Karst Landscape and Regional
Droughts & Floods
- WKU internal
Coupled landscape/atmosphere interactions: improved atmospheric
modeling in the central US karst region through incorporation of
real-world hydrological data
- Monitoring karst land surface temperature and moisture;
- Represent karst land type in numerical model;
- Simulate karst impacts on regional weather and climate
Dr. Xingang Fan (PI), Atmospheric
Dr. Chris Groves, Karst
Dr. Jason Polk, Karst Climatology
Dr. Jun Yan, Geographic Information Science
Karst landscape presents a unique
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?