Eltahir, Elfatih

Elfatih Eltahir
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 

617-253-6596

Office: 

48-207

Bio

Research Interests:
The goal of Prof. Eltahir's research is to advance the understanding of hydrologic processes related to assessment of (1) the impact on regional water resources due to deforestation, desertification, and irrigation, (2) the predictability of large-scale hydrological droughts and floods as sources of significant natural hazard, (3) the regional impacts on water resources, agriculture, and disease transmission that may result from any global change scenario.

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Selected Publications:
Marcella, M.P., and E.A.B. Eltahir, 2008: Modeling the Hydroclimatology of Kuwait: The Role of Subcloud Evaporation in Semiarid Climates, Journal of Climate, 21(12): 2976-2989

Hildebrandt, A., and E.A.B. Eltahir, 2006: Forest on the edge: Seasonal cloud forest in Oman creates its own ecological niche, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L11401

Niemann, J.D., and E.A.B. Eltahir, 2005: Sensitivity of regional hydrology to climate changes, with application to the Illinois River basin, Water Resources Research, Vol. 41, w07014

Yeh, P.J.-F., and E.A.B. Eltahir, 2005: Representation of Water Table Dynamics in a Land Surface Scheme. Part I: Model Development, Journal of Climate, 18(12): 1861-1880

Eltahir, E.A.B, 1996: The Role of Vegetation in Sustaining Large-scale Atmospheric Circulations in the Tropics, Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(D2): 4255-4268

Eltahir, E.A.B., and R. L. Bras, 1993: On the Response of the Tropical Atmosphere to Large-scale Deforestation, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 119: 779-793

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Education + Credentials
B.Sc., University of Khartoum, 1985
M.Sc., National University of Ireland, 1988
Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
Courses taught:
Surface Hydrology (1.714)
Environmental Data Analysis (1.715)
Global Change Science (1.071)

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Marcella, M.P., and E.A.B. Eltahir (2008). Journal of Climate, 21(12): 2976-2989
Conference Proceedings Paper
Eltahir, E.A., and J.M. Winter (2008). Eos Transactions AGU, 89(23), Joint Assembly Supplement, Abstract U41B-06
Journal Article
Hildebrandt, A., and E.A.B. Eltahir (2006). Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L11401
Journal Article
Niemann, J.D., and E.A.B. Eltahir (2005). Water Resources Research, Vol. 41, w07014
Journal Article
Yeh, P.J.-F., and E.A.B. Eltahir (2005). Journal of Climate, 18(12): 1861-1880

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