Episode 11: The challenge of flooding

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Episode 11: The challenge of flooding
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In this episode of The WeatherPod we welcome Professor Hannah Cloke of Reading University into the studio. Hannah is a physical geographer, natural hazards researcher and hydrologist specialising in earth system modelling, flood forecasting, catchment hydrology and applications of Numerical Weather Predictions.

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She obtained a BSc (1999) and PhD (2003) in Geography from the University of Bristol, UK. She then worked at the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy on the European Flood Alert System and then from 2004 lectured at the Department of Geography at King’s College London, UK. In 2012 she moved to the University of Reading; to a joint post between the Department of Geography and Environmental Science and the Department of Meteorology.

Hannah works closely with partners including the UK Environment Agency, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the UK Met Office, the Red Cross Climate Centre & other hydrometeorological services and humanitarian actors. She advises government, forecasting authorities and humanitarian agencies on national and international flooding incidents and forecasting science and provides expert commentary in the media.

Theme music by John Cockram, john@mjcmusic.co.uk