A new hydrological classification of UK catchments

About the project or challenge area

We have recently developed a new database with physical, climatic and hydrological characteristics of over 1400 UK catchments. This database provides an exciting new opportunity to analyse and organize the diversity and similarity of UK catchments. This scientific advancement would offer new insights into UK hydrology, while also providing a first order hydrologic prediction model for water resource and environmental managers alike.

Why choose this opportunity?

You will learn about hydrologic variability across the UK as well as how to work with large datasets.

About you

We are looking for a student interested in combining hydrologic understanding, statistics and the use of Matlab or R for big-data analysis.

How to apply

All students can apply using the button below, following the Masters by Research Admissions Statement (PDF, 187kB). Please note that this is an advertised challenge area, which means you should complete Section A + B of the Masters by Research Statement Template (Office document, 68kB).

Thorsten Wagener Supervisor

Your supervisor for this project will be Thorsten Wagener, Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. You can contact him at +44 (0) 117 331 5737 or email Thorsten.Wagener@bristol.ac.uk.

Gemma Coxon 500x250 Co-supervisor

Your co-supervisor for this project will be Gemma Coxon, Lecturer of Hydrology in the School of Geographical Sciences. You can contact her at +44 (0) 117 928 8290 or email Gemma.Coxon@bristol.ac.uk.

Find out more about your prospective research community

The Water theme is a vibrant community of researchers who are transforming the evidence base for water-based decision making in a changing and deeply uncertain world. Find out more about the Water research theme.

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