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Ajay Kalra

Assistant Professor
Southern Illinois University
United States of America


Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2011

Research Interest

My research interests are interdisciplinary in the area of hydro-climatology, urban sustainability, artificial intelligence, water resources management, drought frequency, and probabilistic forecasting and downscaling.


  • Bailey, D.W., D.W. Held, A. Kalra, N. Twarakavi, F. Arriaga, 2015, Biopores from mole crickets (Scapteriscus sup.) increase soil hydraulic conductivity and infiltration rates, Applied Soil Ecology, 94, 7-14, doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.04.011

  • Sagarika, S., A. Kalra, and S. Ahmad, 2015, Pacific ocean SST and Z500 climate variability and western U.S. seasonal streamflow, International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.4442

  • Carrier, C., A. Kalra, and S. Ahmad, 2016, Long-range precipitation forecast using paleoclimate reconstructions in the western United States, Journal of Mountain Science, doi:10.1007/s11629-014-3360-2 (in press).

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