Friday, January 21, 2022

Seven Steps in Modelling a Catchment - Reprise

 Recently I delivered a post where I discussed the the steps in doing a catchment analysis, based on the previous recent experiences on the topic.  The seven steps are in brief:

  1. Clarify the scope of your analysis and gather the information
  2. Analyse the catchment geomorphology
  3. Analyze all the available data
  4.  Make the simulations plan and setting up the simulations 
  5. Running the simulations
  6.  Showing and discussing the results and their reliability
  7.  Deploy all what done for Open Science

Another step, actually is building or choosing  the model, which previously was given for granted (so actually the 7 steps can be 8 but this obviously does not really matters. During the GWS2022 I went further in developing a presentation in three parts and I deployed it, 


Sunday, January 9, 2022

WHETGEO essentials

Water, HEat and Transport in GEOframe  (WH?ETGEO) is the set of components which was conceived and developed to substitute GEOtop. It with GEO-SPACE more precisely. Its design is more complex than GEOtop, since it includes various modelling solutions, 1D, 2D, 3D (coming soon) and additional processes can be added without large efforts. 2D and 3D versions can work with an unstructured grids and there is a lot of flexibility to be exploited to pursue new ideas that were not even conceivable with GEOtop. 

At present the best presentations of the models and the ideas are obtained by reading the Niccolò Tubini Ph.D. Thesis and the paper on GMD just published. WHETGEO + GEOSPACE have a dedicated summer school whose 1st edition was celebrated recently.  The index of GEOframe Schools can be found here.

Other contributions will come soon. 


Tubini, N. 2021, June. “Theoretical and Numerical Tools for Studying the Critical Zone from Plots to Catchments.” Edited by R. Rigon and S. Gruber. Ph.D., Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Meccanica, Università di Trento.

Tubini, Niccolò, and Riccardo Rigon. 2022. “Implementing the Water, HEat and Transport Model in GEOframe (WHETGEO-1D v.1.0): Algorithms, Informatics, Design Patterns, Open Science Features, and 1D Deployment.” Geoscientific Model Development 15 (1): 75–104.