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SWGEN-Hydro, Berlin 2017

International Workshop on Stochastic Weather Generators for Hydrological Applications (SWGen-Hydro)

September, 18th to 20th, 2017, Berlin


Climate variability is one of the important drivers of hydrological processes. Stochastic weather generators (SWGs) aim at modeling climatic variables – such as precipitation, temperature, humidity, etc – to drive hydrological models. Being at the interface between climate and hydrological processes, they are valuable tools for hydrological impact studies for the past, recent and future climate. However, part of the weather variability is not described in a deterministic but stochastic way, reflecting the chaotic nature of atmospheric processes in a natural way. Stochastic weather generators (SWGs) are thus canonical tools in hydrological studies.

Following the first three workshops "SWGEN" on stochastic weather generators (in 2012, 2014 and 2016), this workshop focuses on SWGs suitable in hydrological modeling contexts.

SWGEN 2018

Oct. 2nd to 4th, 2018

NCAR, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Abstracts, slides and posters for SWGEN-Hydro 2017 can be accessed via a pdf

Thank you for participating!

Contributions were welcome on stochastic weather generators

  • for hydrological applications
  • for sub-daily or daily time scale
  • stationary, as well asconditional on large scale climatic drivers for hydrological past and future projections
  • for studying the range of variability (uncertainty) in hydrological models

Invited speakers (confirmed)

  • Anastassia Baxevan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Christian Onof, Imperial College London, London, UK
  • Lionel Benoit, University of Lausanne, Institute of Earth Dynamics (IDYST), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jean-Philippe Vidal, Irstea, Hydrology-Hydraulics Research Unit (UR HHLY), Villeurbanne, France
  • Florence Habets, CNR/Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris, France
  • Jo Kaczmarska, RMS London, London, UK
  • András Bárdossy, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Théo Vischel, Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France

Scientific Committee

  • Pierre Aillot (Universite de Brest, France)
  • Paul Northrop (University College London, UK)
  • Denis Allard (INRA, Avignon, France)
  • Etienne Leblois (IRSTEA, Lyon, France)
  • Komlan Kpogo-Nuwoklo (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
  • Mathieu Vrac (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'environnement, Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
  • Henning Rust (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)


Henning Rust (henning.rust@fu-berlin.de)

Mathieu Vrac (mathieu.vrac@lsce.ipsl.fr)

Local organisers

  • Henning Rust
  • Nicola Hoffleit
  • Carola Detring
  • Andreas Trojand


This workshop is financially supported by:

  •  Freie Universität Berlin within the Excellence Initiative of the German Research Foundation

  • the "Statistical Regionalization Models Intercomparison and hydrological impacts Project" (StaRMIP) via the French National Research Agency (ANR)