Joy Sanyal

Assistant Professor

My overall research focus is on surface water hydrology. I am interested in applications of scientific computing and geospatial technologies for modelling streamflow. A key area of my research is to adapt existing hydrodynamic and rainfall-runoff models to data-sparse environments, which is the prevailing situation in the developing world. As a Physical Geographer, I enjoy outdoor fieldworks and have extensive experience of using sophisticated survey equipments.

My current research interests include:

Hydrodynamic modelling of extreme streamflow events in large rivers

Quantifying uncertainties in hydrological predictions

Flood hazard mapping with remote sensing and GIS

Morphodynamic (channel bed and planform evolution) and sediment transport modelling

Rainfall-runoff modelling, particularly the response of streamflow to land use/ cover changes

Digital Photogrammetry and remote sensing with a special interest in the creation of digital elevation models


Presidency University,
86/1 College Street, Kolkata - 700073,
West Bengal, India

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