- Physical — Hydrologic — Historical perspectives
- Physical — Geomorphology — Historical perspectives
- Physical — Climate Change — Prediction / Modeling
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
My research interests are mainly in the field of hydroclimatology, a multidisciplinary field with strong links to climate science, hydrology, and water resources. I am interested in understanding how land and atmospheric interacts at various scales, and how such interaction affects the variability and predictability of the climate system. Understanding the processes that govern land-atmosphere interactions, developing the ability to predict the variation in the hydrological processes, and determining their usefulness for resource management are the fundamental science priorities of my research. The major research topics include: 1) Climate predictability at seasonal time scale, especially how land surface conditions contribute the predictability. 2) Prediction of hydrological extremes, in particular, the onset, development and recover of severe drought events in the US. 3) Urbanization and regional climate.