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Professor Rob Lamb

Professor in Practice, Honorary/Visiting

  1. 2022
  2. Published

    Invited perspectives: Challenges and future directions in improving bridge flood resilience

    Tubaldi, E., White, C. J., Patelli, E., Mitoulis, S. A., de Almeida, G., Brown, J., Cranston, M., Hardman, M., Koursari, E., Lamb, R., McDonald, H., Mathews, R., Newell, R., Pizarro, A., Roca, M. & Zonta, D., 10/03/2022, In: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 22, 3, p. 795-812 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Prediction of flood quantiles at ungauged catchments for the contiguous USA using Artificial Neural Networks

    Filipova, V., Hammond, A., Leedal, D. & Lamb, R., 1/01/2022, In: Hydrology Research. 53, 1, p. 107-123 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  4. 2021
  5. Published

    Using micro-catchment experiments for multi-local scale modelling of nature-based solutions

    Hankin, B., Page, T. J. C., Chappell, N. A., Beven, K. J., Smith, P. J., Kretzschmar, A. & Lamb, R., 18/11/2021, In: Hydrol. Processes. 35, 11, 17 p., e14418.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Knowledge gaps in our perceptual model of Great Britain's hydrology

    Wagener, T., Dadson, S. J., Hannah, D. M., Coxon, G., Beven, K., Bloomfield, J. P., Buytaert, W., Cloke, H., Bates, P., Holden, J., Parry, L., Lamb, R., Chappell, N. A., Fry, M. & Old, G., 13/07/2021, In: Hydrological Processes. 35, 7, 13 p., e14288.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Enhanced surface water flood forecasts: User-led development and testing

    Birch, C. E., Rabb, B. L., Böing, S. J., Shelton, K. L., Lamb, R., Hunter, N., Trigg, M. A., Hines, A., Taylor, A. L., Pilling, C. & Dale, M., 30/06/2021, In: Journal of Flood Risk Management. 14, 2, e12691.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  8. Published

    A semantic approach to enable data integration for the domain of flood risk management

    Nundloll, V., Lamb, R., Hankin, B. & Blair, G., 30/04/2021, In: Environmental Challenges. 3, 14 p., 100064.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Global Changes in 20-Year, 50-Year, and 100-Year River Floods

    Slater, L., Villarini, G., Archfield, S., Faulkner, D., Lamb, R., Khouakhi, A. & Yin, J., 28/03/2021, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 48, 6, 10 p., e2020GL091824.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  10. Published

    A history of TOPMODEL

    Beven, K., Kirkby, M., E. Freer, J. & Lamb, R., 2/02/2021, In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 25, 2, p. 527-549 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  11. Published

    The Role of Digital Technologies in Responding to the Grand Challenges of the Natural Environment: The Windermere Accord

    Blair, G., Bassett, R., Bastin, L., Beevers, L., Borrajo Garcia, M., Brown, M., Dance, S., Dionescu, A., Edwards, L., Ferrario, M. A., Fraser, R., Fraser, H., Gardner, S., Henrys, P. A., Hey, T., Homann, S., Huijbers, C., Hutchison, J., Jonathan, P., Lamb, R. & 21 others, Laurie, S., Leeson, A., Leslie, D., McMillan, M., Nundloll, V., Oyebamiji, O., Phillipson, J., Pope, V., Prudden, R., Reis, S., Salama, M., Samreen, F., Sejdinovic, D., Simm, W., Street, R., Thornton, L., Towe, R., Vande Hey, J. D., Vieno, M., Waller, J. & Watkins, J., 8/01/2021, In: Patterns. 2, 1, 8 p., 100156.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  12. 2020
  13. Published

    Rethinking data-driven decision support in flood risk management for a big data age

    Towe, R., Dean, G., Edwards, E., Nundloll, V., Blair, G., Lamb, R., Hankin, B. & Manson, S., 1/12/2020, In: Journal of Flood Risk Management. 13, 4, 19 p., e12652.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  14. Published

    A risk-based network analysis of distributed in-stream leaky barriers for flood risk management

    Hankin, B., hewitt, I., Sander, G., Danieli, F., Formetta, G., Kamilova, A., Kretzschmar, A., Kiradjiev, K., Wong, C., Pegler, S. & Lamb, R., 1/10/2020, In: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 20, 10, p. 2567–2584 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  15. Published

    Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3): Future flood risk: Final Report prepared for the Committee on Climate Change, UK

    Sayers, P., Horritt, M., Carr, S., Kay, A. L., Mauz, J., Lamb, R. & Penning-Rowsell, E., 1/07/2020, London: Committee on Climate Change. 121 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  16. Published

    Modelling the clustering of extreme events for short-term risk assessment

    Towe, R., Tawn, J., Eastoe, E. & Lamb, R., 31/03/2020, In: Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. 25, 1, p. 32-53 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Developing observational methods to drive future hydrological science: Can we make a start as a community?

    Beven, K., Asadullah, A., Bates, P., Blyth, E., Chappell, N., Child, S., Cloke, H., Dadson, S., Everard, N., Fowler, H. J., Freer, J., Hannah, D. M., Heppell, K., Holden, J., Lamb, R., Lewis, H., Morgan, G., Parry, L. & Wagener, T., 30/01/2020, In: Hydrological Processes. 34, 3, p. 868-873 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  18. 2019
  19. Published

    Model-based inference of conditional extreme value distributions with hydrological applications

    Towe, R. P., Tawn, J. A., Lamb, R. & Sherlock, C. G., 1/12/2019, In: Environmetrics. 30, 8, 20 p., e2575.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  20. Published

    Models of Everywhere Revisited: A Technological Perspective

    Blair, G., Beven, K., Lamb, R., Bassett, R., Cauwenberghs, K., Hankin, B., Dean, G., Hunter, N., Edwards, L., Nundloll, V., Samreen, F., Simm, W. & Towe, R., 1/12/2019, In: Environmental Modelling and Software. 122, 20 p., 104521.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  21. Published

    A probabilistic model of the economic risk to Britain’s railway network from bridge scour during floods

    Lamb, R., Garside, P., Pant, R. & Hall, J., 1/11/2019, In: Risk Analysis. 39, 11, p. 2457-2478 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  22. Published

    Historical flash floods in England: new regional chronologies and database

    Archer, D., O'donnell, G., Lamb, R., Warren, S. & Fowler, H. J., 1/10/2019, In: Journal of Flood Risk Management. 12, 51, 14 p., e12526.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  23. Published

    Geomorphological effectiveness of floods to rework gravel bars: insight from hyperscale topography and hydraulic modelling

    Reid, H. E., Williams, R. D., Brierley, G. J., Coleman, S. E., Lamb, R., Rennie, C. D. & Tancock, M. J., 02/2019, In: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 44, 2, p. 595-613 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  24. 2018
  25. Published

    Modelling spatial extreme events with environmental applications

    Tawn, J. A., Shooter, R., Towe, R. P. & Lamb, R., 12/2018, In: Spatial Statistics. 28, p. 39-58 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Why extreme floods are more common than you might think

    Towe, R. P., Tawn, J. A. & Lamb, R., 12/2018, In: Significance. 15, 6, p. 16-21 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  27. Published

    Flood event attribution and damage estimation using national-scale grid-based modelling: Winter 2013/2014 in Great Britain

    Kay, A. L., Booth, N., Lamb, R., Raven, E., Schaller, N. & Sparrow, S., 30/11/2018, In: International Journal of Climatology. 38, 14, p. 5205-5219 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  28. Published

    Spatial joint probability for FCRM and national risk assessment multivariate event modeller - user guide: SC140002/R3

    Hunter, N., Lamb, R., Towe, R. P., Warren, S. & Wood, E., 30/04/2018, R3 ed. Bristol: Environment Agency. 81 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  29. Published

    A new method, with application, for analysis of the impacts on flood risk of widely distributed enhanced hillslope storage

    Metcalfe, P., Beven, K., Hankin, B. & Lamb, R., 27/04/2018, In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 22, 4, p. 2589-2605 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  30. 2017
  31. Published

    Spatial joint probability for flood and coastal risk management and strategic assessments: Method report - SC140002/R1

    Lamb, R. & Tawn, J. A., 30/09/2017, R1 ed. Bristol: Environment Agency. 70 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  32. Published

    Strategies for testing the impact of natural flood risk management measures

    Hankin, B., Metcalfe, P. W., Johnson, D., Chappell, N. A., Page, T. J. C., Craigen, I., Lamb, R. & Beven, K. J., 30/08/2017, Flood Risk Management. Hromadka, T. & Rao, P. (eds.). InTech, p. 1-39 39 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  33. Published

    Vulnerability of bridges to scour: insights from an international expert elicitation workshop

    Lamb, R., Aspinall, W., Odbert, H. & Wagener, T., 11/08/2017, In: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 17, 8, p. 1393-1409

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  34. Published

    Potential applications of subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) predictions

    White, C. J., Carlsen, H., Robertson, A. W., Klein, R. J. T., Lazo, J. K., Vitart, F., Coughlan De Perez, E., Ray, A. J., Murray, V., Bharwani, S., Macleod, D., James, R., Fleming, L., Morse, A. P., Eggen, B., Graham, R., Kjellström, E., Becker, E., Pegion, K. V., Holbrook, N. J. & 13 others, Mcevoy, D., Depledge, M., Perkins-kirkpatrick, S., Brown, T. J., Street, R., Jones, L., Remenyi, T. A., Hodgson-johnston, I., Buontempo, C., Lamb, R., Meinke, H., Arheimer, B. & Zebiak, S. E., 07/2017, In: Meteorological Applications. 24, 3, p. 315-325 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  35. Published

    Inland Flooding

    Toothill, J. & Lamb, R., 10/05/2017, Natural Catastrophe Risk Management and Modelling: A Practitioner's Guide. Mitchell-Wallace, K., Jones, M., Hillier, J. & Foote, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Wiley-Blackwell, p. 218-229 12 p. 3.5

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  36. Published
  37. Published

    Hydrology in practice

    Shaw, E. M., Beven, K. J., Chappell, N. A. & Lamb, R., 1/01/2017, 4th ed. ed. CRC Press. 543 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  38. Published

    The uncertainty cascade in model fusion

    Beven, K. & Lamb, R., 2017, Integrated environmental modelling to solve real world problems: methods, vision and challenges. Riddick, A. T., Kessler, H. & Giles, J. R. A. (eds.). London: Geological Society of London, p. 255-266 12 p. (Special Publications; vol. 408).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  39. 2016
  40. Published

    Believe it or not? the challenge of validating large scale probabilistic risk models

    Sayers, P., Lamb, R., Panzeri, M., Bowman, H., Hall, J., Horritt, M. & Penning-Rowsell, E., 20/10/2016, In: E3S Web of Conferences. 7, 8 p., 11004.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  41. Published

    Development of large scale inland flood scenarios for disaster response planning based on spatial/temporal conditional probability analysis

    Wood, E., Lamb, R., Warren, S., Hunter, N., Tawn, J., Allan, R. & Laeger, S., 20/10/2016, In: E3S Web of Conferences. 7, 6 p., 01003.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  42. Published

    Improving statistical models for flood risk assessment

    Towe, R., Tawn, J., Lamb, R., Sherlock, C. & Liu, Y., 20/10/2016, In: E3S Web of Conferences. 7, 12 p., 01011.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  43. Published

    Towards a whole-network risk assessment for railway bridge failures caused by scour during flood events

    Lamb, R., Pant, R. & Hall, J., 20/10/2016, In: E3S Web of Conferences. 7, 4 p., 11002.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  44. Published

    Flooding after Storm Desmond

    Szönyi, M., May, P. & Lamb, R., 19/08/2016, JBA Trust. 57 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsOther report

  45. Published

    Physical complexity to model morphological changes at a natural channel bend

    Guan, M., Wright, N. G., Sleigh, P. A., Ahilan, S. & Lamb, R., 08/2016, In: Water Resources Research. 52, 8, p. 6348-6364 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  46. Published

    Have applications of continuous rainfall-runoff simulation realized the vision for process-based flood frequency analysis?

    Lamb, R., Faulkner, D., Wass, P. & Cameron, D., 1/07/2016, In: Hydrological Processes. 30, 14, p. 2463–2481 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  47. Published

    Harnessing innovation for open flood risk models and data

    Lamb, R., 06/2016, Solving the puzzle: innovating to reduce risk: written contributions. Washington D.C.: The World Bank, p. 21-23 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  48. Published

    Human influence on climate in the 2014 southern England winter floods and their impacts

    Schaller, N., Kay, A. L., Lamb, R., Massey, N. R., Van Oldenborgh, G. J., Otto, F. E. L., Sparrow, S. N., Vautard, R., Yiou, P., Ashpole, I., Bowery, A., Crooks, S. M., Haustein, K., Huntingford, C., Ingram, W. J., Jones, R. G., Legg, T., Miller, J., Skeggs, J., Wallom, D. & 4 others, Weisheimer, A., Wilson, S., Stott, P. A. & Allen, M. R., 26/05/2016, In: Nature Climate Change. 6, 6, p. 627-634 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  49. Published

    Techniques for valuing adaptive capacity in flood risk management

    Brisley, R., Wylde, R., Lamb, R., Cooper, J., Sayers, P. & Hall, J., 04/2016, In: Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management. 169, 2, p. 75-84 10 p., 1400070.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  50. 2015
  51. Published

    Communicating uncertainty in flood inundation mapping: a case study

    Beven, K., Lamb, R., Leedal, D. & Hunter, N., 3/07/2015, In: International Journal of River Basin Management. 13, 3, p. 285-295 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  52. Published

    Hyperresolution information and hyperresolution ignorance in modelling the hydrology of the land surface

    Beven, K., Cloke, H., Pappenberger, F., Lamb, R. & Hunter, N., 01/2015, In: Science China Earth Sciences. 58, 1, p. 25-35 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  53. 2014
  54. Published

    UK flood

    Lamb, R., Wylde, R. & Skeggs, J., 2014, Catastrophe modelling and climate change. Lloyd's of London Press, p. 18-20 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  55. Published

    Uncertainty in flood frequency estimation

    Lamb, R., Kjeldsen, T. & Blazkova, S., 2014, Applied uncertainty analysis for flood risk management. Beven, K. & Hall, J. (eds.). World Scientific, p. 153-197 55 p. 8

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  56. 2013
  57. Published

    Estimating the probability of widespread flood events

    Keef, C., Tawn, J. A. & Lamb, R., 02/2013, In: Environmetrics. 24, 1, p. 13-21 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  58. 2012
  59. Published

    Greenfield run off and flood estimation on small catchments: small catchments' greenfield run off and flood estimation

    Faulkner, D., Francis, O. & Lamb, R., 1/03/2012, In: Journal of Flood Risk Management. 5, 1, p. 81-90 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  60. 2010
  61. Published

    A new method to assess the risk of local and widespread flooding on rivers and coasts

    Lamb, R., Keef, C., Tawn, J., Laeger, S., Meadowcroft, I., Surendran, S., Dunning, P. & Batstone, C., 12/2010, In: Journal of Flood Risk Management. 3, 4, p. 323-336 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  62. Published

    Hydrology in practice

    Shaw, E. M., Beven, K. J., Chappell, N. A. & Lamb, R., 07/2010, 4th ed. London: Spon Press (Taylor and Francis). 643 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  63. 2009
  64. Published

    A fast 2D floodplain inundation model

    Lamb, R., Crossley, A. & Waller, S., 1/12/2009, In: Proceedings of the ICE - Water Management. 162, 6, p. 363-370 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  65. Published

    Practical channel hydraulics: roughness, conveyance and afflux

    Knight, D., McGahey, C., Lamb, R. & Samuels, P., 2009, London: CRC Press. 460 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  66. 2005
  67. Published

    Rainfall-runoff modelling for flood frequency estimation

    Lamb, R., 21/10/2005, Encyclopedia of hydrological sciences. Anderson, M. & McDonnell, J. (eds.). Chichester: John Wiley and Sons, 31 p. 125

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  68. 2004
  69. Published

    Confidence intervals for a spatially generalized, continuous simulation flood frequency model for Great Britain

    Lamb, R. & Kay, A. L., 7/07/2004, In: Water Resources Research. 40, 7, 13 p., 07501.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  70. 2003
  71. Published

    Regional climate-model predictions of extreme rainfall for a changing climate

    Huntingford, C., Jones, R. G., Prudhomme, C., Lamb, R., Gash, J. H. C. & Jones, D. A., 04/2003, In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 129, 590, p. 1607-1621 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  72. 1999
  73. Published

    River flood frequency estimation using continuous runoff modelling

    Calver, A., Lamb, R. & Morris, S. E., 12/1999, In: Proceedings of the ICE - Water and Maritime Engineering. 136, 4, p. 225-234 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  74. Published

    Calibration of a conceptual rainfall-runoff model for flood frequency estimation by continuous simulation

    Lamb, R., 10/1999, In: Water Resources Research. 35, 10, p. 3103-3114 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  75. 1998
  76. Published

    Use of spatially distributed water table observations to constrain uncertainty in a rainfall-runoff model

    Lamb, R., Beven, K. & Myrabo, S., 20/10/1998, In: Advances in Water Resources. 22, 4, p. 305-317 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  77. 1997
  78. Published

    Discharge and water table predictions using a generalized TOPMODEL formulation

    Lamb, R., Beven, K. & Myrabø, S., 07/1997, In: Hydrological Processes. 11, 9, p. 1145-1167 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  79. Published

    Using interactive recession curve analysis to specify a general catchment storage model.

    Lamb, R. & Beven, K. J., 1997, In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 1, 1, p. 101-113 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

  80. 1995
  81. Published

    The in(a/tan/β) index: how to calculate it and how to use it within the topmodel framework

    Quinn, P. F., Beven, K. & Lamb, R., 02/1995, In: Hydrological Processes. 9, 2, p. 161-182 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Journal/MagazineJournal articlepeer-review

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