is one of the largest and most consistently successful centres
of hydro-meteorological research in France, for its works on
precipitation, catchments, hydraulics, and water resource engineering.
Team 1 has internationally recognised capability in space-time
precipitation analysis (processes and geostatistical properties)
and modelling (physical and geostatistical models).
produced various statistical models for the generation of precipitation
scenarios in various meteorological contexts : rainfall disaggregation
models adapted to Sahelian mesoscale convective complexes based
on metagaussien fields, (Lebel, Braud et al. 1998), non parametric
downscaling models for probabilistic quantitative precipitation
forecasts in various regions of France, (Obled, Bontron et al.
2002), semi-parametric downscaling models for weather variable
prediction in alpine context (Mezghani and Hingray 2008).
such developments, the group has always paid a special attention
to the coupling of meteorological and hydrological simulation
models, e.g. (Anquetin, Yates et al. 2005).
EDF is one
of the largest and most consistently successful European companies
in charge of water and energy related resources. EDF has an
important staff of researchers and engineers developing knowledge,
methodologies and simulations tools for improving forecast,
management and prediction of water and related resources and
risks. Team 2 is composed by researchers from various EDF centres
covering all together these different aspects.
EDF has been a
worldwide pioneer in a number of research areas and has an internationally
recognised capability in the analysis and modelling of precipitation,
catchments, hydraulics, and water resource engineering. It has
especially led to the development of methods and models applied
worldwide such as the so-called non parametric ANALOG method
for weather scenario generation (Duband 1970) or the so-called
GRADEX method for flood risk analysis (Guillot and Duband 1967).
EDF also operates a number of water systems and has for all
them operational and validated hydrological models (Garcon 1999;
Garcon, Carre et al. 1999; Paquet, Gailhard et al. 2006). Such
models are available for both CSs considered in this project.