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.
explore the changes in hydroclimatology under dry and wet lands.
explore the role of fog and canopy water in water and energy cycle in cloud-fog-forest
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.