Presentation on theme: "Water research in Geographical Sciences An overview Professor Paul Bates."— Presentation transcript:
Water research in Geographical Sciences An overview Professor Paul Bates
2 What we do Computer modelling of hydrological processes and hazards Experimental investigation of hydrology and sediment transport processes Developing methods to use satellite and airborne data in hydrological models
3 CHASM Combined Hydrology And Stability Model Used to predict landslide risk Focus of major projects in St. Lucia, Hong Kong, Malaysia etc
4 ESTEL 2D and 3D finite element model of groundwater flow and pollutant transport Development funded by Electricité de France Used in France by the nuclear industry for the design of a deep nuclear storage site.
5 LISFLOOD-FP 2D flood inundation model Predicts dynamic flooding along river valley, estuaries and coasts Scales ranging from urban areas to major continental rivers
6 Study area Example application. Amazon River, Brazil
7 State-of-the-art experimental facility Research on hydrological and sediment-transport processes
8 MoSSaiC Management of Slope Stability in Communities Development of cost effective protection against landslide risk for Caribbean communities Funded by Organisation of East Caribbean States and USAID
9 WatER New satellite proposal to NASA led by CNES and JPL UoB chairing the science working group WatER will yield images of water surface elevation with global repeat coverage to centimetric accuracy
10 Other activities Water chemistry, with a focus on low temperature environments Karst hydrology and chemistry –Including groundwater modelling Atmosphere and Earth system modelling –Including climate change studies
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