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Name Professor Paul Bates
Job title Professor of Hydrology
Department School of Geographical Sciences University of Bristol
Personal web page www.bristol.ac.uk/geography/people/paul-d-bates/‎
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Qualifications BSc(Soton), PhD(Bristol)
Professional details
Keywords floods
flood prediction
hydraulic modelling
hydrology modelling
uncertainty and risk
river basin management
environmental management
Cabot Institute
Areas of expertise My expertise lies in the development of hydraulic models for flood prediction, and the use of Remotely Sensed data to parameterise, calibrate and validate such codes. In undertaking such research I also develop new methods that describe uncertainty in such model output and use these methods to produce maps of flood risk.

I am also involved in modelling studies for flood warning, and in particular have over the last three years been involved in developing a prototype European Flood Forecasting System.
Languages (other than English)
French spoken   
Media experience None