Dr Eleanor Blyth
Land Surface Modeller
My background is in representing the land surface in meteorological and hydrological models. I have expertise in the relevant processes: evaporation, soil processes, the generation of runoff and also photosynthesis. One activity is to use data from different biomes of the world to test and calibrate the existing JULES (Joint UK Land Environment Simulator). In addition, research interests include assessing methods to represent heterogeneous terrain (snow, vegetation, soil moisture, topography) and changing the representation of key hydrological processes.
For recent publications, please see the NERC Open Research Archive.
2009 and earlier
Blyth, E.M., Gash, J.H.C., Lloyd, A., Pryor, M., Weedon, G.P. and Shuttleworth, J.W. (2009) Evaluating the JULES model with Fluxnet data. Journal of Hydrometeorology. In press.
Blyth, E.M., Shuttleworth, W.J. and Harding, R.J. (2009) Summary of the GEWEX international symposium on global land-surface evaporation and climate. Hydrological Processes, vol. 23, issue 23, 3411-3412
Blyth, E.M. (2008) Modelling catchment scale evaporation – what are the errors? Chapter in book: Water Resource Research Progress. Nova Publishers. ISBN: 1-60021-973-X
Wolf, A., Blyth, E., Harding, R., Jacob, D., Keup, E. & Callaghan, T. (2008) Sensitivity of an ecosystem model to hydrology and temperature. Climatic Change, 87, 75-89
Roderfeld, H., Blyth, E., Dankers, R., Huse, G., Slagstad, D., Ellingsen, I., Wolf, A., Zockler, C. & Lange, M. (2008) Potential impact of climate change on ecosystems of the Barents Sea region. Climatic Change, 87, 283-303
Onuchin, A., Balzter, H., Borisova H. and Blyth, E. (2006) Climatic and geographic patterns of river runoff formation in Northern Eurasia. Advances in Water Resources, 29, 1314-1327
Blyth, E.M., J.G. Evans, J.W. Finch, R. Bantges and R.J. Harding, (2006) Spatial variability of the English agricultural landscape and its effect on evaporation. Forest Ag Met, 138, 19-28
Essery, R., Blyth, E., Harding, R., Lloyd, C. (2005) Modelling albedo and distributed snowmelt across a low hill in Svalbard. Nordic Hydrology, 36, 207-218
Blyth, E.M., Finch, J., Robinson, M. and Rosier, P. (2004) Can soil moisture be mapped onto the terrain? HESS 8, 923-930.
Harding, R.J., Jackson, N.A., Blyth, E.M. and Culf, A. (2002) Evaporation and energy balance of a sub-Arctic hillslope in northern Finland. Hyd Proc. 16, 1419-1436
Taylor, C.M. and Blyth, E.M. (2000) Rainfall controls on evaporation at the regional scale: An example from the Sahel. J. Geo Res – atmos. 105, 15469-15479.
Blyth, E.M. (1999) Estimating potential evaporation over a hill. B. Lay. Met. 92, 185-193.
Blyth, E.M., Harding, R.J. and Essery, R. (1999) A coupled dual source GCM SVAT. HESS. 3, 71-84.
Blyth, E.M. and Dolman, A.J. (1995) The roughness length for heat of sparse vegetation. J. Appl. Met. 34, 583-585
Blyth, E.M. (1995) Using a simple SVAT scheme to describe the effect of scale on aggregation. B. Lay. Met. 72, 267-285.
Blyth, E.M., Dolman, A.J. and Wood, N. (1993) Effective resistance to sensible heat and latent heat flux in heterogeneous terrain. QJRMS. 119, 423-442.