Tushar Apurv

Assistant Professor, Departement of Civil Engineering


Research Interest



  • PhD - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2020
  • M.Tech-Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2015
  • B.Tech-Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, 2013



  • Apurv, T., R. Mehrotra, A. Sharma, M. K. Goyal, and S. Dutta (2015), Impact of climate change on floods in the Brahmaputra basin using CMIP5 decadal predictions, Journal of Hydrology, 527, 281–291 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.04.056

  • Ge, Y., T. Apurv, and X. Cai (2016), Spatial and temporal patterns of drought in the Continental U.S. during the past century, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 6294–6303.https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL069660

  • Apurv, T., Sivapalan, M., & Cai, X. (2017). Understanding the role of climate characteristics in drought propagation. Water Resources Research, 53, 9304–9329. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR021445

  • Cai, X., Shafiee-Jood, M., Apurv, T., Ge, Y., Kokoszka, S. (2017) Key issues in drought preparedness: reflections on experiences and strategies in the United States and selected countries. Water Security, 2, 32-42 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasec.2017.11.001

  • Apurv, T., X. Cai, and X. Yuan, (2019) Influence of Internal Variability and Global Warming on Multidecadal Changes in Regional Drought Severity over the Continental United States. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 20, 411–429 https://doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-18-0167.1

  • Apurv, T., & Cai, X. (2019). Evaluation of the stationarity assumption for meteorological drought risk estimation at the multidecadal scale in contiguous United States. Water Resources Research, 55(6), 5074-5101 https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR024047

  • Apurv, T., Xu, Y.‐P., Wang, Z., & Cai, X. (2019). Multidecadal changes in meteorological drought severity and their drivers in mainland China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 12937– 12952. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JD031317

  • Water Resources Research Editor’s Choice Award (2017), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Washington D.C.

  • Academic excellence award, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2015)


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