Friday, January 15, 2021

Concetta D'Amato - GEOframe developer


Niccolò Tubini - GEOframe developer


Marialaura Bancheri - GEOframe Developer


Giuseppe Formetta - GEOframe Developer


Riccardo Rigon - GEOframe developer


Riccardo Rigon.  

I was a Ph.D. student at the University of Trento.  I lived between Trento and Venezia (Venice) but I am from Vicenza, all in Italy. I also lived in College Station (TX, Texas A&M) and Fort Collins (CO, Colorado State University) and visited frequently Boston (well was long time ago, MIT).  Now I am pretty stable in Trento where I work as Professor.    I graduated in Physics and have a Ph.D. in Hydrodynamics.  You can see more about me at the CV pages on the AboutHydrology blog  I started the GEOframe project

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Day 7 - Looking forward

We really enjoyed to work with this year students. We had an average synchronous participation of 25 but others were following asynchronously. The work is not finished until everybody who wants complete their exercise on a catchment. That will be the also the requirement to have recognized  the credits, besides the certificate of participation. The GEOframe crew will be happy to give you support for the next two months for complete the tasks required. New stuff is incoming in GEOframe that is a living a growing system. For that you will be alerted through the WinterSchool mailing list and the post in this blog. 

The first news is that we are:
  • smoothing down the process to create HRUs with the help of  the friends of Hydrologis. A preview of the tool is working under the stand-alone Horton Machine, of which you can learn in this AboutHydrology blogpost. 

The second, this is an old new)  is that GEOframe is not limited to models based on partial differential equations. We have also WHETGEO 1D (and 2D incoming) which stands for Water, HEat and Transport in GEOframe:
  • WHETGEO-1D. Developed by Niccolò Tubini for his P.h.D. e used it extensively in our class of hydrology. Therefore for the documentation in Italian, you can give a look to here.  We will provide soon documentation in English
  • Lysimeter GEO.  Being developed by Concetta D'Amato for her Ph.D. , building on the shoulders of Niccolò and dr. Michele Bottazzi's  (GS) Prospero model.  On Lysimeter Pro you can find two webinar in English that can also partially serve to introduce WHETGEO-1D. They are at this link. 
The local (uniTrento) GEOframe crew repeated indefinitely within the screens. From left: Giuseppe , a little in front, Concetta , on the back Riccardo, then Martin and Niccolò.

Next year School will be in two session. The first one in December, possibly the 15-16-17 to make installations, extracting the geomorphology of the catchments, preparing and interpolating the datasets. This will be held in remote, as this year. The second one, between 10 and 14 of January, both included, for evaporation, transpiration, rainfall-runoff, exploring alternatives, finalizing student's work.  Use GEOframe and spread it around! If you would like to become a developer, please let's us know. We will provide the appropriate training. 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

GWS2021 - Day 6 - Adding features to the rainfall-runoff modelling

GEOframe aims to simulate the whole hydrological cycle. About evaporation and transpiration was already talked about on Day 4 However, several other aspects can be accounted for in GEOframe for obtaining a realistic representation of the hydrological cycle. The scope of this day is to progressively introduce new aspects and features.