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Caleb Buahin

CALEB BUAHIN

Utah State University

 

Research Topic

Hydrologic Modeling of Coupled Human Natural Systems

 

iUTAH Research Focus Area

RFA3

 

Faculty Advisor

Jeff Horsburgh

 

Abstract

It is often not possible to select a single hydrologic model with all the appropriate formulations for interdisciplinary research of the kind being pursued by iUTAH. Caleb’s research is exploring approaches to decomposing existing hydrologic models and their underlying process formulations into components that can be subsequently composed together in a “plug and play” fashion to more holistically simulate the natural and engineered portions of hydrologic systems along the WRMA. This approach to model development called component-based modeling, promises to allow researchers to experiment with different process formulations and explore linkages and feedbacks between different research domains that are typically modeled independently.

 

Biography

Caleb graduated with his BS and MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2010 with an emphasis in Water Resources. He worked briefly for Aquaveo in Provo, Utah as a software developer on their Watershed Modeling System team and then for Environmental Resources Management Inc. in Exton, Pennsylvania where he applied a variety of hydrologic and hydrodynamic models for various local and international environmental impact assessment studies. He enjoys playing soccer in his free time.