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Research statement

Imagine the amazing good fortune of the generation that gets to see the end of the world. This is as marvellous as being there in the beginning. — Jean Baudrillard, Fragments

{Winter is coming.} Climate change has pushed the hydrological cycle of the earth out of statistical stationarity. We are frequently observing unprecedented floods and droughts. Improving the resilience of urban and environmental hydro-systems to these new stressors is crucial for effective risk management strategies.

Because process-based mechanistic models can predict the hydro-system's response to previously unobserved extremes, these models can be used to predict the impact of climate change on these systems. The results of such model runs give insight into the hydro-system's inner working and help to develop strategies to increase its resilience. The challenge of applying such models is that they must consider a broad range of interacting processes, which is numerically difficult and makes them computationally expensive. However, current abundance of computational resources makes running data-rich, large scale simulations of complex hydro-systems possible.

Given {the environmental impact of such expensive computational models}, it is important to use them consciously. Data-rich, high-resolution model runs are valuable to explore scientific hypotheses and deepen fundamental process understanding. My research interest is in computational methods for environmental fluid mechanics that fully leverage available computer resources and data sets to study the resilience of urban and environmental hydro-systems. I further use the insight gained by computationally expensive model runs to develop reduced models that can give the same information for less computational effort.

Research interests

Generally speaking, I'm interested in theoretical and computational {fluid mechanics}, {applied linear algebra}, and a subset of {earth science} that relates to water flow.

In specific keywords, my research interests are:

Current work

My current research focuses on modelling flow in the hydrosphere.

Codes

I contribute to the following research codes:

I also keep a small number of incomplete prototypes for exploration purposes in {this repository}.

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Last updated: Tue Sep 21 10:00:49 2021