluids, 28, 023302, doi: 10.1063/1.4941770.

Formetta, G., Bancheri M., Rigon R., Testing site-specific parameterizations of longwave radiation integrated in a GIS-based hydrological model,  Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4641-4654, 2016

Geneletti, Sartori, Schiavo, 2016. The impact of climate and land use change on agriculture in Europe: A computable general equilibrium analysis, Mimeo.

Larcher, M., Jenkins, J.T., 2015: “The evolution of segregation in dense inclined flows of binary mixtures of spheres”. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 782, 405-429.

Rigon R., Bancheri M., Green T., Age-ranked hydrological budgets and a travel time description of catchment hydrology, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 4929-4947, 2016,

Rigon R. , Bancheri M. , Formetta G. , deLavenne A. , The geomorphic unit hydrograph from a historical-critical perspective, Earth Sci. Proc. and Landforms, 41(1), 27-37, 2016.

Sartori, Schiavo, Fracasso, Riccaboni, 2016. Modeling the future evolution of the virtual water trade network: A combination of network and gravity models. SIS Working Paper No 2016-4, August 2016 (inviato a Advances in Water Resource Management).

Scolozzi R., Geneletti D., 2016: The anthroposphere as an anticipatory system: Open questions on steering the climate. Sci. Total Environ. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.086.

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