Hydrology and Water Resources Research
Towards a better relationship between human society and water resources
We study physical mechanisms of the hydrologic cycle with energy and material transport. The research topics include analysis and numerical modeling of hydrological processes such as surface-subsurface flow, atmosphere-land surface interaction with human activities. Based on the understanding of the physical process in hydrology, we develop fundamental technologies for river planning, water resources management, real-time hydrologic forecasting and water-related disaster mitigation. Currently, we focus on a development of a state-of-the-art hydrologic modeling system, a real-time flood forecasting system, advanced utilization of weather radar observation and a new theory of hydrologic frequency analysis. Climate change impacts on hydrologic cycle and water resources are also our important research theme.