Major research focus is towards understanding how changes in climate and land cover will affect water availability at the land surface. Important themes include physically-based hydrologic model development, land-cover/land-use change, snow hydrology, and hydroclimatology. The group is focused on applying models in innovative ways that integrate remote sensing and in situ observations to address societally relevant challenges.
climate change impacts, land cover change, land surface model development, sediment transport, flooding, drought
CVEN 4333 - Engineering Hydrology
Studies engineering applications of principles of hydrology, including hydrologic cycle, rainfall and runoff, groundwater, storm frequency and duration studies, stream hydrography, flood frequency, and flood routing.
CVEN 5363 - Modeling of Hydrologic Systems
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Introduces students to modeling techniques. Focus areas include physical hydrology and hydrometeorology; measurement and inference; climate change impacts; role of scale in hydrology; uncertainty analysis; and a case study project. Projects will examine hydrologic impacts of various drivers such as climate warming or land cover change, utilizing an assessment of historic conditions to better understand and model future disturbance scenarios.