Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Soni 'Nmi Yatheendradas



Org Code: 619

Mail Code: 617
Greenbelt, MD 20771



 2003-2007, Ph. D. in Hydrology with a Minor in Systems Engineering, The University of Arizona, Dissertation: Flash flood forecasting for the semi-arid southwestern United States
2000-2003, M. S. in Hydrology, The University of Arizona, Thesis: Calibration of a distributed land surface model for a semi-arid basin using remotely sensed data
1996-2000, B. Tech. in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, India

Professional Societies

American Geophysical Union

2001 - Present

American Meteorological Society

2001 - Present

International Association of Hydrological Sciences

2008 - Present



Yatheendradas, S., and S. Kumar. 2021. A novel Machine Learning-based gap-filling of fine-resolution remotely sensed snow cover fraction data by combining downscaling and regression Journal of Hydrometeorology [10.1175/jhm-d-20-0111.1]

Yatheendradas, S., D. Kirschbaum, G. Nearing, et al. J. A. Vrugt, R. L. Baum, R. Wooten, N. Lu, and J. W. Godt. 2019. Bayesian analysis of the impact of rainfall data product on simulated slope failure for North Carolina locations Computational Geosciences [10.1007/s10596-018-9804-y]

Nearing, G., S. Yatheendradas, W. Crow, et al. X. Zhan, J. Liu, and F. Chen. 2018. The Efficiency of Data Assimilation Water Resources Research [10.1029/2017WR020991]

Arsenault, K. R., G. S. Nearing, S. Wang, S. Yatheendradas, and C. D. Peters-Lidard. 2018. Parameter Sensitivity of the Noah-MP Land Surface Model with Dynamic Vegetation Journal of Hydrometeorology JHM-D-17-0205.1 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0205.1]

Wright, D. B., D. B. Kirschbaum, and S. Yatheendradas. 2017. Satellite Precipitation Characterization, Error Modeling, and Error Correction Using Censored Shifted Gamma Distributions Journal of Hydrometeorology 18 (10): JHM-D-17-0060.1 [10.1175/jhm-d-17-0060.1]

Nearing, G. S., S. Yatheendradas, W. T. Crow, et al. D. D. Bosch, M. H. Cosh, D. C. Goodrich, M. S. Seyfried, and P. J. Starks. 2017. Nonparametric triple collocation Water Resources Research 53 (7): 5516-5530 [10.1002/2017wr020359]

Kirschbaum, D. B., T. Stanley, and S. '. Yatheendradas. 2015. Modeling Landslide Susceptibility over Large Regions with Fuzzy Overlay Landslides 13 485-496 [10.1007/s10346-015-0577-2]

McNally, A. L., G. J. Husak, M. Brown, et al. M. Carroll, C. Funk, S. '. Yatheendradas, K. R. Arsenault, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and J. P. Verdin. 2015. Calculating Crop Water Requirement Satisfaction in the West Africa Sahel with Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture Journal of Hydrometerology 16 295-305 [10.1175/JHM-D-14-0049.1]

Yatheendradas, S., B. Narapusetty, C. D. Peters-Lidard, C. Funk, and J. Verdin. 2014. Comment on ‘Shang S. 2012. Calculating actual crop evapotranspiration under soil water stress conditions with appropriate numerical methods and time step. Hydrological Processes 26: 3338-3343. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8405’ Hydrological Processes 28 (11): 3833-3840 [10.1002/hyp.10138]

Yatheendradas, S., C. D. Peters-Lidard, V. Koren, et al. B. Cosgrive, L. De Goncalves, M. Smith, J. V. Geiger, Z. Cui, J. S. Borak, S. V. Kumar, D. L. Toll, G. A. Riggs, and N. Mizukami. 2012. Distributed assimilation of satellite-based snow extent for improving simulated streamflow in mountainous, dense forests: An example over the DMIP2 western basins Water Resour. Res. 48 (9): W09557 [10.1029/2011WR011347]

Goodrich, D., S. Burns, C. Unkrich, et al. D. Semmens, P. Guertin, M. Hernandez, S. Yatheendradas, J. Kennedy, and L. Levick. 2012. KINEROS2/AGWA: Model Use, Calibration, and Validation Transactions of the ASABE 55 (4): 1561-1574 [10.13031/2013.42264]

Kumar, S., R. Reichle, K. Harrison, et al. C. Peters-Lidard, S. Yatheendradas, and J. Santanello. 2012. A comparison of methods for a priori bias correction in soil moisture data assimilation Water Resour. Res. 48 (3): W03515 [10.1029/2010WR010261]

Rosero, E., L. Yang, T. Wagener, et al. L. E. Gulden, S. Yatheendradas, and Y. Niu. 2010. Quantifying parameter sensitivity, interaction, and transferability in hydrologically enhanced versions of the Noah land surface model over transition zones during the warm season J Geophys Res 115 (D3): D03106 [10.1029/2009JD012035]

Yatheendradas, S., T. Wagener, H. Gupta, et al. C. Unkrich, D. Goodrich, M. Schaffner, and A. Stewart. 2008. Understanding uncertainty in distributed flash flood forecasting for semiarid regions Water Resour. Res. 44 (5): W05S19 [10.1029/2007WR005940]