Ann's research focuses on large-scale anthropogenic processes impacting terrestrial hydrology. Currently, she is working on comparing modeled and observational contributions to sea-level rise. She is particularly interested in the use of satellite observations to improve groundwater estimates in climate models.
Paul's current research explores the ecohydrological dynamics of California's coastal grasslands. He is particularly interested in the role of fog in ecosystem water use efficiency. In addition, Paul works with a novel ground-based solar-induced fluorescence imager to understand the drivers of photosynthesis across landscapes via remote sensing.
Alexandre's work focuses on sediment transport, hydrology, remote sensing and hydrodynamic modeling to not only track the evolution of mangrove forests in Haiti and the Caribbean, but also study their potential as natural coastal protection infrastructure against sea-level rise. He is also interested in the use of Data Science and Public Policy to tackle the challenge of climate change in the Caribbean region.
Tvetene is an experimentalist and community engaged researcher. He's studying tidal renewable energy in particular by characterizing the hydrodynamic properties of a novel kite system in a flume and soon tow tank. He's particularly excited to conduct interviews with Alaskan Native elders, hunter, fishers, and other subsistence practitioners about how this system and other renewable energy systems could impact Native food systems and culture.
Tianjiao is focusing on mapping waterbodies and flooding combining CYGNSS and machine learning techniques to improve methane emissions and better understand how areas of flooding and wildfires can emerge in various landscapes under specific hydrological conditions.
Vincent's current research explores the impact of small-scale ocean mixing on phytoplankton blooms and carbon export into the ocean interior. He studies this using direct numerical simulations of an idealized nutrient-phytoplankton model in the context of a stratified shear instability event.
Matt researches the hydrodynamics of coastal ecosystems, currently focusing on the role of vegetation in nearshore processes such as wave attenuation. His work on coastal green infrastructure (e.g, marshes) connects to his broader interests in climate change adaptation and planning.
Shuai’s work focuses on the data-driven analysis in the context of stratified shear instability events in the transition layer of ocean. Currently, he is working on the energy budget and mixing efficiency of the Kelvin-Helmholtz and Holmboe instabilities based on numerical simulations. He is particularly interested in the applications of physics-informed neural networks in the field of oceanography.
Adam’s research focuses on multiscale atmospheric modeling applied to wind energy. His focus is on how the interaction between thermal stratification and terrain can impact turbulent flow features. He then models how this turbulence affects wind turbine wakes and wind farm efficiency. He uses dynamic turbulence modeling methods to more efficiently simulate turbulent flow in a range of atmospheric stability conditions.
Kelly’s work focuses on the ignition and spread of wildfires! Currently, she is focused on analyzing a dataset of fire spread over a gap under different conditions in order to better understand and predict safety zones for wildland firefighters. Additionally, Kelly does some research on how convective heat transfer impacts the ignition of small diameter fuels.