Kuwait Climate, Water & Vegetation


Elfatih Eltahir, Rafael Bras, Hala Jassar, K. S. Rao, Waleed Roy

This project aims at studying the nature of the soil-water-vegetation-climate equilibrium in Kuwait. It will involve a model of Kuwait's desert in terms of hydrology, geomorphology, vegetation dynamics, and the interaction between the land surface and the atmosphere. The research has four components:

  1. Coupled Biosphere Atmosphere Modeling over Kuwait
  2. Eco-Hydro-Geomorphological Modeling of Kuwait’s Desert Environment
  3. Mapping and monitoring of soil moisture over Kuwait desert environment
  4. Development of Atlas and Decision Support Tool for the Terrestrial Biodiversity of Kuwait