Fiona Johnson

Scientia Fellow (Level D)

A/Prof Fiona Johnson is an academic at University of New South Wales based in the Water Research Centre, in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has over 18 years' experience in hydrology working as a consultant, for government and in academia. Associate Professor Johnson’s areas of research and teaching focus on statistical hydrology, particularly with respect to flooding and extreme events and the use of global climate models for climate change assessments of water resources systems. She has a particular interest in solutions to climate and hydrological challenges faced by communities in the Global South and is currently undertaking research projects in Tanzania, Nepal, the Pacific and Australia.

A/Prof Johnson was a PhD candidate between 2006–10. Immediately after her PhD submission in March 2010, she took up a position at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology as a hydrologist on the Intensity Frequency Duration Revision Project. This project developed revised design rainfalls for Australia, using extended rainfall records and improved statistical methods. A/Prof Johnson played an integral role in the project by applying statistical methods to estimate design rainfalls and provided substantial input into the impact of anthropogenic climate change on extreme rainfalls, contributing to the chapter on this work in the industry guidelines ‘Australian Rainfall and Runoff’.

A/Prof Johnson took up a full-time, ongoing Lecturer appointment in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW, in September 2012 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in July 2015 and Associate Professor in January 2020.

A/Prof Johnson was appointed as prestigious UNSW Scientia A/Prof for 2019 – 2023. The UNSW Scientia program is one of the cornerstones of UNSW’s 2025 Strategy. Its aim is to attract and retain the best and brightest people, with outstanding research track records. A primary goal of the program is to enhance UNSW research performance by attracting and retaining exceptional researchers at the highest level relative to career stage and supporting them with a unique development and collaboration package and career pathway commitment.

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Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2021, 'Variable transformations in the spectral domain – Implications for hydrologic forecasting', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 603, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126816
2021
Jiang Z; Rashid MM; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2021, 'A wavelet-based tool to modulate variance in predictors: An application to predicting drought anomalies', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 135, pp. 104907 - 104907, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104907
2021
Guo D; Thomas J; Lazaro AB; Matwewe F; Johnson F, 2021, 'Modelling the influence of short-term climate variability on drinking water quality in tropical developing countries: A case study in Tanzania', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142932
2021
Stephens CM; Lall U; Johnson FM; Marshall LA, 2021, 'Landscape changes and their hydrologic effects: Interactions and feedbacks across scales', Earth-Science Reviews, vol. 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103466
2021
Johnson F; Higgins P; Stephens C, 2021, 'Climate change and hydrological risk in the Pacific: a Humanitarian Engineering perspective', JOURNAL OF WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE, vol. 12, pp. 647 - 678, http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2021.277
2021
Liu S; Johnson F; Tamburic B; Crosbie ND; Glamore W, 2021, 'The Effectiveness of Global Constructed Shallow Waterbody Design Guidelines to Limit Harmful Algal Blooms', Water Resources Research, vol. 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2020WR028918
2021
Afroz R; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2021, 'The residual mass severity index – A new method to characterize sustained hydroclimatic extremes', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 602, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126724
2021
Pham HT; Marshall L; Johnson F, 2021, 'Daily time series of river water levels derived from a seasonal linear model using multisource satellite products under uncertainty', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 602, pp. 126783 - 126783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126783
2021
Stephens CM; Marshall LA; Johnson FM; Lin L; Band LE; Ajami H, 2020, 'Is Past Variability a Suitable Proxy for Future Change? A Virtual Catchment Experiment', Water Resources Research, vol. 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019WR026275
2020
Bulovic N; McIntyre N; Johnson F, 2020, 'Evaluation of imerg v05b 30-min rainfall estimates over the high-elevation tropical andes mountains', Journal of Hydrometeorology, vol. 21, pp. 2875 - 2892, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-20-0114.1
2020
Rashid MM; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2020, 'Multi-model drought predictions using temporally aggregated climate indicators', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 581, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124419
2020
Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2020, 'Refining Predictor Spectral Representation Using Wavelet Theory for Improved Natural System Modeling', Water Resources Research, vol. 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019WR026962
2020
Chen S; Johnson F; Drummond C; Glamore W, 2020, 'A new method to improve the accuracy of remotely sensed data for wetland water balance estimates', Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2020.100689
2020
Bui A; Johnson F; Wasko C, 2019, 'The relationship of atmospheric air temperature and dew point temperature to extreme rainfall', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab2a26
2019
Eghdamirad S; Johnson F; Sharma A; Kim JH, 2019, 'The influence of dependence in characterizing multi-variable uncertainty for climate change impact assessments', Hydrological Sciences Journal, vol. 64, pp. 731 - 738, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2019.1602777
2019
Pham HT; Kim S; Marshall L; Johnson F, 2019, 'Using 3D robust smoothing to fill land surface temperature gaps at the continental scale', International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, vol. 82, pp. 101879 - 101879, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2019.05.012
2019
Jiang Z; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2019, 'Assessing the sensitivity of hydro-climatological change detection methods to model uncertainty and bias', Advances in Water Resources, vol. 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2019.103430
2019
Guo D; Thomas J; Lazaro A; Mahundo C; Lwetoijera D; Mrimi E; Matwewe F; Johnson F, 2019, 'Understanding the impacts of short‐term climate variability on drinking water source quality: Observations from three distinct climatic regions in Tanzania', GeoHealth, vol. 3, pp. 84 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018GH000180
2019
Stephens CM; Marshall LA; Johnson FM, 2019, 'Investigating strategies to improve hydrologic model performance in a changing climate', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 579, pp. 124219 - 124219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124219
2019
Stephens CM; McVicar TR; Johnson FM; Marshall LA, 2018, 'Revisiting Pan Evaporation Trends in Australia a Decade on', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 45, pp. 11 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018GL079332
2018
Li J; Sharma A; Evans J; Johnson F, 2018, 'Addressing the mischaracterization of extreme rainfall in regional climate model simulations – A synoptic pattern based bias correction approach', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 556, pp. 901 - 912, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.04.070
2018
Guo D; Johnson F; Marshall L, 2018, 'Assessing the Potential Robustness of Conceptual Rainfall-Runoff Models Under a Changing Climate', Water Resources Research, vol. 54, pp. 5030 - 5049, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018WR022636
2018
Kim S; Paik K; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2018, 'Building a Flood-Warning Framework for Ungauged Locations Using Low Resolution, Open-Access Remotely Sensed Surface Soil Moisture, Precipitation, Soil, and Topographic Information', IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 11, pp. 375 - 387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2790409
2018
Pham HT; Marshall L; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2018, 'Deriving daily water levels from satellite altimetry and land surface temperature for sparsely gauged catchments: A case study for the Mekong River', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 212, pp. 31 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.034
2018
Stephens CM; Johnson FM; Marshall LA, 2018, 'Implications of future climate change for event-based hydrologic models', Advances in Water Resources, vol. 119, pp. 95 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.07.004
2018
Rashid MM; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2018, 'Identifying Sustained Drought Anomalies in Hydrological Records: A Wavelet Approach', Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, vol. 123, pp. 7416 - 7432, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018JD028455
2018
Mehrotra R; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2018, 'A software toolkit for correcting systematic biases in climate model simulations', Environmental Modelling and Software, vol. 104, pp. 130 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.02.010
2018
Pham HT; Marshall L; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2018, 'A method for combining SRTM DEM and ASTER GDEM2 to improve topography estimation in regions without reference data', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 210, pp. 229 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.026
2018
Li J; Wasko C; Johnson F; Evans JP; Sharma A, 2018, 'Can Regional Climate Modeling Capture the Observed Changes in Spatial Organization of Extreme Storms at Higher Temperatures?', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 45, pp. 4475 - 4484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077716
2018
Nahar J; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2018, 'Addressing Spatial Dependence Bias in Climate Model Simulations—An Independent Component Analysis Approach', Water Resources Research, vol. 54, pp. 827 - 841, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017WR021293
2018
Johnson F; Green J, 2018, 'A comprehensive continent-wide regionalisation investigation for daily design rainfall', Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, vol. 16, pp. 67 - 79, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2018.03.001
2018
Li J; Johnson F; Evans J; Sharma A, 2017, 'A comparison of methods to estimate future sub-daily design rainfall', Advances in Water Resources, vol. 110, pp. 215 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.10.020
2017
Eghdamirad S; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2017, 'How reliable are GCM simulations for different atmospheric variables?', Climatic Change, vol. 145, pp. 237 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-2086-x
2017
Nahar J; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2017, 'A rank-based approach for correcting systematic biases in spatial disaggregation of coarse-scale climate simulations', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 550, pp. 716 - 725, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.05.045
2017
Eghdamirad S; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2017, 'Using second-order approximation to incorporate GCM uncertainty in climate change impact assessments', Climatic Change, vol. 142, pp. 37 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-017-1944-x
2017
Nahar J; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2017, 'Assessing the extent of non-stationary biases in GCMs', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 549, pp. 148 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.03.045
2017
Kim S; Balakrishnan K; Liu Y; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2017, 'Spatial Disaggregation of Coarse Soil Moisture Data by Using High-Resolution Remotely Sensed Vegetation Products', IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 14, pp. 1604 - 1608, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LGRS.2017.2725945
2017
Li J; Evans J; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2017, 'A comparison of methods for estimating climate change impact on design rainfall using a high-resolution RCM', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 547, pp. 413 - 427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.02.019
2017
Parinussa RM; Lakshmi V; Johnson F; Sharma A, 2016, 'Comparing and combining remotely sensed land surface temperature products for improved hydrological applications', Remote Sensing, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs8020162
2016
Johnson F; Hutchinson MF; The C; Beesley C; Green J, 2016, 'Topographic relationships for design rainfalls over Australia', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 533, pp. 439 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.12.035
2016
Kiem AS; Johnson F; Westra S; van Dijk A; Evans JP; O’Donnell A; Rouillard A; Barr C; Tyler J; Thyer M; Jakob D; Woldemeskel F; Sivakumar B; Mehrotra R, 2016, 'Natural hazards in Australia: droughts', Climatic Change, vol. 139, pp. 37 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-016-1798-7
2016
Hasan MM; Sharma A; Mariethoz G; Johnson F; Seed A, 2016, 'Improving radar rainfall estimation by merging point rainfall measurements within a model combination framework', Advances in Water Resources, vol. 97, pp. 205 - 218, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.09.011
2016
Sarhadi A; Burn DH; Johnson F; Mehrotra R; Sharma A, 2016, 'Water resources climate change projections using supervised nonlinear and multivariate soft computing techniques', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 536, pp. 119 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.02.040
2016
Eghdamirad S; Johnson F; Woldemeskel F; Sharma A, 2016, 'Quantifying the sources of uncertainty in upper air climate variables', Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 121, pp. 3859 - 3874, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JD024341
2016
Johnson F; White CJ; van Dijk A; Ekstrom M; Evans JP; Jakob D; Kiem AS; Leonard M; Rouillard A; Westra S, 2016, 'Natural hazards in Australia: floods', Climatic Change, vol. 139, pp. 21 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-016-1689-y
2016
Parinussa RM; Lakshmi V; Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2016, 'A new framework for monitoring flood inundation using readily available satellite data', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 43, pp. 2599 - 2605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016GL068192
2016
Kim S; Parinussa RM; Liu YY; Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2016, 'Merging alternate remotely-sensed soil moisture retrievals using a non-static model combination approach', Remote Sensing, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs8060518
2016
Hasan MM; Sharma A; Johnson F; Mariethoz G; Seed A, 2016, 'Merging radar and in situ rainfall measurements: An assessment of different combination algorithms', Water Resources Research, vol. 52, pp. 8384 - 8398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015WR018441
2016
Wasko C; Sharma A; Johnson F, 2015, 'Does storm duration modulate the extreme precipitation-temperature scaling relationship?', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 42, pp. 8783 - 8790, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL066274
2015
Kim S; Liu YY; Johnson FM; Parinussa RM; Sharma A, 2015, 'A global comparison of alternate AMSR2 soil moisture products: Why do they differ?', Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 161, pp. 43 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2015.02.002
2015
Li J; Sharma A; Johnson F; Evans J, 2015, 'Evaluating the effect of climate change on areal reduction factors using regional climate model projections', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 528, pp. 419 - 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.06.067
2015
Haddad K; Johnson F; Rahman A; Green J; Kuczera G, 2015, 'Comparing three methods to form regions for design rainfall statistics: Two case studies in Australia', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 527, pp. 62 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.04.043
2015
Johnson F; Sharma A, 2015, 'What are the impacts of bias correction on future drought projections?', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 525, pp. 472 - 485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.04.002
2015
Kim S; Parinussa RM; Liu YY; Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2015, 'A framework for combining multiple soil moisture retrievals based on maximizing temporal correlation', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 42, pp. 6662 - 6670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL064981
2015
Westra S; Fowler HJ; Evans JP; Alexander LV; Berg P; Johnson F; Kendon EJ; Lenderink G; Roberts NM, 2014, 'Future changes to the intensity and frequency of short-duration extreme rainfall', Reviews of Geophysics, vol. 52, pp. 522 - 555, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014RG000464
2014
Hasan MM; Sharma A; Johnson F; Mariethoz G; Seed A, 2014, 'Correcting bias in radar Z-R relationships due to uncertainty in point rain gauge networks', Journal of Hydrology, vol. 519, pp. 1668 - 1676, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.060
2014
Rocheta E; Sugiyanto M; Johnson F; Evans J; Sharma A, 2013, 'How well do GCMs represent low-frequency rainfall variability?', Water Resources Research, vol. 50, pp. 2108 - 2123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2012WR013085
2013
Johnson F; Sharma A, 2012, 'A nesting model for bias correction of variability at multiple time scales in general circulation model precipitation simulations', Water Resources Research, vol. 48, pp. Article number: W01504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011WR010464
2012
Johnson FM; Westra S; Sharma A; Pitman AJ, 2011, 'An Assessment of GCM Skill in Simulating Persistence across Multiple Time Scales', Journal of Climate, vol. 24, pp. 3609 - 3623, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2011JCLI3732.1
2011
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2011, 'Accounting for interannual variability: A comparison of options for water resources climate change impact assessments', Water Resources Research, vol. 47, pp. Article no: W04508, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010WR009272
2011
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2010, 'A comparison of Australian open water body evaporation trends for current and future climates estimated from Class A evaporation pans and general circulation models', Journal of Hydrometeorology, vol. 11, pp. 105 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2009JHM1158.1
2010
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2009, 'Measurement of GCM skill in predicting variables relevant for hydroclimatological assessments', Journal of Climate, vol. 22, pp. 4373 - 4382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2009jcli2681.1
2009
Reports
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Higgins P; Andersen M; Holley C; Howey K; Johnson F; Kearnes M; Khan S; Leslie G; Molloy S, 2021, Monitoring the Monitor: A Temporal Synthesis of the McArthur River Mine Independent Monitor Reports, UNSW-GWI & Environment Centre NT, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.14256.69120, https://www.globalwaterinstitute.unsw.edu.au/sites/water/files/u982/GWI_ECNT_MRM_Report%20%281%29.pdf
2021
Conference Papers
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Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2020, 'Assessing future droughts in Australia - A nesting model to correct for long-term persistence in general circulation model precipitation simulations', in 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM 2009 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Proceedings, pp. 3935 - 3941
2020
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2020, 'GCM simulations of a future climate: How does the skill of GCM precipitation simulations compare to temperature simulations?', in 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM 2009 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Proceedings, pp. 2618 - 2624
2020
Ko J; Johnson F, 2018, 'Performance of urban On-Site Detention systems using ARR2016 design rainfall inputs', in 2018 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, HWRS 2018: Water and Communities, Melbourne, pp. 442 - 455, presented at HWRS 2018 – Water and Communities, Melbourne, 03 December 2018 - 06 December 2018, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=125349702470498;res=IELENG
2018
Chhetri N; Henderson M; Johnson F, 2018, 'Lessons in Biochar: Advancing research through service learning courses in Nepal', in IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, presented at IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, San Jose, 18 October 2018 - 21 October 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/GHTC.2018.8601906
2018
Johnson F; Foster S; Frankel C; Johnson S; Moore S; Stuetz R; Thomas J, 2017, 'Making a difference: creating opportunities for undergraduate students to contribute to humanitarian engineering projects', Manly, presented at 28th Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Manly, 10 December 2017 - 13 December 2017
2017
Johnson FM; White C; Van Dijk A; Ekstrom M; Evans JP; Jakob D; Kiem AS; Leonard M; Rouillard A; Westra S, 2015, 'How and why are floods changing in Australia?', in Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium HWRS2015, HWRS2015 - the art and science of water, Hobart, presented at HWRS2015 - the art and science of water, Hobart, 07 December 2015 - 10 December 2015, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=823916853045157;res=IELENG
2015
Bates BC; McLuckie D; Westra S; Johnson FM; Green J; Mummery J; Abbs D, 2015, 'Australian Rainfall and Runoff - The Interim Climate Change Guideline', in Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium HWRS 2015, Hobart, pp. 1 - 8, presented at HWRS2015 - The Art and Science of Water, Hobart, 07 December 2015 - 10 December 2015
2015
Green J; Johnson F, 2014, 'How Climate Change is Currently Being Incorporated into Intensity-Frequency-Duration (IFD) Design Rainfall – An Overview', in ydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014. Barton, ACT -Engineers Australia, Engineers Australia, Perth, pp. 277 - 284, presented at Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014, 24 February 2014 - 27 February 2014
2014
The C; Hutchinson M; Johnson F; Beesley C; Green J, 2014, 'Application of ANUSPLIN to produce new intensity-frequency-duration (IFD) index rainfalls across Australia', in Engineers Australia (ed.), Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014. Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia, 2014, Engineers Australia, Perth, pp. 557 - 564, presented at Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014, Perth, 24 February 2014 - 27 February 2014, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=385768220564380;res=IELENG
2014
Green J; Johnson F; Xuereb K; Beesley C; The C; Jolly C, 2014, 'Changes to the Intensity-Frequency-Duration (IFD) design rainfalls across Australia', in Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014 /​ Engineers Australia and National Committee on Water Engineering., Engineers Australia, Perth, pp. 533 - 540, presented at Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium 2014, - , http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/189393292?selectedversion=NBD52433628
2014
Johnson FM, 2013, 'Using the Concept of Areal Reduction Factors to Estimate Climate Change Impacts on Extreme Rainfall', in Zhaoyin W; Lee JH W; Jizhang G; Shuyou C (eds.), Proceedings of the 2013 IAHR World Congress, TSINGHUA UNIV, Chengdu, presented at 2013 IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, 09 September 2013 - 13 September 2013, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000370410303045&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
2013
Green J; Johnson FM, 2012, 'Incorporation of Climate Change in Intensity-Frequency-Duration (IFD) Design Rainfall Estimates', in Climate Change 2012: Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Changes, Engineers Australia, Barton, A.C.T, pp. 48 - 55, presented at Practical Responses to Climate Change National Conference 2012, National Convention Centre, Canberra, 01 May 2012 - 03 May 2012
2012
Johnson FM; Haddad K; Rahman A; Green J, 2012, 'Application of Bayesian GLSR to estimate sub daily rainfall parameters for the IFD Revision Project', in Proceedings of the 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Engineers Australia, Sydney, pp. 801 - 807, presented at 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, 19 November 2012 - 22 November 2012
2012
Green J; Xuereb K; Johnson FM; Moore G; The C, 2012, 'The Revised Intensity-Frequency-Duration (IFD) Design Rainfall Estimates for Australia – An Overview', in Proceedings of the 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Engineers Australia, Sydney, pp. 808 - 815, presented at 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, 19 November 2012 - 22 November 2012
2012
The C; Johnson FM; Hutchinson M; Green J, 2012, 'Gridding of Design Rainfall Parameters for the IFD Revision Project', in Proceedings of the 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Engineers Australia, Sydney, pp. 1425 - 1432, presented at 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, 19 November 2012 - 22 November 2012
2012
Johnson FM; Xuereb K; Jeremiah E; Green J, 2012, 'Regionalisation of rainfall statistics for the IFD Revision Project', in Proceedings of the 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Engineers Australia, Sydney, pp. 185 - 192, presented at 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, 19 November 2012 - 22 November 2012
2012
Green J; Johnson FM; Mckay D; Podger S; Sugiyanto M; Siriwardena L, 2012, 'Quality Controlling Daily Read Rainfall Data for the Intensity- Frequency-Duration (IFD) Revision Project', in Proceedings of the 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Engineers Australia, Sydney, pp. 177 - 184, presented at 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, 19 November 2012 - 22 November 2012
2012
Sugiyanto M; Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2011, 'Long Term Persistence in GCM Simulations of the Future', in Proceedings of Hydrology and water resources, 34th IAHR World Congress, Engineers Australia, Canberra, Australia, presented at Hydrology and Water resources, 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, http://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;isbn=9780858258686;res=IELENG
2011
Green J; Johnson FM; The C, 2011, 'Revision of the Short Duration Intensity-Frequency-Duration (IFD) Design Rainfall Estimates for Australia', in Proceedings of Hydrology and water resources, 34th IAHR World Congress, Engineers Australia, Canberra, Australia, pp. 147 - 153, presented at Hydrology and Water resources, 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane
2011
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2009, 'An assessment of future water availability across the world using nested bias corrected GCM precipitation outputs', in Proceedings of H2O 09: 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle : Adapting to Change, Engineers Australia, Canberra ACT, pp. 12 - 23, presented at 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=637229965673202;res=IELENG
2009
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2009, 'Worldwide assessment of the agreement of GCMs in the prediction of hydroclimatic variables for the future', in Proceedings of H2O 09: 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle : Adapting to Change, Engineers Australia, Canberra ACT, pp. 1 - 11, presented at 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=637211332701944;res=IELENG
2009
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2009, 'Assessing future droughts in Australia - a nesting model to correct for long-term persistence in gegneral circulation model precipitation simulations', in Proceedings of the 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM and IMAC, Australia, pp. 3935 - 3941, presented at 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Cairns, Australia, 13 July 2009 - 17 July 2009, http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim09/F12/kragt.pdf
2009
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2009, 'An assessment of future water availability across the world using nested bias corrected GCM precipitation outputs', in Proceedings of H2O 09: 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle : Adapting to Change, Engineers Australia, Canberra ACT, presented at 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle
2009
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2009, 'World wide assessment of the skill of GCMs in the prediction of hydroclimatic variables for the future', in Proceedings of H2O 09: 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle : Adapting to Change, Engineers Australia, Canberra ACT, presented at Proceedings of H2O 09: 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle : Adapting to Change, Newcastle
2009
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2009, 'GCM simulations of a future climate: How does the skill of GCM precipitation simulations compare to temperature simulations', in Proceedings of the 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, MODSIM and IMAC, Australia, pp. 2618 - 2624, presented at 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Cairns, Australia, 13 July 2009 - 17 July 2009, http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim09/F12/kragt.pdf
2009
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2008, 'Evaporation in a warming world', in Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008, Water Down Under 2008, Adelaide, presented at Water Down Under 2008, Adelaide, 14 April 2008 - 17 April 2008
2008
Johnson FM; Sharma A, 2007, 'Estimating evaporation - issues and challenges', in MODSIM 2007: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, pp. 589 - 595, presented at MODSIM 2007: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, 10 December 2007 - 13 December 2007
2007
Book Chapters
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Johnson F; Sharma A, 2016, 'Design Rainfalls', in Chow's Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill Education
2016
Green J; Johnson FM; Beesley C; The C, 2016, 'Design Rainfalls', in Ball J; Babister M; Nathan R; Week B; Weinmann E; Retallick M; Testoni I (ed.), Australian Rainfall and Runoff: A Guide to Flood Estimation
2016
Bates B; McLuckie D; Westra S; Johnson FM; Green J; Mummery J; Abbs D, 2016, 'Climate Change Considerations', in Ball J; Babister M; Nathan R; Weeks B; Weinmann E; Retallick M; Testoni I (ed.), Australian Rainfall and Runoff: A Guide to Flood Estimation, http://book.arr.org.au.s3-website-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/
2016
Sharma A; Mehrotra R; Johnson FM, 2013, 'A New Framework for Modeling Future Hydrologic Extremes: Nested Bias Correction as a Precursor to Stochastic Rainfall Downscaling', in Surampalli RY; Gurjar BR; Zhang TC; Ojha CSP (ed.), Climate Change Modeling, Mitigation, and Adaptation, ASCE, USA, pp. 357 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412718.ch13
2013
Conference Abstracts
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Sharma A; Jiang Z; Johnson F, 'Forecasting drought revisited – the importance of spectral transformations to dominant atmospheric predictor variables', Copernicus GmbH, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-12334
Afroz R; Sharma A; Johnson F, 'Residual Mass Severity Index (RMSI) – a duration free method to characterise droughts', Copernicus GmbH, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-6317
  • Best presentation award at 2018 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium
  • 2017 Modsim Early Career Research Excellence Prize
  • Best presentation award at 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium
  • 2011 Malcolm Chaikin prize for Research Excellence at UNSW for the best PhD in engineering in 2010
  • CI Reeder, CI Arblaster, CI Brown, CI Evans, CI Hogg, CI Holbrook, CI Jakob, CI Johnson, CI Kay, CI Lane, CI Shakespeare, CI Sherwood, CI Vincent, CI Zika, CI Strutton – Fast Disk Storage to Enable Big Data Science in Weather, Oceans and Climate, ARC LIEF Project, 2020
  • CI Cripps, CI Marshall, CI Ramos, CI Wardle, CI Tao, CI Girolami, CI Kohn, CI Cripps, CI Lindsay, CI Oppermann, CI Webster, CI Korbel, CI Salles, CI Tanaka, CI Scalzo, CI Johnson, CI Gosling, CI Chandra, CI Greenville, CI Hirst, CI Vervoort, CI Bell, CI Black, CI Jessell, CI Czarnota, CI Azizi, CI Gibson, CI Symington, CI Dupen, CI Gallagher – ARC Training Centre in Data Analytics for Resources and Environments (DARE), 2019 – 2023
  • CI Johnson, CI Sharma, CI Mehrotra – Bias Correction and Spatial Disaggregation of Climate Models for AWRA Downscaling, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, 2019
  • CI Munro, CI Dansie, CI Leslie, CI Johnson, CI Holley - Integrated Regional and Transnational Water Resource Management short course, 2019 – 2022, Australia Awards
  • CI Stuetz, CI Henderson, CI Neilan, CI Schofield, CI Glamore, CI Johnson, CI Zamyadi, Nuisance & Harmful Algae Science-Practice Partnership, Melbourne Water, 2017-2020
  • CI Glamore, CI Johnson – Developing an integrated water balance budget for Thirlmere Lakes, NSW Government, Office of Environment and Heritage, 2017-2020
  • CI Johnson, CI Sharma, PI Chowdhury, PI Beecham - Assessing future drought risk for water resources system management, ARC Linkage Project LP 150100548, 2015-2018
  • CI Thomas, CI Johnson – Conduct field trial to assess effectiveness of household and community level WASH interventions in reducing climate sensitivity of diarrhoeal diseases, World Health Organisation, 2015-2017
  • CI Westra, CI Johnson, PI Fowler, PI Lenderink, PI Zwiers - A spatial extremes framework for predicting subdaily rainfall intensity, ARC Discovery Project DP 150100411, 2015-2017
  • CI Sharma, CI Johnson, CI Liu, CI Marshall, PI Moradkhani, PI Muddu, PI. Wang, PI Robertson - Reducing flood loss A data assimilation framework for improving forecasting capability in sparsely gauged regions, ARC Discovery Project DP140102394, 2014-2016

A/Prof Johnson's teaching is in the areas of water resources engineering and Humanitarian Engineering. She has coordinated and taught the following courses during her time at UNSW.

  • ENGG1000 Introduction to Engineering Design and Innovation
  • ENGG3001 Fundamentals of Humanitarian Engineering
  • ENGG4102 Humanitarian Engineering Project
  • CVEN3501 Water Resources Engineering
  • CVEN4507 Advanced Water Engineering
  • CVEN9611 Urban Hydrology
  • CVEN9612 Catchment and Water Resources Modelling
  • CVEN9625 Fundamentals of Water Engineering