Web Site: people.uwm.edu/~choiw/
PhD, Geography, University of Illinois, Urbana, 2005
MA, Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1997
BA, Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1995
Geog 120 – Our Physical Environment Syllabus, Online Syllabus
Geog 403 – Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis Syllabus
Geog 415 – Hydrogeography Syllabus
Geog 520 – Physical Geography of the City Syllabus
Geog 547 – Spatial Analysis Syllabus
Woonsup Choi’s research activities emphasize understanding of the effects of climate change and urbanization on water-related environmental problems. In this context, he has conducted research on the potential impacts of climate change and land use change on the hydrology and water quality for several regions in the United States and Canada. The approach is mostly combining simulation models with various climatic and land use change scenarios. Currently, his work focuses on the effect of urban areas on future climate scenarios and how it is going to affect the results from hydrological simulations. As preliminary work, he analyzed the spatial and temporal patterns of urban climate in the Midwest with financial support from the UWM Graduate School Research Committee. He also embarked on research fieldwork in Seoul, Korea to examine water quality in small streams that recently underwent restoration projects.
Choi, W., Tareghian, J., Choi, J., & Hwang, C. (2014). Geographically heterogeneous temporal trends of extreme high precipitation in Wisconsin, USA during 1950-2006. International Journal of Climatology
Kult, J., Choi, W., & Choi, J. (2014). Sensitivity of the Snowmelt Runoff Model to snow covered area and temperature inputs. Applied Geography, 55, 30-38.
Kult, J. M., Fry, L. M., Gronewald, A. D., & Choi, W. (2014). Regionalization of hydrologic response in the Great Lakes basin: Considerations of temporal scales of analysis. Journal of Hydrology, 519, 2224–2237.
Choi, W., Kim, S., Lee, M., Koenig, K., & Rasmussen, P. F. (2014). Hydrological impacts of warmer and wetter climate in Troutlake and Sturgeon River basins in central Canada. Water Resources Management, 28, 5319–5333.
Choi, W. (2013). Editorial: Climate change, urbanization and hydrological disasters. Disaster Advances, 6(5), 1-2.
Thoenen, C., Choi, W., & Choi, J. (2013). Early summer dissolved oxygen characteristics in restored streams in Seoul. Journal of the Korean Geographical Society, 48(3), 336-347.
Kang, S., Choi, W., & Schierenbeck, T. (2012). Spatial characteristics of storm damage in rice paddy and residential areas in Gyeonggi-do (province), Korea. Disaster Advances, 5(4), 524-535.
Kult, J. M., Choi, W., & Keuser, A. P. (2012). Snowmelt runoff modeling: Limitations and potential for mitigating water disputes. Journal of Hydrology, 430-431, 179-181.