Natalie Harvey : Natalie Harvey : UoR, Dept Of Meteorology

Natalie Harvey

I am an NCAS research scientist working at the University of Reading working on the IMPALA project with Steve Woolnough and Alison Stirling (Met Office).
Previously I worked on the volcanic ash strand of the Robust Assessment and Communication of Environmental Risk (RACER) project with Helen Dacre. This project aims to build a framework to assess uncertainty in the prediction of natural hazards. This includes flooding, tsnuamis, earthquakes, extreme weather forecasts and the long range dispersion of volcanic ash.

I took my PhD titled "Boundary-layer type classification and pollutant mixing" at the University of Reading. I was supervised by Robin Hogan and Helen Dacre. More information about my PhD can be found here. The boundary layer typing algorithm I developed as part of my PhD can be downloaded here.

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I gave an update on my work on the IMPALA project at the IMPALA science meeting (19-20 January at University of Leeds). The slides can be found here: Development of tools to analyse the TKE budget of an idealised diurnal cycle

Our paper "Emulation of a volcanic ash transport and dispersion model to quantify sensitivity to uncertain parameters" has been submitted to NHESS and is available online as a discussion paper.

Our paper "How accurate are volcanic ash simulations of the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption?" has been accepted by JGR.

I have started work on a new project - IMPALA (Improving model processes for African Climate).

I presented my work on the emulation of volcanic ash forecasts and how it can be used to build confidence in predictions from volcanic transport and dispersion models at the PURE challenges facing volcanic ash predtictions. A summary of the meeting can be found here on the PURE network blog.

Our paper "Spatial evaluation of volcanic ash forecasts using satellite observations" has been accepted by ACP. The paper and discussion can be found here.

Here's a link to my blog on Emulation for volcanic ash dispersion