Kumar’s expertise include land use change and climate interactions, and their feedback on natural resources and climate extremes.

Research Interests: Land-Atmosphere interactions, land use change and climate feedback, soil moisture predictability from season to decade, natural resources availability, climate variability and change, big data applications in natural resources.

I use numerical climate models, observations and reanalysis data, and advanced statistical techniques to study the variability and predictability of water and other natural resources from seasonal to decadal time scales. My current research interests include land-atmosphere coupling and feedback, soil moisture variability, and predictability, and uncertainties in regional climate projections.

We study two way interactions between human modification in the climate system, e.g. land use change and climate variability and extremes.

Subject areas:

  • Climate
  • Water and Soils
  • Geospatial and Environmental Informatics
  • Natural Resources Management
Wildlife and Wetlands Science, Forestry
PhD, Purdue University, Civil Engineering, 2011
MSCE, Purdue University, Civil Engineering, 2008
BTech, Indian Institute of Technology, India, Civil Engineering, 2001