Friday, February 24, 2017

Scale & Hydrology in 2020

This is the second lecture given at Potenza. The topic Salvatore Manfreda (GS) gave me is about how to move from one scale to another in Hydrological Modeling. I started from distribute modelling. My point there is that, for some tasks, distributed modelling can be scaled up to millions of square kilometers, and so,  upscaling theory is, in principle, not necessary.
But clearly this is a provocative statement I made just for pushing away some misconceptions.
Then I passed to consider other ways to upscale problems. Through simplifications, integration, heuristic thinking.  Eventually I gave a sight to "theories of all" that were so popular the last dacades and still remain possibilities and ideas to explore. By clicking on the figure you go on the presentation.