Jane Williams

Marine Physics and Ocean Climate

Development and maintenance of tide-surge models used operationally for coastal flood warnings (Environment Agency). Validation of performance against UK Tide Gauge observations. Experimentation to understand mechanisms, limitations and failures. Application of tide-surge models to problems such as changes in extreme surges resulting from climate change.



Williams, Joanne; Horsburgh, Kevin; Williams, Jane; Proctor, Robert. 2016 Tide and skew surge independence: new insights for flood risk. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (12). 6410-6417.10.1002/2016GL069522
Wilson, Chris; Horsburgh, Kevin J.; Williams, Jane; Flowerdew, Jonathan; Zanna, Laure. 2013 Tide-surge adjoint modeling: A new technique to understand forecast uncertainty. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (10). 5092-5108.10.1002/jgrc.20364
Woodworth, P. L.; Flather, R. A.; Williams, J. A.; Wakelin, S. L.; Jevrejeva, S.. 2007 The dependence of UK extreme sea levels and storm surges on the North Atlantic Oscillation. Continental Shelf Research, 27 (7). 935-946.10.1016/j.csr.2006.12.007


Williams, J.A.; Horsburgh, K.J.. 2013 Evaluation and comparison of the operational Bristol Channel Model storm surge suite. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 37pp. (National Oceanography Centre Research and Consultancy Report, 38)
Williams, J.; Wilson, C.; Horsburgh, K.. 2012 Re-analysis of the December 1981 storm surge event in the Bristol Channel using the current operational tide-surge model suite. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 17pp. (National Oceanography Centre Research and Consultancy Report, 26)
Williams, J.; Horsburgh, K.. 2010 Operational storm surge forecasting with 3.5km NISE10 model. Liverpool, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 19pp. (POL Internal Document No. 199) (Unpublished)
Williams, Jane A.; Wilson, Chris; Horsburgh, Kevin J.. 2008 Data assmilation tests using NISE10 Storm Surge Model. Liverpool, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 29pp. (Pol Internal Document No. 188)
Williams, Jane A.; Horsburgh, Kevin J.; Blackman, David L.. 2007 Evaluation of the performance of the South Coast Model from September 2005-August 2006. Liverpool, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 17pp. (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Report No. 182)
Williams, Jane A.; Horsburgh, Kevin J.. 2006 The Operational Storm Surge Model: maintenance, performance and development April 2005 - March 2006. Birkenhead, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 50pp. (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Internal Document, 178)
Williams, Jane; Flather, Roger. 2000 Interfacing the operational storm surge model to a new mesoscale atmospheric mode. Birkenhead, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 20pp. (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Internal Document, 127)