• Land-Atmosphere interactions: Understand the interactions and feedback processes between the land and atmosphere. Specifically, explore how the land surface/subsurface hydrological processes affect the regional/global climate and how the atmospheric forcings drive the terrestrial water storage anomalies.
  • Applications of remote sensing on global and terrestrial hydrology: Use GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) and other hydrological related remote sensing products to constrain model hydrological simulations and to improve the understanding of global hydrological cycle.
  • Anthropogenic effects on the water cycle: Quantify human activities on the freshwater redistribution and use the climate model to explore the anthropogenic impacts on the regional/global hydrological cycle. For example, how the agriculture irrigation and deforestation affect the climate.