A geospatial approach to modeling complex hydrological processes

Michael Wine Michael Wine is a PhD candidate studying Hydrology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico Tech. Published work has focused on hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of water-limited landscapes undergoing transformational land-use and land-cover change. He synthesizes pre-existing (often freely available) geospatial and hydrologic datasets to rapidly and at low cost elucidate the hydrologic effects of these changes.

His research interests include using satellite-derived energy balance algorithms to:

  1. Determine the effects of land-cover change on evapotranspiration,
  2. Improve soil moisture prediction and mapping at fine spatial resolution and high temporal frequency, and
  3. Develop methods to better quantify the hydrologic cycle of urban areas in the desert southwest.