Advancing Water Resources Systems Planning and Management under Extreme Hydroclimatic Variability and Change (past, present, and future)

  • Investigating hydroclimatic dynamics and weather regimes with their influences on regional hydrology and reservoir operations conditional on changing climate systems, land-atmosphere interactions, and extreme perturbations of the Earth system components.
  • Developing physically-based statistical models for climate impact assessments of water systems and integration of process-based insights into the ensemble-based frameworks.

Understanding Hydroclimate Drivers and Atmospheric Dynamics of Floods (local, regional, and global scales)

  • Quantifying the hydrometeorological dynamics and large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns associated with the floods of a specific duration, peak, volume, and timescales.
  • Modeling the integrated ocean-land-atmosphere, predictability, and scaling of the attributes of floods and extreme precipitations with their local-to-global drivers and impacts on the critical infrastructure systems.


fig_Najibi et al_npj_2019See more in Najibi et al. (2019): npj Clim. Atmos. Sci.

Developing Efficient Space-based Techniques, Models, and Tools to Detect, Monitor, and Map the Dynamics of Water Bodies and Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Interactions (remote sensing, data-driven products, and end-user apps)

  • Identifying new application-oriented techniques using remote sensing products and ground-based observations to measure the water bodies within the Earth systems.
  • Building data-driven modules and cost-effective tools to measure the dynamics of cryospheric surfaces (e.g., snow depth, snow surface temperature, ice thickness, sea ice).


fig_Najibi_et_al_ieeetap_2015See more in Najibi et al. (2015), IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag.