I am a Ph.D. student in Hydrology at the Joint Program at San Diego State University & University of California, Santa Barbara.

I am interested in soil moisture,

measured both from in-situ sensors and remotely sensed from satellite platforms.

The research questions I am tackling are

  • How does soil moisture controls hydrological and land-atmosphere processes at multiple spatio-temporal scales?
  • How to represent the processes in modeling?
  • How to leverage the research outcomes for flood and drought management under climate and land-use changes?

Contact
raraki8159(at)sdsu.edu

Education

B.Eng. Civil Engineering

2015 - 2019
Kyoto University
Advisor: Dr. Takahiro Sayama at Disaster Prevention Research Institute

M.Sc. Watershed Science

2019 - 2021
San Diego State University
Advisor: Dr. Hilary McMillan
Committee: Dr. Hilary McMillan, Dr. Trent Biggs, Dr. Alicia Kinoshita

Ph.D. student

2021 - Present
San Diego State University & University of California, Santa Barabara
Advisor: Dr. Hilary McMillan

Employment

Teaching Assistant

2019
Kyoto University, Hydraulics experiment class

Laboratory Assistant

Summer 2020 & 2021
CW3E at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego