Associate Professor Dongryeol Ryu

  • Room: Level: 04 Room: 406A
  • Building: Engineering Block D
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Environmental Remote Sensing (Remote Sensing, Soil Moisture, Evapotranspiration)
  • Flood Forecasting and Monitoring Flood Inundation (Flood, Flood Plain)
  • Hydrological Sciences (Soil Moisture, Evapotranspiration, Water Accounting)

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Dr Dongryeol Ryu is the Academic Program Coordinator of the Master of Engineering (Environmental) program. Dr Ryu is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources (EHWR) in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He leads the Hydrology and Remote Sensing group in the Department with a special interest in surface water hydrology and microwave remote sensing. Dr Ryu is currently working on developing microwave soil moisture retrieval algorithms and on investigating an innovative method of flood forecasting by using various satellite observations, which are funded by ARC. He is also a past recipient of a NASA Earth System Science Fellowship and the University of California, Irvine Medal.

Recent publications

  1. Orangi, A.; Narsilio, GA.; Ryu, D. A Laboratory Study on Non-Invasive Soil Water Content Estimation Using Capacitive Based Sensors. Sensors. MDPI. 2019, Vol. 19, Issue 3. DOI: 10.3390/s19030651
  2. Guo, D.; Lintern, A.; Webb, JA.; Ryu, D.; Liu, S.; Bende-michl, U.; Leahy, P.; Wilson, P.; Western, AW. Key Factors Affecting Temporal Variability in Stream Water Quality. Water Resources Research. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION. 2019, Vol. 55, Issue 1, pp. 112-129. DOI: 10.1029/2018WR023370
  3. Western, AW.; Dassanayake, KB.; Perera, KC.; Argent, RM.; Alves, O.; Young, G.; Ryu, D. An evaluation of a methodology for seasonal soil water forecasting for Australian dry land cropping systems. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2018, Vol. 253, pp. 161-175. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.02.012
  4. Peischl, S.; Walker, JP.; Ryu, D.; Kerr, YH. Analysis of Data Acquisition Time on Soil Moisture Retrieval From Multiangle L-Band Observations. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2018, Vol. 56, Issue 2, pp. 966-971. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2757025
  5. Poblete, T.; Ortega-farias, S.; Ryu, D. Automatic Coregistration Algorithm to Remove Canopy Shaded Pixels in UAV-Borne Thermal Images to Improve the Estimation of Crop Water Stress Index of a Drip-Irrigated Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard. Sensors. MDPI. 2018, Vol. 18, Issue 2. DOI: 10.3390/s18020397
  6. Liu, S.; Ryu, D.; Webb, JA.; Lintern, A.; Waters, D.; Guo, D.; Western, AW. Characterisation of spatial variability in water quality in the Great Barrier Reef catchments using multivariate statistical analysis. Marine Pollution Bulletin. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2018, Vol. 137, pp. 137-151. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.10.019
  7. Gao, Y.; Walker, JP.; Ye, N.; Panciera, R.; Monerris, A.; Ryu, D.; Rudiger, C.; Jackson, TJ. Evaluation of the Tau-Omega Model for Passive Microwave Soil Moisture Retrieval Using SMAPEx Datasets. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2018, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 888-895. DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2796546
  8. Guo, D.; Lintern, A.; Webb, JA.; Ryu, D.; Liu, S.; Western, AW. Integrated modelling of spatio-temporal variability in stream water quality across victorian catchments. 2018 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, HWRS 2018: Water and Communities. 2018, pp. 284-297.
  9. Chou, C.; Ryu, D.; Lo, M-H.; Wey, H-W.; Malano, HM. Irrigation-Induced Land-Atmosphere Feedbacks and Their Impacts on Indian Summer Monsoon. JOURNAL OF CLIMATE. AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC. 2018, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 8785-8801. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0762.s1
  10. Chou, C.; Ryu, D.; Lo, MH.; Wey, HW.; Malano, HM. Irrigation-induced land-atmosphere feedbacks and their impacts on Indian summer monsoon. Journal of Climate. American Meteorological Society. 2018, Vol. 31, Issue 21, pp. 8785-8801. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0762.1
  11. Lintern, A.; Webb, JA.; Ryu, D.; Liu, S.; Bende-michl, U.; Waters, D.; Leahy, P.; Wilson, P.; Western, AW. Key factors influencing differences in stream water quality across space. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water. WILEY. 2018, Vol. 5, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1260
  12. Kunnath-poovakka, A.; Ryu, D.; Renzullo, LJ.; George, B. Remotely sensed ET for streamflow modelling in catchments with contrasting flow characteristics: an attempt to improve efficiency. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. Springer Nature. 2018, Vol. 32, Issue 7, pp. 1973-1992. DOI: 10.1007/s00477-018-1528-y
  13. Ye, N.; Walker, JP.; RĂ¼diger, C.; Ryu, D.; Gurney, RJ. Surface rock effects on soil moisture retrieval from L-band passive microwave observations. Remote Sensing of Environment. Elsevier BV. 2018, Vol. 215, pp. 33-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.05.025
  14. Lintern, A.; Webb, J.; Ryu, .; Liu, S.; Bende-michl, U.; Watson, M.; Waters, D.; Leahy, P.; Wilson, P.; Western, A. Understanding the spatial variability in catchment dynamics: a case study of 107 stream catchments in Victoria. . The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. 2018.
  15. Lintern, A.; Webb, JA.; Ryu, D.; Liu, S.; Waters, D.; Leahy, P.; Bende-michl, U.; Western, AW. What Are the Key Catchment Characteristics Affecting Spatial Differences in Riverine Water Quality?. Water Resources Research. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION. 2018, Vol. 54, Issue 10, pp. 7252-7272. DOI: 10.1029/2017WR022172
  16. Park, S.; Ryu, D.; Fuentes, S.; Chung, H.; Hernyndez-montes, E.; O'connell, M. Adaptive Estimation of Crop Water Stress in Nectarine and Peach Orchards Using High-Resolution Imagery from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Remote Sensing. MDPI AG. 2017, Vol. 9, Issue 8. DOI: 10.3390/rs9080828
  17. Mohammadi, A.; Costelloe, JF.; Ryu, D. Application of time series of remotely sensed normalized difference water, vegetation and moisture indices in characterizing flood dynamics of large-scale arid zone floodplains. Remote Sensing of Environment. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2017, Vol. 190, pp. 70-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.12.003
  18. Cho, E.; Su, C-H.; Ryu, D.; Kim, H.; Choi, M. Does AMSR2 produce better soil moisture retrievals than AMSR-E over Australia?. Remote Sensing of Environment. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2017, Vol. 188, pp. 95-105. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.10.050
  19. Crow, WT.; Han, E.; Ryu, D.; Hain, CR.; Anderson, MC. Estimating annual water storage variations in medium-scale (2000-10 000km(2)) basins using microwave-based soil moisture retrievals. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH. 2017, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 1849-1862. DOI: 10.5194/hess-21-1849-2017
  20. Eom, J.; Seo, K-W.; Ryu, D. Estimation of Amazon River discharge based on EOF analysis of GRACE gravity data. Remote Sensing of Environment. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2017, Vol. 191, pp. 55-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.01.011

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