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Mr Rudra Shrestha

Mr Rudra Shrestha

Improved Understanding of Regional Scale Climate Change

MSc Environmental Science (The Netherlands) 2007, BSc Civil Engineering (Nepal) 2000

Room Number: 1.03 [Simon Building]

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 3938

Email: Rudra.Shrestha@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Fax: +44 (0) 161 306 9361


Project Overview

I graduated in 2000 gaining a first class degree in Civil Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. After my graduation I joined government of Nepal and worked for 5 years in 'green road' and renewable energy projects in remote areas of Nepal. In 2007 I finished my M.Sc. degree in Environmental Science from UNESCO-IHE, Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands under Netherlands fellowship programme. As a PhD researcher, now I am involved in a project studying impact of aerosol on monsoon variation.

My research project investigates aerosol-cloud-precipitation interaction over the Nepalese Himalayas. The project focuses on how aerosol particles change cloud microphysical properties and precipitation patterns over the region. The research is carried out in two phases: i) model simulation and ii) field observation. The Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) coupled with chemistry WRF-CHEM model is used to simulate weather at regional scale. Aerosol mass spectrometer (GRIMM model) is deployed across two locations of Nepal to measure mass concentration and size distribution of aerosol. 

Project Supervisor(s)

Specific research interests

aerosol, cloud, precipitation


Shrestha, R.K. (2007): Impact of Climate Change on Crop Water Use and Productivity: A case study of Bagmati River basin, Nepal. MSc dissertation, UNESCO-IHE, Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands.