Dr. Luis E. Samaniego-Eguiguren
My current research goal is to develop and parameterize a distributed mesoscale hydrologic model (mHM) that takes into account land-vegetation-atmospheric interactions. It is expected that this model should be able to make robust predictions in gauged and ungauged locations not only for streamflow but also for other distributed water fluxes and state variables such as soil moisture. Such predictions at the mesoscale are highly relevant to better understand the soil-vegetation-atmosphere system and thereby providing better models for supporting water resources management under changing environmental conditions.
My major research interests focus on monitoring, modelling and forecasting of droughts (German Drought Monitor) and floods, multiscale parameterization of land surface and hydrologic models, parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis, assimilation of remotely sensed products into mHM, stochastic hydrology, precipitation downscaling, and geostatistics.