Dr Kwok Chun

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About me

Changing earth systems affects various aspects of our daily lives. Understanding constituting components and processes of our physical environments is valuable for us to prepare forthcoming challenges and create a better world. My research interests are in nonstationary environmental processes related to the atmosphere; hydrosphere; and biosphere. I develop tools and numerical models for analysing our dynamic systems and projecting possible changes. As the future behaviours of our environment are uncertain under anthropogenic influence; my current research is related to qualify and quantify risks; extremes and irreversible shifts in the UK and other parts of the world.
I hope that I can talk with you about water and environment.


Vice Chancellor's Challenge Fund (CF) Awardee (2023-2025), "VIS-Studio: An Immersive Reality and AI solution for data visualisation to support collaborative decision-making for extreme weather and disaster scenarios"

Vice Chancellor's Accelerator Programme Awardee (2022‐2024), "Convection-permitting models for environmental management in urban and green & blue spaces"

CATE College Building Research Fund Awardee (2022-2023), "Downstream UK pilot: Bringing local knowledges into decision-making in water security through participatory Forum Theatre methods"

CATE College Building Research Fund Awardee (2022-2023), "ENERGISE West - Enabling Networks for Energy Research and Generation via Informal Social Exchange in the West of England"

Area of expertise

Climatology and Hydrology are my main research areas.
I am exploring convection-permitting model (CPM) outputs at South America with researchers from the US National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Working with the University of Rouen and Istanbul Technical University, I develop mesoscale models to look at how to use blue and green infrastructure to promote thermal comforts and mitigate hydrological hazards.  

Currently, I am working on a Royal Society project on "Spatiotemporal Variation Characteristics Of Compound Dry And Hot Events And Their Impacts On Vegetation Growth Across The Mid-latitudes Of Eurasia".

I am a member of the CORDEX WRF community, which is in a part of the WCRP Flagship Pilot Study URB-RCC. In the study, I investigate the interaction between urban land use and extreme hydroclimate events.

I lead the Theme C (compound risks) work group for the UNESCO EURO FRIEND-Water Project-3 on Large Scale Variations in Hydrological Characteristics. For this work group in 2023-2024, we aim to co-produce a perspective paper on compound risks based on scaling relationships for hydroclimate. If you would like to contribute, please drop me an email. 


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