Our research group investigates changes in climatic and water-related extremes (especially floods, heat waves, precipitation, drought, and other extremes), fluvial systems (fluvial geomorphology) and water resources.
We develop computational approaches (data-driven, Earth observation, and ensemble-based methods) to understand how changes in climate, land cover and society affect climatic and water-related extremes over daily to multidecadal timescales.
On these webpages you will find updates on our current research (below), publications, outreach activities, talks/conferences, and some information about the group members and about me. If you are interested in undertaking doctoral or post-doctoral research in any of the above areas, please do check guidance here and get in touch!
I’m delighted to have received an Oxford Fell Fund grant (2020-2022) and will shortly start advertising an 18-month 50% FTE computational postdoc starting ~April/May 2020 to work on hydroclimatic extremes & flood nonstationarity.
Programming skills (R/Python) required.
Please email me if interested!
A brief overview of our talks and sessions at EGU 2020:
- Session: Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods (HS2.4.1)
Convener: Louise Slater
Co-conveners: Anne Van Loon, Gregor Laaha, Ilaria Prodoscimi, Lena M. Tallaksen
Orals: Thu, 07 May, 08:30-12:30, room C
Posters: Thu, 07 May, 14:00-15:45
- Session: Using R in Hydrology (SC1.12)
Convener: Katie Smith
Co-conveners: Lucy Barker, Ilaria Prosdocimi, Louise Slater, Guillaume Thirel
Wed, 06 May, 08:30-10:15, room -2.16
- Talk: Timo Kelder, M. Müller, L. Slater, R. Wilby, P. Bohlinger, T. Marjoribanks, C. Prudhomme, A. Dyrdall, T. Nipen, L. Ferranti.
UNSEEN trends: Towards detection of changes in 100-year precipitation events over the last 35 years.
Thurs, 07 May, 08:45, Room 0.14
- Poster: Marcus Buechel, S. Dadson, L.Slater.
Achieving Net Zero: Understanding the Potential Hydrological Impacts of Changing Climate and Land Cover in the UK
Fri, 08 May, 14:00-15:45, poster Hall A, board A112
- Poster: Matthew Farnham et al.
Correlated surface water flood damages in three Indonesian cities
Thurs 07 May, poster Hall X4, board X4.84, 16:15-18:00.
Our review paper, Piégay et al (2020), Remotely sensed rivers in the Anthropocene, has just been accepted in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
A brief overview of talks and sessions in the upcoming AGU Fall meeting:
Our manuscript has just been published:
Slater, L.J., Khouakhi, A., Wilby, R., River channel conveyance capacity adjusts to modes of climate variability (2019), Scientific Reports, 9:12619, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48782-1
Two new papers in the last month:
Courty, L., Wilby, R., Hillier, J., Slater, L.J. (2019) Intensity-Duration-Frequency curves at the global scale, Environmental Research Letters, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab370a
Khouakhi, A., Villarini, G., Zhang, W., Slater, L.J. (2019) Seasonal predictability of high sea level frequency from Nino3.4 along the U.S. West coast, Advances in Water Resources. doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.07.007
Update: Our review paper, ‘Using R in hydrology: a review of recent developments and future directions‘, has been accepted, and excitingly is the most downloaded paper in HESS in the last 12 months! (https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/most_downloaded_recent.html)
The PDF can be downloaded here: https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/23/2939/2019/