Projects per year
My research is based on enhancing our understanding of hydrology, geomorphology and sediment dynamics of the river systems. Currently, in my PhD, I am trying to qualitatively and quantitatively analyse the sensitivity of different types of rivers as a function of internal characteristics of the system (topography, lithology, vegetation, stream power, confinement characteristics) and external forcing (climate change, land management scenarios). I use a variety of datasets: DEMs, aerial imagery, historical photographs, maps, flow records, sediment records, geomorphic unit maps, vegetation maps, land use characteristics and field datasets; and methodologies: GIS and hydrological modelling for analysis of river sensitivity.
The frameworks and tools that I am developing can be widely used for assessment of river sensitivity of any fluvial system and can be further used for projecting trajectories of river evolution. I believe that the concept of river sensitivity lies at the core of river management as it can be used to confidently answer management questions such as; How can a particular river adjust? Where can a particular river change? How can future flooding result in onsite or offsite adjustment of a particular river? How can various land management changes impact a particular river onsite or offsite? Which rivers in a particular catchment are fragile?
Earth Sciences, Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
1 Jun 2014 → 1 Jun 2016
Senior Project Associate in the project no: SPO/MOES/ES/20110267 at IIT Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Analysis of river sensitivity for setting ‘expectations’ of geomorphic adjustment for river management
1/11/17 → 1/11/20
1/07/14 → 1/07/16
1/06/14 → 1/06/16
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Dr. Vishwanath Bajpai Memorial Gold Medal for the best Thesis of M.Tech/ M.S by Research Student of Earth Sciences Department, IIT Kanpur for the year 2016.
Sana Khan (Recipient), 1 May 2016