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Water insecurity compounds the global coronavirus crisis (2020)
Journal Article
Staddon, C., Everard, M., Mytton, J., Octavianti, T., Powell, W., Quinn, N., …Mizniak, J. (in press). Water insecurity compounds the global coronavirus crisis. Water International, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2020.1769345

In recent weeks, people all over the world have been settling into a ‘new normal’ of restricted mobility, online working, social distancing and enhanced hand hygiene. As part of the global fight against the spread of COVID-19 (the illness caused by S... Read More about Water insecurity compounds the global coronavirus crisis.

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.

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?.

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.

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, 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.

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.

Demystifying academics to enhance university--business collaborations in environmental science (2019)
Journal Article
Hillier, J. K., Saville, G. R., Smith, M. J., Scott, A. J., Raven, E. K., Gascoigne, J., …Craig, J. (in press). Demystifying academics to enhance university--business collaborations in environmental science. Geoscience Communication, 2(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-1-2019

In countries globally there is intense political interest in fostering effective university–business collaborations, but there has been scant attention devoted to exactly how an individual scientist's workload (i.e. specified tasks) and incentive str... Read More about Demystifying academics to enhance university--business collaborations in environmental science.

Environmental reporting disclosure in South Africa: A comparative study of the expectations of selected groups of preparers and users (2019)
Journal Article
Mitchell, C. G., & Quinn, N. (2019). Environmental reporting disclosure in South Africa: A comparative study of the expectations of selected groups of preparers and users. Meditari Accountancy Research, 13(2), 17-33. https://doi.org/10.1108/10222529200500010

© 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited. This study measures and compares the expectations of two different groups – the first is selected preparers of environmental reports (ERs) in South Africa (companies and professional environmental consultants... Read More about Environmental reporting disclosure in South Africa: A comparative study of the expectations of selected groups of preparers and users.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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