I am offering two courses: Hydroclimatology (CE223) in the January semester and Open Channel Flow (CE226) in the August semester. Earlier, I taught Stochastic Hydrology (CE215) jointly with Prof PP Mujumdar (2019-2020) and Prof V V Srinivas (2021).

CE 226 (AUG) 3:0  Open-channel Flow

Basic Concepts of Fluid Mechanics, Introduction to Open-channel Flow, Uniform Flow, Non-uniform Flow: Gradually Varied, Non-uniform Flow: Rapidly Varied, Spatially Varied Flow, Unsteady Flow, Pollutant Transport in Open Channels.

Reference books

Chow, Ven Te. Open-channel hydraulics. Vol. 1. New York: McGraw-Hill,1959.

Chaudhry, M. Hanif. Open-channel flow. Springer Science & Business Media, 2007.

 Srivastava, Rajesh. Flow through open channels. Oxford Higher Education, 2008.

CE 223 (JAN) 3:0 Hydroclimatology

Introduction to Hydroclimatology; Hydroclimate temporal variation – El-Nino southern oscillation (ENSO), Global impact of ENSO, ENSO forecasting, other oscillations (NAO and PDO), Identification of ENSO-streamflow teleconnection;

Hydroclimate simulation and forecasting – Prediction versus forecasting, Uncertainty in prediction, General Circulation Models, Coupled Model Inter-comparison Projects;

Forecast verification measures; Weather forecasts and downscaling techniques; Climate information based streamflow forecasting.

Long-term water balance – Budyko’s Framework, Linear watershed model (‘abcd’ model), Data assimilation, Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF), application of EnKF on linear watershed model;

Impact of Climate change on hydroclimate variables.

Reference books

Shelton ML. Hydroclimatology: perspectives and applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2009.

Wilks DS. Statistical methods in the atmospheric sciences. Academic Press; 2011 Jun 3.

Maraun D, Widmann M. Statistical downscaling and bias correction for climate research. Cambridge University Press; 2018 Jan 18.