Matthew Young

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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Research Interests:

  • Remote sensing of precipitation
  • Rainfall processes and rainfall variability
  • Early-warning for extreme events

Current Research Projects:

  • Atmospheric hazard in developing Countries: Risk assessment and Early Warning (ACREW) (2017-present)

Past Research Projects:

  • Monitoring Agriculture with Remote Sensing Operationally (MARSOP4) (2016): Development and evaluation of operational satellite rainfall estimation approaches to produce version 3 of the TAMSAT rainfall algorithm.
  • Scaling out Weather index insurance using satellite data (SatWIn Scale) (Nov 2015–May 2016): Improving satellite rainfall estimates for their use in Weather Index-based Insurance (WII) to protect farmers against drought-related risk in Africa.

Recent Publications:

Publications for

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Number of items: 3.


Maidment, R. I., Grimes, D., Black, E., Tarnavsky, E., Young, M., Greatrex, H., Allan, R. P., Stein, T., Nkonde, E., Senkunda, S. and Alcántara, E. M. U. (2017) A new, long-term daily satellite-based rainfall dataset for operational monitoring in Africa. Scientific Data, 4. 170063. ISSN 2052-4463 doi:


Black, E., Greatrex, H., Maidment, R. and Young, M. (2016) Incorporating satellite data into weather index-based insurance. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97 (10). ES203-ES206. ISSN 1520-0477 doi:


Young, M. P., Williams, C. J. R., Chiu, J. C., Maidment, R. and Chen, S.-H. (2014) Investigation of discrepancies in satellite rainfall estimates over Ethiopia. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 15. pp. 2347-2369. ISSN 1525-7541 doi:

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