Prof. Renata Julita Romanowicz

Professor, Hydrology and Hydrodynamics Department

Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
addres: Księcia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warsaw
phone: +48 22 6915-852, e-mail: romanowicz@igf.edu.pl

Education

  • 1974 MSc in Automatic Control and Computer Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronic Engineering. Methods of constrained nonlinear optimisation.
  • 1981 - PhD in Hydrology, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. Hierarchical control of system of storage reservoirs with stochastic inflows
  • 2004 - DSc (Habilitation) in Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. Modelling of natural processes under uncertainty.
  • 2011 - Professor of Earth Sciences2011

Employment

  • 2011 – Professor, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2007- 2011: Associate Professor; Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1999-2007: Research Fellow, Environmental Science Division, IEBS, Lancaster University, UK. FRMRC project: Development of On-Line Flood Forecasting methods; EPSRC project: Predicting the probability of flooding over long reaches (including real time applications); EC Fifth Framework Program SCA “Estimation of Human Impact In the Presence of Natural Fluctuations”
  • 1996-1999:Senior Scientist in Westlakes Scientific Consulting, Moore Row, Cumbria, UK
  • 1993-1996:Research Associate, Environmental Science Division, IEBS, Lancaster University; NERC  Programme "Calibration of distributed hydrological models "
  • 1990-1993: Research Associate, Environmental Science Division, IEBS, Lancaster University; ESRC/NERC Joint Programme, Geographical Information Handling, research on a project "GIS and distributed hydrological modelling"
  • 1989-1990: Research Fellow, Civil Engineering Department, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland; Research on the EC project "Spatial variability of Land Surface Processes"
  • 1981-1989: Research Fellow, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; Research in the field of soil moisture modelling and control. Identification of soil moisture parameters; stochastic models of unsaturated zone; linear theory of open channel flow
  • 1974-1981: Research Assistant, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland;Optimal control of flood protection reservoirs, stochastic dynamic programming for reservoir regulation, problems of stochastic control in water resources systems, hierarchical optimisation of water distribution systems with stochastic inflows

Publications

Romanowicz, R.J. M. Osuch and E. Karamuz, 2014, Stochastic flow simulation system for the River Vistula reach between Zawichost and Warsaw, in: K. Banasik, L. Hejduk, E. Kazanowska Eds. Monografie Komitetu Gospodarki Wodnej Polskiej Akademii Nauk, II Krajowy Kongres Hydrologiczny, I,  115-126 (in Polish)
Karamuz, E. and R.J. Romanowicz, 2014, Changes in catchment hydrology caused by changes in the Environment: A contribution of the Water Resources department, Institute of Geophysics PAS, in: R. Bialik, M. Majdanski, M. Moskalik Eds., Achievements, History and Challenges in Geophysics, GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Springer, 127-136.
Osuch M., R.J. Romanowicz, E. Paquet, F. Garavaglia, (2013), Application of the SCHADEX method to estimate annual maximum flow of given exceedance probability of the Nysa Kłodzka river: In: S. Węglarczyk (eds.), The Problems of calculating extreme discharge in controlled and uncontrolled catchments, Monographs Committee of Environmental Engineering PAN, 35, 73-86 (in Polish).
Osuch, M., R.J. Romanowicz, 2014, Influence of climate change on water resources – results from the project KLIMADA, in: K. Banasik, L. Hejduk, E. Kazanowska Eds. Monografie Komitetu Gospodarki Wodnej Polskiej Akademii Nauk, II Krajowy Kongres Hydrologiczny, I,  221-236 (in Polish)
Romanowicz, R.J., E. Nachlik, A. Januchta-Szostak, L. Starkel, Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, A.Byczkowski, P. Kowalczak, J. Żelaziński, L. Radczuk, P. Kowalik, K. Szamałek, 2014, Hazards related to water excess, NAUKA 1• 123-148 (in Polish)
Osuch M., R. J. Romanowicz, M. J. Booij. 2014, The influence of parametric uncertainty on the relationships between HBV model parameters and climatic characteristics. Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2014.967694*
Kiczko, A., Romanowicz, R. J., Osuch, M., and Karamuz, E.: Maximising the usefulness of flood risk assessment for the River Vistula in Warsaw, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 3443-3455, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-3443-2013, 2013.*
Romanowicz, R.J., M. Osuch and M. Grabowiecka, 2013, On the Choice of Calibration Periods and Objective Functions: A Practical Guide to Model Parameter Identification, Acta Geophysica, vol. 61, no. 6, Dec. 2013, pp. 1477-1503, DOI: 10.2478/s11600-013-0157-6.*
Romanowicz R.J., Kulasova A., Redinova J., Blazkova S., 2012, Influence of Afforestation on Water Regime in Jizera Catchments, Czech Republic, Acta Geophysica, vol. 60, 4, 2012, pp. 1120-1142, DOI: 10.2478/s11600-012-0046-4.*
Romanowicz, R.J., Osuch, M., Wallis, S., 2012, Modelling of solute transport in rivers under different flow rates: A case study without transient storage. Acta Geophysica, Doi: 10.2478/s11600-012-0050-8.*
Liszewska, Osuch, Romanowicz, 2012, Zastosowanie regionalnego modelu klimatu do badania wpływu zmian użytkowania terenu, w Z. Bielec-Bąkowska, E. Łupikasza, A. Widawski (red.), Rola cyrkulacji atmosfery w kształtowaniu klimatu. Katedra Klimatologii, Wydział Nauk o Ziemi Uniwersytet Śląski, Sosnowiec, 2012, 317 –329.
Romanowicz, R.J., 2011, Application of optimal non-stationary time-series analysis to water quality data and pollutant transport modelling, Chapter 24, In: System Identification, Environmental Modelling, and Control System Design, Edts L. Wang and H. Garnier, Springer-Verlag, London, 501-518.
Romanowicz R.J., Osuch M., 2011, “Assessment of land use and water management induced changes in flow regime of the Upper Narew”, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, doi:10.1016/j.pce.2011.04.012. *
Luks B., Osuch M., Romanowicz R.J., 2011, “The relationship between snowpack dynamics and NAO/AO indices in SW Spitsbergen”, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, doi:10.1016/j.pce.2011.06.004.*
Kiczko, A., Romanowicz, R.J., Osuch, M., 2011, „Impact of water management policy on flow conditions in wetland areas”. J. Phys. Chem. Earth, doi:10.1016/j.pce.2011.07.004*
Romanowicz, R.J. and M. Booij, 2011, Impact of land use and water management on hydrological processes under varying climatic conditions – Preface, doi:10.1016/j.pce.2011.08.009.*
Romanowicz, R.J., A. Kiczko and M. Osuch, 2010, Wyznaczanie map zagrożenia powodziowego: teoria i praktyka, National Hydrological Conference Proceedings, (in Polish), Monografie 68, 337-346.
Romanowicz, R.J. and M. Osuch, 2010, Modelowanie transportu zanieczyszczen rozpuszczonych w warunkach zmieniajacego sie przeplywu, National Hydrological Conference Proceedings, (in Polish), Monografie 68, 417-428.
Romanowicz, R.J., 2010, An application of a log-transformed low-flow (LTLF) model to baseflow separation, Hydrol. Sciences Journal, 55(6), 952-964
Romanowicz, R. J., Kiczko, A. & Napiórkowski, J. J., 2010, Stochastic transfer function model applied to combined reservoir management and flow routing. Hydrol. Sci. J. 55(1), 27–40.*
Young, P.C., R.J. Romanowicz and K.J. Beven, 2013, A Data-Based Mechanistic Modelling Approach to Real-Time Flood Forecasting, in Applied uncertainty analysis for flood risk management - Chapter 16, editors Keith Beven and Jim Hall. ISBN:   978-1-84816-270-91-84816-270-7, 405-459.
Bates, P., F. Pappenberger and R. J. Romanowicz, 2013, Uncertainty in Flood Inundation Modelling, in Applied uncertainty analysis for flood risk management, editors Keith Beven and Jim Hall. ISBN:   978-1-84816-270-91-84816-270-7: Chapter 10, 230-267.
Beven, K., P. Young; D. Leedal & R. Romanowicz, 2009, Computationally efficient flood water level prediction (with uncertainty), in Flood Risk Management and Practice, Samuels et al. (eds), Taylor and Francis Group, London.
Ilic, S., Y. Gunawardena, H. Pinkerton, R. Romanowicz, Prediction of beach volumes at Duck using transfer function models, 2009, The International Conference of Science and Information Technologies for Sustainable Management of Aquatic Ecosystems; ISBN: 978-981-08-2100-5
Beven, K. J, and Young, P. C. and Leedal, D. T. and Romanowicz, R. (2009) Computationally efficient flood water level prediction (with uncertainty). In: Flood risk management : research and practice. CRC Press, London. ISBN 9780415485074
Leedal, D. T. and Beven, K. J. and Young, P. C. and Romanowicz, R. (2009) Data assimilation and adaptive real-time forecasting of water levels in the river Eden catchment, UK. In: Flood risk management : research and practice. CRC Press, London. ISBN 9780415485074
Napiórkowski J.J., Romanowicz R.J., 2008. Management of the Storage Reservoir Influencing the Protected Natural Environment – Upper Narew River Case Study, (Preface), Publs. Inst. Geophys., Pol. Acad. Sc., E-9 (405), 3-6.
Osuch M., Romanowicz R., Wallis S., 2008. Uncertainty in the Relationship Between Flow and Parameters in Models of Pollutant Transport, Publs. Inst. Geophys., Pol. Acad. Sc. E-10 (406), 127-138.
Romanowicz R.J., Kiczko A., Napiórkowski J.J., 2008. Stochastic Transfer Function Simulator of a 1-D Flow Routing, Publs. Inst. Geophys., Pol. Acad. Sc. E-10 (406), 151-160.
Beven, K., R. Romanowicz, P. Young, I. Holman, H. Posthumus, S. Rose, E. O’Connell and J. Ewen, 2008, An event classification approach to the identification of hydrological change, DEFRA 2008 Conference Proceedings, UK.
Romanowicz, R. and M. Osuch, 2008, An Integrated Data Based Mechanistic Lowland Catchment Model for the Upper Narew, PUBLS. INST. GEOPHYS. POL. ACAD. SC., E-9 (405), 57-74
Kiczko, A., R. J. Romanowicz and J. J. Napiorkowski, 2008, Integration of Reservoir Management and Flow Routing Model: Upper Narew Case Study, PUBLS. INST. GEOPHYS. POL. ACAD. SC., E-9 (405), 41-56.
Kiczko, A., R. J. Romanowicz and J. J. Napiorkowski, 2008, Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis Applied to Water Management Problem: Upper Narew Case Study, PUBLS. INST. GEOPHYS. POL. ACAD. SC., E-9 (405), 75-88.
Osuch, M., R.J. Romanowicz and J.J. Napiorkowski, 2008, Solute Transport Processes in Wetlands Application of Data Based Mechanistic and Transient Storage Models, PUBLS. INST. GEOPHYS. POL. ACAD. SC., E-9 (405), 89-106.
Romanowicz, R.J., P. C. Young, K. J. Beven and F. Pappenberger, 2008, A data based mechanistic approach to nonlinear flood routing and adaptive flood level forecasting, Advances in Water Res., 31, 1048-1056.*
Gunawardena, Y., S. Ilic, H. Pinkerton and R. Romanowicz, 2008, Nonlinear transfer function modelling of beach morphology at Duck, North Carolina, Coast. Eng., doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2008.06.004*
Kiczko A, Romanowicz R.J., Napiórkowski J.J. 2007. A study of flow conditions aimed at preserving valuable wetland areas in the Upper Narew Valley using GSA-GLUE methodology. Proceedings 21st International Conference on Informatics for Environmental Protection, September 12-14, 2007, Warsaw, Poland, Shaker Verlag, 175-183.
Marzena Osuch, Adam Kiczko, Jaroslaw Napiórkowski and Renata Romanowicz, 2007, Sensitivity analysis of transient storage model predictions– Narew National Park case study, PUBLICATIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, E-7, 197-206.
Romanowicz, R.J., A. Kiczko and F. Pappenberger, 2007, A Sate Dependent Nonlinear Approach to Flood Forecasting, PUBLICATIONS OF THE INSTITUTE OF GEOPHYSICS POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, E-7, 223-230/.
Romanowicz, R.J., 2007, Data Based Mechanistic model for low flows: implications for the effects of climate change, Journal of Hydrology, 336, 74-83.*
Pappenberger, F., Beven, K., Frodsham, K., Romanowicz, R.J. and Matgen, P., 2007. Grasping the unavoidable subjectivity in calibration of flood inundation models: A vulnerability weighted approach. Journal of Hydrology, 333(2-4): 275-287. *
Pappenberger, F., Frodsham, K., Beven, K., Romanowicz, R.J. and Matgen, P., 2007. Fuzzy set approach to calibrating distributed flood inundation models using remote sensing observations. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 11(2): 739-752.*
Ratto, M., P.C. Young, R.J. Romanowicz, F. Pappenberger, A. Saltelli, and A. Pagano, 2007, Uncertainty, sensitivity analysis and the role of data based mechanistic modelling in hydrology, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 11, 1249-1266.*
Romanowicz, R.J., 2006, Data Based Mechanistic rainfall-flow models for climate change simulations, Annals of Warsaw Agricultural University – SGGW, Land Reclamation, 37, 3-13.
Kiczko, A, Osuch, M. and R.J. Romanowicz, 2006, Estimation of probability of flooding in Warsaw, PUBLS. INST. GEOPHYS. POL. ACAD. SC., E-6(390).
Romanowicz, R. J., P. C. Young, and K. J. Beven, 2006, Data assimilation and adaptive forecasting of water levels in the river Severn catchment, United Kingdom, Water Resour. Res., 42, W06407, doi:10.1029/2005WR004373.*
Romanowicz R.J, K.J. Beven, and P.C. Young, 2006, Uncertainty propagation in a sequential model for flood forecasting, in: Predictions in Ungauged Basins: Promise and Progress (Proceedings of symposium S7 held during the 7th IAHS Scientific Assembly at Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, April 2005), IAHS Publ. 303, 177-184.
Vigiak O., G. Sterk,  R. J. Romanowicz and K. J. Beven, 2006, A semi-empirical model to assess uncertainty of spatial patterns of erosion, Catena, 66, 198-210.*
Vigiak O., R.J. Romanowicz, E. E. van Loon, G. Sterk and K. J. Beven, 2006, A disaggregating approach to describe overland flow occurrence within a catchment, J. Hydrology, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2005.08.012, 323, 22-40.*
Romanowicz R.J., Young P.C., Diggle P. and P. Brown, 2006, Normalisation of environmental air quality data using spatio-temporal analysis, Environmental Modelling and Software Journal, 21, 759-769.*
Romanowicz R.J. and K. Beven, 2006, Comments on Generalised Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2005.11.030.*
Romanowicz R.J. and R. Macdonald, 2005, Modelling Uncertainty and Variability in Environmental Systems, Acta Geophysica Polonica, 53, 401-417.
Romanowicz R.J., P. C. Young and K. J. Beven, 2004, Assessing Uncertainty in Assessing Flood Risk, Proceedings of First International Conference on Flood Risk Assessment, Bath, U.K., 2004, 127-138.
Romanowicz R.J., K. J. Beven and P. C. Young, 2004, Data assimilation in the identification of flood inundation models: derivation of on-line multi-step ahead predictions of flows, In: B. Webb, N. Arnell, C. Onf, N. MacIntyre, R. Gurney and C. Kirby (eds) BHS International Conference: Hydrology, Science and Practice for the 21st century, London, July 2004, 1, 348-353.
Romanowicz, R.J., Young, P. C., 2003, Data Assimilation and Uncertainty Analysis of Environmental Assessment Problems - an Application of Transfer Function and Generalised Likelihood Uncertainty Estimation Techniques, Reliability Engineering and System Safety 79, 161-174.*
Romanowicz R.J. and K. J. Beven, 2003, Estimation of flood inundation probabilities as conditioned on event inundation maps, Water Resources Research, VOL. 39, NO. 3, 10.1029/2001WR001056.*
Romanowicz R.J. and W. Petersen, 2003, Modelling algae concentrations in Elbe in the years 1985-2001 using observations of daily oxygen concentrations, temperature and pH, Acta Hydrochimica et Hydrobiologica, 31, 319-333.*
Romanowicz, R.J., Young, P. C., 2002, Data assimilation and uncertainty analysis of environmental pollution problems, Proc. IEMSS 2002 Conference, Lugano, Switzerland, II, 49-54.
Romanowicz R.J., H. Higson and I. Teasdale, 2000, Bayesian Uncertainty Estimation Methodology applied to air pollution modelling, Environmetrics, 11, 351-371.*
Beven, K. J., Romanowicz, R.J., Hankin, B., 2000, Mapping the probability of flood inundation (even in real time), BHS Occasional Paper, 12, BHS National Meeting, University of Bristol, U.K.
Romanowicz R. J., H. Higson, I. Teasdale, and I. Lowles, 1998, Uncertainty estimation of an air pollution model, in Proceedings of 22nd NATO/CCMS Int. Technical Meeting on Air Pollution modelling and its applications, 645-653.
Romanowicz R.J. and K. J. Beven, 1998, Dynamic real time predictions of flood inundation probabilities, IAHS Hydrological Sciences Journal, 43, 181-196.*
Romanowicz, R.J., 1997, A MATLAB implementation of TOPMODEL, Hydrological Processes, 11, 1115-1129.*
Romanowicz R.J., K. J. Beven and J. Tawn, 1996, Bayesian calibration of flood inundation models, in M G Anderson and D E Walling (Eds) Floodplain Processes, Wiley, Chester, 333-360.
Romanowicz R.J., J. C. I. Dooge and J. P. O'Kane, 1995, Spatial variability of evaporation from the land surface - random initial conditions, in : New Uncertainty Concepts in Hydrology and Water Resources, ed. Z. Kundzewicz, Cambridge University Press, 197-205.
Romanowicz R.J., K. J. Beven and J. A. Tawn, 1994, Evaluation  of predictive uncertainty in nonlinear hydrological models using a Bayesian Approach, in  "Statistics for the Environment (2), Water Related Issues", ed. V. Barnett and F. Turkman, Wiley, Chichester, pp. 297-318.
Romanowicz R.J., K. J. Beven, R. Moore, 1994, GIS and distributed hydrologic models, in "Geographical Information Handling - Research and Applications, ed. P.M. Mather,  pp. 197-205.
Romanowicz R.J., K. Beven, J. Freer, R. Moore, 1993, A TOPMODEL as an application module within WIS, Proceedings of the International Conference on Application of Geographic Information Systems in Hydrology and Water Resources, HydroGIS93, ed. K. Kovar and H. P. Nachtnebel, IAHS Publ., No. 211, pp.211-223.
Strupczewski, W., Romanowicz R. J., 1991, Invariance of the IUH first cumulants of simplified linear St. Venant models, Adv. Water Resources, 14, 175-182.*
Kuhnel, V., Dooge, J.C.I, O’Kane, J.P., Romanowicz, R.J., 1991, Partial analysis applied to scale problems in surface moisture fluxes, Surveys in Geophysics, 12, 221-247.*
Brandyk, T., Romanowicz R.J., 1989, Long-term moisture control for soils with shallow groundwater table, Agricultural Water Management, 16, 75-85.*
Brandyk, T., Romanowicz, R. J., Skąpski, K., 1989, Determination of the exponential unsaturated hydraulic conductivity function by parameter identification, Journal of Soil Science, 40, 261-267.*
Brandyk, T., Romanowicz R. J., 1989, Some aspects of soil moisture control for soils with shallow groundwater levels, IAHS Publ., 188, B1, 1-10.
Romanowicz, R.,J., J.C.I. Dooge, Z. W.Kundzewicz, 1988, Moments and cumulants of linearized St. Venant equation, Adv. Water Resources, 11, 92-100.*
Brandyk, T., Romanowicz R.J., 1988, Soil moisture control in a field drainage-subirrigation system, Acta Geophysica Polonica, XXXVI, 1, 63-80.
Romanowicz, R. J., 1984, The control of water distribution system without regular information concerning inflows, Acta Geophysica Polonica, vol. XXXII, No 4, 447-458;
Romanowicz, R. J.,1983, The problem of control of storage reservoir systems with stochastic inflows, Acta Geophysica Polonica, vol. XXXI, No 1,  87-96;
Strupczewski, W. J., Romanowicz R. J., Budzianowski, R. J., 1977, Markovian Programming for flow regulation, Journal of Hydrological Sciences, 4, 1, 1-16.*
Strupczewski, W.G., Kiczko (Romanowicz) R. J., Budzianowski, R. J., 1975, General Markov model for optimal control of reservoirs, Proceedings of the Bratislava Symposium, IAHS –AISH Publ., 115, 222-230.

 

 

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