Tushar Sinha (Ph.D.)

Research Assistant Professor

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

E-mail: tsinha[AT]ncsu.edu, Phone: 919-513-1804



Ph.D. (Hydrology) from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (Aug 2004 - Sep 2008)

M.S. (Water Resources Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (Jul 2001 - Dec 2002)

B.S. (Agricultural Engineering) from Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, India (Aug 1997 - May 2001)



  1. Sinha, T., and K. A. Cherkauer (2008), Time series analysis of soil freeze-thaw processes in Indiana, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 9(5), 936-950 (PDF) [Impact Factor - IF: 3.273].
  2. Sinha, T., K. A. Cherkauer and V. Mishra (2010), Impacts of historic climate variability on seasonal soil frost in the Midwestern U.S., Journal of Hydrometeorology, 11, 229-251 (PDF) [IF: 3.273].
  3. Cherkauer, K. A., and T. Sinha (2010), Hydrologic impacts of projected future climate change in the Lake Michigan Region, Journal of Great Lakes Research, 36(2), 33-50 (PDF) [IF: 2.309].
  4. Sinha, T., and K. A. Cherkauer (2010), Impacts of future climate change on soil frost in the midwestern United States, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, D08105, 1-16, doi:10.1029/2009JD012188 (PDF) [IF: 3.174].
  5. Graf, W., E. Wohl, T. Sinha, and J. L. Sabo (2010), Sedimentation and sustainability of western American reservoirs, Water Resour. Res., 46, W12535, 13 pp., doi:10.1029/2009WR008836 (PDF) [IF: 3.149].
  6. Sabo, J. L., T. Sinha, L. Bowling, G. Schoups, K. Cherakauer, P. Fuller, W. Graf, J. Hopmans, J. Kominoski, S. Trimble, W. Wallender, R. Webb, E. Wohl (2010), Reclaiming sustainable watersheds in the Cadillac Desert, Proc. of National Acad. of Sci., 107(50), 21263-21269 (PDF) [IF: 9.74].
  7. Sabo, J. L., K. Bestgen, W. Graf, T. Sinha and E. Wohl (2012), Dams in the Cadillac Desert: Downstream effects in a geomorphic context, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol 1249, The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology, 227-246, DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06411.x. (PDF) [IF: 4.364].
  8. Sinha, T., and A. Sankarasubramanian (2013), Role of initial soil moisture conditions and monthly updated climate forecasts in developing operational streamflow forecasts, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 721-733, doi:10.5194/hess-17-721-2013 (PDF) [IF: 3.587].
  9. Oludhe, C., A. Sankarasubramanian, T. Sinha, N. Devineni, and U. Lall (2013), Role of Multimodel Climate Forecasts in Improving Water and Energy Management, in press, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 11, 2460-2475, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0300.1 (PDF) [IF: 2.02].
  10. Singh, H., T. Sinha, and A. Sankarasubramanian (2014), Impacts of near-term climate change and population growth on within-year reservoir systems, J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage, in press. [IF: 1.71]
  11. Oh, J., T. Sinha, and A. Sankarasubramanian (2014), The role of retrospective weather forecasts in developing daily forecasts of nutrient loadings over the Southeast US, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1-14, 2014, doi:10.5194/hess-18-1-2014 [IF: 3.587].
  12. Sinha T., A. Sankarasubramanian, and A. Mazrooei (2014), Decomposition of Sources of Errors in Monthly to Seasonal Streamflow Forecasts in a Rainfall-Runoff Regime, Journal of Hydrometeorology, in press [IF: 3.273].
  13. Sabo, J.L., L. C. Bowling, P. L. Fuller, J. S. Kominoski, J. Roath, and T. Sinha, (in review), Water withdrawals underlie the land use footprint on freshwater biodiversity, Science [IF: 31.027].
  14. Li, W., A. Sankarasubramanian, R. S. Ranjithan, and and T. Sinha, (in review), Role of multimodel combination and data assimilation in improving the hydrological model prediction at multiple time scales, Advances in Water Resources [IF: 2.780].

. FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS (Total Grants ~1.7 Million USD):

  1. Sankarasubramanian, A. (PI), T. Sinha, R. Boyles, S. Kumar, Integrated Drought Management and Assessment Portal for the State of North Carolina, North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (US $119,940, no indirect costs), Apr 2014 – Mar 2016.
  2. Sankarasubramanian, A. (PI), K. Kunkel, G. Mahinthakumar, T. Sinha, E. M. Zechman, J. Kominoski, J. L. Sabo, K. Larsen, 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 (US $1.5 Million), Aug 2012 – Jul 2016.
  3. Sankarasubramanian, A. (PI), and T. Sinha, Uncertainty in Surface Water Availability over North Carolina under climate and land use changes, North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (US $49,990, no indirect costs), Apr 2011 – Mar 2013).
  4. Sabo, J. L. (PI) and T. Sinha, (Co-PI), Impacts of future climate change on agriculture in Arizona, Arizona Water Institute ($27,320, no indirect cost), Jun 2009 – Mar 2010.
  5. Sinha, T. (PI), C. M. Clark, and C. Zhang, Future Hydro-Climatological Impacts on Carbon Dynamics of Lower Colorado River Basin Ecosystem, School of Life Sciences Research and Training Initiative Grant, Arizona State University ($8,080), Oct 2009 – Feb 2010.

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