Trent Biggs


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Biggs, T.W., in press. 11.2 Hydrologic insights from long term runoff patterns across Krisna Basin, India. In: Blöschl, G., Sivapalan, M., Wagener, T., Viglione, A., Savenije, H.H.G. (Eds.), Runoff prediction in ungauged basins: synthesis across processes, places and scales. Cambridge University Press.

*Wang N, Biggs T.W., Skupin A. In Press. Visualizing gridded time series data with self organizing maps: An application to multi-year snow dynamics in the Northern Hemisphere. Comp. Env. Urban Sys. DOI:

Biggs, T.W. and *Whitaker, T., 2012.  Critical elevation zones of snowmelt during peak discharges in mountain river basins. Journal of Hydrology. 438-439: 52-65.

Biggs, T.W. and *D'Anna, H., 2012. Rapid increase in copper concentrations in a new marina, San Diego Bay. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64(3): 627-635.

Neill C, Chaves J, Biggs T, Deegan L, Elsenbeer H, Figueiredo R, Germer S, Johnson M, Lehmann J, Markewitz D & Piccolo M.  2011.  Runoff sources and land cover change in the Amazon: an end-member mixing analysis from small watersheds. Biogeochemistry 105: 7-18

Bouma, J.A., Biggs, T.W. and Bouwer, L.M., 2011. The downstream externalities of harvesting rainwater in semi-arid watersheds: An Indian case study. Agricultural Water Management, 98(7): 1162-1170.

Chatterjee, A., E. Blom, B. Gujja, R. Jacimovic, L. Beevers, J. O'Keeffe, M. Beland, and T. Biggs. 2010. WWF Initiatives to Study the Impact of Climate Change on Himalayan High-altitude Wetlands (HAWs). Mountain Research and Development 30 (1):42-52.

Venot J-P, Jella K, Bharati L, George B, Biggs T., Rao PG, Gumma MK, & Acharya S.  2010.  Farmers' Adaptation and Regional Land-Use Changes in Irrigation Systems under Fluctuating Water Supply, South India.  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 136, 595-609.

Van Rooijen, D., Biggs, T., Smout, I. and Drechsel, P. 2010. Urban growth, wastewater production and use in irrigated agriculture: a comparative study of Accra, Addis Ababa and Hyderabad. Irrigation and Drainage Systems 24: 53–64, doi 10.1007/s10795-10009-19089-10793.

Biggs, T.W., *Atkinson, E., Powell, R. and Ojeda, L., 2010. Land cover following rapid urbanization on the US-Mexico border: Implications for conceptual models of urban watershed processes. Landscape and Urban Planning, doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.02.005.

Biggs, T.W., Gangadhara Rao, P. and Bharati, L., 2010. Mapping agricultural responses to water supply shocks in large irrigation systems, southern India. Agricultural Water Management, 97(6): 924-932, doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.01.027.

Van Rooijen, D. J., H. Turral, and T. W. Biggs. 2009. Urban and industrial water use in the Krishna Basin, India. Irrigation and Drainage 58 (4):406-428.

Lee, E., Chase, T.N., Rajagopalan, B., Barry, R.G., Biggs, T.W. and Lawrence, P.J., 2009. Effects of irrigation and vegetation activity on early Indian summer monsoon variability. International Journal of Climatology: 29 (4):573-581, doi 10.1002/joc.1721.

Biggs, T. W., and B. Jiang. 2009. Soil Salinity and Exchangeable Cations in a Wastewater Irrigated Area, India. J Environ Qual 38 (3):887-896.

Venot, J.-P., Biggs, T., Molle, F., Turral, H., 2008. Reconfiguration and closure of river basins in south India: trajectory of the lower Krishna basin. Water International 33 (4), 436 - 450.

Van Rooijen, D., H. Turral, and T.W. Biggs. 2008. Urban and industrial water use in the Krishna Basin, India.  Irrigation and Drainage online:10.1002/ird.439.

Biggs, T.W., C.A. Scott, A. Gaur, T. Chase, and E. Lee., 2008. Impacts of irrigation and anthropogenic aerosols on the water balance, heat fluxes and surface temperature in a river basin. Water Resources Research 44, doi: 10.1029/2008WR006847.

Biggs, T. W., P. K. Mishra, and H. Turral, 2008. Evapotranspiration and regional probabilities of soil moisture stress from rainfed crops, southern India, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148 (11), 1585-1597, doi 10.1016/j.agrformet.2008.05.012.

Biggs, T.W., Dunne, T., Roberts, D.L., Matricardi, E., 2008. The rate and extent of deforestation in watersheds of the southwestern Amazon Basin. Ecological Applications. 18:  31-48.

Gaur, A., Biggs, T.W., Gumma, M.K., Parthasaradhi, G. and Turral, H., 2008. Water scarcity effects on equitable water distribution and land use in a major irrigation project--case study in India. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 134(1): 26-35.

Bouwer, L.M., Biggs, T.W., Aerts, J.C.J.H. 2008.  Estimates of spatial variation in evaporation using satellite-derived surface temperatures and a water balance model. Hydrological Processes 22: 670-682.

Biggs, T.W., Scott, C.A., Rajagopalan, B., Turral, H. 2007. Trends in solar radiation due to clouds and aerosols, Krishna River Basin, Southern India, 1952-1997. International Journal of Climatology, 27:  1505-1518.

Biggs, T.W., Gaur, A., Scott, C.A., Thenkabail, P., Gangadhara Rao, R., Krishna Gumma, M., Acharya, S.K., Turral, H. 2007. Closing of the Krishna Basin: Irrigation, Streamflow Depletion and Macroscale Hydrology. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Research Report 111.

Thenkabail, P., Parthasaradhi, G., Biggs, T.W., Gumma, M.K., Turral, H. 2007.  Spectral Matching Techniques to Determine Historical Land use/Land cover (LULC) and Irrigated Areas using Time-series AVHRR Pathfinder Datasets in the Krishna River Basin, India. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 73: 1029-1040.

Biggs, T. W.; P. S. Thenkabail; M. K. Gumma; C. Scott; G. R. Parthasaradhi and H. Turral. 2006. Irrigated area mapping in heterogeneous landscapes with MODIS time series, ground truth and census data, Krishna Basin, India. International Journal of Remote Sensing 27: 4245-4266.

Biggs, T.W., Dunne, T., Muraoka, T., 2006. Transport of water, solutes, and nutrients from a pasture hillslope, southwestern Brazilian Amazon. Hydrological Processes 20, 2527-2547, doi: 10.1002/hyp.6214.

Ahmad, M., Biggs, T.W., Turral, H., Scott, C.A., 2006. Application of SEBAL Approach to Map the Agricultural Water Use Patterns in the Data Scarce Krishna River Basin of India. Water Science and Technology 53, 83–90.

Van Rooijen, D., Turral, H., Biggs, T.W., 2005. Sponge City: Water balance of mega-city water use and wastewater use in Hyderabad, India. Irrigation and Drainage 54, S81-S91.

Biggs, T.W., Dunne, T., Martinelli, L.A., 2004. Natural controls and human impacts on stream nutrient concentrations in a deforested region of the Brazilian Amazon basin. Biogeochemistry 68, 227-257.

Holmes, K.W., D.A. Roberts, S. Sweeney, I. Numata, E. Matricardi, T.W. Biggs, G. Batista, and O.A. Chadwick.  2004. Soil databases and the problem of establishing regional biogeochemical trends, Global Change Biology, 10 (5), 796–814.

Biggs, T.W., Dunne, T., Domingues, T.F., Martinelli, L.A., 2002. The relative influence of natural watershed properties and human disturbance on stream solute concentrations in the southwestern Brazilian Amazon basin. Water Resources Research 38, doi 10.1029/2001WR000271, 1150.

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