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
Fall 2018 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
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 5333 - Physical Hydrology
Introduces hydrology as a quantitative science describing the occurrence, distribution and movement of water at and near the surface of the earth. Develops a quantitative understanding of atmospheric water, infiltration, evapotranspiration and surface runoff. Studies global climatology and large scale climate drivers of regional hydrology at interannual time scales. Solves engineering problems related to water resources. Recommended prerequisite: CVEN 4333.
CVEN 5363 - Modeling of Hydrologic Systems
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
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.