Projects

Flash Flood Early Warning System Applications, Kankai River Basin, Nepal

The objective of this project was to work with the Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) and NGO Practical Action to facilitate the development of collaborations between the two organizations for an end-to-end flash flood early warning system program for the Kankai River basin in Nepal.   The primary focus for the DHM collaborative support... Read More

Collaborative Research: Interannual and Seasonal Variability of Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada from Tree Rings

This is an interdisciplinary research project that combines hydrological and tree-ring data and state-of-the-art modeling practices to improve knowledge of temporal and spatial variability of snowpack, soil moisture, and temperature characteristics at the watershed scale in the North Fork of the American River, which drains into the Sacramento River from the Sierra Nevada of California. Through this project... Read More

A Comparison of Precipitation Downscaling Procedures to Guide Studies of Climate Change Impacts on Flooding and Water Resources

In relatively small basins with arid climate, rainfall characteristics are highly variable and streamflow is tightly associated with the nuances of the rainfall temporal and spatial characteristics. Commonly used methods for impact assessment studies of the projected future climate on the local hydrologic conditions were developed and tested mainly in large river basins. However, in... Read More