Research Areas

Remote Sensing of Hydrological Variables

Hydrologic Impacts of Climate Change

Water Resources Systems

Assimilation of Remote Sensing Data into Hydrological Models

Hydrological Modeling

Groundwater Modeling

Agricultural Water Management

Vadose Zone


Watersheds are the fundamental unit for the hydrology. The analysis of the Watershed of different scales (ranging from ~10 KM2 to 10,000 KM2) using numerical tools (such as finite element), stastical tools (such as Empirical Orthogonal Function and Wavelet) and extensive field experiments provide the oppurtinity to assess the impacts of land use, groundwater pumping, variability in precipitaion, and climate change on hydrolgogical cycles. Various models are being developed using a state-of-the-art modeling techniques that describes the complex interactions of the atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. This tools aer being used in assessing the impact of land-use changes on stream flow and groundwater etc. The system is also being used to study possible impacts of climate change on the magnitude and timing of runoff and the resultant effect on the timing and availability of water for various needs.

Land-Use Impact Assessment

Quantitative evaluations of the impacts of the land use (e.g. groundwater pumping and landuse change) on the hydrological processes is being done.

Multiphase Flows

Environmental Hydraulics