Research papers Our research has been critically tested and refined through academic peer-review over the past 15 years and published in world-leading scientific journals.

Our key research advances, 1992-2021

Modelling floodplain flows using a two-dimensional finite element model

Professor Paul Bates’ first paper describing a 2D flood model.

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A simple raster-based model for flood inundation simulation

Seminal paper describing the first grid-based flood model.

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Reach scale floodplain inundation dynamics observed using airborne synthetic aperture radar imagery: Data analysis and modelling

First description of remotely-sensed imagery in model validation.

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A simple inertial formulation of the shallow water equations for efficient two-dimensional flood inundation modelling

Hugely influential paper describing new formulation of shallow water equations.

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A subgrid channel model for simulating river hydraulics and floodplain inundation over large and data sparse areas

Presentation of sub-grid hydraulic model structures.

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A high-resolution global flood hazard model

First description of a high-resolution global flood model.

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Validation of a 30 m resolution flood hazard model of the conterminous United States

First validation of a large-scale flood model.

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Estimates of present and future flood risk in the conterminous United States

Presentation of current and future flood risk in the US.

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The Spatial Dependence of Flood Hazard and Risk in the United States

Methodology for Fathom-US CAT model.

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Combined Modeling of US Fluvial, Pluvial, and Coastal Flood Hazard Under Current and Future Climates

Validation of the methodologies underpinning Fathom-US 2.0

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A 30m global map of elevation with forests and buildings removed

Influential paper exploring the development of FABDEM – our global digital elevation model

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01 1992

Modelling floodplain flows using a two-dimensional finite element model

Professor Paul Bates’ first paper describing a 2D flood model.

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02 2000

A simple raster-based model for flood inundation simulation

Seminal paper describing the first grid-based flood model.

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03 2006

Reach scale floodplain inundation dynamics observed using airborne synthetic aperture radar imagery: Data analysis and modelling

First description of remotely-sensed imagery in model validation.

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04 2010

A simple inertial formulation of the shallow water equations for efficient two-dimensional flood inundation modelling

Hugely influential paper describing new formulation of shallow water equations.

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05 2012

A subgrid channel model for simulating river hydraulics and floodplain inundation over large and data sparse areas

Presentation of sub-grid hydraulic model structures.

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06 2015

A high-resolution global flood hazard model

First description of a high-resolution global flood model.

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07 2017

Validation of a 30 m resolution flood hazard model of the conterminous United States

First validation of a large-scale flood model.

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08 2018

Estimates of present and future flood risk in the conterminous United States

Presentation of current and future flood risk in the US.

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09 2019

The Spatial Dependence of Flood Hazard and Risk in the United States

Methodology for Fathom-US CAT model.

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10 2021

Combined Modeling of US Fluvial, Pluvial, and Coastal Flood Hazard Under Current and Future Climates

Validation of the methodologies underpinning Fathom-US 2.0

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11 NEW 2022

A 30m global map of elevation with forests and buildings removed

Influential paper exploring the development of FABDEM – our global digital elevation model

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