Xuan Hong Do, PhD

Xuan Hong Do’s works focus on large-scale hydrology, particularly in the characteristics and changes of floods. His specific research areas include making hydrological data more accessible, exploring the capacity of hydrological models in flood hazard inference, and attributing changes in flood hazards across scales. Hong currently holds a Research Fellow appointment at School for Environment and Sustainability at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. Prior to his appointment in SEAS, he conducted his doctoral research at the University of Adelaide from 2015 to 2019, and served as a lecturer at Nong Lam University from 2009 to 2014.


  1. Improving the accessibility of streamflow observations for hydrological research
  2. Evaluating hydrological models performance using large-sample of streamflow observations
  3. Improving the understanding of changes in flood hazards and the underlying mechanism

PUBLICATION (Selected Papers) 

  1. Gudmundsson, L., Boulange, J.E.S., Do, H. X., Gosling, S.M., Grillakis M.G., Koutroulis, A.G., Leonard, M., Lui, J., Papadimitriou, L., Pokhrel, Y., Schewe, J., Zhang, X., Schmied, H.M., Seneviratne, S.I., Thiery, W., Westra, S., and Zhao, F. (2021), Globally observed trends in mean and extreme river flow attributed to man-made climate change. Science, 371(6534), 1159-1162. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aba3996
  2. Fowler, H.J., Lenderink, G., Prein, A., Westra, S., Allan, R., Ban, N., Barbero, R., Berg, P., Blenkinshop, S., Do, H. X., Guerreiro, S., Haerter, J., Kendon, E., Lewiz, E., Schaer, C., Sharma, A., Wasko, C., Villarini, G., and Zhang, X. (2021), Understanding the intensification of short-duration rainfall extremes with global warming and the implications for flood hazard. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-020-00128-6
  3. Gronewold, A. D., Do, H. X., Mei, Y., & Stow, C. A. (2021). A tug‐of‐war within the hydrologic cycle of a continental freshwater basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL090374. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL090374
  4. Ridder, N.N., Pitman, A.J., Westra, S., Ukkola, A., Do, H.X., Bador, M., Hirsch, A.L., Evans, J.P., Di Luca, A. and Zscheischler, J. (2020). Global hotspots for the occurrence of compound events. Nat Commun 11, 5956. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19639-3
  5. Do, H. X., Mei, Y., and Gronewold, A. D. (2020). To what extent are changes in flood magnitude related to changes in precipitation extremes? Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL088684. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL088684


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