Université de Neuchâtel

Simulating rainfall time-series : how to account for statistical variability at multiple scales?

Oriani, Fabio ; Mehrotra, R ; Mariéthoz, Grégoire ; Straubhaar, Julien ; Sharma, A ; Renard, Philippe

In: Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 2018, vol. 32, p. 321-340

Daily rainfall is a complex signal exhibiting alternation of dry and wet states, seasonal fluctuations and an irregular behavior at multiple scales that cannot be preserved by stationary stochastic simulation models. In this paper, we try to investigate some of the strategies devoted to preserve these features by comparing two recent algorithms for stochastic rainfall simulation: the first one is...

Université de Neuchâtel

Reconstruction of Incomplete Data Sets or Images Using Direct Sampling

Mariethoz, Grégoire ; Renard, Philippe

In: Mathematical Geosciences, 2010, vol. 42, no. 3, p. 245-268

With increasingly sophisticated acquisition methods, the amount of data available for mapping physical parameters in the geosciences is becoming enormous. If the density of measurements is sufficient, significant non-parametric spatial statistics can be derived from the data. In this context, we propose to use and adapt the Direct Sampling multiple-points simulation method (DS) for the...