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Rachel Bazile

Rachel Bazile
Rachel Bazile

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Rachel Bazile for the poster entitled:

Should we use seasonnal meteorological ensemble forecasts for hydrological forecasting? A case study for nordic watersheds in Canada. (Bazile, R.; Boucher, M.-A.; Perreault, L.; Leconte, R.; Guay, C.)

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Rachel Bazile is a PhD candidate in the Applied Sciences Department at UQAC (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) in Canada. Her research focuses on hydrological ensemble forecasting, especially at sub-seasonal and seasonal scales. The poster presented at EGU 2017 consists in verifying ECMWF System4 for long-term hydrological forecasts, for 10 watersheds in the province of Québec (Canada). In this area, inflow volumes to hydro-power reservoirs depend mostly on snow melt. Reliable information about expected inflow volumes could help to improve production planning. More generally, Rachel is interested in understanding the influence and respective roles of different sources of uncertainty. She is also interested in improving predictability at long lead-times, especially in the context of operational hydrological forecasting.