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Dr. Ashok Mishra


Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Areas of Interest:
Drought, Flood and Precipitation Extremes
Hydroclimatic Modelling and Forecasting
Climate Change Impact on Water Resources
Hydrometric network design
Stochastic Hydrology
Water-Food-Energy- Climate Nexus

Education:
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2007, Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur
Postdoctoral Experience: McMaster University, Texas A&M University, PNNL

Classes typically taught:
Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology
Surface Water hydrology
Stochastic Hydrology

Sample Publications:
Peer-reviewed journal articles (published)

Mishra, A. K., Ines, A. V. M., Das, N. N., Khedun, C. P., Singh, V. P., Sivakumar, B., Hansen, J. W. (2015). Anatomy of a local-scale drought: application of assimilated remote sensing products, crop model, and statistical methods to an agricultural drought study, Journal of Hydrology (Accepted). (Publisher: Elsevier). 

Rajsekhar, D., Singh, V., and Mishra, A. (2014). Hydrologic Drought Atlas for Texas. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (In Press), (Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers).

Khedun, C. P., Mishra, A. K., V. P. Singh, J. R. Giardino (2014), A copula-based precipitation forecasting model: Investigating the interdecadal modulation of ENSO's impacts on monthly precipitation, Water Resources Research, 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR013763. (Publisher: American Geophysical Union).

Hu, Q., Yang, D., Li, Z., Mishra, A. K., Wang, Y., Yang, H. (2014), Multi-scale evaluation of six high-resolution satellite monthly rainfall estimates over a humid region in China with dense rain gauges, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35 (4), 1272–1294. (Publisher: Taylor and Francis)  

Mishra, A. K. and Coulibaly, P. (2014). Variability in Canadian Seasonal Streamflow Information and its Implication for Hydrometric Network Design. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (In Press), 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000971. (Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers).

Singh, V. P., Khedun, C. P. and Mishra, A. K. (2014). Water, Environment, Energy, and Population Growth: Implications for Water Sustainability under Climate Change. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19(4), 667–673. (Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers).

Chao Li., V. P. Singh, and Mishra, A. K. (2013). Monthly river flow simulation with a joint conditional density estimation network, Water Resources Research, 49, 32293242, (Publisher: American Geophysical Union).

Deepthi Rajsekhar, Mishra , A. K., and Vijay Singh. (2013). Regionalization of drought characteristics using an entropy approach. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 18 (7), 870-887, (Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers).

Chao Li., Singh, V. P., Mishra, A. K. (2013). A bivariate mixed distribution with a heavy-tailed Component and its application to single-site daily rainfall simulation. Water Resources Research, 49, (Publisher: American Geophysical Union).

Mishra, A. K., Ines, A. V. M., Singh, V. P., Hansen, J. W. (2013). Extraction of information content from stochastic disaggregation and bias corrected downscaled precipitation variables for crop simulation. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 27(2), 449-457, (Publisher: Springer).

Khedun, C., Chowdhary, H., Mishra , A. K., Giardino, J., and Singh, V. (2013). Water deficit duration and severity analysis based on runoff derived from the Noah Land Surface Model. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 18(7), 817–833,(Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers).
Chen Lu, Singh, V. P., Guo, S., Mishra, A. K., Guo, J. (2013). Drought analysis using Copulas, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 18(7), 797–808, (Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers).

Chao Li., Singh, V. P., Mishra, A. K. (2012). Simulation of the entire range of daily precipitation using a hybrid probability distribution. Water Resources Research, 48, W03521, (Publisher: American Geophysical Union).

Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2012). Simulating hydrological drought properties at different spatial units in United States based on wavelet-Bayesian regression approach. Earth Interactions, 16, 1-23, (Publisher: AGU & AMS).

Chao Li., Singh, V. P., Mishra, A. K. (2012). Entropy theory-based criterion for hydrometric network evaluation and design: maximum information minimum redundancy. Water Resources Research, 48, W05521, (Publisher: American Geophysical Union).

Khedun, C. P., Mishra, A. K., Bolten, J., Hiroko Kato-Beaudoing , Ronald Kaiser , John Giardino , Vijay Singh. (2012). Understanding changes in water availability in the Rio Grande/Río Bravo del Norte Basin under the influence of large-Scale circulation indices using the Noah Land Surface Model, Journal of Geophysical Research- Atmosphere,  117, D05104, (Publisher: American Geophysical Union).

Ozger, M., Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2012). Long lead time drought forecasting using a wavelet and fuzzy logic combination model: a case study in Texas. Journal of Hydrometeorology,13, 284–297, (Publisher: American Meteorological Society).

Ozger, M., Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2012). Seasonal and spatial variations in the scaling and correlation structure of streamflow data. Hydrological Processes, doi: 10.1002/hyp.9314, (Publisher: Wiley).

Mishra, A. K., Özger, M., and Singh, V. P. (2011). Association between uncertainty in meteorological variables and water resources planning for Texas, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 16, 984-999, (Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers).

Ozger, M., Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2011). Scaling characteristics of wet and dry spells of precipitation data. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 16, 1009-1016, (Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers).

Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2011). Drought modeling: A review, Journal of Hydrology, 403 (1-2), 157-175. [Note: This publication ranked 2nd among the top 25 hottest article in J Hydrology for the year of 2011],  (Publisher: Elsevier).

Mishra, A. K., Singh, V. P., and Özger, M., (2010). Seasonal streamflow extremes in Texas River basins: uncertainty, trends and teleconnections. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, 116, D08108, (Publisher: American Geophysical Union).

Ozger, M., Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2010). Scaling characteristics of precipitation data in conjunction with wavelet analysis. Journal of Hydrology. 395(3-4), 279-288, (Publisher: Elsevier).

Ozger, M., Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2010). Estimating Palmer Drought Severity Index using a wavelet fuzzy logic model based on meteorological variables, International Journal of Climatology, (Publisher: Wiley).

Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2010). Changes in extreme precipitations in Texas, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, 115, D14106, (Publisher: American Geophysical Union).

Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2010). A review of drought concepts. Journal of Hydrology, 391(1-2), 202-216. [Note: This publication ranked 1st among the top 25 hottest article for the year of 2011], (Publisher: Elsevier).

Mishra, A.K., Coulibaly, P. (2010). Hydrometric network evaluation for Canadian watersheds. Journal of Hydrology, 380 (3-4), 420-437. (Publisher: Elsevier).

Mishra, A. K., Özger, M., and Singh, V. P. (2010). Wet and dry spell analysis of Global Climate Model-generated precipitation using power laws and wavelet transforms. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, (Publisher: Springer).

Mishra, A. K., Özger, M., and Singh, V. P. (2009). An entropy based investigation into the variability of precipitation. Journal of Hydrology, 370, 139-154, (Publisher: Elsevier).

Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2009). Analysis of drought severity-area-frequency curves using a general circulation model and scenario uncertainty. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmosphere, 114, D06120, (Publisher: American Geophysical Union).

Mishra, A. K., Özger, M., and Singh, V. P. (2009). Trend and persistence of precipitation under climate change scenarios. Hydrological processes, 23(16), 2345-2357. (Publisher: Wiley).

Mishra, A. K., Singh, V. P. and Desai, V. R., (2009). Drought Characterization: A probabilistic approach. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 23:41–55. [Note: This publication 2nd among the hottest article during July-October 2011] (Publisher: Springer).

Mishra, A. K., Coulibaly, P. (2009). Developments in Hydrometric Network Design: A Review. Reviews of Geophysics, 47, RG2001, (Publisher: American Geophysical Union), Impact factor: 13.906.

Mishra, A. K., Singh, V.P. and Jain, S. K. (2009). Impact of climate change and global warming on social developments. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare (Special Issue), 26(2&3), 239-260. (Publisher: Taylor & Francis).

Desai, V.R., Kumar, Neeraj and Mishra, A.K. (2008). Development of a simplified drought index and its comparison with standardised precipitation index. Journal of Hydrological Research and Development, 23, 109-123.

Özger, M., Mishra, A. K., and Singh, V. P. (2008). Low frequency variability in drought events associated with climate indices. Journal of Hydrology, 364, 152-162. [Note: This publication ranked among the top 25 hottest article in J Hydrology during January-March 2009]. (Publisher: Elsevier).

Mishra, A. K., Desai, V. R. and Singh, V.P., (2007). Drought forecasting using a hybrid stochastic and neural network model. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 12(6), 626-638. (Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers).

Mishra, A. K. and Desai, V. R., (2006). Drought forecasting using feed forward recursive neural network. Ecological modeling, Elsevier science direct, 198, 127 – 138. (Publisher: Elsevier).

Desai, V. R. and Mishra, A.K., (2006). Drought forecasting using SPI; Hydrology Review, 21; 89-106 (Invited paper).

Mishra, A. K. and Desai, V. R., (2005). Spatial and temporal drought analysis in the Kansabati River Basin, India, International Journal of River Basin Management, IAHR, 3(1), 31-41. (Publisher: Taylor & Francis).

Mishra, A. K. and Desai, V. R., (2005). Drought Forecasting using Stochastic Models, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Springer Verlag, 19, 326-339. [Note: This publication appeared among top three as most downloaded article during the period of 2011]. (Publisher: Springer).

Ashok Mishra
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