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Welcome to the homepage of the Hydroclimate Extremes Research Group, part of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We took advantage of a NASA Science Team Meeting in Denver, Colorado to have a Hydroclimate Extremes Research Group reunion dinner!
We took advantage of a NASA Science Team Meeting in Denver, Colorado to have a Hydroclimate Extremes Research Group reunion dinner!

We work in a number of research areas, including:

  • Measurement, modeling, and analysis of extreme rainfall at high resolution using a variety of sources including rain gages, ground-based weather radar, satellite-based sensors, and numerical weather and climate models.
  • Understanding the roles of rainfall and land surface process variability and interactions to produce floods at a wide range of scales using high-resolution multi-scale supercomputer-based watershed models.
  • Interfacing with meteorologists and climate scientists to translate projected changes in extreme precipitation from regional and global climate models into projections of future risks.
  • Developing practical tools for improved probabilistic rainfall and flood hazard and risk estimation.

We invite discussion and collaboration on these topics and any others. Those interested in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate research opportunities should feel free to contact us about possible openings. Our studies, datasets, and codes can be made available upon request.