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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 Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier) and for the Journal of Hydrometeorology (AMS). He also served as the associate editor for Water Resources Research (AGU), 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.
Water Resources Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology-Madras
Tamilnadu Agricultural University-Coimbatore
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.
- Monthly hydroclimatology of the continental United States
- Petersen, T., Devineni, N., & Sankarasubramanian, A. (2018), Advances in Water Resources, 114, 180-195.
- Patterns and drivers of fish extirpations in rivers of the American Southwest and Southeast
- Kominoski, J. S., Ruhi, A., Hagler, M. M., Petersen, K., Sabo, J. L., Sinha, T., Sankarasubramanian, A., & Olden, J. D. (2018), Global Change Biology, 24(3), 1175-1185.
- Flood forecasting a global perspective foreword
- Vogel, R. M., & Arumugam, S. (2016), Flood Forecasting: A Global Perspective, , XVII-XX.
- Role of climate forecasts and initial conditions in developing streamflow and soil moisture forecasts in a rainfall-runoff regime
- Sinha, T., & Arumugam, S. (2013), Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 721-733.
- Reducing hydrologic model uncertainty in monthly streamflow predictions using multimodel combination
- Li, W. H., & Sankarasubramanian, A. (2012), Water Resources Research, 48.
- Building Capacity for the DOI Southeast Climate Science Center to Co-Produce Actionable Science Focused on Global Change Impacts to Natural Resources (Recompetition)
- US Geological Survey (USGS)(8/01/17 - 7/31/22)
- A Research Network on Water Solutions (ReNeWS): the U.S. Southeast and Beyond
- NCSU Research and Innovation Seed Funding Program(1/01/15 - 12/31/15)
- Cybersees: Type II: Cyber-Enabled Water and Energy Systems Sustainability Utilizing Climate Information
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/14 - 8/31/18)
- Integrated Drought Management and Assessment Portal for the State of North Carolina
- NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(3/01/14 - 2/29/16)
- AGU Chapman Conference on "Seasonal to Internannual Hydroclimate Forecasts and Water Management"
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(7/01/13 - 6/30/14)
- WSC - Category 3: Collaborative Research: Water Sustainability under Near-term Climate Change : A Cross-Regional Analysis Incorporating Socio-Ecological Feedbacks and Adaptations
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/01/12 - 8/31/18)
- An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Dynamics of Population Growth, Land Use and Climate Change for Urban Water Resources Management
- NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(3/01/12 - 2/28/14)
- Experimental Reservoir Storage Forecasts Utilizing Climate-Information Based Streamflow Forecasts
- NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(8/16/11 - 12/31/14)
- Uncertainty in Surface Water Availability over North Carolina due to Climate and Land use Changes
- NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(3/01/11 - 2/28/13)
- CAREER: Climate Informed Uncertainty Analyzes for Integrated Water Resources Sustainability
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(6/01/10 - 5/31/17)