Global-scale modelling of river hydrodynamics is essential for understanding global hydrological cycle, and is also required in interdisciplinary research fields (e.g. earth/climate system modelling and flood risk forecasting/assessment). Global river models have been developed continuously for more than two decades, but modelling river flow at a global scale remains a challenging topic as surface water movement in continental rivers is a multi-spatial-scale phenomena. Dr Dai Yamazaki presents his CaMa-Flood (Catchment-based Macro-scale Floodplain) model, a global hydrodynamic model which addresses the challenge of modelling river flow at a global scale.
Dai Yamazaki Ph.D. is a Research Scientist at JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Japan. His research interests include surface water hydrodynamics in rivers and floodplains at a global scale, based on wide-range approaches (e.g. modelling, remote sensing, database development, and data assimilation). He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Tokyo.