Professor Jim Freer

Education

PhD, 1998: Hydrology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

BSc, 1990: Environmental Science, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Experience

2020-present: Visiting Professor of Hydrology, University of Saskatchewan, Canmore, Alberta, CANADA.

2019-present: Honorary Professor of Hydrology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

2012-2019: Professor of Hydrology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

2010-2012: Reader in Hydrology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

2008-2010: Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

2005-2008: Research Fellow, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

1998-2004: Research Associate, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

1994-1997: Research Associate, College of Forestry, SUNY, Syracuse, USA.

1991-1993: Research Assistant, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

Short Bio

Jim is Visiting Professor of Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan, an honorary Professor at the University of Bristol, and an editor of HESS. Jim’s research interests currently involve: (i) Understanding uncertainties in environmental modelling problems; (ii) developing and evaluating semi-distributed conceptual hydrological models; and (iii) large sample hydrology and the inclusion of human impacts on catchment hydrological modelling. Jim has authored or co-authored over 110 journal articles since receiving his PhD in 1998.

Publications

Beven K. and 17 others, 2020: Developing observational methods to drive future hydrological science: Can we make a start as a community?. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.13622

Coxon G., Freer J., Lane R., Dunne T., Knoben W. J. M., Howden N. J. K., Quinn N., Wagener T., Woods R., 2019: DECIPHeR v1: Dynamic fluxEs and ConnectIvity for Predictions of HydRology. Geoscientific Model Development, doi: 10.5194/gmd-12-2285-2019

Knoben W. J. M., Woods R. A., Freer J. E., 2019: Global bimodal precipitation seasonality: A systematic overview. International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.5786

Knoben W. J. M., Freer J. E., Fowler K. J. A., Peel M. C., Woods R. A., 2019: Modular Assessment of Rainfall-Runoff Models Toolbox (MARRMoT) v1.2: an open-source extendable framework providing implementations of 46 conceptual hydrologic models as continuous state-space formulations. Geoscientific Model Development, doi: 10.5194/gmd-12-2463-2019

Knoben W. J. M., Freer J. E., Woods R. A., 2019: Technical note: Inherent benchmark or not? Comparing Nash-Sutcliffe and Kling-Gupta efficiency scores. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-23-4323-2019

Lane R. A., Coxon G., Freer J. E., Wagener T., Johnes P. J., Bloomfield J. P., Greene S., Macleod C. J. A., Reaney S. M., 2019: Benchmarking the predictive capability of hydrological models for river flow and flood peak predictions across over 1000 catchments in Great Britain. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-23-4011-2019

Lloyd C. E. M., Johnes P. J., Freer J. E., Carswell A. M., Jones J. I., Stirling M. W., Hodgkinson R. A., Richmond C., Collins A. L., 2019: Determining the sources of nutrient flux to water in headwater catchments: Examining the speciation balance to inform the targeting of mitigation measures. Science of the Total Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.190

Schellenberg B. and 10 others, 2019: Remote sensing and identification of volcanic plumes using fixed-wing UAVs over Volcan de Fuego Guatemala. Journal of Field Robotics, doi: 10.1002/rob.21896

Beven K. J. and 14 others, 2018: Epistemic uncertainties and natural hazard risk assessment - Part 1: A review of different natural hazard areas. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/nhess-18-2741-2018

Brenner S., Coxon G., Howden N. J. K., Freer J., Hartmann A., 2018: Process-based modelling to evaluate simulated groundwater levels and frequencies in a Chalk catchment in south-western England. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/nhess-18-445-2018

Fowler K., Coxon G., Freer J., Peel M., Wagener T., Western A., Woods R., Zhang L., 2018: Simulating Runoff Under Changing Climatic Conditions: A Framework for Model Improvement. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2018wr023989

Guillod B. P. and 10 others, 2018: A large set of potential past present and future hydro-meteorological time series for the UK. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-22-611-2018

Kiang J. E. and 13 others, 2018: A Comparison of Methods for Streamflow Uncertainty Estimation. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2018wr022708

Knoben W. J. M., Woods R. A., Freer J. E., 2018: A Quantitative Hydrological Climate Classification Evaluated With Independent Streamflow Data. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2018wr022913

Lewis E., Quinn N., Blenkinsop S., Fowler H. J., Freer J., Tanguy M., Hitt O., Coxon G., Bates P., Woods R., 2018: A rule based quality control method for hourly rainfall data and a 1 km resolution gridded hourly rainfall dataset for Great Britain: CEH-GEAR1hr. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.07.034

Nijzink R. C. and 11 others, 2018: Constraining Conceptual Hydrological Models With Multiple Information Sources. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2017wr021895

Robins P. E., Lewis M. J., Freer J., Cooper D. M., Skinner C. J., Coulthard T. J., 2018: Improving estuary models by reducing uncertainties associated with river flows. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2018.02.015

Zischg A. P., Felder G., Weingartner R., Quinn N., Coxon G., Neal J., Freer J., Bates P., 2018: Effects of variability in probable maximum precipitation patterns on flood losses. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-22-2759-2018

Hutton C., Wagener T., Freer J., Han D. W., Duffy C., Arheimer B., 2017: Reply to comment by Melsen et al. on “Most computational hydrology is not reproducible so is it really science?”. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2017wr020476

Bermudez M., Neal J. C., Bates P. D., Coxon G., Freer J. E., Cea L., Puertas J., 2017: Quantifying local rainfall dynamics and uncertain boundary conditions into a nested regional-local flood modeling system. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2016wr019903

Van Eerdenbrugh K., Van Hoey S., Coxon G., Freer J., Verhoest N. E. C., 2017: Consistency assessment of rating curve data in various locations using Bidirectional Reach (BReach). Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-21-5315-2017

Greatwood C., Richardson T. S., Freer J., Thomas R. M., MacKenzie A. R., Brownlow R., Lowry D., Fisher R. E., Nisbet E. G., 2017: Atmospheric Sampling on Ascension Island Using Multirotor UAVs. Sensors, doi: 10.3390/s17061189

Heppell C. M., Binley A., Trimmer M., Darch T., Jones A., Malone E., Collins A. L., Johnes P. J., Freer J. E., Lloyd C. E. M., 2017: Hydrological controls on DOC: nitrate resource stoichiometry in a lowland agricultural catchment southern UK. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-21-4785-2017

Hutton C., Wagener T., Freer J., Han D. W., Duffy C., Arheimer B., 2017: Reply to comment by Anel on “Most computational hydrology is not reproducible so is it really science?”. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2017wr020480

Ockenden M. C. and 20 others, 2017: Major agricultural changes required to mitigate phosphorus losses under climate change. Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00232-0

Ockenden M. C. and 18 others, 2017: Prediction of storm transfers and annual loads with data-based mechanistic models using high-frequency data. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-21-6425-2017

Zhang Y., Collins A. L., Jones J. I., Johnes P. J., Inman A., Freer J. E., 2017: The potential benefits of on-farm mitigation scenarios for reducing multiple pollutant loadings in prioritised agri-environment areas across England. Environmental Science & Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.04.004

Brownlow R. and 10 others, 2016: Methane mole fraction and delta C-13 above and below the trade wind inversion at Ascension Island in air sampled by aerial robotics. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2016gl071359

Clark M. P., Schaefli B., Schymanski S. J., Samaniego L., Luce C. H., Jackson B. M., Freer J. E., Arnold J. R., Moore R. D., Istanbulluoglu E., Ceola S., 2016: Improving the theoretical underpinnings of process-based hydrologic models. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015wr017910

Hutton C., Wagener T., Freer J., Han D., Duffy C., Arheimer B., 2016: Most computational hydrology is not reproducible so is it really science?. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2016wr019285

Lloyd C. E. M., Freer J. E., Johnes P. J., Coxon G., Collins A. L., 2016: Discharge and nutrient uncertainty: implications for nutrient flux estimation in small streams. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10574

Lloyd C. E. M., Freer J. E., Johnes P. J., Collins A. L., 2016: Technical Note: Testing an improved index for analysing storm discharge-concentration hysteresis. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-20-625-2016

Lloyd C. E. M., Freer J. E., Johnes P. J., Collins A. L., 2016: Using hysteresis analysis of high-resolution water quality monitoring data including uncertainty to infer controls on nutrient and sediment transfer in catchments. Science of the Total Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.028

Nijzink R., Hutton C., Pechlivanidis I., Capell R., Arheimer B., Freer J., Han D., Wagener T., McGuire K., Savenije H., Hrachowitz M., 2016: The evolution of root-zone moisture capacities after deforestation: a step towards hydrological predictions under change?. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-20-4775-2016

Pianosi F., Beven K., Freer J., Hall J. W., Rougier J., Stephenson D. B., Wagener T., 2016: Sensitivity analysis of environmental models: A systematic review with practical workflow. Environmental Modelling & Software, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.02.008

Savage J. T. S., Pianosi F., Bates P., Freer J., Wagener T., 2016: Quantifying the importance of spatial resolution and other factors through global sensitivity analysis of a flood inundation model. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015wr018198

Savage J. T. S., Bates P., Freer J., Neal J., Aronica G., 2016: When does spatial resolution become spurious in probabilistic flood inundation predictions?. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10749

Westerberg I. K., Wagener T., Coxon G., McMillan H. K., Castellarin A., Montanari A., Freer J., 2016: Uncertainty in hydrological signatures for gauged and ungauged catchments. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015wr017635

Clark M. P. and 11 others, 2015: A unified approach for process-based hydrologic modeling: 1. Modeling concept. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015wr017198

Appels W. M., Graham C. B., Freer J. E., McDonnell J. J., 2015: Factors affecting the spatial pattern of bedrock groundwater recharge at the hillslope scale. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10481

Ceola S. and 16 others, 2015: Virtual laboratories: new opportunities for collaborative water science. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-19-2101-2015

Clark M. P. and 13 others, 2015: A unified approach for process-based hydrologic modeling: 2. Model implementation and case studies. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015wr017200

Coxon G., Freer J., Westerberg I. K., Wagener T., Woods R., Smith P. J., 2015: A novel framework for discharge uncertainty quantification applied to 500 UK gauging stations. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2014wr016532

Garcia-Pintado J., Mason D. C., Dance S. L., Cloke H. L., Neal J. C., Freer J., Bates P. D., 2015: Satellite-supported flood forecasting in river networks: A real case study. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.084

Greene S., Johnes P. J., Bloomfield J. P., Reaney S. M., Lawley R., Elkhatib Y., Freer J., Odoni N., Macleod C. J. A., Percy B., 2015: A geospatial framework to support integrated biogeochemical modelling in the United Kingdom. Environmental Modelling & Software, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.02.012

Metcalfe P., Beven K., Freer J., 2015: Dynamic TOPMODEL: A new implementation in R and its sensitivity to time and space steps. Environmental Modelling & Software, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.06.010

Neal J. C., Odoni N. A., Trigg M. A., Freer J. E., Garcia-Pintado J., Mason D. C., Wood M., Bates P. D., 2015: Efficient incorporation of channel cross-section geometry uncertainty into regional and global scale flood inundation models. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.07.026

Sampson C. C., Smith A. M., Bates P. B., Neal J. C., Alfieri L., Freer J. E., 2015: A high-resolution global flood hazard model. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2015wr016954

Wong J. S., Freer J. E., Bates P. D., Sear D. A., Stephens E. M., 2015: Sensitivity of a hydraulic model to channel erosion uncertainty during extreme flooding. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10148

Coxon G., Freer J., Wagener T., Odoni N. A., Clark M., 2014: Diagnostic evaluation of multiple hypotheses of hydrological behaviour in a limits-of-acceptability framework for 24 UK catchments. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10096

Fenicia F., Kavetski D., Savenije H. H. G., Clark M. P., Schoups G., Pfister L., Freer J., 2014: Catchment properties function and conceptual model representation: is there a correspondence?. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9726

Hrachowitz M., Fovet O., Ruiz L., Euser T., Gharari S., Nijzink R., Freer J., Savenije H. H. G., Gascuel-Odoux C., 2014: Process consistency in models: The importance of system signatures expert knowledge and process complexity. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1002/2014wr015484

Krause S., Freer J., Hannah D. M., Howden N. J. K., Wagener T., Worrall F., 2014: Catchment similarity concepts for understanding dynamic biogeochemical behaviour of river basins. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10093

Lloyd C. E. M., Freer J. E., Collins A. L., Johnes P. J., Jones J. I., 2014: Methods for detecting change in hydrochemical time series in response to targeted pollutant mitigation in river catchments. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.04.036

Outram F. N. and 12 others, 2014: High-frequency monitoring of nitrogen and phosphorus response in three rural catchments to the end of the 2011-2012 drought in England. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-18-3429-2014

Sampson C. C., Fewtrell T. J., O’Loughlin F., Pappenberger F., Bates P. B., Freer J. E., Cloke H. L., 2014: The impact of uncertain precipitation data on insurance loss estimates using a flood catastrophe model. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-18-2305-2014

Smith A., Freer J., Bates P., Sampson C., 2014: Comparing ensemble projections of flooding against flood estimation by continuous simulation. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.01.045

Smith A., Bates P., Freer J., Wetterhall F., 2014: Investigating the application of climate models in flood projection across the UK. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9815

Souvignet M., Laux P., Freer J., Cloke H., Thinh D. Q., Thuc T., Cullmann J., Nauditt A., Flugel W. A., Kunstmann H., Ribbe L., 2014: Recent climatic trends and linkages to river discharge in Central Vietnam. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9693

Yang Z., Wang T. J., Skidmore A. K., de Leeuw J., Said M. Y., Freer J., 2014: Spotting East African Mammals in Open Savannah from Space. Plos One, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115989

Cloke H. L., Wetterhall F., He Y., Freer J. E., Pappenberger F., 2013: Modelling climate impact on floods with ensemble climate projections. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1002/qj.1998

Hrachowitz M. and 24 others, 2013: A decade of Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB)a review. Hydrological Sciences Journal-Journal Des Sciences Hydrologiques, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2013.803183

de Almeida Gustavo A. M., Bates Paul, Freer Jim E., Souvignet Maxime, 2012: Improving the stability of a simple formulation of the shallow water equations for 2-D flood modeling. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2011wr011570

Beven K., Smith P., Westerberg I., Freer J., 2012: Comment on “Pursuing the method of multiple working hypotheses for hydrological modeling” by P. Clark et al. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2012wr012282

Haygarth P. M., Page T. J. C., Beven K. J., Freer J., Joynes A., Butler P., Wood G. A., Owens P. N., 2012: Scaling up the phosphorus signal from soil hillslopes to headwater catchments. Freshwater Biology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2012.02748.x

Krueger T., Quinton J. N., Freer J., Macleod C. J. A., Bilotta G. S., Brazier R. E., Hawkins J. M. B., Haygarth P. M., 2012: Comparing empirical models for sediment and phosphorus transfer from soils to water at field and catchment scale under data uncertainty. European Journal of Soil Science, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2011.01419.x

McMillan H., Krueger T., Freer J., 2012: Benchmarking observational uncertainties for hydrology: rainfall river discharge and water quality. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9384

Old G. H., Naden P. S., Granger S. J., Bilotta G. S., Brazier R. E., Macleod C. J. A., Krueger T., Bol R., Hawkins J. M. B., Haygarth P., Freer J., 2012: A novel application of natural fluorescence to understand the sources and transport pathways of pollutants from livestock farming in small headwater catchments. Science of the Total Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.12.013

Stephens E. M., Bates P. D., Freer J. E., Mason D. C., 2012: The impact of uncertainty in satellite data on the assessment of flood inundation models. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.10.040

Wetterhall F., Pappenberger F., He Y., Freer J., Cloke H. L., 2012: Conditioning model output statistics of regional climate model precipitation on circulation patterns. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, doi: 10.5194/npg-19-623-2012

Mitchell S., Beven K., Freer J., Law B., 2011: Processes influencing model-data mismatch in drought-stressed fire-disturbed eddy flux sites. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, doi: 10.1029/2009jg001146

Westerberg I. K., Guerrero J. L., Younger P. M., Beven K. J., Seibert J., Halldin S., Freer J. E., Xu C. Y., 2011: Calibration of hydrological models using flow-duration curves. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-15-2205-2011

Di Baldassarre G., Schumann G., Bates P. D., Freer J. E., Beven K. J., 2010: Flood-plain mapping: a critical discussion of deterministic and probabilistic approaches. Hydrological Sciences Journal-Journal Des Sciences Hydrologiques, doi: 10.1080/02626661003683389

Bilotta G. S., Krueger T., Brazier R. E., Butler P., Freer J., Hawkins J. M. B., Haygarth P. M., Macleod C. J. A., Quinton J. N., 2010: Assessing catchment-scale erosion and yields of suspended solids from improved temperate grassland. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, doi: 10.1039/b921584k

Clark J. M., Orr H. G., Freer J., House J. I., Smith P., Freeman C., 2010: Assessment of projected changes in upland environments using simple climatic indices. Climate Research, doi: 10.3354/cr00923

Krueger T., Freer J., Quinton J. N., Macleod C. J. A., Bilotta G. S., Brazier R. E., Butler P., Haygarth P. M., 2010: Ensemble evaluation of hydrological model hypotheses. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2009WR007845

McMillan H., Freer J., Pappenberger F., Krueger T., Clark M., 2010: Impacts of uncertain river flow data on rainfall-runoff model calibration and discharge predictions. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.7587

Clark M. P., Rupp D. E., Woods R. A., Tromp-van Meerveld H. J., Peters N. E., Freer J. E., 2009: Consistency between hydrological models and field observations: linking processes at the hillslope scale to hydrological responses at the watershed scale. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.7154

Dean S., Freer J., Beven K., Wade A. J., Butterfield D., 2009: Uncertainty assessment of a process-based integrated catchment model of phosphorus. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s00477-008-0273-z

Delrieu G. and 10 others, 2009: Weather radar and hydrology Preface. Advances in Water Resources, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2009.03.006

He Y., Wetterhall F., Cloke H. L., Pappenberger F., Wilson M., Freer J., McGregor G., 2009: Tracking the uncertainty in flood alerts driven by grand ensemble weather predictions. Meteorological Applications, doi: 10.1002/met.132

Ivanovic R. F., Freer J. E., 2009: Science versus politics: truth and uncertainty in predictive modelling. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.7406

Krueger T., Quinton J. N., Freer J., Macleod C. J. A., Bilotta G. S., Brazier R. E., Butler P., Haygarth P. M., 2009: Uncertainties in data and models to describe event dynamics of agricultural sediment and phosphorus transfer. Journal of Environmental Quality, doi: 10.2134/jeq2008.0179

Liu Y. L., Freer J., Beven K., Matgen P., 2009: Towards a limits of acceptability approach to the calibration of hydrological models: Extending observation error. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.01.016

Mitchell S., Beven K., Freer J., 2009: Multiple sources of predictive uncertainty in modeled estimates of net ecosystem CO2 exchange. Ecological Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2009.08.021

Radcliffe D. E., Freer J., Schoumans O., 2009: Diffuse Phosphorus Models in the United States and Europe: Their Usages Scales and Uncertainties. Journal of Environmental Quality, doi: 10.2134/jeq2008.0060

Younger P. M., Freer J. E., Beven K. J., 2009: Detecting the effects of spatial variability of rainfall on hydrological modelling within an uncertainty analysis framework. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.7341

Beven K. J., Smith P. J., Freer J. E., 2008: So just why would a modeller choose to be incoherent?. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2008.02.007

Bilotta G. S., Brazier R. E., Haygarth P. M., Macleod C. J. A., Butler R., Granger S., Krueger T., Freer J., Quinton J., 2008: Rethinking the contribution of drained and undrained grasslands to sediment-related water quality problems. Journal of Environmental Quality, doi: 10.2134/jeq2007.0457

Dunn S. M., Freer J., Weiler M., Kirkby M. J., Seibert J., Quinn P. F., Lischeid G., Tetzlaff D., Soulsby C., 2008: Conceptualization in catchment modelling: simply learning?. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.7070

Younger P.M., Gadian A.M., Wang C-G., Freer J.E., Beven K.J., 2008: The usability of 250 m resolution data from the UK Meteorological Office Unified Model as input data for a hydrological model. Meteorological Applications, doi: 10.1002/met.46

Beven K.J., Smith P., Freer J., 2007: Comment on “Hydrological forecasting uncertainty assessment: incoherence of the GLUE methodology” by Pietro Mantovan and Ezio Todini. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2007.02.023

Krueger T., Freer J., Quinton J. N., Macleod C. J. A., 2007: Processes affecting transfer of sediment and colloids with associated phosphorus from intensively farmed grasslands: a critical note on modelling of phosphorus transfers. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.6596

Page T., Beven K. J., Freer J., Neal C., 2007: Modelling the chloride signal at Plynlimon Wales using a modified dynamic TOPMODEL incorporating conservative chemical mixing (with uncertainty). Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.6186

Haygarth P. M. and 13 others, 2006: Processes affecting transfer of sediment and colloids with associated phosphorus from intensively farmed grasslands: an overview of key issues. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.6598

Page T., Haygarth P. M., Beven K. J., Joynes A., Butler T., Keeler C., Freer J., Owens P. N., Wood G. A., 2005: Spatial variability of soil phosphorus in relation to the topographic index and critical source areas: Sampling for assessing risk to water quality. Journal of Environmental Quality, doi: 10.2134/jeq2004.0398

Freer J., McMillan H., McDonnell J. J., Beven K. J., 2004: Constraining dynamic TOPMODEL responses for imprecise water table information using fuzzy rule based performance measures. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2003.12.037

Burns D., Plummer L.N., McDonnell J.J., Busenberg E., Casile G.C., Kendall C., Hooper R.P., Freer J.E., Peters N.E., Beven K.J., Schlosser P., 2003: The geochemical evolution of riparian groundwater in a forested piedmont catchment. Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2003.tb02434.x

Page T., Beven K. J., Freer J., Jenkins A., 2003: Investigating the uncertainty in predicting responses to atmospheric deposition using the model of acidification of groundwater in catchments (MAGIC) within a generalised likelihood uncertainty estimation (GLUE) framework. Water Air and Soil Pollution, doi: 10.1023/A:1022011520036

Peters N. E., Freer J.E., Aulenbach B., 2003: Hydrological dynamics of the Panola Mountain Research Watershed Georgia USA. Ground Water, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2003.tb02439.x

Peters N. E., Freer J., Beven K., 2003: Modelling hydrologic responses in a small forested catchment (Panola Mountain Georgia USA): a comparison of the original and a new dynamic TOPMODEL. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.1128

Freer J., McDonnell J. J., Beven K. J., Peters N. E., Burns D. A., Hooper R. P., Aulenbach B., Kendall C., 2002: The role of bedrock topography on subsurface storm flow. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2001WR000872

Beven K.J., Freer J., 2001: A dynamic TOPMODEL. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.252

Beven K.J., Freer J., 2001: Equifinality data assimilation and uncertainty estimation in mechanistic modelling of complex environmental systems using the GLUE methodology. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/S0022-1694(01)00421-8

Burns D. A., McDonnell J. J., Hooper R. P., Peters N. E., Freer J. E., Kendall C., Beven K., 2001: Quantifying contributions to storm runoff through end-member mixing analysis and hydrologic measurements at the Panola Mountain Research Watershed (Georgia USA). Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.246

Feyen L., Beven K. J., De Smedt F., Freer J., 2001: Stochastic capture zone delineation within the generalized likelihood uncertainty estimation methodology: Conditioning on head observations. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2000WR900351

Brazier R. E., Beven K. J., Freer J., Rowan J. S., 2000: Equifinality and uncertainty in physically based soil erosion models: Application of the glue methodology to WEPP-the water erosion prediction project-for sites in the UK and USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, doi: 10.1002/1096-9837(200008)25:8<825::AID-ESP101>3.0.CO;2-3

Burns D. A., Hooper R. P., McDonnell J. J., Freer J. E., Kendall C., Beven K., 1998: Base cation concentrations in subsurface flow from a forested hillslope: The role of flushing frequency. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/98WR02450

Freer J., McDonnell J., Beven K. J., Brammer D., Burns D., Hooper R. P., Kendal C., 1997: Topographic controls on subsurface storm flow at the hillslope scale for two hydrologically distinct small catchments. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1085(199707)11:9<1347::AID-HYP592>3.0.CO;2-R

Pinol J., Beven K., Freer J., 1997: Modelling the hydrological response of Mediterranean catchments Prades Catalonia. The use of distributed models as aids to hypothesis formulation. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1085(199707)11:9<1287::AID-HYP561>3.0.CO;2-W

Ambroise B., Freer J., Beven K., 1996: Application of a generalized TOPMODEL to the small Ringelbach catchment Vosges France. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/95WR03715

Ambroise B., Beven K., Freer J., 1996: Toward a generalization of the TOPMODEL concepts: Topographic indices of hydrological similarity. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/95WR03716

Freer J., Beven K., Ambroise B., 1996: Bayesian estimation of uncertainty in runoff prediction and the value of data: An application of the GLUE approach. Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/95WR03723

Datasets

Knoben W. J. M., Woods R., Freer J. E., 2018: Data from paper “Global bimodal precipitation seasonality: A systematic overview”. doi: 10.5523/bris.2ynd0zj7oqd1t24t6vhhh83exn

Knoben W. J. M., Woods R., Freer J. E., 2018: Climate data from paper “A Quantitative Hydrological Climate Classification Evaluated with Independent Streamflow Data”. doi: 10.5523/bris.16ctquxqxk46h2v61gz7drcdz3

Coxon G. and 10 others, 2020: Catchment attributes and hydro-meteorological timeseries for 671 catchments across Great Britain (CAMELS-GB). doi: 10.5285/8344e4f3-d2ea-44f5-8afa-86d2987543a9

Lewis E., Quinn N., Blenkinsop S., Fowler H. J., Freer J., Tanguy M., Hitt O., Coxon G., Bates P., Woods R., 2019: Gridded estimates of hourly areal rainfall for Great Britain (1990-2014) [CEH-GEAR1hr]. doi: 10.5285/d4ddc781-25f3-423a-bba0-747cc82dc6fa

Professor Jim Freer

Visiting Professor, Centre for Hydrology, Coldwater Laboratory

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