PhD position: development of a stochastic generator of precipitation and temperature for small catchments
Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble, France
Closing date: 31 August 2020
Grenoble Alpes University is looking for a skilled PhD candidate to work on the development of a stochastic generator of precipitation and temperature for small catchments.
This three-year fully-funded PhD position in mathematical statistics will start in November 2020. The PhD thesis will be dedicated to the development and comparison of 2 weather generators (WGENs) able to generate long time series of hourly mean areal precipitation/temperature scenarios for small catchments, with an area ranging from 10 to 1000 km2. A key scientific challenge here is to find WGENs that can generate time series of mean areal scenarios for the whole spectra of surface areas considered here. The WGENs will be estimated based on the probability distributions of intensities provided by regional Intensity-Duration-Area-Frequency curves (IDAFs) for different temporal scales.