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Benjamin Zaitchik

Assistant Professor

Olin Hall 222
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Zaitchik’s research is directed at understanding, managing, and coping with climatic and hydrologic variability. Understanding variability requires examination of the natural processes that drive climate and surface change. Managing variability relates to our ability to control anthropogenic influences on climate and hydrology at the local, regional, and global scales. Coping with variability includes improved forecast systems and methods of risk assessment. In each of these areas of research he employs a combination of observation-both in situ and remotely sensed-and numerical modeling techniques.

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Linking Seasonal Predictions into Decision-making and Disaster Management in the Greater Horn of Africa

2015 , Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2015

The Madden–Julian Oscillation’s Influence on Spring Rainy Season Precipitation over Equatorial West Africa*

2015 , Journal of Climate 28 (22), 8653-8672, 2015

Empirical streamflow simulation for water resource management in data-scarce seasonal watersheds

2015 , Hydrology & Earth System Sciences Discussions 12 (10), 2015

A Review of Drought in the Middle East and Southwest Asia

2015 , Journal of Climate, 2015

Integrated modeling of aerosol, cloud, precipitation and land processes at satellite-resolved scales

2015 , Environmental Modelling & Software 67, 149-159, 2015

The question of Sudan: a hydro-economic optimization model for the Sudanese Blue Nile

2015 , Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19 (5), 2275-2293, 2015

Determining Particulate Matter and Black Carbon Exfiltration Estimates for Traditional Cookstove Use in Rural Nepalese Village Households

2015 , Environmental science & technology 49 (9), 5555-5562, 2015

Climate, agriculture, and hunger: statistical prediction of undernourishment using nonlinear regression and data-mining techniques

2015 , Journal of Applied Statistics, 1-24, 2015

Impact of irrigation methods on land surface model spinup and initialization of WRF forecasts

2015 , Journal of Hydrometeorology, 2015

A meta-analysis of plant facilitation in coastal dune systems: responses, regions, and research gaps

2015 , PeerJ 3, e768, 2015