Sankar Arumugam

Professor and University Faculty Scholar

Dr. Sankar Arumugam is a  Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NCSU. He is also a University Faculty Scholar (2013-2018). He is primarily associated with the Environmental, Water Resources, and Coastal Engineering and Computing and Systems groups within the department.

Dr. Arumugam currently teaches CE 383 – Hydrology and Urban Water Systems, CE 586 – Engineering Hydrology, CE 777 – Stochastic Methods in Water and Environmental Engineering and CE 786 – Hydroclimatology.

Dr. Arumugam currently serves as the associate editor for the Geophysical Research Letters (AGU) and for the Journal of Hydrometeorology (AMS). He also served as the associate editor for  Water Resources Research (AGU), Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier), Journal of Hydrologic Engineering (ASCE) and as the editor of Journal of Water and Climate Change (IWA). Dr. Arumugam is also a member of American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society and Environmental Water Research Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Education

Ph.D. 2002

Water Resources Engineering

Tufts University

M.S. 1996

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology-Madras

B.S. 1991

Agricultural Engineering

Tamilnadu Agricultural University-Coimbatore

Research Description

Dr. Arumugam's primary research interest is at the interface of climate and water management focusing on large-scale hydroclimatology. His current research sponsors include National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NC Water Resources Research Institute. Arumugam is interested in understanding, modeling and forecasting hydrological fluxes at large spatial scales based on land surface and climatic indices. Other topics of research include water resources planning and management and environmental assessment in developing countries.

Publications

Dynamic Flow Alteration Index for Complex River Networks With Cascading Reservoir Systems
Kumar, H., Hwang, J., Devineni, N., & Sankarasubramanian, A. (2022), WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 58(1). https://doi.org/10.1029/2021WR030491
How Does Flow Alteration Propagate Across a Large, Highly Regulated Basin? Dam Attributes, Network Context, and Implications for Biodiversity
Ruhi, A., Hwang, J., Devineni, N., Mukhopadhyay, S., Kumar, H., Comte, L., … Sankarasubramanian, A. (2022), Earth's Future. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021EF002490
Knowledge graphs to support real-time flood impact evaluation
Johnson, J. M., Narock, T., Singh-Mohudpur, J., Fils, D., Clarke, K. C., Saksena, S., … Yeghiazarian, L. (2022), AI MAGAZINE, 3. https://doi.org/10.1002/aaai.12035
Assessing inter-annual variability in nitrogen sourcing and retention through hybrid Bayesian watershed modeling
Miller, J. W., Karimi, K., Sankarasubramanian, A., & Obenour, D. R. (2021), Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2021-52
Climatic and Landscape Controls on Long-term Baseflow
Yao, L., Sankarasubramanian, A., & Wang, D. (2021), Water Resources Research, 57(6), e2020WR029284. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020WR029284
Dams and Climate Interact to Alter River Flow Regimes Across the United States
Chalise, D., Sankarasubramanian, A., & Ruhi, A. (2021), Earth’s Future, 9(4), e2020EF001816. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020EF001816
Performance Comparison of Equivalent Reservoir and Multireservoir Models in Forecasting Hydropower Potential for Linking Water and Power Systems
Mukhopadhyay, S., Sankarasubramanian, A., & de Queiroz, A. R. (2021), Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 147(4), 04021005. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0001343
Quantification of climate-induced interannual variability in residential U.S. electricity demand
Esraghi, H., Queiroz, A., Sankarasubramanian, A., & DeCarolis, J. (2021), Energy, 236, 121273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.121273
Quantifying Dam-Induced Fluctuations in Streamflow Frequencies Across the Colorado River Basin
Hwang, J., Kumar, H., Ruhi, A., Sankarasubramanian, A., & Devineni, N. (2021), Water Resources Research, 57(10), e2021WR029753. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021WR029753
The Role of Temperature Variability on Seasonal Electricity Demand in the Southern US
Cawthorne, D., Rodrigo de Queiroz, A., Eshraghi, H., Sankarasubramanian, A., & DeCarolis, J. F. (2021), Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/frsc.2021.644789

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Grants

Evaluation of Tampa Bay Water’s Water Supply System Under Different Changing Hydroclimatic and Demand Scenarios
Tampa Bay Water(1/01/22 - 6/30/23)
Projecting Flood Frequency Curves Under a Changing Climate Using Spatial Extreme Value Analysis
National Science Foundation (NSF)(6/01/22 - 5/31/25)
EAGER: AI-driven Probabilistic Technique, Quantile Regression Based Artificial Neural Network Model, for Bias Correction and Downscaling of CMIP6 Projections
National Science Foundation (NSF)(12/15/21 - 11/30/23)
Sustained-Petascale in Action: Blue Waters Enabling Transformative Science and Engineering (Lucas Ford)
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/01/21 - 7/31/22)
Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydro Preliminary Assessments
Mesa Associates, Inc.(7/01/21 - 12/31/21)
Developing Potential Scenarios of Changes in Hydroclimatic Variables for analyzing the Impacts on the Tampa Bay Water Supply System
Tampa Bay Water(10/01/20 - 3/31/22)
RAISE: C-Accel Pilot – Track A1: The Urban Flooding Open Knowledge Network - Delivering Flood Information to AnyOne, AnyTime, AnyWhere
National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/20 - 8/31/22)
A Global Synthesis of Land-Surface Fluxes Under Natural and Human-Altered Watersheds Using the Budyko Framework
US Geological Survey (USGS)(11/21/19 - 11/20/21)
Assessing Controls on Nutrient Loading at the Watershed Scale through Data-Driven Modeling
NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(3/01/20 - 12/31/21)
RAISE: C-Accel Pilot – Track A1. The Urban Flooding Open Knowledge Network
National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/19 - 5/31/21)