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Vimal Mishra, PhD
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering, IIT Gandhinagar
Email- vmishra-at-iitgn.ac.in
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Vimal Mishra is an Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar in Civil Engineering, and the Ministry of Earth Science's Varahamihir Research Fellow. His research focuses on understanding impacts of climate variability and climate change on various aspects (e.g. water resources, energy, infrastructure, and food security) related to humans and society. He integrates observed and remotely sensed datasets with large scale hydrologic modeling to answer important questions related to human-climate interactions.

Dr. Mishra's research is motivated by science questions such as: To what extent key components related to food and water are influenced by the variations and changes in climate?, how have extreme climatic events (droughts, floods, and heat waves) been changing under retrospective climate and how will these change under the projected climate?, how will changes in climate extremes affect energy and infrastructure demands in future?, and to what extent year-to-year variability in the Indian Monsoon affect the water storage and food production in India? To answer these research questions, he uses historical observations, climate projections from regional and global climate models, and hydrological and statistical models. 

Current research focuses on three main areas:

  1. Extreme climatic events - What are the risks of extreme climatic events under the projected climate change? And how will changes and variability in extreme climate affect energy and infrastructure demands?
  2. Impacts of climate variability and change on food and water security - climate variability affects precipitation and temperature in the crop growing seasons, which in turn influence crop yield at regional and global scales. I am interested in understanding the impacts of climate variability and change on water availability and storage, and crop production in India and other developing countries.
  3. Ecohydrological implications of environmental changes - To what extent changes associated to land use and climate affect ecohydrological processes that are vital to biodiversity? 

Recent News

Our Paper " Changes in Observed Climate Extremes in Global Urban Areas" has been highlighted in many (The Hindu, La Times, Washington Post, Economics Times, Business Standard, SBS, Nature World News, Science Daily)

Here is the news coverage:

Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/01/30/an-urban-climate-double-whammy-more-heat-less-wind/

The Guardien

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/30/worlds-cities-experiencing-more-heatwaves-study-shows

The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sharp-rise-in-heat-waves-in-urban-areas/article6836251.ece

Business Standard

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/urban-areas-experiencing-intense-heat-waves-globally-115013100243_1.html

Economics Times

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/heat-waves-becoming-more-prominent-in-urban-areas-study/articleshow/46066424.cms

La Times

 http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-heat-waves-cities-20150128-story.html

Kaleej Tiems

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/international/2015/January/international_January759.xml&section=international

Le Devior

http://www.ledevoir.com/environnement/actualites-sur-l-environnement/430408/les-vagues-de-chaleur-ont-augmente-dans-les-zones-urbaines

Jagran Post

http://post.jagran.com/cities-are-experiencing-more-heat-waves-study-1422602555

Newzealand Herald

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11394637

 

Interakyson

http://www.interaksyon.com/article/104114/city-heat-waves-more-frequent-cold-spells-on-decline-study

 

Eurecalert

Public Release: 29-Jan-2015 Heat waves becoming more prominent in urban areas, research reveals

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/iop-hwb012915.php

IANS

http://ianslive.in/index.php?param=news/Urban_areas_experiencing_intense_heat_waves_globally-464549/INTERNATIONAL/13

Tech Times

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/29756/20150130/urban-areas-subject-to-more-frequent-heat-waves-says-study.htm

Reportingclimatescience

http://www.reportingclimatescience.com/news-stories/article/urban-heat-waves-up-over-40-years-says-study.html

newvision

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/664249-urban-heatwaves-getting-worse-study-confirms.html

full-timewhistle

http://full-timewhistle.com/science-27/global-warming-won-t-mean-more-stormy-weather-5585.html

newsreports

http://www.thenewsreports.com/heat-wave-rise-prominent-urban-areas-last-four-decades/14632/staff

sportact

http://sportact.net/urban-heat-waves-increasing-frequency-of-heatwaves-in-urban-areas-on-the-rise-6976-2015/

Newsroom America

http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/472463.html

Die Welt

http://www.welt.de/wissenschaft/article136997584/Hitzewellen-in-Grossstaedten-nehmen-zu.html

http://www.nzz.ch/newsticker/grossstaedte-immer-haeufiger-von-hitzewellen-betroffen-1.18472477

http://1815.ch/artikel_168663.html

Business Recorder

http://www.brecorder.com/general-news/172/1147863/

SBS

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/01/30/urban-heatwaves-getting-worse-study

China Post

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/life/environment/2015/01/31/427785/Heatwaves-in.htm

Sci-Tech Today

http://www.sci-tech-today.com/news/Cities-Sizzle-with-More-Heat-Waves/story.xhtml?story_id=00100020OXUJ

Zee News

http://zeenews.india.com/news/sci-tech/urban-areas-experiencing-intense-heat-waves-globally_1539273.html

Nature World News

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/12416/20150130/heat-waves-rising-in-urban-areas.htm

Environmental Research Web

http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/60006

Blue and Green Tomorrow

http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2015/01/30/frequency-of-heatwaves-in-urban-areas-on-the-rise/

Sumitcountyvoice

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2015/02/01/climate-urban-areas-amplify-global-warming-impacts/

Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2931853/Cities-experiencing-heat-waves-cold-waves-windy-conditions-decline-study-claims.html

Science Daily

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150130102543.htm


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