Deeply honoured to have been awarded the Gill Memorial award by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Details to follow.
- Xiong, J., Yin, J., Guo, S., Slater, L. (2021) Continuity of terrestrial water storage variability and trends across mainland China monitored by the GRACE and GRACE-Follow on satellites. Journal of Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126308
- Slater, L.J., Villarini, G., Archfield, S., Faulkner, D., Lamb, R., Khouakhi A., Yin, J. (2021) Global changes in 20-year, 50-year and 100-year river floods. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1029/2020GL091824
- Lancaster, J., Rice, S., Slater, L.J., Lester, R.E., Downes, B.J. (2021) Hydrological controls on oviposition habitat are associated with egg-laying phenology of some caddisflies, Freshwater Biology. doi: 10.1111/fwb.13718
- Brunner, M., Slater, L.J., Tallaksen, L., Clark, M. (2021) Challenges in modeling and predicting floods and droughts: A review. WIREs Water. doi:10.1002/wat2.1520
This year at the virtual European Geosciences Union conference (19-30 April 2021), we have:
Sessions and workshops
- Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods [session]
Convenors: Louise Slater, Anne van Loon, Lena Tallaksen, Ilaria Prosdocimi, Gregor Laaha
- Green infrastructure for sustainable urban hazard management [session]
Convenors: Daniel Green, Jorge Isidoro, Louise Slater, Lei Li
- Using R in hydrology [open workshop]
Convenors: Katie Smith, Louise Slater, Guillaume Thirel, Ilaria Prosdocimi, Abdou Khouakhi
- Slater, L., Detecting flood drivers through large-sample geomorphology (award lecture)
- Slater, L., Hydrological data retrieval in R (tutorial for “Using R in Hydrology” short course; materials are available on GitHub)
- Han, S., Slater, L. Projecting future streamflow under changing climate and urban land cover across the UK
- Buechel, M., Dadson, S., Slater, L., Afforesting the UK: potential hydrological impacts
- Anderson, B., Slater, L., Dadson, D., Blum, A., Influence of tree cover and urban area on streamflow in the United States using multiple statistical attribution techniques
- Kelder, T., Slater, L., Marjoribanks, T., Wilby, R., Prudhomme, C., Wagemann, J. Seasonal predictions as a high-resolution large ensemble to study extreme events over recent decades
- Kowal, K., Slater, L., Van Loon, A. Evaluation of SEAS5 Precipitation Forecasts in the Central American Dry Corridor
- Lees, T., Coxon, G., Dadson, S., Reece, S., Anderson, B., Buechel, M., Slater L., Rainfall-Runoff Simulation and Interpretation in Great Britain using LSTMs
- Buckley, J., Hodge, R., Slater, L. Compiling and Analysing Bedrock River Data Across the USA to Unpick Bedrock River Geomorphology
- Khouakhi A., Driouech, F., Slater, L., Waine, T., Chafki, O., Raji, O. Extreme weather associated with atmospheric rivers over Morocco
The full session programme can be browsed here: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU21/sessionprogramme
Our latest paper has been published in Geophysical Research Letters:
Slater L., Villarini G., Archfield S., Faulkner, D., Lamb R., Khouakhi A., Yin J., Global Changes in 20-year, 50-year and 100-year River Floods, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2020GL091824
As part of a NERC Large Grant, “EvoFlood”, we are recruiting a Research Associate in Computational Hydromorphology for 2 years from 1 May 2021 @oxfordgeography
Please see: https://bit.ly/3tx2FUL for details – Applications by *Fri 12 March*.
Please share widely, and reach out if you have any questions!
#R #Python #remotesensing #Postdoc
Slater L., Anderson A., Buechel M., Dadson S., Han S., Harrigan S., Kelder T., Kowal K., Lees T., Matthews T., Murphy C., Wilby R.L.
Nonstationary weather and water extremes: a review of methods for their detection, attribution, and management.
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussion, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2020-576, in review, 2020
Please see here for an up-to-date list of papers published and under review
I’m absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the European Geosciences Union’s ‘Outstanding Early Career Scientist’ award (2021) in the field of Geomorphology. I’m grateful to all the outstanding people that I have worked with this far, especially my PhD/Postdoc advisors, mentors, colleagues and students..
Timo Kelder’s new paper, which develops a new approach for detection of UNSEEN trends in environmental extremes, has been published:
Kelder, T., Müller, M., Slater, L., Marjoribanks, T, Wilby, R., Prudhomme, C., Bohlinger, P., Ferranti, L., Nipen, T. (2020), Using UNSEEN trends to detect decadal changes in 100-year precipitation extremes, npj Climate and Atmospheric Science
*Update: due to exceptional personal circumstances, I have had to withdraw my participation as a speaker at the AGU this year*
A few of our talks at AGU 2020:
- Invited talk: Slater et al., A global assessment of changes in 20-year, 50-year, and 100-year river flood return periods.
Wed 16 December 2020
15:00 UK // 07:00 PST (Session from 15:00 to 16:00)
Session: “Advancing Flood Characterization, Modeling and Communication”.
Conveners: Keighobad Jafarzadegan, Paul D Bates, Marie-Amelie Boucher and Ebrahim Ahmadisharaf.
- Kelder et al, Strengths and limitations of using model simulations (UNSEEN) to assess and anticipate extremes beyond the observed record
Monday, 14 December 2020
Session: “A162 – Extreme Precipitation in Past, Present, and Future Climates I”
18:04 – 18:08 UK (Session from 18:00 – 19:00)
- Parsons, Awais, & Slater, Predicting changes in river channel conveyance and geometry using a machine learning approach.
Wed, 9 December 2020
11:00 – 04:59 [?!]
Session: “EP021 – Prediction in Geomorphology, 20 Years Later II Posters”
I have just joined the editorial team of Geoscience Data Journal (Royal Meteorological Society) as an Associate Editor.
Aims & Scope: Geoscience Data Journal provides an Open Access platform where scientific data can be formally published, in a way that includes scientific peer-review. Thus the dataset creator attains full credit for their efforts, while also improving the scientific record, providing version control for the community and allowing major datasets to be fully described, cited and discovered.
An online-only journal, GDJ publishes short data papers cross-linked to – and citing – datasets that have been deposited in approved data centres and awarded DOIs. The journal will also accept articles on data services, and articles which support and inform data publishing best practices.
Data is at the heart of science and scientific endeavour. The curation of data and the science associated with it is as important as ever in our understanding of the changing earth system and thereby enabling us to make future predictions. Geoscience Data Journal is working with recognised Data Centres across the globe to develop the future strategy for data publication, the recognition of the value of data and the communication and exploitation of data to the wider science and stakeholder communities.
Content description: A data article describes a dataset, giving details of its collection, processing, file formats etc., but does not go into detail of any scientific analysis of the dataset or draw conclusions from that data. The data paper should allow the reader to understand the when, why and how the data was collected, and what the data is.
Subject coverage: GDJ will accept contributions a broad range of geoscience disciplines, including, but not limited to: Weather and Climate; Oceanography; Atmospheric and Ocean Chemistry; Cryosphere; Biosphere, Land Surface and Geology, Hydrology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary and Space Sciences.
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:
- Invited talk: Adjustment of river channel morphology to modes of climate variability Wednesday, 11 December 2019; 08:00 – 10:00 (9:45am)
In session EP31B: The Role and Relevance of Thresholds and Variability Across Landscapes I (Moscone West; 3011, L3)
- Session chair: Earth Surface Processes and Flooding I (EP51A #90516)
Friday, 13 December 2019; 08:00 – 10:00 (Moscone West; 3011, L3)
- Posters: Earth Surface Processes and Flooding II (EP53G #74970)
Friday, 13 December 2019; 13:40 – 18:00 (Moscone South; Poster Hall
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/
I’m delighted to announce that I have just taken on the role of Chair for the Oxford Water Network (OWN), which includes 150 academics across the university. The role involves setting the agenda for water research across the University, heading the OWN leadership team, overseeing our events (seminars, conferences, and other activities), and growing the network (partners, members, and beyond). OWN is also one of Oxford’s Networks for the Environment (ONE). Please do reach out if you are interested!
Our paper: Berghuijs, W., Harrigan, S., Molnar, P., Slater, L., Kirchner, J., The relative importance of different flood-generating mechanisms across Europe, has just been accepted in Water Resources Research (doi: 10.1029/2019WR024841)
Contact us via ResearchGate (here) for further details or if you would like a copy.
Our paper – Neri, A., Villarini, G., Slater, L.J., Napolitano, F. (2019) On the statistical attribution of the frequency of flood events across the U.S. Midwest – has just been published in Advances in Water Resources
At the EGU General Assembly in Vienna this year, I will be:
- Co-convening the oral session ‘Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods’ (Orals | Posters; HS2.4.1) on Monday 8th April, Orals 8:30-15:45, room B; Posters 16:15–18:00, hall A (unfortunately the poster session overlaps with the short course below)
- Co-convening the short course ‘Using R in Hydrology‘ on Monday 8th, 16:15-18:00, room -2.16 (basement!). Also presenting a talk on ‘Parallel and HPC computing for hydrologists’.
- Co-author on ‘Intensity-Duration-Frequency curves at the global scale‘ (Courty et al., EGU2019-2122), on Tuesday 9th, 10:50 am, PICO spot 5b (10:30-12:30) in session HS7.7, Hydroclimatic and hydrometeorologic stochastics.
- Presenting our recent paper ‘Using R in Hydrology‘ (Slater et al., EGU2019-2823), on Friday 12th, 8:46 am. PICO spot 5b (8:30-10:15) in session HS1.2.7, Innovative methods to facilitate open science and data analysis in hydrology.
Other planned talks for 2019 are listed here.