Shrad is a researcher with the Climate Hazards Center (CHC), at UC Santa Barbara, since 2014. Before starting this position, he was an UCAR PACE (Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise) postdoctoral fellow with the CHC between 2012-2014. He holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Washington, Seattle. He received his Masters in Tech in Water Resources Development and Management from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and his Bachelors in Technology in Agricultural Engineering from Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, India.
Shukla S, Husak G, Turner W, Davenport F, Funk C, Harrison L, et al. (2021) A slow rainy season onset is a reliable harbinger of drought in most food insecure regions in Sub-Saharan Africa. PLoS ONE 16(1): e0242883. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242883
Shukla, S., Arsenault, K. R., Hazra, A., Peters-Lidard, C., Koster, R. D., Davenport, F., Magadzire, T., Funk, C., Kumar, S., McNally, A., Getirana, A., Husak, G., Zaitchik, B., Verdin, J., Nsadisa, F. D., and Becker-Reshef, I 2020: Improving early warning of drought-driven food insecurity in southern Africa using operational hydrological monitoring and forecasting products, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 1187-1201, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-1187-2020, 2020.
Shukla, S., J. Roberts, A. Hoell, C. C. Funk, F. Robertson and B. Kirtman: Assessing North American multimodel ensemble (NMME) seasonal forecast skill to assist in the early warning of anomalous hydrometeorological events over East Africa. Climate Dynamics. 1-17. doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3296-z
Shukla, S., A. Steinemann, S.F. Iacobellis and D.R. Cayan: Annual Drought in California: Association with Monthly Precipitation and Climate Phases. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 54, 2273-2281. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0167.1
Shukla, S., C. Funk and A. Hoell, 2014: Using constructed analogs to improve the skill of National Multi-Model Ensemble March-April-May precipitation forecasts in equatorial East Africa. Env. Res. Letters, 9, 094009 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/9/094009.
Shukla, S., McNally, A., Husak, G., and Funk, C. 2014: A seasonal agricultural drought forecast system for food-insecure regions of East Africa, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3907-3921, doi:10.5194/hess-18-3907-2014.
Shukla, S., Sheffield, J., Wood, E. F., and Lettenmaier, D. P., 2013: On the sources of global land surface hydrologic predictability, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2781-2796, doi:10.5194/hess-17-2781-2013.
Shukla, S., and D. P. Lettenmaier. 2011. Seasonal hydrologic prediction in the United States: understanding the role of initial hydrologic conditions and seasonal climate forecast skill. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 15, 3529-3538, doi:10.5194/hess-15-3529-2011.
Shukla, S. and A.W. Wood. 2008. Use of a standardized runoff index for characterizing hydrologic drought. Geophys. Res. Letters. 35: L02405, doi:10.1029/2007GL032487.