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Civil and Architectural Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Noriaka Ohara

Assistant Professor

Room 3049, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering

1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
e-mail: nohara1@uwyo.edu
Office Phone: 307.766.4366


 

Education:

  • B.A. Civil Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, 1997
  • M.A. Civil Engineering, Chuo University, Japan, 1999
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2003

Research Interests:

  • Hydrologic Modeling
  • Snow Hydrology
  • Hydrologic Field Observation
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Theoretical Treatment of Scale Gap

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Japan Society of Civil Engineers

Publications:

  • Kure, S, S. Jang, N.Ohara,M.L. Kavvas, and Z.Q. Chen, "Hydrological Impact of Regional Climate Change forthe Snowfed and Glacierfed River Basins in the Republic of Tajikistan:Statistical Downscaling of Global Climate Model Projections", HydrologicProcesses, accepted.
  • Kure, S, S. Jang, N.Ohara,M.L. Kavvas, and Z.Q. Chen, "Hydrologic Impact of Regional Climate Change forthe Snowfed and Glacierfed River Basins in the Republic of Tajikistan:Hydrological Response of flow to Climate Change", Hydrologic Processes,accepted.
  • Kure, S., S. Jang, N.Ohara, M.L. Kavvas, and Z.Q. Chen,"Application of Watershed Environmental Hydrology Hydro-Climate Model(WEHY-HCM) to Ungauged Watersheds: A tool for the PUB (Predictions in UngaugedBasins) problem", Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, accepted.
  • Chen, Z.Q., Kavvas, M.L, Ohara N., Anderson, M. L., and Yoon, J.  "A Coupled Regional Hydro-Climate Model andits Application to the Tigris-Euphrates basin", Journal of HydrologicEngineering, ASCE, Vol. 16, No. 12, 1059–1070, 2011.
  • Ohara, N.,Kavvas, M.L., Anderson, M.L., Chen, Z.Q., and Yoon J.  "A Water Balance Study for theTigris-Euphrates River Basin", Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, , Vol.16, No. 12, 1071–1082, 2011.
  • Chen, Z.Q., Kavvas, M.L, Ohara N., and Anderson, M.L. "Impact of Water Resources Utilization on the Hydrology of MesopotamianMarshlands", Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 16, No. 12,1083–1092, 2011.
  • Ohara, N.,Chen, Z.Q., Kavvas, M.L., Fukami, K., and Inomata, H.  "Reconstruction of Historical Atmosphericdata by A Hydroclimate Model for Mekong River Basin", Journal of HydrologicEngineering, ASCE, Vol. 16, No. 12, 1030–1039, 2011.
  • Shaaban, A.J., Amin M.Z.M., Chen, Z.Q., and Ohara, N.  "Regional Modeling Of Climate Change ImpactOn Peninsular Malaysia Water Resources", Journal of Hydrologic Engineering,ASCE, Vol. 16, No. 12, 1040–1049, 2011.
  • Kure, S., Kavvas, M.L., Ohara, N., and Jang, S., "Upscaling of Coupled Land Surface ProcessModeling for Heterogeneous Landscapes: Stochastic Approach" Journal ofHydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 16, No. 12, 1017–1029, 2011.
  • Florsheim, J.L., B.A. Pellerin, N.H. Oh, N. Ohara, P.A.M. Bachand, S.M. Bachand,B.A. Bergamaschi, P.J. Hernes, M.L. Kavvas, "From deposition to erosion:Spatial and temporal variability of sediment sources, storage, and transport ina small agricultural watershed", Geomorphology, Volume 132, Issues 3–4,272–286, 2011.
  • Ohara, N., Kavvas,M.L., Easton, D., Dogrul, C. E., Yoon, J., and Chen, Z.Q.  "The Role of Snow in Runoff Processes in aSub-alpine Hillslope : Field Study in the Ward Creek Watershed, Lake Tahoe,California during 2000 and 2001 Water Years", Journal of HydrologicEngineering, ASCE, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 521-533, 2011.
  • Ohara, N., Kavvas,M. L., Kure, S., Chen, Z. Q., Jang, S., and Tan, E.  "A Physically-Based Estimation of MaximumPrecipitation over American River Watershed, California", Journal of HydrologicEngineering, ASCE, Vol. 16, issue 4, 351-361, 2011.
  • Kavvas, M.L., Z.Q. Chen, M.L. Anderson, N. Ohara, J.Y. Yoon, and Fu Xiang. "AStudy of Water Balances over the Tigris-Euphrates Watershed", Physics andChemistry of the Earth, Elsevier, Vol. 36, 197-203, 2011.
  • Fu Xiang, Kavvas, M.L., Chen, Z.Q., Bandeh, H., Ohara, N., Kim, S., Jand S.H.,Churchwell, R.  "Experimental Study ofDebris Capture Efficiency of Trash Racks", Journal of Hydro-environmentalResearch, No.3, 138-147, 2009.
  • Ohara, N.,Kavvas, M. L., and Chen, Z. Q. Stochastic Upscaling For Snow Accumulation and Melt Processes with PDFApproach, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol 13, issue 12, 1103-1118,2008.
  • Kavvas, M. L., Yoon, J, Chen, Z. Q., Liang, L., Dogrul,E. C., Ohara, N., Aksoy, H.,Anderson, M. L., Reuter, J., and Hackley, S. "Watershed Environmental HydrologyModel: Environmental Module and Its Application to a California Watershed",Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 11, issue 3, 261-272, 2006.
  • Ohara, N., andKavvas, M. L.  "Field Observations AndNumerical Model Experiments For The Snowmelt Process At A Field Site", Advancesin Water Resources, Elsevier, 29, 194-211, 2006.
  • Kavvas, M. L., Chen, Z. Q., Dogrul, J., Yoon, J., Ohara, N., Liang, L., Aksoy, H.,Anderson, M. L, Yoshitani, J., Fukami, K. and Matsuura, T.  "Watershed Environmental Hydrology (WEHY)Model Based On Upscaled Conservation Equations: Hydrologic Module",  Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, Vol.9, issue 6, 2004.
  • Shimura, K., Ohara, N., Matsuki, H., and Yamada, T.  "Study on Flood Wave Using Unsteady FlowAnalysis", Journal of Japan Society of Hydrology and WaterResources, Vol. 14, No. 3, May, 2001. (in Japanese)

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