The team from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Bochum University invites you to the digital conference on current topics in hydrometry on February 24th.
Dr. Thomas Einfalt from hydro & meteo GmbH presents in his lecture “When can you call a trend a trend? Considerations on trends in time series” current findings on the assessment of measured values from two different research and development projects in North Rhine-Westphalia (“ExUS – extreme value statistical analysis of heavy rain precipitation in NRW” and “UnIWa – Investigations into the use of transient design approaches in water management practice”).
In these two different projects long time series of precipitation measurements have been investigated for instationarities (trends and change points). The presented results are focused around the question when an increase of precipitation can be considered a trend in the data. It is demonstrated that change points may occur in the statistics of short durations which cannot be attributed to a modification of the measurement procedures.
The lecture emerged from a collaboration between Dr. Thomas Einfalt and Benedikt Rothe and Tobias Gehrmann, employees of Hydrotec, Vera Schmimetzek, State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection (NRW), Prof. Dr. Ing. Markus Quirmbach, Ruhr West University and Fabian Netzel, Bochum University, hydraulic engineering and hydromechanics emerged.
The Bochum Hydrometry Colloquium 2021 will be carried out in coordination and with the support of the Federal Institute for Hydrology (BfG), the State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection North Rhine-Westphalia (LANUV) and the Expert Group on Hydrological Sciences in the DWA (FgHW).
We have provided you with the link to register for the conference (possible until February 5th) and the program flyer (in german language) here.