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Progress in evaluating satellite soil moisture products in Great Britain against COSMOS-UK and in-situ soil moisture measurements (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Quinn, N., Newton, C., Boorman, D., Horswell, M., & West, H. (2020, May). Progress in evaluating satellite soil moisture products in Great Britain against COSMOS-UK and in-situ soil moisture measurements. Paper presented at EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online

The resolution of satellite of satellite-derived soil moisture data products has matured, notably in recent years due to the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) launched in 2015. Whilst spatial resolutions still fall short of those suitable f... Read More about Progress in evaluating satellite soil moisture products in Great Britain against COSMOS-UK and in-situ soil moisture measurements.

Mapping Wet-Dry Signatures of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in British Catchments (2020)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2020, May). Mapping Wet-Dry Signatures of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in British Catchments. Paper presented at EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online

The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is one of the primary atmospheric circulations which influence weather patterns in Great Britain. Its two phases (either positive or negative depending on differences in sea level pressure) result in characteristi... Read More about Mapping Wet-Dry Signatures of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) in British Catchments.

Reconceptualising Assessment and Feedback to Promote Student Wellbeing (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hill, J., & West, H. (2019, December). Reconceptualising Assessment and Feedback to Promote Student Wellbeing. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference, Celtic Manor, Wales

We present results from a three-year qualitative enquiry, exploring changing student emotions and learning behaviours linked to a student-teacher dialogic assessment approach implemented in a second year undergraduate course at a large teaching-orien... Read More about Reconceptualising Assessment and Feedback to Promote Student Wellbeing.

Spatio-Temporal Linkages between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), Rainfall and Streamflow in Great Britain: Evidence from New Historic Datasets (2019)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2019, December). Spatio-Temporal Linkages between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), Rainfall and Streamflow in Great Britain: Evidence from New Historic Datasets. Paper presented at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, United States

The NAO is acknowledged as the primary atmospheric-oceanic teleconnection affecting British hydrometeorology. The influence of the NAO is well studied, however previous work has been conceptually, spatially and temporally limited. This work uses new... Read More about Spatio-Temporal Linkages between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), Rainfall and Streamflow in Great Britain: Evidence from New Historic Datasets.

Educating the Next Generation of Scientists: what should the objectives be, and how can we achieve them? (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Horswell, M., West, H., & Quinn, N. (2019, December). Educating the Next Generation of Scientists: what should the objectives be, and how can we achieve them?. Paper presented at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, United States

The world has changed, and the role and responsibilities of scientists have changed as a consequence. Not only is there an increasingly urgent need for scientifically informed multi-scale responses to the global problems we face, but there is also a... Read More about Educating the Next Generation of Scientists: what should the objectives be, and how can we achieve them?.

Borderland Spaces of Partnership: Encountering Emotion in Learning and Enhancing Student Wellbeing (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hill, J., Healey, R., West, H., & Dery, C. (2019, October). Borderland Spaces of Partnership: Encountering Emotion in Learning and Enhancing Student Wellbeing. Paper presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

In the context of rising student wellbeing challenges, supporting students and their emotions in learning is increasingly significant. Pedagogic partnerships have the potential to help students work with their emotions in their learning in a positive... Read More about Borderland Spaces of Partnership: Encountering Emotion in Learning and Enhancing Student Wellbeing.

Pedagogic partnership in higher education: encountering emotion in learning and enhancing student wellbeing (2019)
Journal Article
Hill, J., Healey, R. L., West, H., & Déry, C. (in press). Pedagogic partnership in higher education: encountering emotion in learning and enhancing student wellbeing. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2019.1661366

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Despite emotion being recognized as fundamental to learning, the affective aspects of learning have often been side-lined in higher education. In the context of rising student we... Read More about Pedagogic partnership in higher education: encountering emotion in learning and enhancing student wellbeing.

Student-Faculty Partnership in Assessment: Encountering Emotion and Enhancing Wellbeing in Students (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hill, J., & West, H. (2019, August). Student-Faculty Partnership in Assessment: Encountering Emotion and Enhancing Wellbeing in Students. Paper presented at Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference

In the context of increasing wellbeing challenges for students in higher education, we argue that pedagogic partnership has the potential to help students recognise and work positively with their emotions. We present a case study exploring changing s... Read More about Student-Faculty Partnership in Assessment: Encountering Emotion and Enhancing Wellbeing in Students.

Writing a successful essay (2019)
Journal Article
West, H., Malcolm, G., Keywood, S., & Hill, J. (2019). Writing a successful essay. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 43(4), 609-617. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2019.1655720

Essay writing is a fundamental skill for many students, in geography as well as other disciplines. Being able to write a successful essay is important academically, but the transferable skills and attributes you develop are equally as important for p... Read More about Writing a successful essay.

Remote sensing for drought monitoring & impact assessment: Progress, past challenges and future opportunities (2019)
Journal Article
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2019). Remote sensing for drought monitoring & impact assessment: Progress, past challenges and future opportunities. Remote Sensing of Environment, 232, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111291

© 2019 Elsevier Inc. Drought is a common hydrometeorological phenomenon and a pervasive global hazard. As our climate changes, it is likely that drought events will become more intense and frequent. Effective drought monitoring is therefore critical,... Read More about Remote sensing for drought monitoring & impact assessment: Progress, past challenges and future opportunities.

Re-visioning Geosciences Education: New students, new expectations, new outcomes, new learning (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Horswell, M., West, H., & Quinn, N. (2019, July). Re-visioning Geosciences Education: New students, new expectations, new outcomes, new learning. Paper presented at International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics General Assembly, Montreal, Canada

The international higher educational landscape is characterised by shifting sands, tectonic activity, erosion, deposition, and occasional volcanism. This fluid context arises in response to changes in policy, modes of provision and technology enhance... Read More about Re-visioning Geosciences Education: New students, new expectations, new outcomes, new learning.

Spatial variations in the relationship between precipitation and streamflow in Great Britain (2019)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2019, July). Spatial variations in the relationship between precipitation and streamflow in Great Britain. Paper presented at International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics General Assembly, Montreal, Canada

Using the latest available hydro-meteorological datasets from the RCUK Droughts & Water Scarcity Programme, this paper aims to examine the relationship between precipitation and streamflow in 293 catchments across Great Britain (for the period Jan 19... Read More about Spatial variations in the relationship between precipitation and streamflow in Great Britain.

SMAP Satellite Soil Moisture Products: a preliminary evaluation against COSMOS-UK estimates in Great Britain (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Quinn, N., Horswell, M., West, H., & Newton, C. (2019, July). SMAP Satellite Soil Moisture Products: a preliminary evaluation against COSMOS-UK estimates in Great Britain. Paper presented at International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics General Assembly, Montreal, Canada

Satellite-based soil moisture monitoring has matured, notably as a result of the Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) and Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) missions. Whilst spatial resolutions fall short of those ideal for field-scale monitoring, th... Read More about SMAP Satellite Soil Moisture Products: a preliminary evaluation against COSMOS-UK estimates in Great Britain.

Reconceptualising assessment to promote student learning, resilience and wellbeing (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hill, J., Keywood, S., Malcolm, G., & West, H. (2019, July). Reconceptualising assessment to promote student learning, resilience and wellbeing. Paper presented at AdvanceHE Annual Conference

In this workshop we present results from a longitudinal mixed methods study which evidences that dialogic feed-forward assessment asserts a positive influence on the undergraduate student experience in a number of inter-related cognitive and affectiv... Read More about Reconceptualising assessment to promote student learning, resilience and wellbeing.

Regional rainfall response to the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) across Great Britain (2019)
Journal Article
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2019). Regional rainfall response to the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) across Great Britain. Hydrology Research, 50(6), 1549-1563. https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2019.015

© IWA Publishing 2019. The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) has been long studied as the primary teleconnection affecting the British and European climate. However, previous studies have focused on extremes or have been spatially and temporally limit... Read More about Regional rainfall response to the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) across Great Britain.

Improving the student learning experience through dialogic feed-forward assessment (2019)
Journal Article
Hill, J., & West, H. (2020). Improving the student learning experience through dialogic feed-forward assessment. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 45(1), 82-97. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2019.1608908

Assessment feedback from teachers gains consistently low satisfaction scores in national surveys of student satisfaction, with concern surrounding its timeliness, quality and effectiveness. Equally, there has been heightened interest in the responsib... Read More about Improving the student learning experience through dialogic feed-forward assessment.

A space-time geostatistical approach to exploring the stationarity of North Atlantic oscillation driven wet/dry conditions in Great Britain (2019)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2019, April). A space-time geostatistical approach to exploring the stationarity of North Atlantic oscillation driven wet/dry conditions in Great Britain. Paper presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

The North Atlantic Oscillation Index (NAOI) characterises the variability of the North Atlantic jet stream, and as the primary teleconnection affecting British climate, has been well studied. However, the spatio-temporal influence of the NAO on the w... Read More about A space-time geostatistical approach to exploring the stationarity of North Atlantic oscillation driven wet/dry conditions in Great Britain.

Social science methods for natural scientists (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hillier, J., Sangster, H., & West, H. (2019, April). Social science methods for natural scientists. Paper presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

People. Stakeholders. Other humans. If any of these may be involved in your work, and insight into what they may think or do could be useful, you are entering the realm of Social Science. This session is on the basics of social science methods, prese... Read More about Social science methods for natural scientists.

Examining spatial variations in the utility of SPI as a 1 to 3 month-ahead streamflow indicator (2019)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2019, March). Examining spatial variations in the utility of SPI as a 1 to 3 month-ahead streamflow indicator. Poster presented at UK Drought & Water Scarcity Conference: Addressing Current & Future Challenges, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

Droughts are a common meteorological phenomenon and a significant natural hazard. Despite this we lack a common understanding of the definition of a drought event and a detailed understanding of drought onset and termination. In its simplest form how... Read More about Examining spatial variations in the utility of SPI as a 1 to 3 month-ahead streamflow indicator.

Comparison of Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 in assessing vegetation response to soil moisture variation in droughty environments (2018)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., Horswell, M., & White, P. (2018, September). Comparison of Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 in assessing vegetation response to soil moisture variation in droughty environments. Poster presented at India-UK Water Centre - Advancing Drought Monitoring, Prediction and Management Capabilities Workshop

The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which Sentinel-2 Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) reflects soil moisture conditions, and whether this product offers an improvement over Landsat-8. Based on drought exposure, cloud-fre... Read More about Comparison of Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 in assessing vegetation response to soil moisture variation in droughty environments.


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