Our group studies the distribution of water at the Earth’s surface in space and time, and how it affects hydrological, atmospheric, and land surface processes.  We primarily use observational data and statistical methods (but also modeling, and simulation studies) to examine moisture and energy stores and exchanges, floods and drought, and their different physical and biological causes and effects. Untangling the interrelationships between between the different components of the hydrological cycle is crucial for understanding the hydroclimate system of our planet and how it might react to changes.