Dr Sopan Patil- Staff Profile

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Dr Sopan Patil
Lecturer in Catchment Modelling

Thoday Building, room F6

Email: s.d.patil@bangor.ac.uk

Tel: 01248 38 8294 (from U.K.)
+44 1248 38 8294 (International)

Website: http://sopanpatil.weebly.com


Responsibilities in SENRGY:

International Exchange Co-ordinator
Module Organiser: DXX3707 Catchment Modelling & Analysis
Contributor to module: DXX4520 Research Methods
Contributor to module: DXX3003 Field Course Barcelona
Contributor to module: DXX2000 GIS & Research Methods
Contributor to module:DXX2011 Catchment Processes
Contributor to module:ONS1001 Introductory Research Skills
Contributor to module:DXX1007 Academic Tutorial



Qualifications and Membership of Professional Bodies:

PhD, Hydrology and Water Resources; Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2011)
MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2006)
BE, Civil Engineering; University of Mumbai, India (2005)
Member, American Geophysical Union

Member, European Geosciences Union

Research Interest

I am Lecturer in Catchment Modelling with research specialization in surface water hydrology. My research interests are along two broad themes: (1) to understand how climate and land-use change will affect the hydrological behaviour of landscapes across multiple observation scales, and (2) to quantify the resilience of linked ecosystem services to hydrological changes in the region. The ecosystem services of interest include nutrient removal from hill slopes to the river channels, patterns of vegetation biomass growth/decline, and sediment generation and delivery at multiple locations within a river basin. I am especially interested in investigating the spatial patterns of environmental change through model-based evaluations across numerous river basins.


Recent Publications

Lunka, P. and S. D. Patil (2015) Impact of tree planting configuration and grazing restriction on canopy interception and soil hydrological properties: Implications for flood mitigation in silvopastoral systems, Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.10630.

Sproles, E. A., S. G. Leibowitz, J. T. Reager, P. J. Wigington Jr., J. S. Famiglietti, and S. D. Patil (2015) GRACE storage-runoff hystereses reveal the dynamics of regional watersheds, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19, 3253-3272, doi:10.5194/hess-19-3253-2015.

Patil, S. D. and M. Stieglitz (2015) Comparing spatial and temporal transferability of hydrological model parameters, Journal of Hydrology, 525, 409-417, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.04.003.

Patil, S. D., P. J. Wigington, S. G. Leibowitz, E. A. Sproles, and R. L. Comeleo (2014), How does spatial variability of climate affect catchment streamflow predictions?, Journal of Hydrology, 517, 135-145, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.05.017.

Patil, S. D., P. J. Wigington, S. G. Leibowitz, and R. L. Comeleo (2014), Use of hydrologic landscape classification to diagnose streamflow predictability in Oregon, Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), 50(3), 762-776, doi:10.1111/jawr.12143.

Patil, S. and M. Stieglitz (2014), Modelling daily streamflow at ungauged catchments: what information is necessary?, Hydrological Processes, 28(3), 1159-1169, doi:10.1002/hyp.9660.

Patil, S., T. P. Covino, A. I. Packman, B. L. McGlynn, J. D. Drummond, R. A. Payn and R. Schumer (2013), Intra-stream variability in solute transport: Hydrologic and geomorphic controls on solute retention, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118(2), 413-422, doi:10.1029/2012JF002455.

Patil, S., M. Sivapalan, M. A. Hassan, S. Ye, C. J. Harman, and X. Xu (2012), A network model for prediction and diagnosis of sediment dynamics at the watershed scale, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 117, F00A04, doi:10.1029/2012JF002400.

Drummond, J. D., T. P. Covino, A. F. Aubeneau, D. Leong, S. Patil, R. Schumer, and A. I. Packman (2012), Effects of solute breakthrough curve tail truncation on residence time estimates: A synthesis of solute tracer injection studies, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 117, G00N08, doi:10.1029/2012JG002019.

Patil, S. and M. Stieglitz (2012), Controls on hydrologic similarity: role of nearby gauged catchments for prediction at an ungauged catchment, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 551-562, doi:10.5194/hess-16-551-2012.

Patil, S. and M. Stieglitz (2011), Hydrologic similarity among catchments under variable flow conditions, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15, 989-997, doi:10.5194/hess-15-989-2011.