Dr Simon Noone

Geography, ICARUS

Post Doctoral Researcher

Laraghbryan House
1.8
(01) 708 6392

Biography

Prior to 2008 he was a managing director/self-employed business person running several different companies for over 18 years. He began my undergraduate studies in Geography and Spanish as a mature student in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in September 2008. Continuing his studies, he undertook a Msc in climate change and graduating in 2012. He then went to complete his PhD in October 2016 in the area of historical climatology. His thesis was entitled “Development and analysis of a homogeneous long-term precipitation network (1850-2015) and assessment of historic droughts for the island of Ireland”. He has been a lead author or co-author on several peer reviewed published papers in the field of historical climatology which focused upon data rescue, data homogenisation and quality control methods. His work also looked at past extremes such as droughts and their socio-economic impacts. During his PhD he also work part-time as a researcher at the Centre for Health Geoinformatics in Maynooth University, on a Health Research Board Project. On completion of his PhD he was employed as a research fellow on another health-related project with the School of Dental Science Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with the Centre for Health Geoinformatics. He now works as postdoctoral researcher for the Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS) on a Copernicus funded project in conjunction with the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF). The project aims to compile a comprehensive global set of data holdings, of known provenance, integrated across both climate variable and timescales.

Research Interests

Climate data rescue,Hydrology, climate change, historical drought, 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Reconstruction of Hydrological Drought in Irish Catchments (1850–2015)'
Noone, S, Murphy, C, (2020) 'Reconstruction of Hydrological Drought in Irish Catchments (1850–2015)'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, 120C :365-390 [DOI] [Details]
2020 'The forgotten drought of 1765–1768: Reconstructing and re-evaluating historical droughts in the British and Irish Isles'
Murphy, C; Wilby, R L; Matthews, T; Horvath, C; Crampsie, A; Ludlow, F; Noone, S; Brannigan, J; Hannaford, J; McLeman, 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, n/a (n/a) [Details]
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'
Murphy, C; Wilby, R L; Matthews, T K; Thorne, P; Broderick, C; Fealy, R; Hall, J; Harrigan, S; Jones, P; McCarthy, G; MacDonald, N; Noone, S; Ryan, C; (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 [Details]
2020 'Progress towards a holistic land and marine surface meteorological database and a call for additional contributions'
Noone, S;Atkinson, C;Berry, DI;Dunn, RJH;Freeman, E;Gonzalez, IP;Kennedy, JJ;Kent, EC;Kettle, A;McNeill, S;Menne, M;Stephens, A;Thorne, PW;Tucker, W;Voces, C;Willett, KM (2020) 'Progress towards a holistic land and marine surface meteorological database and a call for additional contributions'. Geoscience Data Journal, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 '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'
Murphy, C;Wilby, RL;Matthews, TKR;Thorne, P;Broderick, C;Fealy, R;Hall, J;Harrigan, S;Jones, P;McCarthy, G;MacDonald, N;Noone, S;Ryan, C (2019) '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, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Geo-locate Project: A novel approach to resolving meteorological station location issues with the assistance of undergraduate students'
Noone, S.,Brody, A.,Brown, S.,Cantwell, N.,Coleman, M.,Sarsfield Collins, L.,Darcy, C.,Dee, D.,Donegan, S.,Fealy, R.,Flattery, P.,Mc Govern, R.,Menkman, C.,Murphy, M.,Phillips, C.,Roche, M.,Thorne, P. (2019) 'Geo-locate Project: A novel approach to resolving meteorological station location issues with the assistance of undergraduate students'. Geosci. Commun. Discuss, 2019 :1-26 [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Unlocking pre-1850 instrumental meteorological records a global inventory'
Brönnimann S.;Allan R.;Ashcroft L.;Baer S.;Barriendos M.;Brázdil R.;Brugnara Y.;Brunet M.;Brunetti M.;Chimani B.;Cornes R.;Domínguez-Castro F.;Filipiak J.;Founda D.;Herrera R.;Gergis J.;Grab S.;Hannak L.;Huhtamaa H.;Jacobsen K.;Jones P.;Jourdain S.;Kiss A.;Lin K.;Lorrey A.;Lundstad E.;Luterbacher J.;Mauelshagen F.;Maugeri M.;Maughan N.;Moberg A.;Neukom R.;Nicholson S.;Noone S.;Nordli Ø.;Ólafsdóttir K.;Pearce P.;Pfister L.;Pribyl K.;Przybylak R.;Pudmenzky C.;Rasol D.;Reichenbach D.;Řezníčková L.;Rodrigo F.;Rohr C.;Skrynyk O.;Slonosky V.;Thorne P.;Valente M.;Vaquero J.;Westcottt N.;Williamson F.;Wyszyński P. (2019) 'Unlocking pre-1850 instrumental meteorological records a global inventory'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100 (12):ES389-ES413 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Towards a geography of health inequalities in Ireland'
Rigby J.;Boyle M.;Brunsdon C.;Charlton M.;Dorling D.;French W.;Noone S.;Pringle D. (2017) 'Towards a geography of health inequalities in Ireland'. Irish Geography, 50 (1):37-58 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'A 250 year drought catalogue for the island of Ireland (1765-2015)'
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, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Irish droughts in newspaper archives: rediscovering forgotten hazards?'
Murphy, C;Noone, S;Duffy, C;Broderick, C;Matthews, T;Wilby, RL (2017) 'Irish droughts in newspaper archives: rediscovering forgotten hazards?'. Weather, 72 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'A 305-year continuous monthly rainfall series for the Island of Ireland (1711-2016)'
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 Discussions, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'The 'dirty dozen' of freshwater science: detecting then reconciling hydrological data biases and errors'
Wilby, RL;Clifford, NJ;De Luca, P;Harrigan, S;Hillier, JK;Hodgkins, R;Johnson, MF;Matthews, TKR;Murphy, C;Noone, SJ;Parry, S;Prudhomme, C;Rice, SP;Slater, LJ;Smith, KA;Wood, PJ (2017) 'The 'dirty dozen' of freshwater science: detecting then reconciling hydrological data biases and errors'. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Water, 4 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Homogenization and analysis of an expanded long-term monthly rainfall network for the Island of Ireland (1850-2010)'
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] [Details]
2016 'An evaluation of persistent meteorological drought using a homogeneous Island of Ireland precipitation network'
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] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 How Rainfall on the Island of Ireland has changed over the past 165 years.
Simon Noone (2016) How Rainfall on the Island of Ireland has changed over the past 165 years. [Oral Presentation], Irish Meteorological Society public lecture seminar series, Custom House , Dublin [Details]
2016 Homogenization and analysis of an expanded long-term monthly rainfall network for the Island of Ireland (1850–2010).
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). [Oral Presentation], Met Éireann seminar series, Glasnevin, Dublin [Details]
2015 Conference of Irish Geographers.
Noone S, Murphy C, Coll J, Matthews T, Mullan D, Wilby RL, Walsh S (2015) Conference of Irish Geographers. [Oral Presentation], Homogenization and analysis of an expanded long-term monthly rainfall network for the Island of Ireland (1850–2010), Queens University Belfast [Details]
2013 Long term rainfall records for Ireland.
Simon Noone (2013) Long term rainfall records for Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Conference of Irish Geographers,, NUIG Galway [Details]
2012 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco (USA).
Harrigan, S., Murphy, C., Noone, S., Wilby, R. & Hall, J. (2012) American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco (USA). [Oral Presentation], Climate or land-use change? Complexities in the attribution of trends in river flow records’, San Fransisco, USA [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2019 Irish Climate Futures: Data for Decision-making.
Conor Murphy, Ciaran Broderick, Tom K.R. Matthews, Simon Noone and Ciara Ryan (2019) Irish Climate Futures: Data for Decision-making. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, Ireland. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 John and Pat Hume PhD. scholarship-€26,000 PhD. scholarship-€26,000 Maynooth University, John and Pat Hume award
2014 Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship-€48,200 Irish Research Council
2012 Geography Department best performance for highest grade in MSc. climate change course. Geography department
2010 Summer Programme of Undergraduate Research internship (SPUR)-€3,000. Maynooth University

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish Meteorological Society Committee member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Geography dept, Maynooth University Postdoctoral researcher 01-MAY-17 / 30-DEC-18

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Spanish Functional Functional Functional