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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A/Prof Dongryeol Ryu the Graduate Research Coordinator of the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He leads the Melbourne Environmental Sensing and Modelling Lab (MESML) in the Department with a special interest in surface water hydrology and microwave remote sensing. A/Prof 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 Fellowship.

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. Joseph, N.; Ryu, D.; Malano, HM.; George, B.; Sudheer, KP.; Anshuman, . Estimation of industrial water demand in India using census-based statistical data. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. Elsevier BV. 2019, Vol. 149, pp. 31-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.05.036
  3. Orangi, A.; Narsilio, GA.; Wang, YH.; Ryu, D. Experimental investigation of dry density effects on dielectric properties of soil–water mixtures with different specific surface areas. Acta Geotechnica. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. 2019. DOI: 10.1007/s11440-019-00805-x
  4. 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
  5. Akuraju, VR.; Ryu, D.; Western, AW.; Ian Young, R. Towards estimating root-zone soil moisture using surface multispectral and thermal sensing: A spectral and hydrometeorological dataset from the Dookie experiment site, Victoria, Australia. Hydrological Processes. Wiley. 2019. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.13459
  6. Guo, D.; Lintern, A.; Webb, J.; Ryu, D.; Liu, S.; Bende-michl, U.; Leahy, P.; Waters, D.; Watson, M.; Wilson, P.; Western, A. A web-based interface to visualize and model spatio-temporal variability of stream water quality. . River Basement Management Society. 2018.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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-17-0762.1
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Ye, N.; Walker, JP.; Rüdiger, 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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