Bo Wang is a Research Assistant Professor at the Northern Change Research Laboratory, where he focuses on the study of river patterns and avulsions through the integration of remote sensing, GIS, and field measurements. He is currently leading an ongoing project titled “SWOT Prior Estimates of Nepal-India Transboundary River Discharge (2023-2026, 22-THP22-0014),” supported by the NASA Terrestrial Hydrology Program. This initiative aims to enhance the estimation of discharge from the SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) satellite by collecting in-situ discharge data from various ungauged rivers in Nepal. Additionally, the project seeks to explore the dynamics of channel avulsion and stability in the Koshi River, Nepal’s largest river. Bo also fulfills a part-time role as a field technician, contributing to the calibration and validation of the SWOT satellite.
Prior to Brown, Bo earned a Ph.D. in geography and a master’s degree in hydrology from Louisiana State University (LSU), where he explored the effects of river engineering on sediment transport, channel bar formation, and riverbed deformation in the Lower Mississippi River and Atchafalaya River. Before coming to the U.S. in 2012, Bo received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the China University of Geosciences.
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