2016 - Conrad Wasko

Project description

2013 – 2016

Conrad completed an exceptional PhD supervised by Ashish leading to many notable papers and lots of media attention - presenting the first clear proof of changes to design floods resulting from global warming.

The papers that came out of his PhD were:

  • Wasko, C., and A. Sharma (2014), Quantile regression for investigating scaling of extreme precipitation with temperature, Water Resources Research, 50, online.
  • Wasko, C., and A. Sharma (2015), Steeper temporal distribution of rain intensity at higher temperatures within Australian storms, Nat Geosci, 8(7), 527-529.
  • Wasko, C., A. Sharma, and P. Rasmussen (2013), Improved spatial prediction: A combinatorial approach, Water Resources Research, 49(7), 3927-3935.
  • Wasko, C., A. Sharma, and F. Johnson (2015), Does storm duration modulate the extreme precipitation-temperature scaling relationship?, Geophysical Research Letters, 42(20), 8783-8790.
  • Wasko, C., A. Sharma, and S. Westra (2016), Reduced spatial extent of extreme storms at higher temperatures, Geophysical Research Letters, 43(8), 4026-4032.
  • Wasko, C., A. Pui, A. Sharma, R. Mehrotra, and E. Jeremiah (2015), Representing low-frequency variability in continuous rainfall simulations: A hierarchical random Bartlett Lewis continuous rainfall generation model, Water Resources Research, 51, 9995–10007.
  • Wasko, C., and A. Sharma (2017), Continuous rainfall generation for a warmer climate using observed temperature sensitivities, Journal of Hydrology, 544, 575-590, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.12.002.
  • Wasko, C., and A. Sharma (2017), Global assessment of flood and storm extremes with increased temperatures, Nature Scientific Reports, 7(1), 7945, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-08481-1.