Auguste GIRES

Researcher (Ass. Pr.) in the Hydrology, Meteorology and Complexity (HM&Co) lab of the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), Ingénieur des Ponts, Eaux et Forêts.

Research areas:

  • Responsible of the “exTreme and multi-scAle RAiNdrop parIS (TARANIS) platform” which aims at bringing microphysics for rainfall measurements through the interactions between an observatory, instrumental and methodological developments.
  • Heterogeneity and complexity of rainfall fields: measurement (disdrometers, radars) and modelling (space-time multifractals)
  • High resolution urban hydrology: validation of Multi-Hydro (developed in HMCo) and impact of input (rainfall, land use) and output variability

Project implication:

  • Participation as scientist to the chair « Hydrology for resilient cities » endowed by Véolia (2010-2020).
  • French coordinator a Hubert Curien Partnership between HMCo-ENPC and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérerale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland) (2015-2016) on the Multi-scale analysis of measured and modelled precipitation variability.
  • EU Interreg IV RainGain project (2011-2015) that aimed at improving the prediction of pluvial floods in cities through the use of high resolution radars. Principal Investigator of ENPC contribution to WP2 (Fine scale rainfall data acquisition and prediction) and WP3 (Modelling and prediction of urban pluvial flooding).
  • Contribution to the deliverables of the regional Ile-de-France RadX@IdF (2014-2018), the EU Climate KIC Blue Green Dream (2012-2015), and the FP7 SMARTesT (2010-2012) projects.


  • Co-supervision of 2 PhD students at HMCo: Abdellah Ichiba (defence in 04/2016) and Igor Paz (3nd year)
  • Supervision of 6 research internships
  • Involvement in the supervision of two PhD students from EPFL (one defended in 2016)

Implication in the community:

  • Member of the precipitation and Climate working group of the European Geosciences Union.
  • Sessions convening at European Geosciences Union General Assembly (Precipitation variability: from drop scale to lot scale) and EMS Annual Meeting & European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (OBS2 High-resolution precipitation monitoring for impact assessment and climate-related applications)
  • Member of the scientific committee 10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas: Rainfall in Urban and Natural Systems, Pontresina, Switzerland, 1-4 Dec 2015.
  • Early Career Scientist Representative for the division “Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics”, European Geosciences Union (2014-2017)
  • Reviewing in international peer review journals


  • 2009 Outstanding Student Paper Award Winner for the Nonlinear Geophysics focus group of the American Geophysical Union
  • 2012 Outstanding Student Poster Award of the Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences of European Geosciences Union


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