Grants and Projects

NSF

NSF-Engineering for Natural Hazards (ENH), Collaborative Research: Resilience of Geotechnical Infrastructure under a Changing Climate: Quantitative Assessment for Extreme Events, UCI PI (AghaKouchak A.), 9/2016-8/2019 (Collaborating with PI Vahedifard, Mississippi State University).

NSF

NSF, INFEWS: Monitoring and managing food, energy, and water systems under stress: The California crucible, PI (Davis S.), Co-PIs (AghaKouchak A., Jack Brouwer, Jennifer Burney, Frances Moore), 9/2016-8/2021.

CEC

CEC, A Multi-Hazard Investigation of Climate Vulnerability of the Natural Gas Energy System in Southern California, PI (AghaKouchak A.), Co-PIs (Kuolin Hsu, Jack Brouwer), 8/2016-7/2018.

NASA

NASA, Advancing Drought Onset Detection and Seasonal Prediction Using a Composite of NASA Models and Satellite Data, PI (AghaKouchak A.), 12/2014-11/2018.

NSF

NSF, A Nested Multi-Scale Hydrological Modeling Framework: Assessing Resilience and Vulnerability to Climate Change, PI (AghaKouchak A.), 9/2013-8/2016.

NOAA

NOAA, Advancing Drought Monitoring and Prediction Using a MultiIndex Multivariate Framework, PI (AghaKouchak A.), 9/2014-8/2017.

NSF

NSF, Global Integrated Drought Monitoring and Prediction System, PI (AghaKouchak A.), 10/2013-9/2014.

ARL

ARO, Frameworks for Analysis of Regional, Concurrent, Conditional and Non-Stationary Extremes in Geosciences, PI (AghaKouchak A.), 12/2014-11/2015.

DWR

DWR, Drought Emergency Seasonal Forecasting via Conditional Analog Years, PI (AghaKouchak A.), 7/2014-6/2015.

CEC

CEC, Building a Climate Change Resilient Electricity System for Meeting California's Energy and Environmental Goals, PI (Samuelsen S.), Co-PIs (AghaKouchak A., Feldman D., Tarroja B., Madani K., Shaffer B.P.), 7/2015-6/2018.

NSF

NSF, Hazards SEES Type 2: Preventing Flood Hazards from Becoming Disasters through Two-Way Communication of Parcel-Level Flood Risk, PI (Sanders B.), Co-PIs (Famiglietti J., Basolo V., Matthew R., Houston J., AghaKouchak A.), 9/2013-8/2017.

NASA

NASA/JPL, Analysis of Weather and Climate Extremes Using AIRS Satellite Data, PI (AghaKouchak A.), 5/2013-4/2014.

DOI

USBR, Quantifying Climate Projections Uncertainty Using a Non-Gaussian Model and an Adaptive Weighting Ensemble Algorithm: Application to Water Resources Management, PI (AghaKouchak A.), 10/2011-9/2013.

NSF

NSF-PIRE, Low Energy Options for Making Water from Wastewater, PI (Grant S.), Co-Is/Investigators (AghaKouchak A., R Ambrose, P Bowler, B Cooper, R Detwiler, S Elghobashi, D Feldman, S Jiang, R Lejano, L Levin, M McBride, M Prather, J.D. Saphores, D Rosso, B Sanders, A Sengupta, E Stein, M Sutula, W Tang, K Treseder, J Vrugt, R Brown, P Cook, A Deletic, T Fletcher, A Hamilton, I Marusic, D McCarthy, M Stewardson, A Western), 10/2012-9/2017, UCI PIRE Website.

World Bank

World Bank, Impacts of Global Climate Change (GCC) on the Water Resources of Morocco, PI (Sorooshian S.), Co-PIs (AghaKouchak A., Li J.), 9/2011-12/2012.

ARL

ARO, Improving near real-time high-resolution satellite-derived precipitation estimation for hydrologic modeling and decision-making applications, PI (Sorooshian S.), Co-PIs (AghaKouchak A., Hsu K., Gao X.), 9/2011-8/2014.

Research Areas

Hydroclimatic Extremes

Hydroclimatic Extremes: (a) monitoring extremes using satellite/radar-derived data; (b) analysis of extremes and their precursors using statistical and learning algorithms; (c) inference on the dynamics of extremes; (d) analysis of concurrent extremes; (e) diagnosis, assessment and prediction of extremes severity, duration and spatiotemporal patterns using gauge and remotely sensed data.

Drought Monitoring and Prediction

Drought Monitoring and Prediction: (a) drought monitoring using satellites; (b) spatial patterns of droughts; (c) multi-index drought analysis; Multivariate Standardized Drought Index (MSDI); developing drought climate data records. Visit the Global Integrated Drought Monitoring and Prediction System (GIDMaPS)

Multivariate Hydrological Analysis Using Copulas

Multivariate Hydrological Analysis Using Copulas: (a) modeling spatial dependence structure using copulas; (b) extreme value copulas; (c) modeling non-Gaussian dependencies; (d) simulation of multivariate dependent random fields.

Probabilistic Flood Modeling and Statistical Hydrology

Probabilistic Flood Modeling and Statistical Hydrology: (a) using statistical models and remote sensing data for probabilistic flood and landslide forecasting; (b) ensemble simulation; (c) probabilistic risk analysis; (d) global surface water and soil moisture simulation.

Error Analysis and Decomposition

Error Analysis and Decomposition: (a) error characterization; (b) spatial patterns of error in remotely sensed data; (c) uncertainty analysis; (d) error decomposition; (e) bias removal.

Engineering Education & Outreach

Engineering Education & Outreach: development of hands-on modeling tools for students in civil engineering and earth science disciplines to help them learn the fundamentals of hydrologic processes, and climate variability.

Sponsors

NSF NASA NOAA JPL DOI ARL CEC DWR