Current Projects and TAMSAT staff involved

Enhancing Resilience to Agricultural Drought in Africa through Improved Communication of Seasonal Forecasts (ERADACS) (Global Challenge Research Fund 2017-present)
Tristan Quaife, Emily Black

The management of atmospheric hazard in Africa (NERC 2016-present)
Emily Black, Matt Young

Monitoring the Impact of the 2015/16 El Niño on Rural Water Insecurity in Ethiopia: Learning Lessons for Climate Resilience (NERC 2016-present)
Emily Black

The influence of lake/wetland-climate feedbacks on African hydroclimate (Leverhulme Trust 2015-present)
Emily Black, Charlie Williams

TAMASA programme studentships (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2015-present)
Emily Black, Tristan Quaife

Future Climate for Africa project: HyCristal (NERC/DFID 2014 - present)
Emily Black, Ross Maidment

BRAVE2: NERC UpGro project on groundwater modelling for Ghana (NERC/DFID 2014 - present)
Emily Black

CCAFS flagship project: CASCAID (USAID 2014-present)
Emily Black, Ross Maidment

Operational rainfall estimates for Africa (MARSOP 4) (European Commission 2014-present)
Emily Black, Ross Maidment, Matt Young

Characterising rainfall trends in Africa (NERC studentship 2014-present)
Caroline Dunning, Emily Black, Richard Allan

Selected Past Projects

Process-based uncertainty estimates for TAMSAT (NCAS-Climate 2015)
Ross Maidment, Emily Black

Scaling out weather index insurance, using satellite data (SatWIn Scale) (NERC 2014-2015)
Emily Black, Charlie Williams, Elena Tarnavsky, Tristan Quaife

A toolbox for incorporating satellite based data into weather index based insurance (SatWIn Tools) (Innovate UK 2013-2014)
Emily Black, Elena Tarnavsky, Tristan Quaife, Ross Maidment

Improved Rainfall Monitoring for Food Security for Africa (NERC studentship 2012-2015)
Matthew Young, David Grimes, Charlie Williams

Building resilience in Africa, through groundwater resources (BRAVE) (NERC 2013)
Emily Black, Elena Tarnavsky

The use of satellite data in weather index insurance
Ross Maidment, Emily Black

User-oriented Agricultural Drought Decision-support Insurance Tool (uADDIT)
Emily Black, Elena Tarnavsky, Ros Cornforth, Marc Stringer

Reducing Climate Vulnerability through the Development of Innovative Financial Rroducts
Emily Black, Ros Cornforth, Elena Tarnavsky

Operational Rainfall Estimation for Africa (MARSOP Project): Improved Calibration and Validation
Elena Tarnavsky, David Grimes, Marc Stringer, George Dugdale

African Rainfall Estimates for GEONETCast
Elena Tarnavsky

Geostatistical Approaches to Merging Satellite-Based Rainfall Estimates and Rain Gauge Observations
David Grimes, Elena Tarnavsky

30-year Satellite-Based Rainfall Time Series and Climatology for Africa (TARCAT)
Ross Maidment, David Grimes, Richard Allen, George Dugdale, Elena Tarnavsky

Climate Change And Food Security (CCAFS): Rainfall Data Generation and Analysis for African Meteorology
David Grimes, Elena Tarnavsky, Ross Maidment

Ensemble-Based Approach to River Flow Forecasting
Tim Bellerby (University of Hull), David Grimes

Quantitative Crop Yield Forecasting using Seasonal Rainfall Forecasts and Satellite Rainfall Estimates
Helen Greatrex, David Grimes, Tim Wheeler

Satellite-Based Rainfall Estimation for the Arabian Peninsula
Mazen Assiri, David Grimes

Multi-Spectral Rainfall Estimation over Africa using Meteosat Second Generation
Rob Chadwick, David Grimes

Investigation of Neural Network Algorithms for Rainfall Estimation
Erika Coppola, David Grimes

Rainfall Estimation System for the IGAD Region of East Africa as Part of the EU-funded 'Remote Sensing for Food Security' Programme
Rogerio Bonifacio, David Grimes, Iain Russell

Agrometeorological Information System for Sudan as Part of a WFP-funded Famine Vulnerability Assessment Mapping
Rogerio Bonifacio, Iain Russell

Geostatistical Methods for Ensemble Representation of Satellite-Based Rainfall
Chee-Kiat Teo

Improvements in Rainfall Estimation Methodology and Information Dissemination in Southern Africa
Rogerio Bonifacio, David Grimes

Comparison of Rainfall Estimation Techniques for Drought Monitoring, Improvement of Calibration Technique and Climatologies of Northern and Southern Africa from Satellite Rainfall Estimates
Virginia Thorne

Monitoring Agricultural Pest Habitats
Rogerio Bonifacio

Use of Microwave Imagery in Rainfall Estimation and Soil Moisture Measurement
June Morland

Flood Forecasting in the Indus Valley
George Dugdale

Applications of Geostatistics to Rainfall Estimation
Eulogio Pardo

Application of Satellite Data to Hydrology in the Senegal River Basin
Mariane Diop

Investigation of the Impact of Spatial Variability of Rainfall from Convective Storms on the Small-Scale Variability of Soil Moisture in the Sahel
Ian Flitcroft

Relating Line Squalls and Easterly Waves
Mariane Diop

Investigation of Convective Storms over the Sahel
Menghestab Haile

Measurements of Surface Energy and Water Fluxes in the Sahel
George Dugdale