CESER Academic Hayley Fowler awarded prestigious Wolfson Merit Award @nclceser @nclceser @UniofNewcastle @HayleyJFowler

ncegweb_264580Professor Hayley Fowler, Professor of Climate Change Impacts in CESER, has been awarded a highly prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award to support her research programme on “Understanding climate change impacts on hydrological extremes.”

Hayley works on interdisciplinary research within the earth system sciences, at the interface between climatology and hydrology. Her  research  aims  to  further  the understanding  of  the  role  of  climate  variability  and  global warming  on  the  occurrence  of  extreme  weather  events,  and  the  societal  impacts. She combines observational, modelling, statistical and theoretical approaches to examine the potential impacts of climate change on heavy rainfall, flood and water resource drought risks. Her work  ranges  from  interpreting  and  understanding  recent  and  historical  changes  and predictions  of  future  changes  in  extremes,  to  using  this  understanding  to  develop  new  downscaling methods  from  climate  models  that  can  be  used  in  climate  change  impact  studies.  Examples of her work include http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sustainability/news/item/heavier-summer-downpours-with-climate-change-copy

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. The Society’s fundamental purpose, since its foundation in 1660, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Wolfson Research Merit Scheme aims to help universities retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.

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