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  • "Satellite-Based Systems for Flood Monitoring and Warning" By: R. Khanbilvardi, M. Temimi, J. Gourley, and A. Zahraei. in Handbook of Engineering Hydrology: Vol. 2: Modeling Climate Changes and Variability. 2014. Published by CRC Press.

Peer Reviewed journal publications:


  • Agonafir, C., Lakhankar, T., Khanbilvardi, R., Krakauer, N., Radell, D., & Devineni, N. (2022). A machine learning approach to evaluate the spatial variability of New York City's 311 street flooding complaints. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 97, 101854.
  • Agonafir C., Lakhankar T., Khanbilvardi T., Krakauer N., and Dave Radell (2022) A review of recent advances in urban flood modeling and mitigation techniques, accepted in Water Security.






  • Najafi, E., Pal, I., & Khanbilvardi, R. M. (2018). Diagnosing extreme drought characteristics across the globe. Climate Prediction S&T Digest, 121.











  • Gaffin, SR, Rosenzweig C, Khanbilvardi, R, Mahani, S, Glickman H and R Blake, “Mitigating New York City’s Urban Heat Island In the Era of Global Warming,” In Press at: Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geotechnical Practice Publications Book on “Urban Soil and Water in NYC,” Year 2008

  • E Azar, Amir, Ghedira H., Romavov P., Mahani, S., Tedesco, M., Khanbilvardi, R. (2008) Application of Satellite Microwave Images in Estimating Snow Water Equivalent for Flood Forecasting," Journal of American Water Resource Associations (JAWRA).Vol. 44, No. 6 Pp:1347-1362.
  • S. R. Gaffin, C. Rosenzweig, R. Khanbilvardi, L. Parshall, S.Mahani, H. Glickman, R. Goldberg, R. Blake, R. B. Slosberg and D.Hillel. (2008). "Variations in New York City's Urban Heat Island Strength Over Time and Space" Journal of Theoretical And Applied Climatology.Vol.94, No.1-2, Pp:1-11

  • Reza Khanbilvardi, Vladimir Kushnir, and Sergey Stanichny. (2008). "Optical inhomogeneities of water medium in the New York coastal zone derived from multispectral satellite imageryjournal”, Journal of Research of the Earth from space, Russian Academy of Sciences. No. 3, pp1-13.


  • Shteinman, B., D. Wynne, R. Khanbilvardi, and M. Inbar, (2002). “Studies of Sediment Transport in the Jordan River Mouth using Fluorescent Tracer Methods”, in River Flow 2002, Volume 2, Bousmar & Zech (editors), Swets & Zeillinger, Lisse Publishing house. ISBN 90 5809 509 6, pp: 1159-1164.

  • Stern ,David, Reza Khanbilvardi, Lorraine Janus, and Yuri Gorokhovich, (2001). “Description of Flow Through a Natural Wetland Using Tracer Tests”, in Ecological Engineering. Vol. 18, Issue 2, December , pp: 173-184.

  • Blake, Reginald, Reza Khanbilvardi, and Cynthia Rosenzweig, (2001). “Hydrological Modeling of a Karstic Watershed Model vs. The GISS Land-Surface Model”, Journal of Water Resources Association (Vol. 37, No.2).

  • Blake, Reginald, Reza M. Khanbilvardi, and Cynthia Rosenzweig, (2000). “Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on New York Cities Water Supply System”, Journal of American Water Resources Association, 36(2), pp. 279 - 292

  • Khanbilvardi, R., V.M. Shestopalov, I.P.Onishchenko, E.Yu.Petrenko, A.G.Topor, (2000). Mathematical Simulation of the Planar Migration of Radionuclides within Agricultural Watersheds. Dopovidi Akademiyi nauk Ukrayiny (in Ukrainian).

  • Khanbilvardi, R., E. Petrenko, A. Topor, (2000). Mathematical Simulation of the Transport of Radionuclides by Water Erosion in Zones of Global Anthropogenic Impact. // Zbirka NIISP Derzhbudu Ukrayiny. (in Ukrainian).

  • Gorokhovich, Yuri, Reza M. Khanbilvardi, Lorraine Janus, Victor Goldsmith, and David Stern, (2000). “Spatially Distributed Modeling of Stream Flow During Storm Events”, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 36, No. 3. pp:1-17.


  • Khanbilvardi, Reza M., V. Shestopalov, I. Onishchenko, V. Bublyas, and V. Gudzenko, (1999), “Role of Erosion Processes in Transfer of Radionuclides: Results of Field Experiments”, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol.35, No. 4, Pp: 887-898.

  • Khanbilvardi, Reza M., (1999). ”How Innovative, Cost-Effective Technologies Can Help Protect the World’s Supply of Fresh Drinking Water”, Journal of Environmental Law and Practices, Vol.6, No. 4. Pp: 57-60.

  • Tietjen, J. H. Reza M. Khanbilvardi, Y. Gopchenko, and P. Kulakova, (1999). ”Bilogical Water Quality Assessment of Macroinvertebrates Inhabiting Small Streams in the Sasyk Reservoir Region of Ukraine”, in Environmental Practice, Journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, Vol. 1, No. 2, Pp: 97-101.

  • Blake, Reginald A., Reza M. Khanbilvardi, Lin Ferrand, Cynthia Rosenzweig, and David Rind, (1996). ”Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Jamaica’s Rio Cobre River Basin”, Journal of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, vol. 2, 20.

  • Khanbilvardi, Reza M. and Shahriar Afshari, (1995). “ Sludge Ash as a Fine Aggregate for Concrete Mix." Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 121, No. 9, pp:633-638.

  • Ahmed, S., R.M.Khanbilvardi and P.J. Gleason, (1995). "Flow Investigation For Landfill Leachate (FILL)." Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, vol. 121, No. 1, pp. 45-57.


  • Khanbilvardi, Reza M., Shabbir Ahmed and Ali M.Sadegh, (1992). "Boundary Integral Solutions to Unsaturated Moisture Flow Equation." Water Resources Research, vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 1425-1434.

  • Khanbilvardi, Reza M. and Shabbir Ahmed, (1992). "A Model for Managing Groundwater Withdrawal." International Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.16, No.1, pp.15-28.

  • Ahmed Shabbir, Reza M.Khanbilvardi and Phillip J.Gleason, (1992). "Occurrence and Distribution of Leachate in a Solid Waste Landfill: A Field Scale Study." International Journal of Water Resources Development, vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 279-285.

  • Ahmed Shabbir, Reza M. Khanbilvardi and Ali M.Sadegh, (1992). "Unsteady Unsaturated Moisture Flow in Porous Media: Boundary Integral vs. Finite Difference Solutions." Journal of Water Resources Engineering, vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 65-86.

  • Khanbilvardi, Reza M., Shabbir Ahmed, John Fillos and Phillip Gleason, (1991). "Two-Dimensional Leachate Estimation Through Landfill. 2 - Numerical Solution", In: "Advances in Groundwater", Scientific Publication, Washington, D.C., pp. 83-124.

  • Ahmed Shabbir, Reza M.Khanbilvardi, John Fillos and Phllip J.Gleason, (1991). "Two-Dimensional Leachate Estimation Through Landfills." Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, vol. 118, No. 2, pp: 306-322.

  • Ahmed Shabbir, Reza M.Khanbilvardi, John Fillos and Phillip Gleason, (1991). "Two- Dimensional Leachate Estimation Through Landfill. 1 - Theoretical Considerations", In: "Advances in Groundwater", Scientific Publication, Washington, D.C., pp. 51-82.

  • Khanbilvardi, R.M., A.S.Rogowski and D.L.Jones, (1991). "Evaluation of Point Erosion on Plots Receiving Simulated Rainfall." Ir. Jour. of Science and Technology, vol.16, No.2&3, pp. 197-214.


  • Rogowski, A.S., B.E.Weinrich and R.M. Khanbilvardi, (1990). "A Nonparametric Approach To Potential Erosion on Mined and Reclaimed Areas". Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Vol.45, No.3, pp. 408-411.

  • Khanbilvardi, R.M., (1988). "Erosion Control on Surface Mined Watersheds: A Modeling Approach." Journal of Water International, vol. 13, No.4, pp. 212-217.

  • Toussi, S. and R.M.Khanbilvardi, (1988). "Dempster's Rule of Combination in Soil Loss Prediction." Journal of Water Resource Planning and Management, ASCE. Vol. 114, No. 4. pp:432 445.

  • Dharamdial, R. and R.M. Khanbilvardi, (1988). "A Conceptual Model for River Bank Erosion". Journal of Water International, vol. 13, No.3, pp. 154-160.

  • Khanbilvardi, R. M., M.W. Akhtar and A. S. Rogowski, (1988). "Low Flow Local Scour for Cylindrical Objects." Journal of Water International, vol. 24, No.4, pp. 839-846.

  • Khanbilvardi, R., John Fillos and S.Ahmed, (1987). "Leachate Estimation in Landfill Sites." In: "Pollution, Risk Assessment and Remediation in Groundwater Systems", Khanbilvardi and Fillos (Editors),Scientific Publication Co.,Washington,D.C., pp:321-336. 23.

  • Khanbilvardi, R.M. and A.S.Rogowski, (1986). "Modeling Soil Erosion, Transport and Deposition." Journal of Ecological Modeling, Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, Amsterdam, Vol. 33, pp. 255 268.

  • Khanbilvardi, Reza M., (1986). "Modeling Groundwater Flow", In: "Groundwater Hydrology, Contamination and Remediation", Khanbilvardi and Fillos (Editors), Scientific Publication Co., Washington, D.C., pp.365-382. 22.

  • Khanbilvardi, R. M. and D. A. Long, (1985). "Effect of Soil Depth on Waste Water Renovation." Journal of Environmental Health, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 184-188.


  • Khanbilvardi, R. M. and Andrew S. Rogowski, (1984). "Mathematical Model of Erosion and Deposition on a Watershed." Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), 27 (1): 73-79, 83.

  • Khanbilvardi, R. M. and A. S. Rogowski, (1984). "Quantitative Evaluation of Sediment Delivery Ratios." Journal of Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 865 874.

  • Khanbilvardi, R. M., Andrew S.Rogowski and Arthur C. Miller, (1983). "Predicting Erosion and Deposition on a Stripmined and Reclaimed Area." Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 585 593.

  • Khanbilvardi, R. M., A. S. Rogowski and Arthur C. Miller (1983) "Modeling Upland Erosion" Water Resources Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 19 35.

  • Khanbilvardi, R. M., (1983). "Soil Erosion from Upland Areas", Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA