Ann KretzschmarResearcher, Associate Lecturer
My PhD project uses Inverse Hydrology in the form of regularisation of a cotinuous time transfer function model (identified using data based mechanistic modelling techniques) to infer catchment rainfall. The temporal resolution of the resulting rainfall sequence has been investigated using spectral analysis and future work includes investigation of spatial rainfall patterns and identification of data that provides disinformation to the modelling process. Identification of disinformative data may help reduce the uncertainty in forecast made using the models identified.
1981-1985 IH Wallingford - NERC computing services analyst programmer
1985 - 1994 Full-time wife and mother
2001-2002 Design Technology Technician
2002-2005 Outreach tutor, Basingstoke College of Technology
2005-2010 Lecturer IT and Media, Basingstoke College of Technology
2011-2012 Part-time administrator, CGE LEC, Lancaster University
2011 - Demonstrator and Tutor
2011 - IT Trainer, ISS Lancaster
2015 - MASH tutor, Lancaster
BSc Environmental Science, Lancaster (1977) 2.1
MSc Engineering Hydrology, Newcastle (1978)
PGCE (post-compulsory education), Portsmouth (2005)
MSc Environmental Informatics, Lancaster (2011) Distinction
Represented Lancaster in University Challenge 2011-12 season (reached 2nd round)
Utilising Reverse Hydrology to quantify and improve the spatio-temporal information content of catchment rainfall estimates for flood modelling
Kretzschmar, A. 2017 Lancaster University. 288 p.
What really happens at the end of the rainbow?: paying the price for reducing uncertainty (using reverse hydrology models)
Kretzschmar, A., Tych, W., Chappell, N.A., Beven, K.J. 24/08/2016 In: Procedia Engineering. 154, p. 1333-1340. 8 p.
Reversing hydrology: quantifying the temporal aggregation effect of catchment rainfall estimation using sub-hourly data
Kretzschmar, A., Tych, W., Chappell, N., Beven, K. 06/2016 In: Hydrology Research. 47, 3, p. 630-645. 16 p.
Reversing hydrology: estimation of sub-hourly rainfall time-series from streamflow
Kretzschmar, A., Tych, W., Chappell, N.A. 10/2014 In: Environmental Modelling and Software. 60, p. 290-301. 12 p.