Andrew Lane

Information Technology
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Database and Web Development

Website development   Currently migrating legacy websites and project web pages to new servers using a content management system (CMS).

POL Shelf Sea Processes

Estuaries Research.   Contributions to the Defra/EA project 'Development of Estuary Morphological Models'

Coastal Observatory.   Process studies and numerical modelling of sediment transport in Liverpool Bay, the Dee, Mersey and Ribble estuaries.

Research interests
Measurements of currents, tidal levels, suspended sediments.   Suspended sediment transport derived from measurements, model results and comparisons to study variations in spatial and temporal distributions. Real-time data delivery of measurements in the Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory via the project's website.

Numerical modelling.   Application of models to specific regions and processes to determine long-term patterns of e.g., circulation, temperature, bathymetry. Developing systems for visualisation and analysis of complex data sets. Adaption of a random-walk particle tracking sediment module for use in POLCOMS (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modelling System), and using it to predict sediment transport in Liverpool Bay. Developing tools for use in flood defence and coastal/estuary management.



Prandle, David; Lane, Andrew. 2015 Sensitivity of estuaries to sea level rise: Vulnerability indices. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 160. 60-68.10.1016/j.ecss.2015.04.001
Souza, A.J.; Lane, A.. 2013 Effects of freshwater inflow on sediment transport. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 6 (1). 27-31.
Lane, A.; Prandle, D.. 2007 Changing flood risks in estuaries due to global climate change: forecasts from observations, theory and models. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Engineering Sciences, 1 (1). 69-88.
Prandle, David; Lane, Andrew; Manning, Andrew J.. 2006 New typologies for estuarine morphology. Geomorphology, 81 (3-4). 309-315.10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.04.017
Lane, Andrew; Prandle, David. 2006 Random-walk particle modelling for estimating bathymetric evolution of an estuary. Estuarine and Coastal Marine Science, 68 (1-2). 175-187.10.1016/j.ecss.2006.01.016
Lane, Andrew. 2004 Bathymetric evolution of the Mersey Estuary, UK, 1906–1997: causes and effects. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 59 (2). 249-263.10.1016/j.ecss.2003.09.003
Gerritsen, Herman; Vos, Robert J; van der Kaaij, Theo; Lane, Andrew; Boon, Johan G. 2000 Suspended sediment modelling in a shelf sea (North Sea). Coastal Engineering, 41 (1-3). 317-352.10.1016/S0378-3839(00)00042-9

Book section

Prandle, D.; Souza, A.J.; Lane, A.. 2011 Coastal Circulation. In: Wolanski, E.; McLusky, D., (eds.)Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science. Volume 2: Water and Fine Sediment Circulation. Oxford, Elsevier, 237-266.


Lane, Andrew. 2010 RV Prince Madog 10/10 cruise report, NOC Coastal Observatory cruise 68, 28-30 April 2010. Liverpool, National Oceanography Centre, 16pp. (NOC Coastal Observatory Cruise Report No. 68)
Lane, Andy. 2009 RV Prince Madog cruise 6/09, POL Dee Experiment cruise (recovery), 3-5 March 2009. Liverpool, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 14pp. (POL Dee Experiment Cruise Report No. 6/09)
Lane, Andrew. 2009 RV Prince Madog cruise 16/09, FORMOST Project, POL Dee Estuary cruise (deployment), 8-7 May 2009. Liverpool, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 11pp. (POL Dee Experiment Cruise Report No. 16/09)
Huthnance, J.M.; Karunarathna, G.; Lane, A.; Manning, A.J.; Norton, P.; Reeve, D.; Spearman, J.; Soulsby, R.L.; Townend, I.H.; Wright, A.. 2007 Development of estuary morphological models. Southend-on-Sea, Essex, The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 10pp. (UNSPECIFIED)
Prandle, D; Ballard, G.; Banaszek, .A.; Bell, P. S.; Flatt, D.; Hardcastle, P.; Harrison, A.; Humphery, J. D.; Holdaway, G.; Lane, A.; Player, R. J.; Williams, J. J.; Wolf, J.. 1996 The Holderness coastal experiment '93-'96. Birkenhead, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 46pp. (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Report No. 44)
Knight, P. J.; Harrison, A. J.; Lane, A.; Wilkinson, M.; Collen, D. G... 1993 Current profile and river bed pressure and temperature records. July 1992. River Mersey. Liverpool - Wallasey Transect. Birkenhead, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 115pp. (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Report No. 27)
Lane, A.. 1989 The heat balance of the North Sea. Birkenhead, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 46pp. (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Report No. 8)

Conference item

Lane, Andrew. 2008 A 3-D numerical model of Liverpool Bay for the Coastal Observatory. In: PECS 2008: Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, Liverpool, UK, 25th - 29th August 2008. Liverpool, 415-418.
Lane, Andrew; Huthnance, John M.; Karunarathna, Harshinie; Manning, Andrew J.; Norton, Paul A.; Reeve, Dominic E.; Soulsby, Richard L.; Spearman, Jeremy R.; Townend, Ian H.; Wright, Adrian. 2007 Morphological models for flood risk management in UK estuaries. [Other] In: Science and management: observations/syntheses/solutions, 19th biennial conference of the Estuarine Research Federation, November 4-8, 2007, Providence, Rhode Island. Conference abstracts, Port Republic, MD. Estuarine Research Foundation. (Submitted)
Norton, P. A.; Mannings, A. J.; Townend, I. H.; Lane, A.; Karunarathna, H.. 2007 Application and inter-comparison of estuary morphological models. In: 42nd Defra Flood & Coastal Management Conference, University of York, UK, 3-5 July 2007.