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About Dr Daniel Green

My research focuses on flood impact and resilience assessments within urban environments, as well as the use of hydrodynamic modelling to assess numerical model sensitivities to model parameterisation and boundary conditions. I am also interested in the use of experimental, laboratory-based physical models and rainfall simulation to understand rainfall-runoff processes.



GE5001: Hazard Processes and Human Vulnerability
GE6001: Dissertation


My research interests and expertise can be divided into four main areas:

  • Flood risk analysis and resilience assessment: exploring the impact of fluvial and surface water flood events of varying magnitudes on emergency responders operating within urban environments;
  • Surface water flood modelling: using hydrodynamic inundation models to determine surface water flood risk and to assess the influence of parameterisation of hydraulic and hydrological model variables, and the influence of mesh resolution of DEM and building elements on modelled inundation outputs.
  • Experimental physical modelling: studying the application of a novel rainfall simulator based physical model to determine meteorological and terrestrial influences on rainfall-runoff processes.
  • Crowdsourcing and model validation: applying crowdsourced data obtained from social media and individuals present during flood events to inform numerical modelling of flood events and to validate modelled depth and extent outputs.

Published Work

Green, D. (2018) ‘Understanding urban rainfall-runoff responses using physical and numerical modelling approaches’, PhD thesis, Loughborough University.

Green, D., Yu, D., Pattison, I., Wilby, R., Bosher, L., Patel, R., Thompson, P., Trowel, K., Draycon, J., Halse, M., Yang, L., Ryley, T. (2017) ‘City-scale accessibility of emergency responders operating during flood events’, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 17: 1 – 16. 

Coles, D., Yu, D., Wilby, R., Green, D., Herring, Z. (2017) ‘‘Beyond flood hotspots’: Modelling emergency services accessibility during flooding in York, UK’, Journal of Hydrology, 546: 419 – 436.

Green, D. (2014) ‘Modelling geomorphic systems: Scaled physical models’, in Cook, S., Clarke, L., Nield, J. (Eds.) Geomorphological Techniques, British Society for Geomorphology.


  • PhD, Loughborough University
  • BSc (Hons), Royal Holloway University of London