PUB Working Group 3 (WG3): Orographic Precipitation, Surface & Ground Water Interactions and their Impact on Water Resources

The goal of this working group is to assess the reduction of uncertainties in hydrological predictions for ungauged basins based on improvements of important physical processes through land-atmosphere interactions. We will investigate the impacts of two particular physical processes on hydrological predictions and their implications on water resources management. These two processes play a very important role in predicting the land surface states such as soil moisture and snowpack. Specifically, we have the following three objectives:

Objectives 1 and 3 Orographic precipitation/season processes and water resources

Objectives 2 and 3 - Surface and groundwater interactions and water resources

The participants are adopting complementary approaches to achieve the objectives through integrated studies. The main outcomes of this working group are:

Key Participants: