Natural Hazards

Michael Singer

My research focuses on hydrology and sediment transport processes, particularly in large river basins, in order to understand how the hydrologic cycle is modified by climatic changes and humans, and how such alterations affect sediment mobilization from terrestrial environments, sequestration and biogeochemical transformation within floodplains and deltas, and ultimately delivery to oceans.

Jiancheng Shi

My research is to develop a combined active and passive snow water equivalence retrieval algorithm to support the development of a new satellite mission. I study the synergism between the microwave radar and radiometer measurements for cold regions by improving the model representation using the state-of-the-art microwave radiative transfer modeling approach.

Arturo Keller

Dr. Keller's research focuses on the sustainable use of chemicals and materials in our modern society, by understanding and quantifying their potential impacts, and seeking ways to minimize impacts while achieving the benefits. He is particularly interested in emerging materials such as nanoparticles and biochemicals, for which little information is available. He also does work at large scales to design better management strategies for common chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides.

Charles Jones

Dr. Jones is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Researcher at the Earth Research Institute, UCSB. His research interests are in precipitation variability, extreme events, weather forecasts, predictability studies, regional modeling, monsoon systems, and climate change.

Thomas Dunne

Thomas Dunne conducts field and theoretical research in fluvial geomorphology and in the application of hydrology, sediment transport, and geomorphology to landscape management and hazard analysis. He has worked in many parts of the world, including Kenya, where he studied the effects of land use on hill-slope erosion and river-basin sedimentation, and how climate and hydrology affect long-term hill-slope evolution. At the University of Washington, he focused on land sliding and debris flows, as well as tephra erosion and debris-flow sedimentation resulting from the eruption of Mount St.

Jeff Dozier

Jeff Dozier has been on the UCSB faculty since 1974 and was the founding dean of the Bren School. He has led interdisciplinary studies in two areas: one addresses hydrologic science, environmental engineering, and social science in the water environment; the other is in the integration of environmental science and remote sensing with computer science and technology.

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