Data modelling

Modelling has been performed for the meteorological and hydrogeological data. Arpa Piemonte has handled the practical aspects for the snow cover on the Italian side, which was needed to estimate the volume of water effectively stored as snow in order to assess the melting snow and the volume of water which would flow into the closed sections of the various basins supplying the springs. Our partners at Polytech Nice performed the modelling for the monthly rainfall over the whole project area; in fact, their modelling approach helped to assess the spatial and temporal variability of this rainfall.
Working from the database built up (including maps of the average monthly rainfall and maps of the water equivalent of snow cover), it was possible to model how the volume of water, once it had penetrated into the subsoil, helped to supply the springs.