Young Scientists (A)

Interaction of Lower swamp and Hydrology in the equatorial Southeast Asian region

Principal Investigator: Kozan, Osamu
Period: FY2013-15

This project aims to enhance the theoretical and empirical understanding of the interaction between lower swamps and hydrology in the equatorial Southeast Asian region. Based on in situ observational meteorology, peat, ground water, water quality and CO2 emission data, hydrological land surface model will be developed. This model will be coupled with a non-hydrostatic atmospheric model for numerical simulation to estimate the impact of water drainage and large scale tree plantation on a rainfall system. Finally this coupling model will be used to evaluate the interaction between lower swamp and hydrology in the equatorial region.