Prof Conor Murphy

Geography, ICARUS


Laraghbryan House
(01) 708 3494


Conor is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University. His research interests are interdisciplinary and focus on hydroclimatology, historical Climatology and  adaptation to climate change. Conor has been awarded over €6 million in funding as PI or Co-I from National and European sources. His research engages closely with enterprise, public bodies and communities. He has consistently published in top ranking international journals including; Science, Nature, Nature Climate Change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (see publications tab for full list). He has also published numerous book chapters and government reports informing policy in the area.

Conor has supervised 8 PhD researchers to completion and currently works with a talented team of post docs, Phds and Research Assistants within the Irish Climate Analysis and Research UnitS (ICARUS). Since 2008 Conor has been course director for the MSc Climate Change at Maynooth University, overseeing successful completion of more tha 180 masters’ students. He teaches modules on climate variability and change, adaptation and decision making under uncertainty at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Conor sits on the National Climate Change Adaptation Committee. He acts as external examiner for Geography at Dublin City University and the MSc Climate Change at Queens University Belfast. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Extreme Events.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2023 Wilby, R.L., Murphy, C., O'Connor, P., Thompson, J.J., Matthews, T. (2023) 'Google Trends indicators to inform water planning and drought management'. Geographical Journal, . [Link]
2023 Bertola, M., Bloschl, G., Bohac, M., Borga, M., Castellarin, A.,Chirico, G.B., Claps, P., Dallan, E., Danilovich, I., Ganora, D., Gorbachova, L., Ledvinka, O., Mavrova-Guirguinova, M., Montanari, A., Ovcharuk, V., Viglione, A., Volpi, E., Arheimer, B., Aronica, G.T., Bonacci, O., Canjevac, I., Csik, A., Frolova, N., Gnandt, B., Gribovszki, Z., Gul, A., Gunther, K., Guse, B., Hannaford, J., Harrigan, S., Kireeva, M., Kohnova, S., Komma, J., Kriauciuniene, J., Kronvang, B., Lawrence, D., Ludtke, S., Mediero, L., Merz, B., Molnar, P., Murphy, C., Oskorus, D., Osuch, M., Parajka, J., Pfister, L., Radevski, I., Sauquet, E., Schroter, K., Sraj, M., Szolgay, J., Turner, S., Valent, P., Veijalainen, N., Ward, P.J., Willems, P., Zivkovic, N. (2023) 'Megafloods in Europe can be anticipated from observations in hydrologically similar catchments'. Nature Geoscience, . [Link] [Full-Text]
2023 Kettle, A.J. and Murphy, C. (2023) 'Deciphering extreme rainfall and historical floods at Easkey on the west coast of Ireland'. Weather, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Murphy, C., Coen, A., Clancy, I., Decristoforo, V., Cathal, S., Healion, K., Horvath, C., Jessop, C., Kennedy, S., Lavery, R., Leonard, K., McLoughlin, C., Moore, R., O'Hare-Doherty, D., Paisley, R., Prakash, B., Vatu, J., Thorne, P., Mateus, C., Ryan, C., Noone, S. (2023) 'The emergence of a climate change signal in long-term Irish meteorological observations'. Weather and Climate Extremes, . [Link] [Full-Text]
2023 McLeman, R., Golain, S., Murphy, C., Robertson, C. (2023) 'Future prospects for backyard skating rinks look bleak in a warming climate'. Canadian Geographer / Geographie Canadien, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Jin, H., Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Tian, F., Zhanzhang, C., Conradt, T., Boincean, B., Murphy, C., Alvarez Farizo, B., Grainger, S., Lopez-Moreno, J.I., Eklundh, L. (2023) 'Higher vegetation sensitivity to meteorological drought in autumn than spring across European biomes'. Nature Communications Earth & Environment, . [Link] [Full-Text]
2023 Parry, S., Lavers, D., Wilby, R., Prudhomme, C., Wood, P., Murphy, C., O'Connor, P. (2023) 'Abrupt drought termination in the British-Irish Isles driven by high atmospheric vapour transport'. Environmental Research Letters (ERL), . [Link] [DOI]
2023 Meresa, H., Murphy, C. (2023) 'Climate change impacts on spatial and seasonal meteorological drought characteristics for the island of Ireland'. International Journal of Climatology, . [Full-Text]
2023 Vicente Serrano, S. M., El Kenawy, A., Zabalza-Martínez, J., Noguera, I., Peña-Angulo, D., Juez, C., Franquesa, M., Fernández-Duque, B., Domínguez-Castro, F., Eklundh, L., Jin, H., Conradt, T., Murphy, C., Julio Camarero, J., Lorenzo-Lacruz, J. (2023) 'Influence of the interannual variability of meteorological drought on the cross-interactions of ecological and hydrological drought in the central Spanish Pyrenees'. GeoFocus. International Review of Geographical Information Science and Technology, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Jobbová, E., McLeman, R., Crampsie, A., Murphy, C., Ludlow, F., Hevesi, C., Sente, L. and Horvath, C. (2023) 'Institutional management and planning for droughts: a comparison of Ireland and Ontario, Canada'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 123 . [Full-Text]
2023 de Smeth, K., Comer, J., Murphy, C. (2023) 'Hydrometric data rescue and extension of river flow records: Method development and application to catchments modified by arterial drainage'. Geoscience Data Journal, . [Full-Text]
2023 Clarke, D. and Murphy, C. (2023) 'Incremental adaptation when transformation fails: The importance of place-based values and trust in governance in avoiding maladaptation'. Journal of Environmental Psychology, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Meresa, H., Murphy, C., Donegan, S. (2023) 'Propagation and Characteristics of Hydrometeorological Drought Under Changing Climate in Irish Catchments'. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 128 (10). [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Louise J. Slater, Louise Arnal, Marie-Amélie Boucher, Annie Y.-Y. Chang, Simon Moulds, Conor Murphy, Grey Nearing, Guy Shalev, Chaopeng Shen, Linda Speight, Gabriele Villarini, Robert L. Wilby, Andrew Wood, and Massimiliano Zappa (2023) 'Hybrid forecasting: blending climate predictions with AI models'. Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences, 27 (9):1865-1889. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Quinn, T.; Heath, S.; Adger, N.W.; Abu, M.; Butler, C.; Codjoe, S.; Horvath, C.; Martinez-Juarez, P.; Morrissey, K.; Murphy, C.; Smith, R. (2023) 'Health and wellbeing implications of adaptation to flood risk'. Ambio, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Murphy, C.; Kettle, A.; Meresa, H.; Golian, S.; Bruen, M.; O’Loughlin, F.; Mellander, P.E. (2023) 'Climate Change Impacts on Irish River Flows: High Resolution Scenarios and Comparison with CORDEX and CMIP6 Ensembles'. Water Resources Management, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 Conradt T.; Engelhardt H.; Menz C.; Vicente-Serrano S.M.; Farizo B.A.; Peña-Angulo D.; Domínguez-Castro F.; Eklundh L.; Jin H.; Boincean B.; Murphy C.; López-Moreno J.I. (2023) 'Cross-sectoral impacts of the 2018–2019 Central European drought and climate resilience in the German part of the Elbe River basin'. Regional Environmental Change, 23 (1). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2023 El-Kenawy, A.M., Vicente Serrano, S.M., Murphy, C., Gimeno, L. (2023) 'Advances in drought analytical tools for better understanding current and future climate change'. Frontiers In Earth Science, . [Link]
2023 Dooley, K; Kelly, C; Seifert, N; Myslinski, T; O' Kelly, S; Siraj, R; Crosby, C; Dunne, JK; McCauley, K; Donoghue, J; Gaddren, E; Conway, D; Cooney, J; McCarthy, N; Cullen, E; Noone, S; Murphy, C; Thorne, P (2023) 'Reassessing long-standing meteorological records: an example using thenational hottest day in Ireland'. Climate of the Past, 19 :1-22. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 O'Connor P.; Murphy C.; Matthews T.; Wilby R.L. (2022) 'Relating drought indices to impacts reported in newspaper articles'. International Journal of Climatology, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Golian, S; Murphy, C (2022) 'Evaluating Bias-Correction Methods for Seasonal Dynamical Precipitation Forecasts'. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 23 :1350-1363. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 O' Connor, P; Meresa, H; Murphy, C (2022) 'Trends in reconstructed monthly, seasonal and annual flows for Irish catchments (1900-2016)'. Weather, . [DOI]
2022 Lousie Slater, Louise Arnal, Marie-Amélie Boucher, Annie Y.Y. Chang, Simon Moulds, Conor Murphy, Grey Nearing, Guy Shalev, Chaopeng Shen, Linda Speight, Gabriele Villarini, Robert L. Wilby, Andrew Wood, Massimilano Zappa (2022) 'Hybrid forecasting: using statistics and machine learning to integrate predictions from dynamical models'. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, . [Link] [DOI]
2022 Wilby, R.L., Dawson, C., Yu, D., Herring, Z., Baruch, A., Ascott, M., Finney, D., Macdonald, D., Marsham, J., Matthews, T., Murphy, C. (2022) 'Spatial and temporal sampling of sub-daily extreme rainfall for data sparse places'. Climate Dynamics, .
2022 Christopher Phillips, Conor Murphy and Patrick Bresnihan (2022) 'The impacts of and responses to place loss in a coastal community in Ireland'. Local Environment, 27 (7):879-896. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Awe S.O.; Mahony M.; Michaud E.; Murphy C.; Noone S.J.; Venema V.K.C.; Thorne T.G.; Thorne P.W. (2022) 'Insights from 20 years of temperature parallel measurements in Mauritius around the turn of the 20th century'. Climate of the Past, 18 (4):793-820. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Peña-Angulo D.; Vicente-Serrano S.M.; Domínguez-Castro F.; Lorenzo-Lacruz J.; Murphy C.; Hannaford J.; Allan R.P.; Tramblay Y.; Reig-Gracia F.; El Kenawy A. (2022) 'The Complex and Spatially Diverse Patterns of Hydrological Droughts Across Europe'. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 58 (4). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Matthews T.; Byrne M.; Horton R.; Murphy C.; Pielke R.; Raymond C.; Thorne P.; Wilby R.L. (2022) 'Latent heat must be visible in climate communications'. WIREs Climate Change, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Hossein Salehi, Mojtaba Sadeghi, Saeed Golian, Phu Nguyen, Conor Murphy, Soroosh Sorooshian (2022) 'Application of PERSIANN family datasets for hydrological modeling'. Remote Sensing, .
2022 Hadush Meresa, Sean Donegan, Saeed Golian, Conor Murphy (2022) 'Simulated Changes in Seasonal and Low Flows with Climate Change for Irish Catchments'. Water, 14 (1556). [Link] [Full-Text]
2022 Hawkins, E; Burt, S; McCarthy, M; Murphy, C; Ross, C; Baldock, M; Brazier, J; Hersee, G; Huntley, J; Meats, R; O' Grady, J; Scrimgeour, I; Silk, T (2022) 'Millions of historical monthly rainfall observations taken in the UK and Ireland rescued by citizen scientists'. Geoscience Data Journal, . [DOI]
2022 Lorenzo-Lacruz J.; Morán-Tejeda E.; Vicente-Serrano S.M.; Hannaford J.; García C.; Peña-Angulo D.; Murphy C. (2022) 'Streamflow frequency changes across western Europe and interactions with North Atlantic atmospheric circulation patterns'. Global and Planetary Change, 212 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Golian, S; Murphy, C; Wilby, RL; Matthews, T; Donegan, S; Quinn, DF; Harrigan, S (2022) 'Dynamical-statistical seasonal forecasts of winter and summer precipitation for the Island of Ireland'. International Journal of Climatology, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 O' Connor, P; Murphy, C; Matthews, T; Wilby, RL (2022) 'Historical droughts in Irish catchments 1767-2016'. International Journal of Climatology, . [DOI]
2022 Vicente-Serrano S.M.; García-Herrera R.; Peña-Angulo D.; Tomas-Burguera M.; Domínguez-Castro F.; Noguera I.; Calvo N.; Murphy C.; Nieto R.; Gimeno L.; Gutierrez J.M.; Azorin-Molina C.; El Kenawy A. (2022) 'Do CMIP models capture long-term observed annual precipitation trends?'. Climate Dynamics, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2022 Thompson, J., Wilby, R., Matthews, T., Murphy, C. (2022) 'The utility of Google Trends as a tool for evaluating flooding in data‐scarce places'. Area, .
2021 Donegan S.; Murphy C.; Harrigan S.; Broderick C.; Foran Quinn D.; Golian S.; Knight J.; Matthews T.; Prudhomme C.; Scaife A.A.; Stringer N.; Wilby R.L. (2021) 'Conditioning ensemble streamflow prediction with the North Atlantic Oscillation improves skill at longer lead times'. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 25 (7):4159-4183. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Grainger S.; Murphy C.; Vicente-Serrano S.M. (2021) 'Barriers and Opportunities for Actionable Knowledge Production in Drought Risk Management: Embracing the Frontiers of Co-production'. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 S. M. Vicente‑Serrano. R. García‑Herrera, D. Peña‑Angulo, M. Tomas‑Burguera, F. Domínguez‑Castro, I. Noguera, N. Calvo, C. Murphy, R. Nieto, L. Gimeno, J. M. Gutierrez, C. Azorin‑Molina, A. El Kenawy (2021) 'Do CMIP models capture long‑term observed annual precipitation trends?'. Climate Dynamics, . [Link]
2021 Wilby, RL; Kasei, R; Gough, KV; Amankwaa, EF; Abarike, M; Anderson, NJ; Codjoe, SNA; Griffiths, P; Kaba, C; Abdullah, K; Kayaga, S; Matthews, T; Mensah, P; Murphy, C; Yankson, PWK (2021) 'Monitoring and moderating extreme indoor temperatures in low-income urban communities'. Environmental Research Letters (ERL), 16 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Ryan, C; Curley, M; Walsh, S; Murphy, C (2021) 'Long-term trends in extreme precipitation indices in Ireland'. International Journal of Climatology, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Phillips C.; Murphy C. (2021) 'Solastalgia, place attachment and disruption: insights from a coastal community on the front line'. Regional Environmental Change, 21 (2). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Domínguez-Castro, F., Murphy, C., Peña-Angulo, D., Tomas-Burguera, M., Noguera, I., López-Moreno, J.I., Juez, C., Grainger, S., Eklundh, L., Conradt, T., Azorin-Molina, C., El Kenawy, A. (2021) 'Increased vegetation in mountainous headwaters amplifies water stress during dry periods'. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, . [Full-Text]
2021 Hadush Meresa, Conor Murphy, Rowan Fealy, Saeed Golian (2021) 'Uncertainties and their interaction in flood risk assessment with climate change'. Hydrology and Earth Systems Sciences, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Golian, S., Murphy, C., Meresa, H. (2021) 'Regionalization of hydrological models for flow estimation in ungauged catchments in Ireland'. Journal of Hydrology, . [Full-Text]
2021 Dáire Quinn, Conor Murphy, Robert L. Wilby, Tom Matthews, Ciaran Broderick, Saeed Golian, Seán Donegan, Shaun Harrigan (2021) 'Benchmarking seasonal forecasting skill using river flow persistence in Irish catchments'. HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL-JOURNAL DES SCIENCES HYDR, . [Link] [Full-Text]
2021 Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Peña-Angulo, D., Murphy, C., López-Moreno, J.I., Tomas Burguera, M., Domínguez-Castro, F., Tian, F., Eklundh, L., Cai, Z., Alvarez Farizo, B., Noguera, I., Camarero, J.J., Sánchez-Salguero, R., Gazol, A., Grainger, S., Conradt, T., Boincean, B., El Kenawy, A (2021) 'The complex multi-sectorial impacts of drought: Evidence from a mountainous basin in the Central Spanish Pyrenees'. Science of the Total Environment, . [Full-Text]
2020 O' Connor, S; Murphy, C; Butler, J; Crampsie, A; Ludlow, F; Horvath, C; Jobbova, E (2020) 'A weather diary from Donegal, Ireland, 1846-1875'. Weather, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 O' Connor, P; Murphy, C; Matthews, T; Wilby, RL (2020) 'Reconstructed monthly river flows for Irish catchments 1766-2016'. Geoscience Data Journal, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Saeed Golian and Conor Murphy (2020) 'Evaluation of sub-selection methods for assessing climate change impacts on low flow and drought conditions'. Water Resources Management, . [Full-Text]
2020 Simon Noone and Conor Murphy (2020) 'Reconstruction of hydrological drought in Irish catchments (1850-2015)'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, . [Full-Text]
2020 Ciara Ryan, Conor Murphy, Rhonda McGovern, Mary Curley, Seamus Wash (2020) 'Ireland's pre-1940 rainfall records'. Geoscience Data Journal, .
2020 Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Domínguez-Castro, F., Murphy, C., Hannaford, J., Reig, F., Peña-Angulo, D., Tramblay, Y., Trigo, R.M., MacDonald, N., Luna, M.Y., McCarthy, M., Van der Schrier, G., Turco, M., Camuffo, D., Noguera, I. , García-Herrera, R., Becherini, F., della Valle, A.,Tomas-Burguera, M., El Kenawy, A. (2020) 'Long-term variability and trends in meteorological droughts in Europe (1851-2018)'. International Journal of Climatology, . [Link]
2020 Dhais Peña-Angulo, Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Fernando Domínguez-Castro, Conor Murphy, Fergus Reig, Yves Tramblay, Ricardo Machado Trigo, Maria Y Luna, Marco Turco, Ivan Noguera, Marina Aznárez-Balta, Ricardo Francisco Garcia-Herrera,Miquel Tomas-Burguera, Ahmed El Kenawy (2020) 'Long-term precipitation in Southwestern Europe reveals no clear trend attributable to anthropogenic forcing'. Environmental Research Letters (ERL), . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Murphy, C; Wilby, RL; Matthews, T; Horvath, C; Crampsie, A; Ludlow, F; Noone, S; Brannigan, J; Hannaford, J; MacLeman, R; Jobbova, E (2020) 'The forgotten drought of 1765-1768: Reconstructing and re-evaluating historical droughts in the British and Irish Isles'. International Journal of Climatology, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Conor Murphy, Robert L. Wilby, Tom K. Matthews, Peter Thorne, Ciaran Broderick, Rowan Fealy, Julia Hall, Shaun Harrigan, Phil Jones, Gerard McCarthy, Neil Macdonald, Simon Noone, Ciara Ryan (2020) 'Multi‐century trends to wetter winters and drier summers in the England and Wales precipitation series explained by observational and sampling bias in early records'. International Journal of Climatology, 40 (1):610-619. [Link] [Full-Text]
2020 Bernie Grummell, Moses Daura, Gabriel Chipeta Chipeta, Martin Downes, Victor Kasulo, Idani Lichilo, Bennet FA Mataya, Daniel L Mpolomoka, Conor Murphy, Joseph T Mwale, Maggie Noone, David Sibalwa, Anne Ryan, Mavuto Tembo, Olusegun Yerokun (2020) 'The Transformative Engagement Network (TEN) Team'. Concept: the journal of contemporary community education practice theory, 11 (1):1-11. [Link] [Full-Text]
2020 Doulabian, S., Goian, S., Shadmehri Toosi, A., Murphy, C. (2020) 'Evaluating the effects of climate change on precipitation and temperature for Iran using RCP scenarios'. Journal of Water and Climate Change, . [Link] [Full-Text]
2019 Matthews, T., Wilby, R.L., Murphy, C. (2019) 'An emerging tropical cyclone–deadly heat compound hazard'. Nature Climate Change, . [Link]
2019 S.M. Vicente‐Serrano, M. Peña‐Gallardo, J. Hannaford , C. Murphy , J. Lorenzo‐Lacruz , F. Dominguez‐Castro , J.I. López‐Moreno , S. Beguería , I. Noguera , S. Harrigan , J.‐P. Vidal (2019) 'Climate, irrigation, and land‐cover change explain streamflow trends in countries bordering the Northeast Atlantic'. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Blöschl G; Hall J; Viglione A; Perdigão RAP; Parajka J; Merz B; Lun D; Arheimer B; Aronica GT; Bilibashi A; Boháč M; Bonacci O; Borga M; Čanjevac I; Castellarin A; Chirico GB; Claps P; Frolova N; Ganora D; Gorbachova L; Gül A; Hannaford J; Harrigan S; Kireeva M; Kiss A; Kjeldsen TR; Kohnová S; Koskela JJ; Ledvinka O; Macdonald N; Mavrova-Guirguinova M; Mediero L; Merz R; Molnar P; Montanari A; Murphy C; Osuch M; Ovcharuk V; Radevski I; Salinas JL; Sauquet E; Šraj M; Szolgay J; Volpi E; Wilson D; Zaimi K; Živković N; (2019) 'Changing climate both increases and decreases European river floods'. Nature, 573 (7772). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Ciaran Broderick, Conor Murphy, Robert L. Wilby, Tom Matthews, Christel Prudhomme, Mark Adamson (2019) 'Using a scenario-neutral framework to avoid potential maladaptation in future flood risk'. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, . [Link] [Full-Text]
2019 Thaler T.; Attems M.; Bonnefond M.; Clarke D.; Gatien-Tournat A.; Gralepois M.; Fournier M.; Murphy C.; Rauter M.; Papathoma-Köhle M.; Servain S.; Fuchs S. (2019) 'Drivers and barriers of adaptation initiatives – How societal transformation affects natural hazard management and risk mitigation in Europe'. Science of the Total Environment, 650 :1073-1082. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Donal Mullan, Tom Matthews, Karel Vandaele, Lestyn D. Barr, Graeme T. Swindles, John Meneely, John Boardman, Conor Murphy (2019) 'Climate impacts on soil erosion and muddy flooding at 1.5C Vs 2C warming'. Land Degradation and Development, 30 (1):94-108. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Murphy, C. (2019) 'An icy blast from the past'. Weather, 74 (2):74-74. [Full-Text]
2018 Murphy, C; Broderick, C; Burt, TP; Curley, M; Duffy, C; Hall, J; Harrigan, S; Matthews, TKR; Macdonald, N; McCarthy, G; McCarthy, MP; Mullan, D; Noone, S; Osborn, TJ; Ryan, C; Sweeney, J; Thorne, PW; Walsh, S; Wilby, RL (2018) 'A 305-year continuous monthly rainfall series for the island of Ireland (1711-2016)'. Climate of the Past, 14 :413-440. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Clarke D.; Murphy C.; Lorenzoni I. (2018) 'Place attachment, disruption and transformative adaptation'. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 55 :81-89. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Ryan C.; Duffy C.; Broderick C.; Thorne P.; Curley M.; Walsh S.; Daly C.; Treanor M.; Murphy C. (2018) 'Integrating data rescue into the classroom'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99 (9):1757-1764. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Smith, K.A., Wilby, R.L., Broderick, C., Prudhomme, C. Matthews, C., Harrigan, S., Murphy, C. (2018) 'Navigating Cascades of Uncertainty — As Easy as ABC? Not Quite…'. Journal of Extreme Events, (1850007). [Link] [Full-Text]
2018 Phillips, C., Walshe, D., Regan, K., Strong, K., Hennon, C., Knapp, K., Murphy, C., Thorne, P.W. (2018) 'Assessing citizen science participation skill for altruism or university course credit: A case study analysis using Cyclone Center'. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, . [Full-Text]
2018 Matthews, TKR, Murphy, C., McCarthy, G., Broderick, C., Wilby R.L. (2018) 'Super Storm Desmond: a process-based assessment'. Environmental Research Letters (ERL), 13 (014024):1-13. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Murphy, C; Noone, S; Duffy, C; Broderick, C; Matthews, T; Wilby, RL (2017) 'Irish droughts in newspaper archives: rediscovering forgotten hazards?'. Weather, 72 . [DOI]
2017 Bloschl, G; Hall, J; Parajka, J; Perdigao, RAP; Merz, B; Arheimer, B; Aronica, GT; Bilibashi, A; Bonacci, O; Borga, M; Canjevac, I; Castellarin, A; Chirico, GB; Claps, P; Fiala, K; Frolova, N; Gorbachova, L; Gul, A; Hannaford, J; Harrigan, S; Kireeva, M; Kiss, A; Kjeldsen, TR; Kohnova, S; Koskela, JJ; Ledvinka, O; Macdonald, N; Mavrova-Guirguinova, M; Mediero, L; Merz, R; Molnar, P; Montanari, A; Murphy, C; Osuch, M; Ovcharuk, V; Radevski, I; Rogger, M; Salinas, JL; Sauquet, E; Sraj, M; Szolgay, J; Viglione, A; Volpi, E; Wilson, D; Zaimi, K; Zivkovic, N (2017) 'Changing climate shifts timing of European floods'. Science, 357 :588-590. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Hodgkins G.; Whitfield P.; Burn D.; Hannaford J.; Renard B.; Stahl K.; Fleig A.; Madsen H.; Mediero L.; Korhonen J.; Murphy C.; Wilson D. (2017) 'Climate-driven variability in the occurrence of major floods across North America and Europe'. Journal of Hydrology, 552 :704-717. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Matthews, TKR., Wilby, R.L., Murphy, C (2017) 'Communicating the deadly consequences of global warming for human heat stress'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, USA, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Noone, S., Broderick, C., Duffy, C., Matthews, T., Wilby, R.L., Murphy, C. (2017) 'A 250 year drought catalogue for the island of Ireland (1765-2015)'. International Journal of Climatology, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Wilby, R, Clifford, N, De Luca, P, Harrigan, S, Hillier, J, Hodgkins, R, Matthew, T, Murphy, C, Noone, S, Parry, S, Prudhomme, C, Rice, S, Slater, L, Smith, K, Wood, P (2017) 'The “dirty dozen” of freshwater science: Detecting then reconciling hydrological data biases and errors'. WIREs Water, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Clarke, D, Murphy, C., Lorenzoni, I (2017) 'Barriers to transformative adaptation: responses to flood risk in Ireland'. Journal of Extreme Events, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Broderick C.; Matthews T.; Wilby R.; Bastola S.; Murphy C. (2016) 'Transferability of hydrological models and ensemble averaging methods between contrasting climatic periods'. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 52 (10):8343-8373. [DOI]
2016 Noone, S; Murphy, C; Coll, J; Matthews, T; Mullan, D; Wilby, RL; Walsh, S (2016) 'Homogenization and analysis of an expanded long-term monthly rainfall network for the Island of Ireland (1850-2010)'. International Journal of Climatology, 36 :2837-2853. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Adger W.N, Quinn, T., Lorenzoni, I., Murphy, C. (2016) 'Sharing the Pain: Perceptions of Fairness Affect Private and Public Response to Hazards'. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Matthews, T., Murphy, C., Broderick, C., Wilby, R.L., Mullan, D. (2016) 'Communicating past and futureclimate change in the context of memorable seasonal extremes'. Climate Risk Management, 11 :37-52. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Murphy, C; Tembo, M; Phiri, A; Yerokun, O; Grummell, B (2016) 'Adapting to climate change in shifting landscapes of belief'. CLIMATIC CHANGE, 134 (1):101-114. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Matthews, T., Murphy, C., Wilby, R.L., Harrigan, S. (2016) 'A Cyclone Climatology for the British-Irish Isles1871-2012'. International Journal of Climatology, 36 (3):1299-1312. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Murphy, C., Creamer, C., McClelland, A., Boyle, M. (2016) 'The value of cross border emergency management in adapting to climate change'. BORDERLANDS - THE JOURNAL OF SPATIAL PLANNING IN IRELAND, . [Full-Text]
2016 Wilby, RL; Noone, S; Murphy, C; Matthews, T; Harrigan, S; Broderick, C (2016) 'An evaluation of persistent meteorological drought using a homogeneous Island of Ireland precipitation network'. International Journal of Climatology, 36 :2854-2865. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Downes, M., Grummell, B., Murphy, C. and Ryan, A (2015) 'A Case Study in Learning to Unlearn'. The Adult Learner, :104-111. [Full-Text]
2015 Murphy, C. and Frei, A. (2015) 'Introduction to special issue on Hydro-climatic extremes. Journal of Extreme Events'. To be added, 2 . [DOI]
2014 Matthews, T., Murphy, C., Wilby, R.L. and Harrigan, S. (2014) 'Stormiest winter on record for Ireland and UK'. Nature Climate Change, 4 :738-740. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Harrigan, S; Murphy, C; Hall, J; Wilby, RL; Sweeney, J (2014) 'Attribution of detected changes in streamflow using multiple working hypotheses'. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 18 :1935-1952. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Wilby, RL; Dawson, CW; Murphy, C; O'Connor, P; Hawkins, E (2014) 'The Statistical DownScaling Model - Decision Centric (SDSM-DC): conceptual basis and applications'. Climate Research, 61 :259-276. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Adger, WN; Quinn, T; Lorenzoni, I; Murphy, C; Sweeney, J (2013) 'Changing social contracts in climate-change adaptation'. Nature Climate Change, 3 :330-333. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Bastola, S; Murphy, C (2013) 'Sensitivity of the performance of a conceptual rainfall-runoff model to the temporal sampling of calibration data'. Hydrology Research, 44 :484-494. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Murphy, C; Harrigan, S; Hall, J; Wilby, RL (2013) 'Climate-driven trends in mean and high flows from a network of reference stations in Ireland'. Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences, Hydrologiques, 58 :755-772. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2012 Bastola, S; Murphy, C; Fealy, R (2012) 'Generating probabilistic estimates of hydrological response for Irish catchments using a weather generator and probabilistic climate change scenarios'. Hydrological Processes, 26 :2307-2321. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Murphy C.; Bastola S.; Hall J.; Harrigan S.; Murphy N.; Holman C. (2011) 'Against a 'wait and see' approach in adapting to climate change'. Irish Geography, 44 (1):81-95. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Hall, J; Murphy, C (2011) 'Robust adaptation assessment - climate change and water supply'. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 3 :302-319. [DOI]
2011 Bastola S.; Murphy C.; Sweeney J. (2011) 'The sensitivity of fluvial flood risk in Irish catchments to the range of IPCC AR4 climate change scenarios'. Science of the Total Environment, 409 (24):5403-5415. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Bastola, S., Murphy, C.and Swweney, J. (2011) 'Evaluation of the transferability of hydrological model parameters for simulations under changed climatic conditions'. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 8 :5891-5915. [Full-Text]
2011 Bastola, S; Murphy, C; Sweeney, J (2011) 'The role of hydrological modelling uncertainties in climate change impact assessments of Irish river catchments'. Advances in Water Resources, 34 :562-576. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Hall, J; Murphy, C (2010) 'Vulnerability Analysis of Future Public Water Supply Under Changing Climate Conditions: A Study of the Moy Catchment, Western Ireland'. Water Resources Management, 24 :3527-3545. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2010 Murphy, C. and Fealy, R. (2010) 'Climate Change Impacts for Ireland. Part 2: Changes in Key Climatic Variables'. Geographical Viewpoint, 38 :29-43. [Full-Text]
2006 Murphy C.; Fealy R.; Charlton R.; Sweeney J. (2006) 'The reliability of an 'off-the-shelf' conceptual rainfall runoff model for use in climate impact assessment: Uncertainty quantification using Latin hypercube sampling'. Area, 38 (1):65-78. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2006 Charlton, R; Fealy, R; Moore, S; Sweeney, J; Murphy, C (2006) 'Assessing the impact of climate change on water supply and flood hazard in Ireland using statistical downscaling and hydrological modelling techniques'. CLIMATIC CHANGE, 74 :475-491. [DOI] [Full-Text]

Published Report

Year Publication
2023 Glenn Nolan , Caroline Cusack , Deirdre Fitzhenry , Alan Berry , Ciaran Broderick , Deirdre Brophy , Brian Burke , Janina V. Büscher , Levke Caesar , Rachel R. Cave , Dave Clarke, Margot Cronin , Tomasz Dabrowski , Eoghan Daly , Elvira de Eyto, Felicity Donnelly, Brian Doyle, Sarah Gallagher , Michael Gillooly , John Hanley , Seán Kelly, Colm Lordan , Gerard D. McCarthy , Georgina McDermott , Joseph McGovern , Evin McGovern , Triona McGrath, Cóilín Minto , Conor Murphy , Hazem Nagy , Stephen Newton , Méabh Nic Guidhir , Ian O’Connor , Garvan O’Donnell , Agnieszka I. Olbert , Marcin R. Penk, Russell Poole , Andrew Power , David Reid , David Tierney, Ashly Ulthaman , Louise Vaughan, Robert Wilkes , Tsuyuko Yamanaka (2023) Irish Ocean Climate and Ecosystem Status Report 2023. The Marine Institute, . [Link]
2019 Conor Murphy, Ciaran Broderick, Tom K.R. Matthews, Simon Noone and Ciara Ryan (2019) Irish Climate Futures: Data for Decision-making. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, . [Link]
2019 Clarke, D. and Murphy, C. (2019) Challenges of transformative climate change adaptation: Insights from flood risk management. Environmental Protection Agency, . [Link]
2019 Broderick, C. and Murphy, C. (2019) Climate change and fluvial flooding: developing a typology of catchment sensitivity. Office of Public Works, .
2019 Broderick, C. and Murphy, C. (2019) CORDEX simulations of extreme precipitation for the island of Ireland: model assessment and projected changes. Office of Public Works, .
2019 Murphy, C. and Broderick, C. (2019) Identification of climate sensitive catchments; Water resources and climate change adaptation. Irish Water and the Commission for Energy Regulation of Utilities (CRU), .
2015 Murphy, C. and Tembo, M. (2015) Observed and projected climate change in the Phillipines, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi and Ethiopia. Trocaire, . [Link]
2014 Fealy, R., Allott, N., Broderick, C., de Eyto, E., Dillane, M., Erdil, R.M., Hancox, L., Jennings, E., McCrann, K., Murphy, C., O'Toole, C., Poole, R., Rogan, G., Ryder, E., Taylor, D., Whelan, K. and White, J. (2014) RESCALE: Review and simulate climate and catchment responses at Burrishoole, Technical Report. Marine Institute, .
2013 Murphy, C., Harrigan, S., Hall, J., Wilby, R.L. (2013) HydroDetect: The identification and assessment of climate change indicators from an Irish reference network of river flow stations. Environmental Protection Agency, . [Link]
2013 Caffarra, A., Coleman, M., Dias, F., Dijkstra, H., Donnelly, A., Drifhout, S., Dwyer, N., Gallagher, S., Gault, J., Gleeson, E., Goodman, P., Gray, S., Livina, V., Martin, D., McGrath, R., McKinstry, A., Murphy, C., Nolan, P., O'Dowd, C., O' Dwyer, B., O' Sullivan, J., Regan, E., Semmler, T., Sweeney, C., Tiron, R., Walsh, S., Zottele, F. (2013) Ireland's climate: the road ahead. Met Eireann, . [Link]
2013 Sweeney, J., Bourke, D., Coll, J., Flood, S., Gormally, M., Hall, J., McGloughlin, J., Murphy, C., Salmon, N., Sheehy Skeffington, M., Smyth, D. (2013) Co-ordination, Communication and Adaptation for Climate Change in Ireland: an Integrated Approach (COCOADAPT). Environmental Protection Agency, . [Link]
2010 Fealy, R., Allott, N., Broderick, C., de Eyto, E., Dillane, M., Erdil, R.M., Jennings, E., McCrann, K., Murphy, C., O'Toole, C., Poole, R., Rogan, G., Ryder, E., Taylor, D., Whelan, K. and White, J. (2010) RESCALE: Review and simulate climate and catchment responses at Burrishoole, Final Summary Report. Marine Institute, .
2009 Murphy, C. (2009) Index flood estimation in ungauged catchments. Office of Public Works, . [Link]
2009 Murphy, C. and Fealy, R. (2009) Climate change: Meeting the challenge of adaptation. The Irish Academy of Engineering, .
2008 Sweeney, .J, Fealy, R., Bates, R., McElwain, L.,and Murphy, C. (with Fealy, R., Bates, R., McElwain, L.,and Murphy, C. (2008) The Science of Climate Change. IIEA, . [Link]
2008 Sweeney, J., Albanito, F., Brerton, A., Caffara, A., Charlton, R., Donnelly, A., Fealy, R., Fitzgerald, J., Holden, N., Jones, M., Murphy, C. (2008) Climate Change: Refining the impacts for Ireland. Environmental Protection Agency, . [Link]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2019 Wilby, R.L and Murphy, C. (2019) 'Decision-making by water managers despite climate uncertainty' In: The Oxford Handbook of Planning for Climate Change Hazards. Oxford : Oxford University Press. [DOI]
2018 Ryan, A. and Murphy, C. (2018) 'Reflexive Practice and Transformative Learning' In: Reflexivity and Critical Pedagogy. The Netherlands : Brill.
2018 Adger W.; Quinn T.; Lorenzoni I.; Murphy C. (2018) 'The social contract for climate risks: Private and public responses' In: Institutional Capacity for Climate Change Response: A New Approach to Climate Politics. London : Routledge. [DOI]
2015 Murphy, C. (2015) 'Adapting to climate change: insights from the social sciences' In: O'Broin, D and Kirby, P(Eds.). Adapting to Climate Change: Governance Challenges. Dublin : Glasnevin Publishing.
2015 Hall, J. and Murphy, C. (2015) 'Robust Adaptation Assessment – Climate Change and Water Supply' In: Emerald Gems: New Perspectives in Climate Change. Bingley UK : Emerald Group Publishing.
2013 Murphy, C. (2013) 'Catchment Hydrology and Water Resources' In: McGrath, R. et al(Eds.). Irelands climate: the road ahead. Dublin : Met ireann. [Full-Text]
2013 Hall, J. and Murphy, C. (2013) 'Vulnerability assessment and adaptation appraisal for surface water resources' In: Sweeney, J. et al(Eds.). Co-ordination, Communication and Adaptation for Climate Change in Ireland: an Integrated Approach (COCOADAPT). Climate Change Research Programme (CCRP) Report Series No. 30. Wexford : Environmental Protection Agency. [Full-Text]
2012 Murphy, C. (2012) 'Ireland' In: Philander, G.S. and Golson, J.G(Eds.). Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition. : SAGE Publications.
2011 Bastola, S; Kumar, S; Murphy, C; Sweeney, J (2011) 'Climate Change and Soil Hydrology: European Perspectives' In: SOIL HYDROLOGY, LAND USE AND AGRICULTURE: MEASUREMENT AND MODELLING. WALLINGFORD : CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT. [Full-Text]
2009 Murphy, C. and Fealy, R. (2009) 'Climate Change: Meeting the Challenge of Adaptation' In: in Critical Infrastructure: Adaptation for Climate Change. Dublin : The Irish Academy of Engineering. [Full-Text]
2009 Fealy, R. and Murphy, C. (2009) 'The Likely Physical Impacts of Future Climate Change on Inland Waterways and the Coastal Environment in Ireland' In: Kelly, B and Stack, M(Eds.). Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism: Implications for Ireland's Coast and Inland Waterways. : The Heritage Council of Ireland Series. [Full-Text]
2008 Murphy, C. and Charlton, R. (2008) 'Climate Change and Water Resources in Ireland' In: Sweeney, J(Eds.). Climate Change: Refining the Impacts. Ireland : Environmental Protection Agency. [Full-Text]
2007 Murphy, C., Sweeney, J., Fealy, R. and Charlton, R. (2007) 'Climate change scenarios and challenges for the water environment' In: Ireland At Risk- Water. Dublin : The Irish Academy of Engineering. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Mullally, S; Murphy, C (2015) 'Migrant Domestic Workers in the UK: Enacting Exclusions, Exemptions and Rights' In: CARE, MIGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS: LAW AND PRACTICE. ABINGDON : ROUTLEDGE.
2012 Hall J.; Murphy C. (2012) 'Adapting water supply systems in a changing climate' In: Water Supply Systems, Distribution and Environmental Effects.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2005 Murphy, C., Fealy, R., Charlton, R. and Sweeney, J. (2005) 25th Anniversary Conference on Groundwater in Ireland Changing precipitation scenarios: Preliminary implications for groundwater flow systems and planning
2004 Murphy, C., Fealy, R., Charlton, R. and Sweeney, J. (2004) National Hydrology Seminar Catering for uncertainty in a conceptual rainfall runoff model: model preparation for climate change impact assessment and the application of GLUE using Latin Hypercube Sampling
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Committee Function From / To
Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee Member 01/06/2018 - 01/06/2018
National Adaptation Committee Member 01/04/2018 -
Irish National Committee for the International Hydrological Programme Member 01/04/2018 -
Journal of Extreme Events Member 01/04/2018 -
Advisory Committee on Climate Change for Implementation of the Water Framework Directive. Member 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2014