Dr Jennifer Brown

Group: 
Marine Physics and Ocean Climate
Email: 
jebro@noc.ac.uk
Location: 
Liverpool
Telephone: 
+44 (0)151 795 4971

Research Interests:

Shelf sea and coastal area modelling: Application and development of nested modelling systems to simulate 3D wave-circulation interactions and the net sediment transport which they cause, leading to changing coastal morphology. With the aim to improve our understanding of coastal process interaction and impact, under past, present and future climates.  

 

Modelling expertise POLCOMS, WAM, SWAN, Telemac, Xbeach and LISFLOOD-FP

 

Key topics:

Coastal storm impacts & risk - surges, waves, inundation & erosion

Long-term circulation & sediment pathways

Estuary dynamics

Climate change

Air-sea interactions

Decision support

Coastal resilience

 

Current Projects:

ARCoES: Adaption and Resilience of COastal Enegry Supply – Focused on the identification of challenges facing the future security of the UK nuclear energy sector and coastal energy supply.

BLUEcoast: Physical and biological dynamic coastal processes and their role in coastal recovery.

Completed Projects:

iCoast: Integrated COASTal sediment systems – Aimed to improve our capability to predict long-term, regional scale change of the UK coastline and estuaries.

Flood MEMORY: Multi-Event Modelling Of Risk & recovery - Identifying the most critical flood scenarios caused by the temporal sequences of extreme weather events striking vulnerable systems of flood defence, urban areas, communities and businesses, which have a memory in the system.

Committee and Board Memberships: 

Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference steering committee (Host in 2011)

Member of the NOCF business working group

Investors in people working group

Liverpool Bay Coastal Group

Publications

Article

Phillips, Benjamin; Brown, Jennifer; Bidlot, Jean-Raymond; Plater, Andrew. 2017 Role of beach morphology in wave overtopping hazard assessment. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering., 5 (1). 5010001.10.3390/jmse5010001
Haigh, Ivan D.; Orzoy, Ozgun; Wadey, Matthew P.; Nicholls, Robert J.; Gallop, Shari L.; Wahl, Thomas; Brown, Jennifer M.. 2017 An improved database of coastal flooding in the United Kingdom from 1915 to 2016. Scientific Data, 4. 170100.10.1038/sdata.2017.100
Prime, Thomas; Brown, Jennifer M.; Plater, Andrew J.. 2016 Flood inundation uncertainty: the case of a 0.5% annual probability flood event. Environmental Science & Policy, 59. 1-9.10.1016/j.envsci.2016.01.018
Brown, J.; Ciavola, P.; Masselink, G.; McCall, R.; Plater, A.. 2016 Preface to special issue: Monitoring and modelling to guide coastal adaptation to extreme storm events in a changing climate. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 16. 463-467.10.5194/nhess-16-463-2016
Brown, Jennifer M.; Prime, Thomas; Phelps, Jack J.C.; Barkwith, Andrew; Hurst, Martin D.; Ellis, Michael A.; Masselink, Gerd; Plater, Andrew J.. 2016 Spatio-temporal variability in the tipping points of a coastal defense. Journal of Coastal Research, SI:75. 1042-1046.10.2112/SI75-209.1
Brown, Jennifer; Norman, Danielle; Amoudry, Laurent; Souza, Alejandro. 2016 Impact of operational model nesting approaches and inherent errors for coastal simulations [in special issue: Coastal ocean modelling] Ocean Modelling, 107. 48-63.10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.10.005
Brown, Jennifer M.; Phelps, Jack J.C.; Barkwith, Andrew; Hurst, Martin D.; Ellis, Michael A.; Plater, Andrew J.. 2016 The effectiveness of beach mega-nourishment, assessed over three management epochs. Journal of Environmental Management, 184 (2). 400-408.10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.09.090
Haigh, Ivan D.; Wadey, Matthew P.; Wahl, Thomas; Ozsoy, Ozgun; Nicholls , Robert J.; Brown, Jennifer M.; Horsburgh, Kevin; Gouldby, Ben. 2016 Spatial and temporal analysis of extreme sea level and storm surge events around the coastline of the UK. Scientific Data, 3. 160107.10.1038/sdata.2016.107
Dissanayake, P.; Brown, J.; Karunarathna, H.. 2015 Impacts of storm chronology on the morphological changes of the Formby beach and dune system, UK. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 15 (7). 1533-1543.10.5194/nhess-15-1533-2015
Knight, P.J.; Prime, T.; Brown, J.M.; Morrissey, K.; Plater, A J.. 2015 Application of flood risk modelling in a web-based geospatial decision support tool for coastal adaptation to climate change. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 15 (7). 1457-1471.10.5194/nhess-15-1457-2015
Dissanayake, Pushpa; Brown, Jennifer; Wisse, Paul; Karunarathna, Harshinie. 2015 Effects of storm clustering on beach/dune evolution. Marine Geology, 370. 63-75.10.1016/j.margeo.2015.10.010
Wadey, Matthew; Haigh, I.D.; Nicholls , R.J.; Brown, Jennifer; Horsburgh, Kevin; Carroll, B.; Gallop, S.; Mason, T.; Bradshaw, Elizabeth. 2015 A comparison of the 31 January–1 February 1953 and 5–6 December 2013 coastal flood events around the UK. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2. 84.10.3389/fmars.2015.00084
Brown, Jennifer; Amoudry, Laurent; Souza, Alejandro; Rees, Jon. 2015 Fate and pathways of dredged estuarine sediment spoil in response to variable sediment size and baroclinic coastal circulation. Journal of Environmental Management, 149. 209-221.10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.10.017.
Dissanayake, Pushpa; Brown, Jennifer; Wisse, Paul; Karunarathna, Harshinie. 2015 Comparison of storm cluster vs isolated event impacts on beach/dune morphodynamics. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 164. 301-312.10.1016/j.ecss.2015.07.040
Wadey, M.P.; Brown, J.M.; Haigh, I.D.; Dolphin, T.; Wisse, P.. 2015 Assessment and comparison of extreme sea levels and waves during the 2013/14 storm season in two UK coastal regions. Natural Hazards and Earth System Science, 15 (10). 2209-2225.10.5194/nhess-15-2209-2015
Haigh, Ivan D.; Wadey, Matthew P.; Gallop, Shari L; Loehr, Heiko; Nicholls, Robert J.; Horsburgh, Kevin; Brown, Jennifer M.; Bradshaw, Elizabeth. 2015 A user-friendly database of coastal flooding in the United Kingdom from 1915–2014. Scientific Data, 2. 150021.10.1038/sdata.2015.21
Bolanos-Sanchez, R.; Brown, J.M.; Souza, A.J.. 2014 Wave-current interactions in a tide dominated estuary. Continental Shelf Research, 87. 109-123.10.1016/j.csr.2014.05.009
Dissanayake, Pushpa; Brown, Jennifer; Karunarathna, Harshinie. 2014 Modelling storm-induced beach/dune evolution: Sefton coast, Liverpool Bay, UK. Marine Geology, 357. 225-242.10.1016/j.margeo.2014.07.013
Bricheno, Lucy M.; Wolf, Judith; Brown, Jennifer M.. 2014 Impacts of high resolution model downscaling in coastal regions. Continental Shelf Research, 87. 7-16.10.1016/j.csr.2013.11.007
Brown, Jennifer; Bolanos-Sanchez, Rodolfo; Souza, Alejandro. 2014 Process contribution to the time-varying residual circulation in tidally dominated estuarine environments. Estuaries and Coasts, 37 (5). 1041-1057.10.1007/s12237-013-9745-6
Brown, Jennifer; Bolanos-Sanchez, Rodolfo; Souza, Alejandro. 2014 Controls on monthly estuarine residuals: Eulerian circulation and elevation. Ocean Dynamics, 64 (4). 587-609.10.1007/s10236-014-0698-5
Amoudry, Laurent; Ramirez-Mendoza, Rafael; Souza, Alejandro; Brown, Jennifer. 2014 Modelling-based assessment of suspended sediment dynamics in a hypertidal estuarine channel. Ocean Dynamics, 64 (5). 707-722.10.1007/s10236-014-0695-8
Souza, A.J.; Brown, J.M.; Williams, J.J.; Lymbery, G.. 2013 Application of an operational storm coastal impact forecasting system. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 6 (1). 23-26.
Brown, Jennifer; Amoudry, Laurent; Francois , Merciera; Souza, Alejandro. 2013 Intercomparison of the Charnock and COARE bulk wind stress formulations for coastal ocean modelling. Ocean Science, 9. 721-729.10.5194/os-9-721-2013
Brown, J.M.; Amoudry, L.O.; Mercier, F.M.; Souza, A.J. 2013 Intercomparison of the Charnock and CORE bulk wind stress formulations for coastal ocean modelling. Ocean Science, 9 (4). 721-729.10.5194/os-9-721-2013
Bolanos-Sanchez, Rodolfo; Brown, Jennifer M.; Amoudry, Laurent O.; Souza, Alejandro J.. 2013 Tidal, Riverine, and Wind Influences on the Circulation of a Macrotidal Estuary. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43 (1). 29-50.10.1175/JPO-D-11-0156.1
Brown, Jennifer M.; Chesher, Tim J.; Beveridge, Andrew J.; Shafiai, Siti H.; O'Hara Murray, Rory B.; Smyth, Thomas A.G.; Bricheno, Lucy M.; Way, Oliver G.. 2012 Briefing: Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference 2011. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Maritime Engineering, 165 (1). 7-20.10.1680/maen.2012.165.1.7
Brown, Jennifer M.; Bolaños, Rodolfo; Howarth, Michael J.; Souza, Alejandro J.. 2012 Extracting sea level residual in tidally dominated estuarine environments. Ocean Dynamics, 62 (7). 969-982.10.1007/s10236-012-0543-7
Esteves, Luciana S.; Brown, Jennifer M.; Williams, Jon J.; Lymbery, Graham. 2012 Quantifying thresholds for significant dune erosion along the Sefton Coast, Northwest England. Geomorphology, 143-144. 52-61.10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.02.029
Brown, Jennifer; Wolf, Judith; Souza, Alejandro. 2012 Past to future extreme events in Liverpool Bay: model projections from 1960-2100. Climatic Change, 111 (2). 365-391.10.1007/s10584-011-0145-2
Brown, Jennifer M.; Bolanos-Sanchez, Rodolfo; Wolf, Judith. 2011 Impact assessment of advanced coupling features in a tide–surge–wave model, POLCOMS-WAM, in a shallow water application. Journal of Marine Systems, 87 (1). 13-24.10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.02.006
Esteves, L. S.; Williams, J. J.; Brown, J. M.. 2011 Looking for evidence of climate change impacts in the eastern Irish Sea. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11 (6). 1641-1656.10.5194/nhess-11-1641-2011
Wolf, Judith; Brown, Jennifer Mary; Howarth, Michael John. 2011 The wave climate of Liverpool Bay - observations and modelling. Ocean Dynamics, 61 (5). 639-665.10.1007/s10236-011-0376-9
Bolanos-Sanchez, R.; Brown, J. M.; Souza, A.. 2011 Three dimensional circulation modeling in the Dee Estuary. Journal of Coastal Research, SI (64). 1457-1461.
Brown, Jennifer M.; Souza, Alejandro J.; Wolf, Judith. 2010 An 11-year validation of wave-surge modelling in the Irish Sea, using a nested POLCOMS-WAM modelling system. Ocean Modelling, 33. 118-128.10.1016/j.ocemod.2009.12.006
Brown, Jennifer; Souza, Alejandro; Wolf, Judith. 2010 Surge modelling in the eastern Irish Sea: present and future storm impact. Ocean Dynamics, 60 (2). 227-236.10.1007/s10236-009-0248-8
Brown, Jennifer M.; Souza, Alejandro J.; Wolf, Judith. 2010 An investigation of recent decadal-scale storm events in the Eastern Irish Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C05018. 12, pp.10.1029/2009JC005662
Brown, Jennifer M.; Wolf, Judith. 2009 Coupled wave and surge modelling for the eastern Irish Sea and implications for model wind-stress. Continental Shelf Research, 29 (10). 1329-1342.10.1016/j.csr.2009.03.004

Book section

Dissanayake, P.; Brown, J.; Karunarathna, H.. 2016 Effect of future storm clustering on beach/dune evolution and coastal flooding. In: Lynett, P., (ed.)35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2016), Antalya, Turkey, 17-20 November 2016, Vol. 2. Red Hook, NY, Curran Associates, 746-754. (Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference, 35).
Brown, J.M.; Amoudry, L.O.; Souza, A.J.; Plater, A.J.. 2015 Residual circulation modelled at national UK scale to identify sediment pathways to inform coastal evolution models. In: Wang, P.; Rosati, J.D.; Cheng, J., (eds.)The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015. Singapore, World Scientific, 14p.
Nicholls, R.J.; French, J.; Burninham, H.; van Maannen, B.; Payo, A.; Sutherland, J.; Walkden, M.; Thornhill, G.; Brown, J.; Luxford, F.; Simm, J.; Reeve, D.E.; Hall, J.M.; Souza, A.; Stansby, P.K.; Amoudry, L.O.; Rogers, B.D.; Ellis, M.; Whitehouse, R.; Horrillo-Carballo, J.; Karunarathna, H.U.; Pan, S.; Plater, A.; Dix, J.; Barnes, J.; Heron, E.. 2015 Improving decadal coastal geomorphic predictions: An overview of the iCOASST project. In: Wang, P.; Rosati, J.D.; Cheng, J., (eds.)The Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2015. Singapore, World Scientific, 16p.
Sutherland, J.; Nicholls, R.J.; Burningham, H.; Rossington, K.; san Roman Blanco, B.; Brown, J.M.. 2015 Representing and modelling coastal systems over a regional scale for coastal management. In:Proceedings ICE Coastal Management Conference 2015. London, Institution of Civil Engineers, 11p.
Nicholls, R.J.; French, J.; van Maanen, B.; Burningham, H.; Payo, A.; Sutherland, J; Walkden, M.; Thornhill, G.; Brown, J.; Luxford, F.; Simm, J.; Reeve, D.E.; Horrillo-Caraballo, J.M.. 2015 Improving decadal coastal geomorphic predictions. In:E-proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress 28 June–3 July, 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands. IAHR.
Karunarathna, H; Brown, J.M.; Briganti, R.; Pockrajac, D.; Haigh, I.; Beck, C.; Dissanayake, D.; Pedrozo-Acuna, D.; Sparrow, K.; Wadey, W.. 2014 Modelling memory of coastal flood systems. In: Lynett, Patrick, (ed.)Proceedings of 34th Conference on Coastal Engineering, Seoul, Korea, 2014. Reston, VA, Coastal Engineering Research Council, Paper-management.19. (Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 34).
Wolf, J.; Brown, J.M.; Bolanos-Sanchez, R.; Hedges, T.S.. 2011 Waves in Coastal and Estuarine Waters. In: Wolanski, E.; McLusky, D., (eds.)Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science Vol. 2: Water and Fine Sediment Circulation. Oxford, Elsevier, 171-212.
Bolanos-Sanchez, Rodolfo; Wolf, Judith; Brown, Jennifer; Osuna, Pedro; Monbaliu, Jaak; Sanchez-Arcilla, Agustin. 2009 Comparison of wave-current interaction formulation using POLCOMS-WAM wave-current model. In: Mckee Smith, Jane, (ed.)Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2008. Singapore, World Scientific, 521-533.

Monograph

Knight, P.J.; Prime, T.; Brown, J.M.; Plater, A.J.. 2015 Assessing long-term coastal flooding risk for Magnox nuclear power stations. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 38pp. (National Oceanography Centre Research and Consultancy Report, 46)
Phelps, J.J.C.; Brown, J.M.; Plater, A.J.; Barkwith, A.; Hurst, M.D.; Ellis, M.A.. 2015 Modelling coastal erosion and sediment transport on the Dungeness Foreland, UK. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 30pp. (National Oceanography Centre Research and Consultancy Report, 48)
Prosser, M.C.; Brown, J.M.; Plater, A.J.; Mills, H.. 2015 Comparison of tide-gauge data and a saltmarsh-derived reconstruction of mean sea-level for the Mersey Estuary. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 44pp. (National Oceanography Centre Internal Document, No. 14)
Prosser, M.C.; Brown, J.M.. 2015 How does coastal bathymetry impact tidal ellipse geometry? Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 56pp. (National Oceanography Centre Internal Document, No. 15)
Prime, T.; Brown, J.M.; Knight, P.; Plater, A.J.. 2015 Sandscaping for mitigating coastal flood and erosion risk to energy infrastructure on gravel shorelines: Dungeness flood risk assessment. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 44pp. (National Oceanography Centre Research and Consultancy Report, 49)
Lyddon, Chartlotte; Plater, A.J.; Brown, J.M.; Prime, T.; Wolf, J.. 2015 The impact of tidal lagoons on future flood risk on the North Wirral and Conwy coastline, UK. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 85pp. (National Oceanography Centre Internal Document, No. 16)
Norman, D.L.; Brown, J.M.; Amoudry, L.O.; Souza, A.J.. 2014 Investigation of the Liverpool Bay mixing front using POLCOMS. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 38pp. (National Oceanography Centre Internal Document, No. 11)
Norman, D.L.; Brown, J.M.; Amoudry, L.O.; Souza, A.J.. 2014 Processes controlling stratification in Liverpool Bay. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 18pp. (National Oceanography Centre Internal Document, No. 10)
Norman, D.L.; Brown, J.M.; Amoudry, L.O.; Souza, A.J.. 2014 Was 2008 a typical year in Liverpool Bay? Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 19pp. (National Oceanography Centre Internal Document, No. 09)
Norman, D.L.; Brown, J.M.; Amoudry, L.O.; Souza, A.J.. 2014 POLCOMS sensitivity analysis to river temperature proxies, surface salinity flux and river salinity in the Irish Sea. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 22pp. (National Oceanography Centre Internal Document, No. 08)
Brown, J.M.; Amoudry, L.O.; Souza, A.J.; Rees, J.. 2013 Particle tracking study in the Mersey Estuary. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 34pp. (National Oceanography Centre Research and Consultancy Report, 40)
Brown, J. M.; Lymbery, G.; Souza, A. J.; Williams, J. J.. 2011 Micore Project end users report: storm conditions causing morphological impact along the Sefton Coast. Liverpool, National Oceanography Centre, 17pp. (NOC Internal Document No. 201) (Unpublished)
Brown, J. M.; Holden, V.; Lymbery, G.; Pugh, C.. 2010 CoFEE Project end users report: potentially damaging offshore storm conditions along the Sefton Coast. Liverpool, National Oceanography Centre, 15pp. (NOC Internal Document No. 200) (Unpublished)

Conference item

Amoudry, Laurent; Bolanos-Sanchez, Rodolfo; Brown, Jennifer; Souza, Alejandro. 2012 Modelling sediment transport in a macrotidal, funnel-shaped, bi-channel estuary: the Dee estuary. [Speech] In: 33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE), Santander, Spain, 01-06 Jul 2012. (Unpublished)
Brown, Jenny M.; Wolf, Judith; Souza, Alejandro J.. 2008 Surge modelling in the Eastern Irish Sea:present and future storm impact. In: PECS 2008: Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, Liverpool, UK, 25-29 August 2008. Liverpool.