B. Eng Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
M. Sc. University of Washington (Department of Civil &
Amanda grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and obtained her
M.Sc. under the direction of Prof. Dennis Lettenmaier in the Land Surface
Hydrology group with a focus in Arctic hydrology. She received the NASA Earth
and Space Science Fellowship in 2007 to complete her studies in understanding
the influence of permafrost on the streamflow regimes in the Eurasian Arctic
Amanda is currently working towards a PhD in the River Systems
Research Group with Prof. Jeff Richey.
Her research spans very diverse regions
Understanding the influence of land use changes
on streamflow and sediment transport in the state of Espirito Santo in Brazil
using hydrologic modeling (VIC & DHSVM)
Quantifying the effects of future climate
sensitivities in the states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santos in Brazil.
Understand the snow and glacier melt regimes in
Bhutan and to quantify the timing changes of stream discharge.
Integrating hydrologic modeling within a Dynamic
Information Framework (DIF) and assimilating DIF and its related components
onto the cloud.
Bridging science and policy and quantifying
societal impacts from a water resources management perspective.
In her free time, Amanda volunteers at Treehouse for Kids, loves
hiking with her husband and dachshund, urban farmsteading and finally learning
how to ride a bike to explore the far reaches of the Pacific Northwest.
Publications Tan, A., J.C. Adam,
and D.P. Lettenmaier, 2011. Change in spring snowmelt timing in Eurasian Arctic
Rivers, Journal of Geophysical Research 116, D03101, doi:10.1029/2010JD014337.