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P.Thirumurugan , M.Tech

Doctoral Research Scholar

Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation Research, Anna University, Chennai, India

Climate change poses uncertainties to supply and management of water resources. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the global mean surface temperature has increased 0.6 +/- 0.2 degree celsius since 1861, and predicts an increase of 2 to 4 degree celsius over the next 100 years. Temperature increases also affect the hydrologic cycle by directly increasing evaporation of available surface water and vegetation transpiration. Consequently, these changes can influence precipitation amounts, timings and intensity rates, and indirectly impact storage of water in surface and Ground water. The Research aims to project the future climate change scenarios and to study the predicted impact of climate change on the River basin in Tamil Nadu, and to develop suitable adaptation strategies.

Major objectives of this Research will be, 1. To study the temporal and spatial changes of the selective River Basin. 2. To Project future climate scenario of the selected River Basin using Regional climate model. 3. To evolve suitable management and adaptation strategies of river basin to changing climate.

Major Research fields and Interests

  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS
  • Climate Modelling
  • Climate change impact studies

  • Workshop and Conference

    Workshop participation on Sustainable Water Resources Planning, Management and Impact of Climate Change from April 5 to 6-2013 at BITS-Pilani-Hyderabad.