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PhD Student

Interdisciplinary Programme in Climate Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

pratiman_patel@hotmail.com

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Research Interests

Numerical weather prediction

Extreme precipitation forecast

Local climate zones

Land surface feedback

Hydrological Modelling

Remote sensing

Geographic information system

Technical Skills

Weather Research & Forecasting Model

HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, MIKE

ArcGIS, QGIS, Erdas, Saga-GIS

Python, NCL, R

High Performance Computing, Bash, LaTex, Office

Membership

American Geophysical Union

Associate member of Institution of Engineers (A.M.I.E.)

European Geosciences Union

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Education

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

2015 - Current

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Climate Studies


Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India

2013 - 2015

Master of Technology: Remote Sensing & GIS (Water Resources)


College of Agricultural Engineering, Jabalpur, India

2009 - 2013

Bachelor of Technology: Agricultural Engineering


Research Experience

Rainfall Forecasting through Regional Weather Modelling: A Precursor to Near Real-Time Flood Forecasting (PhD Research Project)

July 2015 - 2021 (Feb)

Supervisor(s): Prof. Subhankar Karmakar and Prof. Subimal Ghosh
Interdisciplinary programme (IDP) in Climate Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

  • Selection of physics schemes of WRF model for flood forecasts in a coastal urban environment
  • Generation and evaluation of Local Climate Zones in WRF model for rainfall events
  • Effect of green roofs in the simulation of rainfall

Flood Simulation using Weather Forecast and Hydrological Models (M.Tech Research Project)

July 2014 - June 2015

Supervisor(s): Dr. S. P. Aggarwal and Dr. Praveen K. Thakur
Water Resources Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, India

  • An experimental setup for early flood warning system in North Western Himalaya.
  • Selection of suitable parameterization of WRF model for precipitation forecasting.
  • Set-up and calibrated hydrological model (HEC-HMS) for generating the initial and lateral boundary conditions for the estimation of water levels hydrodynamic model (MIKE11).

Selection of potential sites for water harvesting structure in Jabalpur district using remote sensing & GIS (B.Tech Major Project)

January 2013 - June 2013

Supervisor(s): Dr. S. P. Aggarwal and Dr. Praveen K. Thakur
Water Resources Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, India

  • Identification of suitable sites for water harvesting structure (check dams) using remote sensing and geographic information system.
  • Multi-criterion decision based on Integrated Mission for Sustainable Development guidelines.

Land use/ Land Cover change detection of Jabalpur block using remote sensing and GIS. (B.Tech Minor Project)

July 2012 - December 2012

Supervisor(s)): Dr. S.K. Sharma
College of Agricultural Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya Jabalpur, India

  • Unsupervised classification applied to classify IRS-P6 (LISS-3) imagery. Change detection of thematic layers was performed to quantify the changes in the LULC.

Publications

Patel, P. , Karmakar, S., Ghosh, S., Aliaga, D., & Niyogi, D. (2021). Impact of green roofs on heavy rainfall In tropical, coastal urban area. Environmental Research Letters.


Jamshidi, S., Nayak, H. P., Patel, P., Cammarano, D., & Niyogi, D. (2020, December). Assessment of Agricultural Feedbacks in Noah-MP-Crop Land Surface Model Under Drought Condition. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2020, pp. H201-07) .


Patel, P., Karmakar, S., Ghosh, S., and Niyogi, D. (2020). Improved Simulation of Very Heavy Rainfall Events by Incorporating WUDAPT Urban Land Use/ Land Cover in WRF. Urban Climate 32, p.100616.


Chakravarty, K., Mohmmad, J., Hosalikar, KS., Pandithurai, G., Patel P., Niyogi D. (2020, January). Cloud Morphology and Microphysics of Precipitation Events during Interseasonal Phases of Monsoon over Mumbai, India. In 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, AMS.


Patel, P., Aliaga, D., Karmakar, S., Ghosh, S. and Niyogi, D. (2019, December). Green Roofs to mitigate the urban extreme precipitation events? An experimental study over Mumbai, India. In AGU Fall Meeting 2019, AGU.


Tiwari, A., Busireddy, N.K.R., Patel, P., Merwade, V., Jamshidi, S., Marks, F., Safaee, S. and Niyogi, D. (2019, December). Assessing Variability in Multi-sensor Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Estimates and the Impact on Urban Flood Simulation for Hurricane Florence (2018). In AGU Fall Meeting 2019, AGU.


Patel, P, Ghosh, S., Kaginalkar, A., Islam, S., and Karmakar, S. (2019) Performance evaluation of WRF for extreme flood forecasts in a coastal urban environment. Atmospheric Research , 223, 39-48.


Patel, P., and Karmakar, S. (2018), Analysis of vulnerability to water stress at a nationwide scale. In IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 , (pp. 2910-2913). IEEE.


Patel P., Karmakar, S., Ghosh, S, and Niyogi, D. (2018), Performance evaluation of WRF for extreme precipitation events by integrating WUDAPT . In European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 8-13 April 2018 held at Vienna, Austria


Gusain, A., Patel, P., Ghosh, S., and Karmakar, S. (2018). Hydrologic impacts of reservoir operation on flood inundation pattern in a highly flood-prone deltaic region of Mahanadi River Basin, India. In European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 8-13 April 2018 held at Vienna, Austria


Kumari, S., Thakur, P.K., Patel, P., and Aggarwal, S.P. (2015), Hydrometeorological data assimilation in weather forecasting model using open source tools , during OSGEO-India FOSS4G 2015 - Second National Conference on Open source geospatial tools in climate change research and natural resources management, 8-10th June 2015 held at IIRS Dehradun, India


Sharma, G., Gupta, K., Kumar, P., Thakur, P.K., Patel, P. and Aggarwal, S.P. (2015). Wind Flow simulation in urban area using open source software , during OSGEO-India FOSS4G 2015 - Second National Conference on Open source geospatial tools in climate change research and natural resources management, 8-10th June 2015 held at IIRS Dehradun, India