Wednesday 11th September, 2019, at the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London.
This one-day science meeting on the topic of Next Generation Land-surface and Hydrological Predictions brought together diverse group of 100 hydrologists and land-surface scientists from many universities and research establishments. This event was the annual meeting of the UK Natural Environment Research Council’s Hydro-JULES Programme designed to facilitate collaborations that will share knowledge, advance existing research, stimulate new research areas, and enable new relationships to be built in the following environmental research fields:
- quantification of hydro-meteorological risks
- using high-resolution climate predictions for hydrological applications
- calculation the impacts of environmental change on evaporation, transpiration, and soil moisture
- modelling flood inundation over large areas
- representing anthropogenic interventions in the water cycle, and
- application of new techniques including Earth observation and data assimilation
PDFs of most of the talks are available below by clicking on the links:
- A unified approach to process-based hydrological modelling: Challenges, pitfalls, and community engagement - Martyn Clark, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
- Developments in modelling evaporation in JULES - Emma Robinson, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
- Using data assimilation to improve soil moisture prediction in the JULES land surface model - Ewan Pinnington, Reading University, UK
- Conceptualising groundwater flow systems at a national (British mainland) scale - Brighid O'Dochartaigh, British Geological Survey, UK
- Global river routing and flood inundation modelling: Recent advances and future perspective - Dai Yamazaki, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
- Towards the representation of human processes in land surface models for predicting future water resources - Jan Polcher, Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique du CNRS/IPSL, France.
- Addressing the problem of epistemic uncertainty in large scale hydrologic modelling - Thorsten Wagener, Bristol University, UK.
- Earth system models for global hydrological forecasting - Hannah Cloke, Reading University and Cinzia Mazzetti, ECMWF, UK.
- Towards improved hydrological predictions within regional atmosphere-land-ocean coupled systems - Huw Lewis, Met Office, UK.
- National hydrological modelling with DECIPHeR - Jim Freer, Bristol University, UK.
- Using the North Atlantic oscillation to improve UK winter streamflow forecasts - Katie Smith, UK.
Abstracts can be found here.
Over half the attendees who filled in the evaluation form rated the day as excellent, especially with regard to the quality of the presentations, and comments included:
'It was a very good day, that fully lived up to my expectations'
'Very good and relaxed atmosphere. Invited international talks'
'The level of the presentations was very good'
'People presenting work form a range of different backgrounds'
This event was supported by the NERC Hydro-JULES programme which will build a three-dimensional, open source, community model of the terrestrial water cycle to support and enable collaborative work across the research and academic communities in hydrology and land-surface science. The meeting will also provide a series of updates on the Hydro-JULES modelling programme.
This meeting was organised by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, which is the Natural Environment Research Council's research centre for freshwater science. CEH coordinates internationally leading research and expertise in freshwater sciences and provides infrastructure, training and leadership to the UK hydrological community.