Dr Ian Strangeways

The River Thames at Wallingford

 

Biography


  • Head of Applied Physics at the Institute of Hydrology (now the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology) for 25 years


  • Now Director of TerraData, a consultancy in environmental monitoring.


  • All of this work concerns the development and use of instruments for measuring the weather, rivers and climate, including many overseas projects, some illustrated below.


  • Written three books and many articles and papers on these topics, listed below.


  • Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS).


  • Awarded the Gordon Manley Weather Prize in 2005 for ‘Outstanding contributions to the RMetS journal Weather’


  • Awarded the Vaisala Award in 2012 ‘In recognition of work in the field of observation and instrumentation in meteorology’.


  • On the committee of the RMetS Special Interest Group on Meteorological Observing Systems


  • Member of the RMetS Climate Science Communication Group.


  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Designs for instrumentation on Mars and Venus (see publication list below).

 

                                                          Rivers in Papua New Guinea


Publications

 

Books

Cambridge University Press


Measuring Global Temperatures: Their Analysis and Interpretation

www.cambridge.org/9780521898485


Measuring the Natural Environment (2nd Edition)

http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/earth-and-environmental-science/environmental-science/measuring-natural-environment-2nd-edition?format=PB


Precipitation: Theory, Measurement and Distribution

www.cambridge.org/9780521851176

 

                                                  Wind on the Cairngorm plateau


 

Papers

1960s

1965.         A low priced automatic hydrometeorological station.

Strangeways, I. C. and McCulloch, J. S. G.

Bul. IAHS, Xe Annee No 4. 57-62.     


1966.         Automatic weather stations for hydrology.

McCulloch, J. S. G. and Strangeways I. C.

Proc. WMO Tech. Conf. - Automatic Weather Stations, Geneva. 262-264.


1967.         Instrumentation in hydrology.

McCulloch, J. S. G. and Strangeways, I. C.

Proc. Intl. Con. - Water for peace, Washington.

 

                                   Visiting a river instrument site in the Papua New Guinea rainforest


 

Papers

1970s


1970.         The reliability of unattended electronic systems for hydrological data collection.

Strangeways, I. C.

Proc. IAHS Symp. - Results of research on representative experimental basins, Wellington. 438-446.


1972.         Automatic weather stations for network operation.

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 27, No 10. 403-408.


1973.         Long-distance telemetry of data for flood forecasting.

Strangeways, I. C. and Lisoni, L.

UNESCO, Nature and Resources, IX, No 4. 18-21.


1973.         Field performance of the Institute of Hydrology automatic weather station.

Leese, M. N, Strangeways, I. C, and Templeman, R. F.

Institute of Hydrology report No 21.


1973.         Instrumentation for the assessment of water resources.

Strangeways, I. C.

Proc. IEE Col. - Measurement and control of the environment, Liverpool. 6/1 - 6/7.


1974.         Logging river level on magnetic tape.

Strangeways, I. C. and Templeman, R. F.

Water and Water Engineering, 178, No 936. 57-60.


1975.         Telemetering river level from a large, remote, tropical area.

Strangeways, I. C.

Proc. WMO Intl. Seminar - Modern developments in hydrology, Padua. II, WMO No 427. 305-310.


1976.         The long-term performance of a network of automatic weather stations and the factors affecting this.

Strangeways, I. C.

Proc. COST Tech. Conf. - Automatic Weather Stations, Reading University. 24-45.


1977.         Cairngorm summit automatic weather station.

Curran, Peckham, Smith, Thom, McCulloch and Strangeways.

Weather, 32 No 2. 61-63.


1977.         Meteorological measurements under conditions of icing: some attempts to solve the problem.

Strangeways, I. C. and Curran, J. C.

Proc. WMO Tech. Conf. on Instruments and methods of observation (TECIMO), Hamburg. WMO No 480. 7-12.

 

   British 5 inch raingauge in Northumbria


 

Papers

1980s

1980.         A simple instrument system.

Strangeways, I. C, Turner, M and Insell, W S.

WMO Bulletin, XXIX, No 1. 16-19.


1980.         Climatic measurements in the Scottish Highlands.

Strangeways, I. C.

Proc. IAHS Intl. Symp. - Hydrological forecasting, Oxford. Publ. No 129. 91-94.


1981.         Hydrological data collection and processing.

Strangeways, I. C. and Templeman, R F.

Proc. British computer Soc. Intl. Symp. - Computing for national development, London. 159-165.


1981.         Instruments for mountainous areas.

Strangeways, I. C.

Nordic Hydrology, 12, Upsala, 289-296.


1982.         Standards for weather measure.

Strangeways, I. C.

Nature, 298, pp XV.


1983.         Interfacing soil moisture gypsum blocks with a modern data logging system using a simple, low-cost, DC method.

Strangeways, I. C.

Soil Science, 136, No 5. 322-324.


1984.         Low cost hydrological data collection.

Strangeways, I C.                        

Proc. IAHS Symp. - Challenges in African hydrology and water resources, Harare. Publ. No 144. 229-233.


1984.         The development of an automatic weather station for cold regions.

Strangeways, I. C.

Proc. Western Snow Conf. Sun Valley. 12-23.


1985.         Automatic weather stations.

Strangeways, I. C.

Facets of HydrologyII, 25-68. Editor J C Rodda, Publ. John Wiley.


1985.         Development and use of automatic weather stations.

Strangeways, I. C. and Smith, S. W.

Weather, 40, No 9. 277-285.


1985.         A cold regions automatic weather station.

Strangeways, I. C.

Journal of Hydrology, 79. 323-332.


1985.         Automatic weather station and river level measurements telemetered by data collection platform via Meteosat.

Strangeways, I C.

Proc. Intl. Workshop - Hydrologic applications of space technology, Cocoa Beach. 385-393.


1985.         The telemetry of hydrological data in rural and urban areas.

Strangeways, I. C.

Proc. Intl. Symp. - Water resources management in metropolitan areas, Sao Paulo. 194-204.


1986.         The development of an automatic weather station for arctic regions.

Strangeways, I. C.

PhD thesis, University of Reading.


1989.         A cold regions automatic weather station.

Strangeways, I. C. and Wyatt, R. G.

Proc. Forth WMO Tech. Conf. - Instruments and methods of observation (TECIMO-IV), Brussels. WMO/TD No 303. 389-394.

 

Visiting a recording raingauge in the Oman mountains


 

Papers

1990s

1990.         The telemetry of hydrological data by satellite.

Strangeways, I. C.

Institute of Hydrology report No 112.


1991.         Gaps in the climate map.

Strangeways, I. C.

New Scientist, No 1796, 23 Nov 1991. 46-47, 42-43.


1993.         Field evaluation of two aerodynamic raingauges.

Hughes, C, Strangeways, I. C. and Roberts, A. M.

Weather, 48, No 3. 66-71.


1994.         Satellite transmission of water resources data.

Strangeways, I. C.

Report of a WMO Regional Workshop - Advances in Water Quality Monitoring, Vienna, March 1994.  WMO/TD - No 612


1995.         Merging meteorological, hydrological and environmental data.

Strangeways, I. C.

World Meteorological Organisation Bulletin 44 (1), January 1995, 56-60.


1995.         Back to Basics: The met. enclosure: Part 1 - Its background

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 50, No 6, 182-188


1996.         Back to Basics: The met. enclosure: Part 2a - Raingauges

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 51, No 8, 274-279


1996.         Back to Basics: The met. enclosure: Part 2b - Raingauges, their errors

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 51, No 9, 298-303


1997.         Ground and remotely sensed measurements.

Strangeways, I. C.

Applied Climatology. 13-21. Editors Russell D. Thompson and Allen Perry. Publ. Routledge.


1998.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 3 - Radiation

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 53, No 2 43-49.


1999.         Transmission of hydrometric data by satellite.

Strangeways, I. C.

Hydrometry: Principles and Practice - 2nd Edition. 245-264. Editor Reginald Herschy. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ISBN 0 471 97350 5


1999.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 4 - Temperature

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 54, No 9, 262-269


1999.         Viewpoint: Much better climate measurements are needed

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 54, No 6, 185-188

 

                                                            River level station on the Rio Aquidauana, Pantanal, Brazil


 
 

Papers

2000s

2000.         Measuring the Natural Environment

Strangeways, I. C.

Cambridge University Press ISBN 0 521 57310 6


2000.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 5 - Humidity

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 55, No 10, 346-352


2001.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 6 - Wind

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 56, No 5, 154-161


2001.         Past and future climate measurement.

Strangeways, I. C.

Proc. Intl. Conf. Detecting Environmental Change; Science and Society. University College London.17-20 July 2001. 35.


2001.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 7 - Evaporation

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 56, No 12, 419-427


2002.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 8(a) – Barometric pressure, mercury barometers

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 57, No 4, 132-139


2002.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 8(b) – Barometric pressure, aneroid barometers

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 57, No 6, 204-209


2003.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 9(a) – Automatic weather stations, Temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and wind

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 58, No 11, 428-434


2003.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 9(b) – Automatic weather stations, Radiation, evaporation, precipitation, ocean buoys and cold regions

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 58, No 12, 466-471


2003.         Measuring the Natural Environment (Second edition)

Strangeways, I. C.

Cambridge University Press ISBN 0 521 82205 X hardback. 0 521 52952 2 paperback.


2004.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 10 – Data loggers

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 59, pp 185-189


2004.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 11 – Telemetry by telephone and ground-based radio

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 59, pp 279-281


2004.         Improving precipitation measurement

Strangeways, I. C.

International Journal of Climatology, 24, pp1443-1460


                   2004. Received the Gordon Manley Weather Prize from the Royal Meteorological Society for articles written for the Society’s magazine Weather.


2005.         Back to Basics: The met. Enclosure: Part 12 – Telemetry by satellite.

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 60, pp 45-49


2007.         Precipitation – Theory, Measurement and Distribution

Strangeways, I. C.

Cambridge University Press ISBN 13 978-0-521-85117-6 hardback.


2008.         Pen portrait: W.E. Knowles Middleton.

Overton, .K. and Strangeways, I.C.

Weather, 63, pp 164-166


2009.         Using Google Earth to evaluate GCOS weather station sites

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 64, pp 4-8

 

                                     Thermometer screen aboard the Research Ship Bransfield in the South Atlantic


Papers

2010s


2010.         A history of raingauges

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 65, pp 133-138


2010.         Measuring Global Temperatures: Their Analysis and Interpretation.

Strangeways, I. C.

Cambridge University Press ISBN 978-0-521-89848-5 hardback


2010.         Weather Monitoring and global Cooling

Strangeways, I. C.

AWE International, Bay Publishing, Weymouth


2011.         The greenhouse effect: a closer look

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 66, pp 44-48


2012.         Uncertainties in Climate Science

Strangeways, I. C.

AWE International, Bay Publishing, Weymouth


                   2013. Received the Vaisala Award from the Royal Meteorological Society for a lifetime contribution to meteorological measurement systems


2013.         Automatic weather stations for Mars

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 69, pp 8-13


2014.         Measuring the weather on Mars and Venus

Strangeways, I. C. and Wilson, C

AWE International December 2014/January 2015, Issue 40, pp 44-49. Bay Publishing, Weymouth


2015          A Global Climate Reference Network

Strangeways, I. C.

Weather, 70, pp 124-129

 

                                                             Sea level recorder at British Antarctic Survey base

 

             Old British Antarctic base on Winter Island near to the above level recorder. Flag hoisted on the right


                            Experimental AWS for cold regions on test at the British  Antarctic Survey base at Faraday


                        An early automatic weather station (AWS) developed at the Institute of Hydrology, 1966.


 

              Teaching students how to install and operate instruments at the University of Bogor, Java, Indonesia

 

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