Manabendra Saharia

Manab

Postdoctoral Research Associate Hydrological Sciences Lab NASA Goddard Space Flight Center B22, 190B, 8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771 Email: manabendra.saharia@nasa.gov Group: https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/earth/hydrology/ Web: https://science.gsfc.nasa.gov/sed/bio/manabendra.saharia Office: (+1) 303-497-2873

Research

My research is focused on disentangling the complex relationships between geomorphology, climate, precipitation, physical processes, and runoff generation using hydrological and statistical models.

Research Interests

Education

Experience

Journal Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Saharia, M. , Li, L., Hong, Y., Wang, J., Adler, R. F., Policelli, F. S., Shahid, H., Irwn, D., Korme, T., and Okello, L. (2016). “Real-time hydrologic prediction system in East Africa through SERVIR”, Hydrologic Remote Sensing - Capacity Building for Sustainability and Resilience, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.
  2. Shen, Y., Anyuan, X., Hong, Y., Jingjing, Y., Yang, P., Zhuoqi, C., and Saharia, M. (2016). “Uncertainty Analysis of Five Satellite-Based Precipitation Products and Evaluation of Three Optimally Merged Multi-algorithm Products over the Tibetan Plateau”, Hydrologic Remote Sensing - Capacity Building for Sustainability and Resilience, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.

Funding

Conference Presentations

  1. Wood, A.W., Saharia, M. , Clark, M., Bennett, A., Nijssen, B., Clark, E., Newman, A. (2018) “Development and Demonstration of Ensemble Hydrologic Data Assimilation Strategies for a Real-Time Distributed Regional Hydrologic Forecast System”, AMS Annual Meeting 2018, Austin, Texas. [Oral]
  2. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y (2018) “Accounting for rainfall spatial variability in the prediction of flash floods”, AMS Annual Meeting 2018, Austin, Texas. [Poster]
  3. Saharia, M. , Wood, A.W., Clark, M., Bennett, A., Nijssen, B., Clark, E., Newman, A. (2017) “Distributed HUC-based modeling with SUMMA for ensemble streamflow forecasting over large regional domains”, AGU Annual Meeting 2017 [Poster]
  4. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2017) “Impact of Rainfall Spatial Variability on Flash Flood Severity”, Student Water Conference, Oklahoma Water Resources Center, Mar 23-24, Oklahoma. [Oral presentation award]
  5. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2017) “Impact of Rainfall Spatial Variability on Flash Flood Severity”, EGU General Assembly, Apr 23-28, Austria. [Oral]
  6. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2017) “How can we measure the severity of flash floods?“, Research and Creativity Day, Feb 24, University of Oklahoma. [Best Oral Presentation award]
  7. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2016) “Accounting for Rainfall Spatial Variability in Prediction of Flash Floods”, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec 12-16, San Francisco. [Oral]
  8. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2016) “Accounting for Rainfall Spatial Variability in Prediction of Flash Floods”, 9th European Conference on Radar in Meteorology, Oct 10, Turkey. [Oral]
  9. Hong,Y., Gourley, JJ., Saharia, M. , Flamig, Z., Clark, R., Zhang, K., Muthike, Denus., Hasan, Emad., Cappelaere, P., Frye, S., Handy, M., Nyaga, J. (2016) “Forecasting and Communicating Water-Related Disasters in Africa”, SAGE, Nepal. [Poster]
  10. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2016) “Mapping the flashiest regions of the United States”, Research and Creativity Day, Mar 4 University of Oklahoma. [Best Oral Presentation award] 11.Kirstetter, PE., Saharia, M. , Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2016) “Toward estimating the probability of flood severity over the United States”, AMS Annual Meeting, 2016, New Orleans.[Oral]
  11. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2015) “Mapping Flash Flood Severity in the United States”, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec 14-18, San Francisco, California. [Oral]
  12. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2015) “Where are the flashiest basins of the United States?“, Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), Oct 7-11, Norman, Oklahoma. [Poster] [Best Poster Award]
  13. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2015) “Characterization and Prediction of Flash Flood Severity in the United States”, 2015 International Symposium on Earth-Science Challenges, Sep 20-23, Norman, Oklahoma. [Oral]
  14. Saharia, M. , Kirstetter, PE, Gourley, JJ., Vergara, H. and Hong, Y. (2014) “Characterization of Floods in the United States”, AGU Fall Meeting, Dec 15-19, San Francisco, California. [Poster]
  15. Saharia, M. , Seo., Dong-Jun, Corby, R. and He, K. (2013) “Short-range ensemble streamflow forecasting of the Upper Trinity River – Evaluation via hindcasting experiments”, AGU Meeting of the Americas, May 14-17, Cancun, Mexico. [Oral]
  16. Saharia, M. , Seo., Dong-Jun, Corby, R. and Bell,F. (2013) “Increasing lead time in short-range streamflow forecasting via the Hydrologic Ensemble Forecast Service (HEFS)“, NWS/OHD Seminar, Silver Spring, MD.
  17. Saharia, M. , Bhattacharjya, R. K. and Satish, M. (2011) “Catchment Runoff Forecasting using Time- Lagged Recurrent Neural Networks”.4th ASCE-EWRI International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment (IPWE 2011), January 4-6, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 19.Roy, P., Choudhury, P. and Saharia, M. (2011). “River Reaches Flood Flow Prediction using TLRN models”. 4th ASCE-EWRI International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment (IPWE 2011), January 4-6, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  18. Saharia, M. and Bhattacharjya. R. K. (2011). “Comparison of ANN-based Runoff-prediction Models Trained by Eight Different Learning Algorithms”.4th ASCE-EWRI International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment (IPWE 2011), January 4-6, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 21.Roy, P., Choudhury, P. and Saharia, M. (2010). “Dynamic ANN Modeling for Flood Forecasting in a River Network”. International Conference on Modeling, Optimization and Computing (ICMOC 2010), American Institute of Physics Conf. Proc., NIT Durgapur, India.

Teaching Experience

Awards and Mentions

Workshops

Professional Memberships

Science Communication

  1. Saharia, Manabendra “Can a Sanctuary in Brahmaputra Save River Dolphins?“, Nov 29, 2016. The Assam Tribune (Lead editorial)

Interests

EdTech, Mentoring, Volunteering, Writing columns, Fitness