New Appointments in the Centre for Hydrology

Dr. Kevin Shook Appointed SGI Canada Research Fellow and DRI Research Scientist.

Dr. Kevin Shook, PhD, P.Eng. has been appointed the SGI Canada Research Fellow and will form the core of the SGI Canada Hydrometeorology Programme at the Centre for Hydrology. Dr. Shook will also contribute to the Drought Research Initiative (DRI) in respect to hydrological aspects of droughts and drought modelling. Dr. Shook is a graduate of the Division of Hydrology and Department of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering at U of S and comes back to Saskatoon from a senior flood forecasting and hydrological modelling post with Alberta Environment in Edmonton. Dr. Shook’s research has included snowmelt modelling, fractal analysis of hydrological phenomena, flood modelling and extreme events analysis. His new research will focus on prairie hydrometeorology including drought, rainfall, flooding, and water supply under recent, current and future climates and on prairie hydrological modelling.
Welcome back to Saskatoon Kevin!

Dr. Edgar Herrera Appointed IP3 Atmosphere-Land Surface Modeller

Dr. Edgar Herrera, PhD has been appointed the IP3 Atmosphere-Land Surface Modeller for the Improved Processes and Parameterisation for Prediction in Cold Regions Network at the Centre for Hydrology. Dr. Herrera is a graduate of Univ. du Quebec, INRS-ETE in Quebec and UQAM in Montreal where he specialized in regional climate modelling and statistical hydrology. He brings a specialized capability to run atmospheric models to the Centre for Hydrology and will be focussing on running the GEM-LAM and CLASS for IP3 research basins and investigating atmospheric feedbacks from improved land surface representation of snow, ice and soil frost processes. He will also be examining scaling relationships and problems associated with running large scale atmospheric models over complex terrain to drive hydrological models.
Welcome to Saskatoon Edgar!