My current research focuses (link: Why do I study flash flood in Hawaii?):
- How peak streamflow (i.e. flash flood in Hawaii) changes under changing climate in Hawaii (Please see “If precipitation extremes are increasing, why aren’t floods”); how it is related to rainfall; and how it impacts on the water quality, stream and coastal ecosystem?
- What is the appropriate meteorological forcing for modeling peak streamflow? How can we combine all the meteorological data sources to achieve better simulation results?
- What kind of hydrological models is the best for peak streamflow simulation in Hawaii, and how can we provide insight from the model results to planner and managers?
- Data analysis with programing language (R, fortran, bash, matlab, python)
- Meteorological (MM5, WRF) and hydrological (iRIC, SWAT) modeling
- Streamflow field measurement and setting up real-time sensors
- Remote sensing (ENVI, google earth engine)
- GIS (ArcGIS/QGIS)
- Education (instructor, swimming coach)
- Temporal Shifts in the Magnitude of Peak Streamflow and its Associated Rainfall across the Hawaiian Islands (Self interest, cooperate with Dr. Yinphan Tsang, Dr. Ayron Strauch, and Dr. Hannah Clivird)
- Apply SWAT modeling to help Commission Water Resources Management evaluate the hydropower plan in Kauai
- Characterizing natural flow regime of Hawaiian forest watersheds and its implication on downstream water availability (PI: Dr. Yinphan Tsang)
- Understand the hydrology of a rainforest watershed in Hawaii (PI: Dr. Yinphan Tsang)
- SMART Ala Wai project (PI: Dr. Brian T. Glazer, Co-PI: Dr. Yinphan Tsang)
Graduate Assistant in Tsang Hydrology Lab., Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI, USA: 2016–present
Advisor: Dr. Tsang, Yin-Phan
- Field experiences: Install and maintain stream gages (staff plates, pressure transducers); measure streamflow and build rating curves.
- Data visualization: Visualize the data above, and maintain a near real-time webpage for public by using Github static website: TsangStreamLab
- Simulation: Hydrological Modeling for watersheds in Hawaii by using SWAT and WRF-Hydro.
- Data analysis: Long-term trend analysis for the peakflow/flood and its association with rainfall.
- Writing: Assist writing grant proposals and project reports.
- Workshop set-up: Assisted the 2017 Stream Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Administrative: Maintain lab website and design lab logo/stickers