Welcome to the Earth System Observation and Modelling (ESOM) group, part of the Water Desalination and Reuse Centre​ at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology​ (KAUST). We undertake a range of research across multi-disciplinary fields, with specializations in remote sensing of hydrology, land surface and regional climate modelling and in-situ observation and measurement of hydrometeorological variables.

Resilience in water and food supplies represent two major elements of the Kingdom's efforts towards a secure and sustainable future. Given the inextricable links between water and food and the critical importance of these locally and globally, the ESOM Group seeks to address key components of this challenge.

These research objectives include: 1) to bet­ter under­stand the processes and mech­a­nisms that link and mod­u­late the move­ment of water within the Earth system; 2) to understand how water and energy are dis­trib­uted within the Earth sys­tem in both space and time; and 3) to diag­nose, model and predict hydro­log­i­cal cycle vari­abil­ity and change: par­tic­u­larly as relates to improv­ing water resource man­age­ment and water security.
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Image: January, 2015