1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Ph: (608) 262-1978
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Center for Climatic Research, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
We do research in a number of focus areas, including:
- Measurement and modeling of extreme rainfall at high resolution using a variety of sources including rain gages, ground-based weather radar, satellite-based sensors, and numerical weather and climate models.
- Understanding the role of rainfall and soil moisture variability, structure and interactions to produce floods at a wide range of scales using high-resolution supercomputer-based watershed models.
- Interfacing with meteorologists and climate scientists to translate projected changes in extreme precipitation from regional and global climate models into projections of future risks.
- Developing practical tools for improved probabilistic flood hazard and risk estimation, including in urban areas, ungaged watersheds, and developing countries.