Dr Rowan Fealy

Geography, ICARUS

Associate Professor

Laraghbryan House
2.3
(01) 708 4562

Biography

Dr. Rowan Fealy is a Research-Lecturer in the Maynooth University Department of Geography, National University of Ireland Maynooth where he lectures on both theoretical and applied aspects of the climate system. His particular area of expertise is in regional climate analysis and modelling and land-atmosphere interactions at regional and local scales. He has published widely on all aspects of climate and climate change, with particular emphasis on Ireland. He contributes to the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) initiative which is seeking to develop regional climate projections for use in informing policy at all levels, as part of EURO-CORDEX. He has participated in a number of successful funded research projects as researcher, lead/co-applicant and PI working with state, semi-state, industry and international partners. In recognition of his contribution to scientific research, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholar award in Science and Technology 2012-2013 which facilitated his research, as a visiting scientist, at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. He has previously participated in reporting to the United Nations, under the Framework Convention on Climate Change, and acted as an expert reviewer to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007. 


Research Interests

Physical Climatology; Statistical and Dynamical Modelling of the Climate System; Model Uncertainty Land-air interactions in both Urban and non-Urban Land Use Types Climate and Agriculture

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Developing high resolution soil moisture estimates from EO PI Environmental Protection Agency Ireland / EPA / 2320061 02-MAR-20 01-SEP-22 324756.66
Response of tree species to climate change PI Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Ireland) / DAFM / 2366372 01-DEC-19 30-NOV-23 114877.4
Using a surface energy balance approach to characterise agro-environmental zones in Ireland in support of on-farm decision making PI Teagasc / 2263388 01-SEP-16 31-AUG-20 88000
Deriving high resolution, on-farm, rainfall estimates from terrestrial and satellite radar data: An application for use in real time nutrient management PI Teagasc / 2263388 02-OCT-17 01-OCT-21 88000
Establishing a Platform for IPM in Irish Crops PI Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Ireland) / DAFM / 2265662 01-JAN-15 31-DEC-19 117000
Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Cluster PI Teagasc / 2263388 01-SEP-14 31-AUG-18 88000
Quantifying the costs and benefits associated with climate change risks and adaptation (ADAPT) PI Environmental Protection Agency Ireland / EPA / 2263229 01-OCT-11 30-SEP-12
Next Generation, High Resolution, DEcadal and Long-Term Climate Simulations for IrelAnd leading to improved Policy Formulation (DELTA) FORMERLY: iDecSim PI Environmental Protection Agency Ireland / EPA / 2263422 01-OCT-11 30-SEP-13

Post Doctoral Fellows/Research Team

  Researcher Name Project Role Funding Body
2182506 Forest Management Research Post Doctorate Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Ireland) / DAFM

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Application of hierarchical clustering to identify high risk pests to Sitka spruce: Ireland as a case study'
Duffy, Catriona and Tuffen, Melanie G and Fealy, Rowan and Griffin, Christine T (2020) 'Application of hierarchical clustering to identify high risk pests to Sitka spruce: Ireland as a case study'. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Regional climate downscaling over Europe: perspectives from the EURO-CORDEX community'
Jacob, Daniela,Teichmann, Claas,Sobolowski, Stefan,Katragkou, Eleni,Anders, Ivonne,Belda, Michal,Benestad, Rasmus,Boberg, Fredrik,Buonomo, Erasmo,Cardoso, Rita M.,Casanueva, Ana,Christensen, Ole B.,Christensen, Jens Hesselbjerg,Coppola, Erika,De Cruz, Lesley,Davin, Edouard L.,Dobler, Andreas,Domínguez, Marta,Fealy, Rowan,Fernandez, Jesus,Gaertner, Miguel Angel,García-Díez, Markel,Giorgi, Filippo,Gobiet, Andreas,Goergen, Klaus,Gómez-Navarro, Juan José,Alemán, Juan Jesús González,Gutiérrez, Claudia,Gutiérrez, José M.,Güttler, Ivan,Haensler, Andreas,Halenka, Tomáš,Jerez, Sonia,Jiménez-Guerrero, Pedro,Jones, Richard G.,Keuler, Klaus,Kjellström, Erik,Knist, Sebastian,Kotlarski, Sven,Maraun, Douglas,van Meijgaard, Erik,Mercogliano, Paola,Montávez, Juan Pedro,Navarra, Antonio,Nikulin, Grigory,de Noblet-Ducoudré, Nathalie,Panitz, Hans-Juergen,Pfeifer, Susanne,Piazza, Marie,Pichelli, Emanuela,Pietikäinen, Joni-Pekka,Prein, Andreas F.,Preuschmann, Swantje,Rechid, Diana,Rockel, Burkhardt,Romera, Raquel,Sánchez, Enrique,Sieck, Kevin,Soares, Pedro M. M.,Somot, Samuel,Srnec, Lidija,Sørland, Silje Lund,Termonia, Piet,Truhetz, Heimo,Vautard, Robert,Warrach-Sagi, Kirsten,Wulfmeyer, Volker (2020) 'Regional climate downscaling over Europe: perspectives from the EURO-CORDEX community'. Regional Environmental Change, 20 (2) [Details]
2020 'phenModel: a temperature-dependent phenology/voltinism model for a herbivorous insect incorporating facultative diapause and budburst'
Pollar, C.P., Griffin, C.T., de Andrade Moral, R., Duffy, C., Chuche, J., Gaffney, M.T. Fealy, R.M. and Fealy, R. (2020) 'phenModel: a temperature-dependent phenology/voltinism model for a herbivorous insect incorporating facultative diapause and budburst'. Ecological Modelling, [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 'Evaluation of the'Irish rules': The potato late blight forecasting model and its operational use in the Republic of Ireland'
Cucak M.;Sparks A.;De Andrade Moral R.;Kildea S.;Lambkin K.;Fealy R. (2019) 'Evaluation of the'Irish rules': The potato late blight forecasting model and its operational use in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal of Agronomy, 9 (9) [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 [Details]
2018 'Deriving Lamb weather types suited to regional climate studies: A case study on the synoptic origins of precipitation over Ireland'
Fealy R.;Mills G. (2018) 'Deriving Lamb weather types suited to regional climate studies: A case study on the synoptic origins of precipitation over Ireland'. International Journal of Climatology, 38 (8):3439-3448 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Simulation of soil carbon efflux from an arable soil using the ECOSSE model: Need for an improved model evaluation framework?'
Flattery P.;Fealy R.;Lanigan G.;Green S. (2018) 'Simulation of soil carbon efflux from an arable soil using the ECOSSE model: Need for an improved model evaluation framework?'. Science of the Total Environment, 622-623 :1241-1249 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Verification and bias correction of ECMWF forecasts for Irish weather stations to evaluate their potential usefulness in grass growth modelling'
McDonnell J.;Lambkin K.;Fealy R.;Hennessy D.;Shalloo L.; C. Brophy. (2018) 'Verification and bias correction of ECMWF forecasts for Irish weather stations to evaluate their potential usefulness in grass growth modelling'. Meteorological Applications, 25 (2):292-301 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Developing regional calibration coefficients for estimation of hourly global solar radiation in Ireland'
Ishola K.;Fealy R.;Mills G.;Fealy R.;Green S.;Jimenez-Casteneda A.;Adeyeri O. (2018) 'Developing regional calibration coefficients for estimation of hourly global solar radiation in Ireland'. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, :1-15 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'Land-atmosphere coupling in EURO-CORDEX evaluation experiments'
Knist, S;Goergen, K;Buonomo, E;Christensen, OB;Colette, A;Cardoso, RM;Fealy, R;Fernandez, J;Garcia-Diez, M;Jacob, D;Kartsios, S;Katragkou, E;Keuler, K;Mayer, S;van Meijgaard, E;Nikulin, G;Soares, PMM;Sobolowski, S;Szepszo, G;Teichmann, C;Vautard, R;Warrach-Sagi, K;Wulfmeyer, V;Simmer, C (2017) 'Land-atmosphere coupling in EURO-CORDEX evaluation experiments'. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 122 :79-103 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'An improved simulation model to describe the temperature-dependent population dynamics of the grain aphid, Sitobion avenae'
Duffy, C;Fealy, R;Fealy, RM (2017) 'An improved simulation model to describe the temperature-dependent population dynamics of the grain aphid, Sitobion avenae'. Ecological Modelling, 354 :140-171 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2017 'Future Changes in European Severe Convection Environments in a Regional Climate Model Ensemble'
Pucik, T;Groenemeijer, P;Radler, AT;Tijssen, L;Nikulin, G;Prein, AF;van Meijgaard, E;Fealy, R;Jacob, D;Teichmann, C (2017) 'Future Changes in European Severe Convection Environments in a Regional Climate Model Ensemble'. Journal of Climate, 30 :6771-6794 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Simulating the impact of urban development pathways on the local climate: A scenario-based analysis in the greater Dublin region, Ireland'
Alexander P.;Fealy R.;Mills G. (2016) 'Simulating the impact of urban development pathways on the local climate: A scenario-based analysis in the greater Dublin region, Ireland'. Landscape and Urban Planning, 152 :72-89 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Linking urban climate classification with an urban energy and water budget model: Multi-site and multi-seasonal evaluation'
Alexander P.;Bechtel B.;Chow W.;Fealy R.;Mills G. (2016) 'Linking urban climate classification with an urban energy and water budget model: Multi-site and multi-seasonal evaluation'. Urban Climate, 17 :196-215 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Using LCZ data to run an urban energy balance model'
Alexander P.;Mills G.;Fealy R. (2015) 'Using LCZ data to run an urban energy balance model'. Urban Climate, 13 :14-37 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Modelling extreme temperatures in Ireland under global warming using a hybrid peak-over-threshold & generalised Pareto distribution approach'
Osman, Y., Fealy, R. Sweeney, J (2015) 'Modelling extreme temperatures in Ireland under global warming using a hybrid peak-over-threshold & generalised Pareto distribution approach'. International Journal of Global Warming, 7 :21-47 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'An analysis of the synoptic and climatological applicability of circulation type classifications for Ireland'
Broderick, C;Fealy, R (2014) 'An analysis of the synoptic and climatological applicability of circulation type classifications for Ireland'. International Journal of Climatology, 35 :481-505 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Model skill measures in probabilistic regional climate projections for Ireland'
Foley, A;Fealy, R;Sweeney, J (2013) 'Model skill measures in probabilistic regional climate projections for Ireland'. Climate Research, 56 :33-49 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Deriving probabilistic based climate scenarios using pattern scaling and statistically downscaled data: A case study application from Ireland'
Fealy, R (2013) 'Deriving probabilistic based climate scenarios using pattern scaling and statistically downscaled data: A case study application from Ireland'. Progress in Physical Geography, 37 :178-205 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Downscaling extreme precipitation in Ireland using combined peak-over-threshold generalised Pareto distribution model of varying parameters'
Osman, YZ;Fealy, R;Sweeney, JC (2013) 'Downscaling extreme precipitation in Ireland using combined peak-over-threshold generalised Pareto distribution model of varying parameters'. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 4 :348-363 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Evaluation of the sensitivity of the Weather Research and Forecasting model to parameterization schemes for regional climates of Europe over the period 1990-1995'
Mooney, P.A., Mulligan, F.J. and Fealy, R. (2013) 'Evaluation of the sensitivity of the Weather Research and Forecasting model to parameterization schemes for regional climates of Europe over the period 1990-1995'. JOURNAL OF CLIMATE, 26 :1002-1017 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'The energy budget of the urban surface: Two locations in Dublin'
Keogh S.;Mills G.;Fealy R. (2012) 'The energy budget of the urban surface: Two locations in Dublin'. Irish Geography, 45 (1):1-23 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Addressing key limitations associated with modelling soil erosion under the impacts of future climate change'
Mullan, D;Favis-Mortlock, D;Fealy, R (2012) 'Addressing key limitations associated with modelling soil erosion under the impacts of future climate change'. AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY, 156 :18-30 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Generating probabilistic estimates of hydrological response for Irish catchments using a weather generator and probabilistic climate change scenarios'
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] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Developing site-specific future temperature scenarios for Northern Ireland: addressing key issues employing a statistical downscaling approach'
Mullan, D;Fealy, R;Favis-Mortlock, D (2011) 'Developing site-specific future temperature scenarios for Northern Ireland: addressing key issues employing a statistical downscaling approach'. International Journal of Climatology, 32 :2007-2019 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Comparison of ERA-40, ERA-Interim and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data with observed surface air temperatures over Ireland'
Mooney, PA;Mulligan, FJ;Fealy, R (2011) 'Comparison of ERA-40, ERA-Interim and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data with observed surface air temperatures over Ireland'. International Journal of Climatology, 31 :545-557 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Climate Change Impacts for Ireland. Part 2: Changes in Key Climatic Variables'
Murphy, C. and Fealy, R. (2010) 'Climate Change Impacts for Ireland. Part 2: Changes in Key Climatic Variables'. GEOGRAPHICAL VIEWPOINT, 38 :29-43 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Climate Change Impacts for Ireland. Part 1: The Global Context and Modelling the Future'
Murphy, C. and Fealy, R. (2009) 'Climate Change Impacts for Ireland. Part 1: The Global Context and Modelling the Future'. GEOGRAPHICAL VIEWPOINT, 37 :19-24 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'The spatial variation in degree days derived from locational attributes for the 1961 to 1990 period'
Fealy, R;Fealy, RM (2008) 'The spatial variation in degree days derived from locational attributes for the 1961 to 1990 period'. Irish Journal Of Agricultural And Food Research, 47 :1-11 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Statistical downscaling of temperature, radiation and potential evapotranspiration to produce a multiple GCM ensemble mean for a selection of sites in Ireland'
Fealy R.;Sweeney J. (2008) 'Statistical downscaling of temperature, radiation and potential evapotranspiration to produce a multiple GCM ensemble mean for a selection of sites in Ireland'. Irish Geography, 41 (1):1-27 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Identification of frequency changes in synoptic circulation types and consequences for glacier mass balance in Norway'
Fealy, R;Sweeney, J (2007) 'Identification of frequency changes in synoptic circulation types and consequences for glacier mass balance in Norway'. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, 61 :76-91 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Statistical downscaling of precipitation for a selection of sites in Ireland employing a generalised linear modelling approach'
Fealy, R;Sweeney, J (2007) 'Statistical downscaling of precipitation for a selection of sites in Ireland employing a generalised linear modelling approach'. International Journal of Climatology, 27 :2083-2094 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Assessing the impact of climate change on water supply and flood hazard in Ireland using statistical downscaling and hydrological modelling techniques'
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] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'The reliability of an 'off-the-shelf' conceptual rainfall runoff model for use in climate impact assessment: Uncertainty quantification using Latin hypercube sampling'
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] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Detection of a possible change point in atmospheric variability in the North Atlantic and its effect on Scandinavian glacier mass balance'
Fealy, R;Sweeney, J (2005) 'Detection of a possible change point in atmospheric variability in the North Atlantic and its effect on Scandinavian glacier mass balance'. International Journal of Climatology, 25 :1819-1833 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Possible change in Irish climate and its impact on barley and potato yields'
Holden, NM;Brereton, AJ;Fealy, R;Sweeney, J (2003) 'Possible change in Irish climate and its impact on barley and potato yields'. AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY, 116 :181-196 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'A preliminary investigation of future climate scenarios for Ireland'
Sweeney, J and Fealy, R. (2002) 'A preliminary investigation of future climate scenarios for Ireland'. BIOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT, 102b :121-128 [IR Link] [Details]
2001 'Climate change and water resources in Ireland : initial investigation using downscaled GCMS and hydrological modelling techniques'
R. Charlton, Moore, S., Sweeney, J. and Fealy, R. (2001) 'Climate change and water resources in Ireland : initial investigation using downscaled GCMS and hydrological modelling techniques'. Cuadernos de Investigacion Geografica, 27 :125-135 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2018 Regional Climate Model Simulations for Ireland for the 21st Century.
Fealy, R. and Bruyere, C. and Duffy, C. (2018) Regional Climate Model Simulations for Ireland for the 21st Century. Environmental Protection Agency, Co. Wexford, Co. Wexford. [Details]
2015 ADAPT: Quantifying the costs and benefits associated with climate change risks and adaptation.
Bullock, C., Fealy, R., Clinch, J.P. and O’Shea, R. (2015) ADAPT: Quantifying the costs and benefits associated with climate change risks and adaptation. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle. [Details]
2014 RESCALE: Review and simulate climate and catchment responses at Burrishoole, Technical Report.
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, Oranmore. [Details]
2010 RESCALE: Review and simulate climate and catchment responses at Burrishoole, Final Summary Report.
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, Oranmore. [Details]
2010 An assessment of uncertainties in climate modelling at the regional scale: The development of probabilistic based climate scenarios for Ireland.
Fealy, R. (2010) An assessment of uncertainties in climate modelling at the regional scale: The development of probabilistic based climate scenarios for Ireland. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle. [Details]
2009 A Review of Global Climate Projections and Likely Scenarios for Ireland over the Present Century.
Fealy, R. (with contributions from Bates, R.) (2009) A Review of Global Climate Projections and Likely Scenarios for Ireland over the Present Century. The Heritage Council of Ireland Series, Dublin. [Details]
2009 The Likely Physical Impacts of Future Climate Change on Inland Waterways and the Coastal Environment in Ireland.
Fealy, R. and Murphy, C. (2009) The Likely Physical Impacts of Future Climate Change on Inland Waterways and the Coastal Environment in Ireland. The Heritage Council of Ireland Series, Dublin. [Details]
2009 Climate change: Meeting the challenge of adaptation.
Murphy, C. and Fealy, R. (2009) Climate change: Meeting the challenge of adaptation. The Irish Academy of Engineering, Dublin. [Details]
2008 Climate scenarios for Ireland.
Fealy, R. and Sweeney, J. (2008) Climate scenarios for Ireland. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. [IR Link] [Details]
2008 Global and Irish trends in climate.
Sweeney, J and Fealy, R. (2008) Global and Irish trends in climate. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. [Details]
2008 Changing Shades of Green: The environmental and cultural impacts of climate change in Ireland.
Sweeney, K, Fealy, R., McElwain, L., Siggins, L., Sweeney, J. and Trinies, V. (2008) Changing Shades of Green: The environmental and cultural impacts of climate change in Ireland. The Irish American Climate Project & Rockefeller Family Fund, USA. [Details]
2008 The Science of Climate Change. Occasional Paper 3.
Fealy, R., Bates, R., McElwain, L., Sweeney, J. and Murphy, C. (2008) The Science of Climate Change. Occasional Paper 3. IIEA, Dublin. [IR Link] [Details]
2003 Establishing reference climate scenarios for Ireland.
Sweeney, J and Fealy, R. (2003) Establishing reference climate scenarios for Ireland. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. [Details]
2003 The impacts of climate change on sea level and the Irish coast.
Fealy, R. (2003) The impacts of climate change on sea level and the Irish coast. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. [Details]
2001 Uncertainties related to Marine Ecosystem Processes.
Belokurov, A., Fealy, R., Hickler, T., Osuch, M., Vidyakina, S. (2001) Uncertainties related to Marine Ecosystem Processes. Institute for Geophysics, University of Munster, Germany. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2010 'Effects of climate change on agriculture'
Holden, N.M., Fealy, R. and Sweeney, J. (2010) 'Effects of climate change on agriculture' In: Guide to Agricultural Meteorological Practices (GAMP). Geneva: World Meteorological Organisation-Commission for Agricultural Meteorology. [Details]
2004 'Climate change and Irish agriculture'
Holden, N.M., Sweeney, J., Brereton, A.J. and Fealy, R. (2004) 'Climate change and Irish agriculture' In: Climate, Weather and Irish Agriculture. Dublin: Joint Working Group on Agricultural Meteorology,Met Éireann. [Details]
2002 'Climate Change and Water Resources in Ireland: Initial Investigations using downscaled GCMs and hydrological modelling techniques'
Charlton, R., Moore, S. Sweeney, J and Fealy, R. (2002) 'Climate Change and Water Resources in Ireland: Initial Investigations using downscaled GCMs and hydrological modelling techniques' In: Environmental Change and Water Sustainability. Zaragoza, Spain: Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Future Climate Scenarios for Ireland using High Resolution Statistical Downscaling Techniques'
Sweeney, J and Fealy, R. (2002) 'Future Climate Scenarios for Ireland using High Resolution Statistical Downscaling Techniques' In: Achievement and Challenge: Rio+10 and Ireland. Dublin: Environmental Institute, University College Dublin. [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2015 Modelling the impact of future development pathways in a mid-latitude city on the urban energy balance
Alexander, P.J., Mills, G. and Fealy, R. (2015) Modelling the impact of future development pathways in a mid-latitude city on the urban energy balance ICUC9-9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment [Details]
2015 Spatial validation of an urban energy balance model using multi-temporal remotely sensed surface temperature
Alexander P.;Fealy R.;Mills G. (2015) Spatial validation of an urban energy balance model using multi-temporal remotely sensed surface temperature 2015 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, JURSE 2015 [DOI] [Details]
2013 The use of climate models in guiding the decision making process: Implications for hydrological impact modelling
Fealy, R. (2013) The use of climate models in guiding the decision making process: Implications for hydrological impact modelling Irish National Hydrology Conference [Details]
2011 Modelling the impacts of climate change on future rates of soil erosion: addressing key limitations
Mullan, D.J., Favis-Mortlock, D.T. and Fealy, R. (2011) Modelling the impacts of climate change on future rates of soil erosion: addressing key limitations International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution , pp.18-21 [DOI] [Details]
2011 Observations of the wind resource across the Dublin urban area
Sunderland, K., Conlon, M., Mills, G. and Fealy, R. (2011) Observations of the wind resource across the Dublin urban area Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), Proceedings of 2011 46th International Germany, , pp.1-6 [Details]
2009 Analysis of surface air temperatures over Ireland from re-analysis data and observational data
Mooney, P. A., Mulligan, F. J. and R. Fealy (2009) Analysis of surface air temperatures over Ireland from re-analysis data and observational data 2nd International Lund Regional-scale Climate Modelling (RCM) Workshop: 21st Century Challenges in Regional-scale Climate Modelling , pp.171-172 [Details]
2007 Impact of Climate Change on Irish Agriculture
Sweeney, J. and Fealy, R. (2007) Impact of Climate Change on Irish Agriculture Proceedings of the Agricultural Research Forum , 12-MAR-07 , pp.145-150 [Details]
2007 Climate Change: What does it mean for Ireland?
Fealy, R (2007) Climate Change: What does it mean for Ireland? Irish Council for Bioethics , pp.7-20 [Details]
2006 Downscaling global climate models for Ireland: Providing future climate scenarios
Sweeney, J. and Fealy, R. (2006) Downscaling global climate models for Ireland: Providing future climate scenarios National Hydrology Seminar [Details]
2005 Changing precipitation scenarios: Preliminary implications for groundwater flow systems and planning
Murphy, C., Fealy, R., Charlton, R. and Sweeney, J. (2005) Changing precipitation scenarios: Preliminary implications for groundwater flow systems and planning 25th Anniversary Conference on Groundwater in Ireland [Details]
2004 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
Murphy, C., Fealy, R., Charlton, R. and Sweeney, J. (2004) 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 National Hydrology Seminar [Details]
2003 Climate scenarios for mid-century and some preliminary perspectives on engineering implications
Charlton, R., Sweeney, J., Fealy, R., Murphy, C. and Moore, S. (2003) Climate scenarios for mid-century and some preliminary perspectives on engineering implications National Hydrology Seminar [Details]
2002 Climate change and water resources in Ireland: predictions made at a high spatial resolution using downscaled GCM data and hydrological modelling technique
Charlton, R., Moore, S., Fealy, R. and Sweeney, J. (2002) Climate change and water resources in Ireland: predictions made at a high spatial resolution using downscaled GCM data and hydrological modelling technique British Hydrological Society Eighth National Symposium Birmingham, [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 European Geosciences Union (EGU) Annual Meeting.
Murphy, C., Wilby, R.L., Matthews, T., Thorne, P., Broderick, C., Fealy, R., Hall, J., Harrigan, S., Jones, P., McCarthy, G., Macdonald, N., Noone, S., Ryan, C. (2019) European Geosciences Union (EGU) Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Wetter winters and drier summers in England and Wales precipitation explained by observational and sampling bias in early records, Vienna, Austria [Details]
2019 European Meteorological Society (EMS) Annual Meeting.
Murphy, C., Wilby, R.L., Matthews, T., Thorne, P., Broderick, C., Fealy, R., Hall, J., Harrigan, S., Jones, P., McCarthy, G., Macdonald, N., Noone, S., Ryan, C. (2019) European Meteorological Society (EMS) Annual Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Wetter winters and drier summers in England and Wales precipitation explained by observational and sampling bias in early records, Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
2019 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA).
Murphy, C., Wilby, R.L., Matthews, T., Thorne, P., Broderick, C., Fealy, R., Hall, J., Harrigan, S., Jones, P., McCarthy, G., Macdonald, N., Noone, S., Ryan, C. (2019) 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA). [Oral Presentation], Wetter winters and drier summers in the UK explained by data errors and biases?, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2019 Conference of Irish Geographers.
Murphy, C., Wilby, R.L., Matthews, T., Thorne, P., Broderick, C., Fealy, R., Hall, J., Harrigan, S., Jones, P., McCarthy, G., Macdonald, N., Noone, S., Ryan, C. (2019) Conference of Irish Geographers. [Oral Presentation], Wetter winters and drier summers in the UK explained by data errors and biases?, Galway, Ireland [Details]
2019 Climate Data Homogenization and Analysis of Climate Variability, Trends and Extremes, European Geosciences Union (EGU).
Murphy, C., Wilby, R., Matthews, T., Thorne, P., Broderick, C., Fealy, R., Hall, J., Harrigan, S., Jones, P., McCarthy, G., Macdonald, N., Noone, S. and Ryan, C. (2019) Climate Data Homogenization and Analysis of Climate Variability, Trends and Extremes, European Geosciences Union (EGU). [Oral Presentation], Wetter winters and drier summers in the UK explained by data errors and biases, Vienna [Details]
2019 the 7th EUGEO Congress in conjunction with the 51st Conference of Irish Geographers.
Mills, G., Fealy, R., Burton, K. and Ningal, T. (2019) the 7th EUGEO Congress in conjunction with the 51st Conference of Irish Geographers. [Oral Presentation], Exploring the climate of cities using remotely sensed data: A Dublin case study, NUI Galway [Details]
2019 7th EUGEO Congress in conjunction with the 51st Conference of Irish Geographers.
Jiménez-Castañeda, A., Fealy, R., Green, S. and Mills, G. (2019) 7th EUGEO Congress in conjunction with the 51st Conference of Irish Geographers. [Oral Presentation], A meteorological weather radar open source processing chain, Galway [Details]
2019 All Ireland Smart Cities Forum, Sustainable Places, Connected Communities.
Fealy, R and Mills, G. (2019) All Ireland Smart Cities Forum, Sustainable Places, Connected Communities. [Oral Presentation], Mitigation for climate change: The need for 'climate-smart' cities, Dublin [Details]
2018 Conference of Irish Geographers.
Fealy, R. and Mills, G. (2018) Conference of Irish Geographers. [Oral Presentation], Deriving Lamb Weather Types suited to regional climate studies: A case study on the synoptic origins of precipitation over Ireland, Maynooth University [Details]
2017 Copernicus Infosession.
Fealy, R. (2017) Copernicus Infosession. [Oral Presentation], Climate Change Monitoring & Detection: User needs & Applications, Maynooth University [Details]
2017 EuroBlight workshop.
Cucak, M., Sparks, A.H., Fealy, R., Griffin, D., Lambkin, K. and Kildea, S. (2017) EuroBlight workshop. [Poster Presentation], Lowering thresholds of qualitative plant risk prediction algorithms: sensitivity versus specificity of Irish Rules for potato late blight development, Aarhus University [Details]
2017 EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology.
Cucak, M., Fealy, R. Griffin, D., Lambkin, K., Sparks, A.H. and Kildea, S. (2017) EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology. [Oral Presentation], Revision of Irish potato late blight forecasting model, Dublin [Details]
2016 Pest and Pathology Group, European Potato Research Society.
Cucak, M., Fealy, R., Griffin, D. and Kildea, S. (2016) Pest and Pathology Group, European Potato Research Society. [Poster Presentation], Can We Still Use 'Irish Rules' To Forecast Potato Late Blight Epidemics In Ireland?, Dundee, Scotland [Details]
2015 Alumni Geography Lecture Series.
Fealy, R. (2015) Alumni Geography Lecture Series. [Oral Presentation], Analysing the human fingerprint in the city, Dublin , 07-MAY-15 [Details]
2015 ICUC9-9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment.
Alexander, P.J., Mills, G. and Fealy, R. (2015) ICUC9-9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment. [Oral Presentation], Modelling the impact of future development pathways in a mid-latitude city on the urban energy balance, Dublin , 20-JUL-15 - 24-JUL-15 [Details]
2014 DCU Water Conference.
Fealy, R. (2014) DCU Water Conference. [Oral Presentation], Strategic planning for future water under climate change: Use of climate models in the decision making process, Dublin , 28-NOV-14 [Details]
2014 29th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition.
Sunderland, K., Conlon, M.F., Mills, G. and Fealy, R. (2014) 29th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. [Poster Presentation], Voltage Variation on a 4-wire Distribution Network With High Penetrations of Domestic Grid-Tied PV, Amsterdam , 22-SEP-14 - 26-SEP-14 [Details]
2013 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly.
Broderick C.; Fealy R.; Murphy C. (2013) European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly. [Oral Presentation], The application of a multimodel ensemble to quantify uncertainty and produce weighted probabilistic projections of hydrological change, Vienna, Austria, [Details]
2013 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly.
Broderick C.; Fealy R. (2013) European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly. [Poster Presentation], An analysis of the synoptic and climatological applicability of circulation type classifications for Ireland, Vienna, Austria [Details]
2013 IMPACT (Integrated management of forest pests addressing climate trends) Final Conference.
Pollard, C., Fealy, R. and Griffin, C. (2013) IMPACT (Integrated management of forest pests addressing climate trends) Final Conference. [Poster Presentation], A phenology model for Phratora vulgatissima – stage emergence for future climates, Dublin , 07-MAY-13 - 07-MAY-13 [Details]
2012 26th EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference.
Alexander, P.J., Fealy, R. and Mills, G (2012) 26th EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference. [Poster Presentation], Empirical and modelled relationships between remotely sensed data and the Urban Climate of Dublin, Sopot, poland , 03-SEP-12 - 07-SEP-12 [Details]
2011 Croucher Advanced Study Institute 2011-2012, Urban Climatology on Tropical and Sub-Tropical Regions.
Keogh, S., Fealy, R. and Mills, G. (2011) Croucher Advanced Study Institute 2011-2012, Urban Climatology on Tropical and Sub-Tropical Regions. [Poster Presentation], The energy balance of the urban surface: Two locations in Dublin, Honk Kong , 05-DEC-11 - 10-DEC-11 [Details]
2011 2nd NCAR/NCAS WRF Workshop.
Mulligan, F.J., Mooney, P.A. and Fealy, R. (2011) 2nd NCAR/NCAS WRF Workshop. [Poster Presentation], Regional climate simulations over Europe: Sensitivity of surface variables to microphysics, longwave radiation and land surface model, Edinburgh , 31-OCT-11 [Details]
2011 NORWRF 2011.
Mooney, P.A., Mulligan, F.J. and Fealy, R. (2011) NORWRF 2011. [Poster Presentation], Sensitivity of surface temperature and precipitation to a selection of parameterisation schemes, Begren , 05-SEP-11 - 09-SEP-11 [Details]
2010 12th Annual WRF Users’ Event.
Mooney, P.A., Mulligan, F.J. and Fealy, R. (2010) 12th Annual WRF Users’ Event. [Poster Presentation], Regional Climate Simulations over Europe: Sensitivity of surface variables to microphysics and longwave radiation, Boulder, Colorado , 20-JUN-10 - 24-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 A Climate for Change: Opportunities for Carbon-Efficient Farming.
Duffy, C., Fealy, R. and Fealy, R.M. (2010) A Climate for Change: Opportunities for Carbon-Efficient Farming. [Poster Presentation], Agricultural pests and diseases in Ireland: Implications due to climate change, Dublin , 24-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 EPA National Research Conference.
Broderick, C., Fealy, R. and Murphy, C., McCrann, K., Jennings, E., Erdil, R., Poole, R., O’Toole, C. and Whelan, K. (2010) EPA National Research Conference. [Poster Presentation], Review and Simulate Climate and Catchment Responses at Burrishoole,, Dublin , 23-JUN-10 [Details]
2010 A Climate for Change: Opportunities for Carbon-Efficient Farming.
Grealis, E., Fealy, R., O’Donoghue, C. and Fealy, R.M. (2010) A Climate for Change: Opportunities for Carbon-Efficient Farming. [Poster Presentation], Spatial Modelling of Irish Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Impact of Climate Change Adaptation and Policy Instruments on Local, Regional and National Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Dublin , 24-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10 [Details]
2009 2nd International Lund Regional-scale Climate Modelling (RCM) Workshop: 21st Century Challenges in Regional-scale Climate Modelling.
Mooney, P. A., Mulligan, F. J. and Fealy, R. (2009) 2nd International Lund Regional-scale Climate Modelling (RCM) Workshop: 21st Century Challenges in Regional-scale Climate Modelling. [Oral Presentation], Analysis of surface air temperatures over Ireland from re-analysis data and observational data, Sweden [Details]
2009 Environmental Researchers' Colloquium.
(2009) Environmental Researchers' Colloquium. [Oral Presentation], Uncertainty and decision-making: bridging the gap, Waterford Institute of Technology [Details]
2009 Royal Entomological Society.
(2009) Royal Entomological Society. [Poster Presentation], Constructing a temperature-based life-history model, Central Science Laboratory, Yorkshire, England [Details]
2008 Marine Climate Change Research Meeting.
(2008) Marine Climate Change Research Meeting. [Oral Presentation], Overview of Existing Research Capacity, Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway [Details]
2008 Environmental Protection Agency Fellowship & Schol.
Fealy, R (2008) Environmental Protection Agency Fellowship & Schol. [Oral Presentation], Coping with Uncertainties in Climate Modelling, Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 [Details]
2008 The International Society of Travel and Tourism.
Fealy, R. (2008) The International Society of Travel and Tourism. [Oral Presentation], Indicators and Impacts of Climate Change, Clontarf Castle, Dublin [Details]
2008 Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) Seminar.
(2008) Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Re-constructing Climate, Beggars Bush [Details]
2006 National Hydrology Seminar.
Sweeney, J. and Fealy, R. (2006) National Hydrology Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Downscaling global climate models for Ireland: Providing future climate scenarios, Tullamore [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
2014 Validation of soil moisture and surface fluxes in EURO-CORDEX simulations as part of land-atmosphere coupling analysis.
Knist, S., Goergen, K., Keune, J., Poorthuis, L., Colette, A., Cardoso, R.M., Fealy, R., Fernández, J., García-Díez, M., Katragkou, E., Mayer, S., Soares, P., Sobolowski, S., Vautard, R., Warrach-Sagi, K., Wulfmeyer, V., Simmer, C. (2014) Validation of soil moisture and surface fluxes in EURO-CORDEX simulations as part of land-atmosphere coupling analysis. Abstract [Details]
2013 An analysis of the synoptic and climatological applicability of circulation type classifications for Ireland.
Broderick, C. and Fealy, R. (2013) An analysis of the synoptic and climatological applicability of circulation type classifications for Ireland. Abstract [Details]
2013 The application of a multi-model ensemble to quantify uncertainty and produce weighted probabilistic projections of hydrological change.
Broderick, C., Fealy, R. and Murphy, C. (2013) The application of a multi-model ensemble to quantify uncertainty and produce weighted probabilistic projections of hydrological change. Abstract [Details]
2012 Developing next generation high resolution DEcadal and Long Term climate projections for IrelAnd (DELTA).
Mooney, P.A., Mulligan, F.J. and Fealy, R. (2012) Developing next generation high resolution DEcadal and Long Term climate projections for IrelAnd (DELTA). Abstract [Details]
2011 The energy budget of the urban surface: Two locations in Dublin.
Keogh, S., Mills, G. and Fealy, R. (2011) The energy budget of the urban surface: Two locations in Dublin. Abstract [Details]

Computer Program

  Year Publication
2019 phenModel.
Moral, R.A. and Fealy, R. (2019) phenModel. Computer Program [Details]

Policy Contribution

  Year Publication
2015 Cross cutting theme: Climate change, Background Paper in support of Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023.
Fealy, R. and Mills, G. (2015) Cross cutting theme: Climate change, Background Paper in support of Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023. Policy Contribution [Details]
2010 Contributions to climate change and energy policy sections Regional Planning Guidelines (2010-2022) for the Borders Region.
Fealy, R. (2010) Contributions to climate change and energy policy sections Regional Planning Guidelines (2010-2022) for the Borders Region. Policy Contribution [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
2006 The Isle of Man Climate Change Scoping Study: Technical Paper 3 Climate Indicators.
Fealy, R., Murphy, C., McElwain, L. and Sweeney, J. (2006) The Isle of Man Climate Change Scoping Study: Technical Paper 3 Climate Indicators. UK: Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]
2006 The Isle of Man Climate Change Scoping Study: Technical Paper 4 Future Climate Change Scenarios and Impacts.
Fealy, R., Murphy, C., McElwain, L. and Sweeney, J. (2006) The Isle of Man Climate Change Scoping Study: Technical Paper 4 Future Climate Change Scenarios and Impacts. Technical Publication [IR Link] [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
2010 Recent Irish weather extremes and climate change, 9th Scientific Statement.
McGrath, R., Fealy, R. and Sheridan, T. (2010) Recent Irish weather extremes and climate change, 9th Scientific Statement. Working Paper [Details]
2004 Climate and sea level change, 3rd Scientific Statement.
Fealy, R. and Sweeney, J. (2004) Climate and sea level change, 3rd Scientific Statement. Working Paper [Details]
2008 Climate Change in Northern Ireland.
Fealy, R. (2008) Climate Change in Northern Ireland. Working Paper [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2007 Agriculture in a Changing Climate.
Margaret Irish/Rowan Fealy (2007) Agriculture in a Changing Climate. Conference Hosted [Details]
2004 IPCC Uncertainty and Risk.
Rowan Fealy (2004) IPCC Uncertainty and Risk. Conference Hosted [Details]
2002 Climate Change in Ireland: New Perspectives on Scenarios and Impacts.
Rowan Fealy (2002) Climate Change in Ireland: New Perspectives on Scenarios and Impacts. Conference Hosted [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 Fulbright Scholar award in Science and Technology

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Science of Climate Change Working Group, Institute of European Affairs (IEA) Chair 21-JUN-08 / 21-DEC-08

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee - Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Committee member 2014 / 2018
Future Earth Ireland- Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Committee member 2015 / 2018
Irish Committee on Climate Change - Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Committee member 2004 / 2014

Outreach Activities

  Description

Presentations to Senate and Congress staff in Washington D.C.

Background Paper entitled “Cross cutting theme: Climate Change” in support of the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 (with G. Mills, UCD)

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2021 Azucena Jimenez Castaneda Maynooth University PhD in Geography Deriving high resolution, on-farm, rainfall estimates from terrestrial and satellite radar data: An application for use in real time nutrient management
2021 Kazeem Abiodun Ishola Maynooth University PhD in Geography Using a surface energy balance approach to characterise agro-environmental zones in Ireland in support of on-farm decision making
2020 Mladen Cucak Maynooth University PhD in Geography Optimisation of Potato Late Blight control strategies in Ireland
2018 Padraig Flattery Maynooth University PhD in Geography Determining the impacts of weather volatility, climate and climate change on Irish Agricultural emissions of soil C and N: A temporal and spatial analysis
2016 Alexander, Paul Maynooth University PhD Essays on Urban Climate Model Evaluation and Application
2015 Duffy, Catriona Maynooth University PhD Modelling the effects of climate change on the incidence of pests and diseases: a spatial analysis of the potential impacts on Irish agricultural productivity
2015 Keogh, Stephanie Maynooth University PhD An Assessment of Radiative, Energy and Carbon Dioxide Fluxes over Three Urban Locations in Dublin
2015 Pollard, Ciaran Maynooth University PhD A Temperature-Dependent Development Model for Willow Beetle Species (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Ireland: Simulation of Phenology/Voltinism in Response to Climate Change
2014 Grealis, Eoin Maynooth University PhD A dynamic spatial microsimulation model for Irish agricultural emissions
2012 Broderick, Ciaran Maynooth University PhD Climate Change and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): Changes in Flow and Freshwater Habitat in the Burrishoole Catchment
2012 Mullen, Donal Queeens University Belfast PhD Modelling the impacts of climate change on future rates of soil erosion in Northern Ireland
2011 Foley, Aideen Maynooth University PhD Quantifying Sources of Uncertainty in Regional Climate Model Scenarios for Ireland

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
National Centre for Atmospheric Research U.S.A.