Dr Sanaa Hobeichi
Research Associate

Dr Sanaa Hobeichi


PhD Climate Science | UNSW Sydney 

MSc Environmental Sciences -  Major Remote Sensing | Qatar University

BSc Applied Mathematics - Major Computer Science | Lebanese University

Climate Change Research Centre

Sanaa Hobeichi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Climate Change Research Centre and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX). She is interested in applying machine learning (ML) to aid climate change research. Her research focuses on using ML to improve the predictability of climate extremes and to enhance the spatial resolution of global climate models’ output.

Sanaa is part of the knowledge brokerage team at CLEX, and she leads a school resources development initiative. In this role, she works with secondary school teachers, climate experts, and climate science communication specialists to develop teaching resources that use climate science research to teach topics in the Australian Curriculum.

Sanaa has a background in mathematics, environmental science, and computer science and she is a former International Baccalaureate teacher.

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Hobeichi S; Nishant N; Shao Y; Abramowitz G; Pitman A; Sherwood S; Bishop C; Green S, 2023, 'Using Machine Learning to Cut the Cost of Dynamical Downscaling', Earth's Future, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2022EF003291
    Journal articles | 2023
    2023, 'Estimating Aboveground Carbon Dynamic of China Using Optical and Microwave Remote-Sensing Datasets from 2013 to 2019', Journal of Remote Sensing, 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.34133/remotesensing.0005
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Bridge to the future: Important lessons from 20 years of ecosystem observations made by the OzFlux network', Global Change Biology, 28, pp. 3489 - 3514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16141
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Reconciling historical changes in the hydrological cycle over land', npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41612-022-00240-y
    Journal articles | 2022
    2022, 'Toward a Robust, Impact-Based, Predictive Drought Metric', Water Resources Research, 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2021WR031829
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Exploring how groundwater buffers the influence of heatwaves on vegetation function during multi-year droughts', , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/esd-2021-31
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Exploring how groundwater buffers the influence of heatwaves on vegetation function during multi-year droughts', Earth System Dynamics, 12, pp. 919 - 938, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/esd-12-919-2021
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'New forest aboveground biomass maps of China integrating multiple datasets', Remote Sensing, 13, pp. 2892 - 2892, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs13152892
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Robust historical evapotranspiration trends across climate regimes', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 25, pp. 3855 - 3874, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3855-2021
    Journal articles | 2021
    2021, 'Towards a robust, impact-based, predictive drought metric', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10507062.1
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Conserving land-atmosphere synthesis suite (CLASS)', Journal of Climate, 33, pp. 1821 - 1844, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0036.1
    Journal articles | 2020
    2020, 'Evaluating precipitation datasets using surface water and energy budget closure', Journal of Hydrometeorology, 21, pp. 989 - 1009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-19-0255.1
    Journal articles | 2019
    2019, 'Linear Optimal Runoff Aggregate (LORA): A global gridded synthesis runoff product', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 23, pp. 851 - 870, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-851-2019
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hobeichi S; Abramowitz G; Evans J; Ukkola A, 2018, 'Derived Optimal Linear Combination Evapotranspiration (DOLCE): A global gridded synthesis et estimate', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22, pp. 1317 - 1336, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-1317-2018
  • Preprints | 2022
    2022, Opening Pandora's box: How to constrain regional projections of the carbon cycle, , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-623
    Preprints | 2020
    2020, Robust historical evapotranspiration trends across climate regimes, , http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-2020-595
    Conference Papers | 2015
    2015, 'Toward the development of a remote sensing and field data framework to aid management decisions in the state of Qatar coastal environment', in Qatar University Life Science Symposium-QULSS 2015 Global Changes: The Arabian Gulf Ecosystem, Hamad bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press), presented at Qatar University Life Science Symposium-QULSS 2015 Global Changes: The Arabian Gulf Ecosystem, http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/qproc.2015.qulss2015.13
    Preprints |
    ­­­What is the Probability that a Drought Will Break in Australia?, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4251061