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Dr Chris Skinner


The impact of different rainfall products on landscape modelling simulations (2020)
Journal Article
Skinner, C. J., Peleg, N., Quinn, N., Coulthard, T. J., Molnar, P., & Freer, J. (in press). The impact of different rainfall products on landscape modelling simulations. Earth surface processes and landforms : the journal of the British Geomorphological Research Group, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4894

Rainfall products can contain significantly different spatiotemporal estimates, depending on their underlying data and final constructed resolution. Commonly used products, such as rain gauges, rain gauge networks, and weather radar, differ in their... Read More about The impact of different rainfall products on landscape modelling simulations.

Flash Flood!: a SeriousGeoGames activity combining science festivals, video games, and virtual reality with research data for communicating flood risk and geomorphology (2020)
Journal Article
Skinner, C. (in press). Flash Flood!: a SeriousGeoGames activity combining science festivals, video games, and virtual reality with research data for communicating flood risk and geomorphology. Geoscience Communication, 3(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-3-1-2020

The risk of flooding around the world is large and increasing, yet in many areas there is still a difficulty in engaging the public with their own flood risk. Geomorphology is a science that is linked to flooding and can exacerbate risks, but awarene... Read More about Flash Flood!: a SeriousGeoGames activity combining science festivals, video games, and virtual reality with research data for communicating flood risk and geomorphology.

Temperature effects on the spatial structure of heavy rainfall modify catchment hydro-morphological response (2020)
Journal Article
Peleg, N., Skinner, C., Fatichi, S., & Molnar, P. (in press). Temperature effects on the spatial structure of heavy rainfall modify catchment hydro-morphological response. Earth surface dynamics ESURF ; an interactive open access journal of the European Geosciences Union, 8(1), 17-36. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-17-2020

Heavy rainfall is expected to intensify with increasing temperatures, which will likely affect rainfall spatial characteristics. The spatial variability of rainfall can affect streamflow and sediment transport volumes and peaks. Yet, the effect of cl... Read More about Temperature effects on the spatial structure of heavy rainfall modify catchment hydro-morphological response.

Taking a Breath of the Wild: are geoscientists more effective than non-geoscientists in determining whether video game world landscapes are realistic? (2019)
Journal Article
Hut, R., Albers, C., Illingworth, S., & Skinner, C. (2019). Taking a Breath of the Wild: are geoscientists more effective than non-geoscientists in determining whether video game world landscapes are realistic?. Geoscience Communication, 2(2), 117-124. https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-117-2019

From the wilderness of Hyrule, the continent of Tamriel, and the geographies of Middle Earth, players of video games are exposed to wondrous, fantastic, but ultimately fake, landscapes. Given the time people may spend in these worlds compared to the... Read More about Taking a Breath of the Wild: are geoscientists more effective than non-geoscientists in determining whether video game world landscapes are realistic?.

Global sensitivity analysis of parameter uncertainty in landscape evolution models (2018)
Journal Article
Skinner, C. J., Coulthard, T. J., Schwanghart, W., Van De Wiel, M. J., & Hancock, G. (2018). Global sensitivity analysis of parameter uncertainty in landscape evolution models. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(12), 4873-4888. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-11-4873-2018

The evaluation and verification of landscape evolution models (LEMs) has long been limited by a lack of suitable observational data and statistical measures which can fully capture the complexity of landscape changes. This lack of data limits the use... Read More about Global sensitivity analysis of parameter uncertainty in landscape evolution models.

Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows (2018)
Journal Article
Robins, P. E., Lewis, M. J., Freer, J., Cooper, D. M., Skinner, C. J., & Coulthard, T. J. (2018). Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 207, 63-73 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.02.015

© 2018 The Authors To mitigate against future changes to estuaries such as water quality, catchment and estuary models can be coupled to simulate the transport of harmful pathogenic viruses, pollutants and nutrients from their terrestrial sources, th... Read More about Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows.

The sensitivity of landscape evolution models to spatial and temporal rainfall resolution (2016)
Journal Article
Coulthard, T. J., & Skinner, C. J. (2016). The sensitivity of landscape evolution models to spatial and temporal rainfall resolution. Earth surface dynamics European Geosciences Union, 4(3), 757-771. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-4-757-2016

© Author(s) 2016. Climate is one of the main drivers for landscape evolution models (LEMs), yet its representation is often basic with values averaged over long time periods and frequently lumped to the same value for the whole basin. Clearly, this h... Read More about The sensitivity of landscape evolution models to spatial and temporal rainfall resolution.

Hyper-resolution mapping of regional storm surge and tide flooding: comparison of static and dynamic models (2016)
Journal Article
Ramirez, J. A., Lichter, M., Coulthard, T. J., & Skinner, C. (2016). Hyper-resolution mapping of regional storm surge and tide flooding: comparison of static and dynamic models. Natural hazards, 82(1), 571-590. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-016-2198-z

Storm tide (combination of storm surge and the astronomical tide) flooding is a natural hazard with significant global social and economic consequences. For this reason, government agencies and stakeholders need storm tide flood maps to determine pop... Read More about Hyper-resolution mapping of regional storm surge and tide flooding: comparison of static and dynamic models.

Simulating tidal and storm surge hydraulics with a simple 2D inertia based model, in the Humber Estuary, U.K (2015)
Journal Article
Skinner, C. J., Coulthard, T. J., Parsons, D. R., Ramirez, J. A., Mullen, L., & Manson, S. (2015). Simulating tidal and storm surge hydraulics with a simple 2D inertia based model, in the Humber Estuary, U.K. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 155(March), 126-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2015.01.019

The hydraulic modelling of tidal estuarine environments has been largely limited to complex 3D models that are computationally expensive. This makes them unsuitable for applications which make use of live data to make real/near time forecasts, such a... Read More about Simulating tidal and storm surge hydraulics with a simple 2D inertia based model, in the Humber Estuary, U.K.

Hydrological modelling using ensemble satellite rainfall estimates in a sparsely gauged river basin: The need for whole-ensemble calibration (2014)
Journal Article
Skinner, C. J., Bellerby, T. J., Greatrex, H., & Grimes, D. I. (2015). Hydrological modelling using ensemble satellite rainfall estimates in a sparsely gauged river basin: The need for whole-ensemble calibration. Journal of hydrology, 522(March), 110-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.12.052

The potential for satellite rainfall estimates to drive hydrological models has been long understood, but at the high spatial and temporal resolutions often required by these models the uncertainties in satellite rainfall inputs are both significant... Read More about Hydrological modelling using ensemble satellite rainfall estimates in a sparsely gauged river basin: The need for whole-ensemble calibration.

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