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Find me at #EGU17

It’s almost time to go to Vienna again for the 2017 General Assembly of the European Geoscience Union, or #EGU17. It’s promising to be another awesome week of science, schnitzel, and the collection of cold bugs from around the globe. Incredibly, it will be my fifth EGU, and I have the pleasure of being joined by a couple of first-timers from my research group – I’m looking forward to showing them the ropes.

I have two oral abstracts and a poster at this year’s meeting –

EGU2017-15699 | Orals | GM3.3/SSS3.13/TS4.6

LEMSI – The Landscape Evolution Model Sensitivity Investigation
Christopher Skinner, Tom Coulthard, Wolfgang Schwanghart, and Marco Van De Wiel
Wed, 26 Apr, 16:30–16:45, Room N1

This talk will show the results from our global sensitivity analysis of the CAESAR-Lisflood model. This has been a large piece of modelling work, and seems to have been going forever. Our computers have been busy for well over a year, so it’s great to get the results out there.

EGU2017-12624 | Posters | GM3.3/SSS3.13/TS4.6 | | Highlight

Influence of Rainfall Product on Hydrological and Sediment Outputs when Calibrating the STREAP Rainfall Generator for the CAESAR-Lisflood Landscape Evolution Model
Christopher Skinner, Nadav Peleg, and Niall Quinn
Wed, 26 Apr, 17:30–19:00, Hall X2

This poster has been selected by the session conveners as being of public interest. We’ve used a rainfall generator to produce ensembles of high spatial and temporal resolution rainfall, and used this to drive the CAESAR-Lisflood model – the results are very interesting indeed!

EGU2017-764 | Orals | EOS5

SeriousGeoGames – Geoscience Virtual Reality Experiences for Festival Settings
Christopher Skinner
Thu, 27 Apr, 10:45–11:00, Room L4/5

My final talk is something a little different, and will be summarising the SeriousGeoGames project the best I can in 12 minutes! I will show a little of Humber in a Box and Flash Flood!, and sum up their successes. For a preview, check out the brand new Flash Flood! YouTube Free60 –

 Please do come find me and say “hi”, or “Oi, your research is rubbish”, and if you have something you think I should see, let me know.

See you in Vienna!

“Flash Floods: Advances in Monitoring, Modelling and Integrated Management” – Invitation for abstracts @ AGU 2015

I’m very pleased to say that we are inviting abstracts for the session – “Flash Floods : Advances in Monitoring, Modelling and Integrated Management” – at this year’s AGU Fall Meeting in San Fransisco. The session description is below, and to submit an abstract, please use this link.

“H046. Flash Floods: Advances in Monitoring, Modeling and Integrated Management

The occurrence of high intensity rainfall events and flash floods are predicted to increase under our changing climate, resulting in tremendous losses and damage globally. Yet our understanding of the hydrodynamic and geomorphological processes occurring during these extreme floods have been limited by difficulties in making direct observations and elaborate simulation. Recent advances in monitoring techniques are now enabling these highly transient processes to be successfully quantified, allowing their incorporation into hydrodynamic models. These advancements, in conjunction with integrated flood management strategies are required to ensure the harmonious coexistence between water and society, and to support sustainable socio-economic development. In this session, we welcome presentations that provide: i) methodological advancements in flash flood monitoring; ii) new insights into the hydro-geomorphological processes occurring during flash floods; iii) the incorporation of this new process knowledge to inform and validate modeling applications and; iv) advanced management of flash flood hazards.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Professor Paul Bates (University of Bristol)

Dr Joel P Johnson (University of Texas at Austin)


Dr Matt Perks (Newcastle University)

Dr Chris Skinner (Hull University)

Professor Qihua Ran (Zhejiang University)

Professor Xudong Fu (Tsinghua University)”

If you have any question, please contact myself or one of my co-conveners. I look forward to reading your abstracts!