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Elfatih Eltahir

Elfatih Eltahir
  • Title H.M. King Bhumibol Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Email eltahir@mit.edu
  • Faculties Climate, Environment & Life Science
  • Address Room 48-207 15 Vassar Street Cambridge, MA, 02139
  • Telephone 617.253.6596
  • Research Website https://eltahir.mit.edu/
  • Assistant Denise Stewart / dstewart@mit.edu

Education

  • B.Sc. 1985, Civil Engineering, (First Class Honors) University of Khartoum
  • M.Sc. 1988, Hydrology, (First Class Honors) National University of Ireland
  • S.M. 1993, Meteorology, MIT
  • Sc.D. 1993, Hydroclimatology, MIT

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how regional land use/land cover change as well as global climate change may impact society through changes in the patterns of water availability, extreme weather, and spread of vector-borne diseases. Together with my students, we develop sophisticated numerical models (MIT Regional Climate Model (MRCM); and the Hydrology, Entomology and Malaria Transmission Simulator (HYDREMATS)) that are used for predicting such impacts at regional scales. We test these models against satellite observations and archived data sets of hydrologic and atmospheric variables, as well as data collected in our own field campaigns.

Teaching Interests

  • 1.071 Global Change Science
  • 1.714 Surface Hydrology
  • 1.073 Introduction to Environmental Data Analysis

Selected Publications

To view publications, visit: https://eltahir.mit.edu/highlighted-papers/