Ashok Mishra is helping the world predict how the changing climate will affect global water supplies
Ashok Mishra is helping the world predict how the changing climate will affect global water supplies, research that is taking on a heightened urgency as the weather becomes more extreme.
“The climate is changing, and it’s going to increase extreme events,” Mishra said. “We have to take it seriously.”
Mishra said the globe is already starting to see extreme weather, from South Carolina’s historic flooding in 2015 and 2018 to the past year’s wildfires, extreme heat, and flooding in Australia.
As part of their research, Mishra and his students analyze decades of climate data, such as precipitation and temperature records. They find trends and predict what the world can expect as global temperatures rise.
Two of his recent publications have received some buzz in the academic community.
Mishra was the corresponding author on a paper that was published in Nature Communications and selected among the “Editor’s Highlights”, and highlighted on the NSF News Channel.