Xingang Fan


Karst Landscape and Regional Droughts & Floods


    Dr. Xingang Fan (PI), Atmospheric Sciences
    Dr. Chris Groves, Karst Hydrgeology/Geochemistry
    Dr. Jason Polk, Karst Climatology
    Dr. Jun Yan, Geographic Information Science

Karst landscape presents a unique underlying surface condition for the atmosphere, yet to be included in existing weather and climate models. Its impact on regional drought and local floods has been found significant and unique. Modeling study along with monitoring of physical and chemical properties of the karst landscape are necesary in improving understanding and potential forecasting of regional weather and climate. A WKU funded internal project encourages the development and expansion of the studies along this direction.

Will consideration of karst in model make a difference?
Improve the simulation?



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