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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?.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

The spatial signature of the North Atlantic Oscillation in monthly rainfall patterns in Great Britain (1899/1900-2014/2015) (2018)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2018, September). The spatial signature of the North Atlantic Oscillation in monthly rainfall patterns in Great Britain (1899/1900-2014/2015). Poster presented at British Hydrological Society National Symposium

Although some studies have shown the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on rainfall in Great Britain, these have focussed on wet extremes rather than the full wet-dry continuum. They have also been based on either analysis of a limited... Read More about The spatial signature of the North Atlantic Oscillation in monthly rainfall patterns in Great Britain (1899/1900-2014/2015).

Let’s talk about drought: Students as research partners in creating resources for public engagement about climate change (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Horswell, M., West, H., & Quinn, N. (2018, August). Let’s talk about drought: Students as research partners in creating resources for public engagement about climate change. Paper presented at Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference

In what is often considered a ‘wet’ country, conversations about drought are unusual in the UK. However, the intensity and frequency of dry events has increased, with significant droughts occurring within living memory. With climate predictions sugge... Read More about Let’s talk about drought: Students as research partners in creating resources for public engagement about climate change.

Developing an undergraduate GIS curriculum for the 21st century (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Horswell, M., Quinn, N., & West, H. (2018, July). Developing an undergraduate GIS curriculum for the 21st century. Paper presented at Esri Education Summit

The greatest challenge in teaching a technology related subject, is the rate at which technology changes and progresses. Designing curricula in such contexts, requires a shift out of a ‘training’ mind set, to be both anticipatory and market responsiv... Read More about Developing an undergraduate GIS curriculum for the 21st century.

Ready & able graduates: GIS as a tool for dispositional development (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Horswell, M., & West, H. (2018, July). Ready & able graduates: GIS as a tool for dispositional development. Paper presented at Esri Education Summit

As university tutors in an age of easy access to information and instruction, our role shifts from information transmitter to something altogether more challenging. Fee paying students with high expectations demand more than knowledge and technical c... Read More about Ready & able graduates: GIS as a tool for dispositional development.

Story mapping & ArcGIS online: Building bridges between students & researchers (2018)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Horswell, M., & Quinn, N. (2018, July). Story mapping & ArcGIS online: Building bridges between students & researchers. Paper presented at Esri Education Summit

Researchers at UWE Bristol (UK) needed ways of communicating drought and were struggling to find an in-road as drought seems ‘low risk’ in the UK. Using Story Maps to develop conversation pieces was recognised as way forward. Students were given the... Read More about Story mapping & ArcGIS online: Building bridges between students & researchers.

Assessing vegetation response to soil moisture fluctuation under extreme drought using sentinel-2 (2018)
Journal Article
West, H., Quinn, N., Horswell, M., & White, P. (2018). Assessing vegetation response to soil moisture fluctuation under extreme drought using sentinel-2. Water, 10(7), 838. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10070838

© 2018 by the authors. 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 drou... Read More about Assessing vegetation response to soil moisture fluctuation under extreme drought using sentinel-2.

Performance of Sentinel-2 NDVI for assessing the relationship between vegetation and soil moisture under extreme drought conditions (2018)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., Horswell, M., & White, P. (2018, April). Performance of Sentinel-2 NDVI for assessing the relationship between vegetation and soil moisture under extreme drought conditions. Poster presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Initial indications are that the enhanced spatial and spectral resolution of Sentinel-2 would allow for better assess- ment of vegetation condition, and consequently improved application in conditions of moisture deficit/drought. Although NDVI and ot... Read More about Performance of Sentinel-2 NDVI for assessing the relationship between vegetation and soil moisture under extreme drought conditions.

Regionalising the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on seasonal hydrological extremes in Great Britain (2018)
Presentation / Conference
West, H., Quinn, N., & Horswell, M. (2018, April). Regionalising the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on seasonal hydrological extremes in Great Britain. Poster presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Although some studies have shown the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on rainfall in the United Kingdom (UK), these have focussed on rainfall extremes (rather than the flood- drought continuum) and have either been based on analysis... Read More about Regionalising the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on seasonal hydrological extremes in Great Britain.

Exploring the sensitivity of coastal inundation modelling to DEM vertical error (2018)
Journal Article
West, H., Horswell, M., & Quinn, N. (2018). Exploring the sensitivity of coastal inundation modelling to DEM vertical error. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 32(6), 1172-1193. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2018.1444165

© 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. As sea level is projected to rise throughout the twenty-first century due to climate change, there is a need to ensure that sea level rise (SLR) models accurately and defensibly represen... Read More about Exploring the sensitivity of coastal inundation modelling to DEM vertical error.

GIS has changed! Exploring the potential of ArcGIS online (2018)
Journal Article
West, H., & Horswell, M. (2018). GIS has changed! Exploring the potential of ArcGIS online. Teaching Geography, 43(1), 22-24

In this article, we aim to briefly introduce you to Eris’s ArcGIS Online platform. Online GIS platforms are typically far removed from the highly specialist desktop software that many teachers today trained on. ArcGIS Online is an effective and effic... Read More about GIS has changed! Exploring the potential of ArcGIS online.

Weight gain in mid-childhood and its relationship with the fast food environment (2017)
Journal Article
Pearce, M., Bray, I., & Horswell, M. (2018). Weight gain in mid-childhood and its relationship with the fast food environment. Journal of Public Health, 40(2), 237-244. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx108

© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved. Background Childhood obesity is a serious public health issue. Understanding environmental factors and their contribution to weight ga... Read More about Weight gain in mid-childhood and its relationship with the fast food environment.