Sifan A. Koriche

Sifan A. Koriche

Nationality: Ethiopian

Institute: University of Reading

Email: s.koriche@reading.ac.uk

Language spoken: English, Afaan Oromoo, Amharic

Background: Sifan received MSc degree in Spatial Hydrology from Twente University in Netherlands and BSc. degree in Soil and Water Engineering and Management from Haramaya University in Ethiopia. He has 8 years experiences in Industry, research institute and University carrying out various responsibilities. He was a Visiting Researcher at Central University of Technology (CUT), South Africa. Furthermore, He has participated and presented his research findings at 17th Research Seminar of Faulty of Engineering and Information Technology at Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein, South Africa; Third International conference on the use of Space technology for water management, in Rabat, Morocco; and on Second Annual Conference Climate Change and Development in Africa, in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

Statement of Interest/Passion: Understating one of the important and critical Earth cycles, Hydrological cycle and Climate Change; Conflicts of thoughts about past and present day climate.

Description of the Project: Simulation of the variation of Pontocaspian lake levels and connectivity on multi-millennial and millennial time-scales over the Quaternary time period (the last 2.5 million years).  The aims are to understand the main driving mechanisms of lake level change on these time-scales, their relative contributions and interactions/feedbacks between them, and to reconstruct Quaternary lake level changes on the basis of known and modelled driving forces (e.g. regional glacial-interglacial climate change, topographic changes, ice-sheet damming). A regional lake basin model (THMB; Coe, 2000) will be driven using outputs from the climate model simulations performed in project A2, as well as complementary simulations with HadCM3 covering the last glacial cycle (Singarayer and Valdes, 2010).