Dr Elizabeth Lewis
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5921
- Address: CASS 3.21
I have been a researcher at Newcastle since 2015 and am currently a Fellow of Newcastle Policy Academy.
INTENSE (“INTElligent use of climate models for adaptatioN to non-Stationary hydrological Extremes”):
- €2M ERC project led by Prof. Hayley Fowler, Newcastle University
- Exploring drivers of change in extreme sub daily rainfall
- Creating a global sub-daily rainfall dataset
- Extensive quality control algorithms developed.
- Incorporating information from satellite and radar
- Set of global sub-daily rainfall indices developed
- Improving high resolution climate models
- Project partners include the UK Met office, Reading University, SMHI, IITGN, Washington University, NCAR , University of Adelaide, University of New South Wales, KNMI, Princeton University, GEWEX
SINATRA: Susceptibility of catchments to INTense RAinfall and flooding:
- 5 year NERC funded programme led by Prof. Hannah Cloke (Reading) and Prof. Hayley Fowler (Newcastle)
- Advancing scientific understanding of the processes determining the probability, incidence and impacts of Flooding from Intense Rainfall
- Extensive quality control of tipping bucket rain gauge data.
- Development of gridded hourly rainfall dataset for the UK
- Project partners include Bristol University, University of Stuttgart, CEH
- ESPRC Impact Acceleration Account, led by Dr Geoff Parkin (Newcastle University)
- Using geological mapping software (Subsurface Viewer, GSI3D) to create conceptual groundwater models
- Developing software to convert conceptual groundwater models into hydrological models
- Developing software to visualise outputs from physically based hydrological models in GeoVisionary
- Testing this workflow to examine groundwater flooding in Kilham, East Yorkshire
- Project partners include the Environment Agency, BGS
- Supervising a PhD student (Ben Smith) funded through the DREAM DTC partnership
- Improving the representation of geology within a physically based national modelling system using BGS national scale data
- National scale assessment of the models ability to reproduce observed river flows and groundwater levels
- Developing methodologies for identification of groundwater flooding from hydrographs.
- Project partners include BGS, EA
- NERC funded PhD
- Developing software, datasets and a modelling system for Great Britain
- Using a physically based spatially distributed hydrological model (SHETRAN)
- Developing a gridded hourly rainfall dataset
- Extensive sensitivity testing of national modelling system
- Assessment of model performance and relationship to catchment characteristics using affinity propagation clustering
- Comparison to other national models
- Climate change impact assessment using the UKCP09 weather generator
- Improving the representation of groundwater within the framework
- Project partners include BGS, EA, University of Zurich, University of Nottingham
- >£20,000 NERC knowledge exchange fund for analysis and development of a gridded hourly rainfall dataset
- £2000 NERC public engagement award for science communication around climate change and flooding
- £2000 award for public engagement from the Great North Museum
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7471-9988
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=sIE8UqYAAAAJ&hl=en
- Blenkinsop S, Lewis E, Chan SC, Fowler HJ. Quality control of an hourly rainfall dataset and climatology of extremes for the UK. International Journal of Climatology 2016, Epub ahead of print.
- Guerreiro SB, Birkinshaw S, Kilsby C, Fowler HJ, Lewis E. Dry getting drier − the future of transnational river basins in Iberia. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 2017, 12, 238-252.