Kim’s contribution to Harvest includes providing data from the Famine Early Warning Land Data Assimilation System (FLDAS) and implementing improvements to the model from feedback from end users and other data producers. She also develops synthetic aperture radar (SAR) applications to monitor waterpoints in water-insecure regions, with a particular focus in rangeland regions of Africa.
Kim currently holds a position as an Assistant Research Scientist both at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) at the University of Maryland and in the Hydrological Sciences Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University before continuing her education at Cornell University (M.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering) and the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) where she earned her Ph.D in Hydrology. Kim has a vast array of research experience including serving in various roles in institutions across the world including the Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement (France), NASA Goddard, CSM, and UMD ESSIC. She has many contributions to environmental studies through her authorship of hydrological data sets and research presentations at many conferences and workshops around the United States.
Selected Relevant Publications
2019. Slinski, K., T. Hogue, and J. McCray. “Active-passive surface water classification: a new method for high resolution monitoring of surface water dynamics.” Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 4694– 4704. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL082562.
2016. Slinski, K., T. Hogue, A. Porter, and J. McCray. "Recent bark beetle outbreaks have little impact on streamflow in the Western United States." Environmental Research Letters, 11, 074010. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/074010.