Dr Wee Ho Lim
Honorary Research Associate
Wee Ho is a Research Fellow in Global Water Security at the Environmental Change Institute. He investigates global hydrological extremes and variability under climate change, aiming to assist policies/strategies for risk reduction. His research interests include environmental physics, climate change science, hydrology, water resources and mathematical modelling.
Wee Ho was trained as a civil engineer at the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore; 2002-2006) and completed a PhD at The Australian National University (Australia; 2008-2013). During his PhD training, Wee Ho published a book called "An Atlas of the Global Water Cycle: Based on the IPCC AR4 models" with Michael Roderick. Prior to joining the ECI, he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at Kanae Laboratory at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), to investigate global flood risk under climate and socioeconomic changes.
- Roderick, M.L., Sun, F., Lim, W. H., Farquhar, G.D., 2014. A general framework for understanding the response of the water cycle to global warming over land and ocean. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-18-1575-2014.
- Lim, W.H., Roderick, M.L., 2014. Up-scaling short-term process-level understanding to longer timescales using a covariance-based approach. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/hess-18-31-2014.
- Lim, W.H., Roderick, M.L., Hobbins, M.T., Wong, S.C., Farquhar, G.D., 2013. The energy balance of a US Class A evaporation pan. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.07.001.
- Lim, W.H., Roderick, M.L., Hobbins, M.T., Wong, S.C., Groeneveld, P.J., Sun, F., Farquhar, G.D., 2012. The aerodynamics of pan evaporation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 152, 31-43, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.08.006.
- Sun, F., Roderick, M.L., Lim, W.H., Farquhar, G.D., 2011. Hydroclimatic projections for the Murray- Darling Basin based on an ensemble derived from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR4 climate models. Water Resources Research 47, W00g02, doi: 10.1029/2010wr009829. (Featured article, AGU Research Spotlight; Water Resources Research Editor's Choice Awards 2012)
- Sun, F., Roderick, M.L., Farquhar, G.D., Lim, W.H., Zhang, Y.Q., Bennett, N., Roxburgh, S.H., 2010. Partitioning the variance between space and time. Geophysical Research Letters 37, L12704, doi: 10.1029/2010gl043323.
- Lim, W.H., Roderick, M.L., 2009. An Atlas of the Global Water Cycle: Based on the IPCC AR4 models.ANU E Press, Canberra.
- Tan, S.B.K., Lo, E.Y.M., Shuy, E.B., Chua, L.H.C., Lim, W.H., 2009. Hydrograph separation and development of empirical relationships using single-parameter digital filters. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 14, 271- 279, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0699(2009)14:3(271).
- Tan, S.B.K., Lo, E.Y.M., Shuy, E.B., Chua, L.H.C., Lim, W.H., 2009. Generation of total runoff hydrographs using a method derived from a digital filter algorithm. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 14, 101-106, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0699(2009)14:1(101).
- Lim, W.H., Yamazaki, D., Koirala, S., Hirabayashi, Y., Kanae, S., Dadson, S.J., Hall, J.W. and Sun, F. (2018) Long‐term changes in global socioeconomic benefits of flood defenses and residual risk based on CMIP5 climate models. Earth's Future: 1-17.
- Lin, W., Lim, W-H., Sun, F., Mitchell, D., Wang, H., Chen, D., Bethke, I., Shiogama, H. and Fischer, E. (2018) Global Freshwater availability below normal conditions and population impact under 1.5°C and 2°C stabilization scenarios. Geophysical Research Letters, 0(ja).
- Wang, T., Sun, F., Lim, W-H., Wang, H., Liu, W. and Liu, C. (2018) The predictability of annual evapotranspiration and runoff in humid and non-humid catchments over China: comparison and quantification. Journal of American Meteorological Society.
- Hu, X., Lim, W.H., Pant, R., Hall, J. and Xi, L. (2017) The Spatial Exposure of Chinaâ€™s Infrastructure System to Flooding Risks in the Context of Climate Change. Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), GGKP Annual Conference, November 27-28, Washington DC, US.
- Hu, X., Lim, W.H., Pant, R., Hall, J., and Lu, X. (2017) The spatial exposure of Chinaâ€™s infrastructure system to flooding risks in the context of climate change. The Fifth Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Annual Conference, World Bank
- Paltan, H., Waliser, D., Lim, W.H., Guan, B., Yamazaki, D., Pant, R. and Dadson, S. (2017) Global Floods and Water Availability Driven by Atmospheric Rivers. Geophysical Research Letters.
- Hu, X., Hall, J.W., Shi, P. and Lim, W-H. (2016) The spatial exposure of the Chinese infrastructure system to flooding and drought hazards. Natural Hazards, 80(2): 1083-1118.
- Lim, W.H., Roderick, M.L. and Farquhar, G.D. (2016) A mathematical model of pan evaporation under steady state conditions. Journal of Hydrology, 540: 641-658.