Intro In this issue of the research digest, Dr Oliver Wing reflects on the research Fathom and friends published in 2021.

With a research output that rivals that of most university departments, Fathom’s Chief Research Officer takes a look at all of the papers that made it to publication in 2021.

For Fathom, 2021 was a year of huge academic progress – celebrating many firsts within our field. This includes key papers on model scale, scope, fidelity, and function. As always, Dr Oliver Wing’s flooding and climate risk digest shares key industry insights, links to useful research and many well-timed memes that make for light reading. Key themes include:

  • Model validation
  • Model application
  • Channel solvers
  • Extreme flow estimation.