• BS8 1SS

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Our research interests focus on the understanding and modelling of hydrologic and hydraulic problems using advanced numerical methods, remote sensing, laboratory experiments and field measurements.

One of the specialisms of our group is the development of in-house computer models. In particular, we develop computer models for prediction of key hydrological hazards and distribute these to large user communities as management tools. The processes modelled in the group include flood inundation with LISFLOOD-FP, landslides with CHASM, groundwater contamination with ESTEL and hillslope-channel coupling with Coup2D.

We hold research grants from a variety of government and industry sources and participate in major consortium projects such as the UK Flood Risk Management Research Consortium and the EU FP6 project FLOODsite. Recent clients include the UK Government (via NERC and EPSRC), the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Malaysian Government. We are also a development partner of the TELEMAC hydrodynamic software suite for the Laboratoire National d'Hydraulique, Electricite de France, Paris. Furthermore, we are also an active partner in the Bristol Water Initiative. In addition, Prof. Malcolm Anderson edits Hydrological Processes and Prof. Paul Bates edits the International Journal of River Basin Management.

The research led by the Hydrology Group can be classified into three general areas:

  1. Modelling of hydrological hazards; we develop computer models for prediction of key hydrological hazards including flood inundation, landslides, groundwater contamination and flash floods and distribute these to large user communities as management tools.
  2. Integrating remote sensing data with hydrological models; we develop software to process remotely sensed data to parameterize and validate our numerical models and the data assimilation techniques to achieve this integration.
  3. Experimental investigations and modelling of hydrological and sediment-transport processes; we have developed a state-of-the-art laboratory facility (TRACE) to conduct detailed analyses of water, sediment and pollutant/nutrient pathways.

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    Research Output

    A brief analysis of conceptual model structure uncertainty using 36 models and 559 catchments

    Knoben, W. J. M., Freer, J. E., Peel, M., Fowler, K. J. A. & Woods, R. A., 3 Sep 2020, In : Water Resources Research. 56, 9, 23 p., e2019WR025975.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    A deep convolutional neural network for rapid fluvial flood inundation modelling

    Kabir, S., Patidar, S., Xia, X., Liang, Q., Neal, J. & Pender, G., 6 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Hydrology. 590, 125481.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    BVLOS Operations of Fixed-Wing UAVs for the Collection of Volcanic Ash Above Fuego Volcano, Guatemala

    Schellenberg, B. J., Richardson, T., Clarke, R. J., Watson, M., Freer, J., Mcconville, A. & Chigna, G., 5 Jan 2020. 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Paper

  • Projects

    Student theses

    Amazon River and floodplain hydrodynamics

    Author: Trigg, M. A., 2010

    Supervisor: Bates, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Amazon River and floodplain hydrodynamics

    Author: Trigg, M. A., 2010

    Supervisor: Bates, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Do oxalic acid exudates from mycorrhizal fungi influence the uptake of phosphorus by primary producers in the karst critical zone of south west China?

    Author: Hussey, V. L., 1 Oct 2019

    Supervisor: Johnes, P. (Supervisor) & Buss, H. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)

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    Prizes

    2013 Vice Chancellor’s impact award

    Neal, Jeff (Recipient), 25 Jun 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    LLoyd's of London Science of Risk Prize for Climate Change

    Bates, Paul D (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Lloyd's of London Science of Risk Prize for Natural Hazards

    Bates, Paul D (Recipient), 29 Nov 2012

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Datasets

    Bare-Earth SRTM

    Paiva, R. (Creator), O'Loughlin, F. (Creator), Durand, M. (Contributor), Alsdorf, D. (Contributor), Bates, P. D. (Contributor) & Bates, P. D. (Data Manager), University of Bristol, 19 Mar 2015

    Dataset

    Activities

    Mapping global water stress from GRACE satellite data​

    Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma (Speaker), Paul Bates (Contributor), Nico Sneeuw (Contributor) & Jonathan Bamber (Contributor)

    20 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Natural England (External organisation)

    Penny J Johnes (Advisor)

    20172021

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

    Global land ice, hydrology and ocean mass trends: an ERC project to solve the sea level budget, GIA and land ice mass trends

    Jonathan L Bamber (Speaker), Alba Martin Espanol (Contributor), Andrew Zammit Mangion (Contributor), Paul Bates (Contributor), Rory Bingham (Contributor) & Jonathan Rougier (Contributor)

    19 Sep 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion