Bikas Chandra Bhattarai

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 1 Geologibygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1047 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Black Carbon and Radiative Forcing
  • Climate Change
  • Aerosols

Courses taught


  • 2015-2020:  PhD-Hydrology, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
  • 2011-2013:  M. S. By Research in Glaciology, Kathmandu University, Nepal
  • 2007-2009:  M.Sc in Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Tags: Climate change, Hydrology, Aerosols


B. C. Bhattarai, O. Silantyeva, J. F. Burkhart, S. Helset and O. Skavhaug. (2020). Impact of catchment discretization and imputed radiation on model response: a case study from central Himalayan catchment. Water, 12, no. 9: 2339.

B. C. Bhattarai, J. F. Burkhart, L. M. Tallaksen, Chong-Yu Xu, and F. N. Matt. (2020) Evaluation of forcing datasets for hydropower inflow simulation in Nepal. Hydrology research, 51(2).

Bhattarai, B. C., Burkhart, J. F., Stordal, F., & Xu, C. Y. (2019). Aerosol Optical Depth over the Nepalese cryosphere derived from an empirical model. Front. Atmosphere–Cryosphere Interaction in the Arctic, at High Latitudes and Mountains with Focus on Transport, Deposition and Effects of Dust, Black Carbon, and other Aerosols,7 (178).

Chand, M.B., Bhattarai, B.C., Pradhananga, N.S. and Baral, P., (2020). Trend analysis of temperature data for Narayani river basin, Nepal. Sci, 1(2), p.49.

Gurung, S., Bhattarai, B. C., Kayastha, R. B., Stumm, D., Joshi, S. P., & Mool, P. K. (2018). Study of annual mass balance (2011-2013) of Rikha Samba Glacier, Hidden Valley, Mustang, Nepal. Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions, 8(4), 2018

Bhattarai, B. C., & Regmi, D. (2015). Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in View of Contribution of Runoff Components in Stream Flow: A Case Study from Langtang Basin, Nepal, Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology, Vol. 9, No. 1. pp74.

Arian, H.,Kayastha, R.B.,   Bhattarai, B. C., Shrestha, A., Rasouli. H., Armstrong. R. (2015). Application of the Snowmelt Runoff Model in the Salang River Basin, Afghanistan Using MODIS Satellite Data, Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology, Vol. 9, No. 1. pp109.

Rasouli, H.,Kayastha, R.B.,   Bhattarai, B. C., Shrestha, A., Arian. H., Armstrong. R. (2015). Estimation of Discharge From Upper Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan Using the Snowmelt Runoff Model, Journal of Hydrology and Meteorology, Vol. 9, No. 1. pp85.

Baral, P., Kayastha, R. B., Immerzeel, W. W., Pradhananga, N. S., Bhattarai, B. C., Shahi, S., ... & Mool, P. K. (2014). Preliminary results of mass-balance observations of Yala Glacier and analysis of temperature and precipitation gradients in Langtang Valley, Nepal. Annals of glaciology55(66), 9-14.

Pradhananga, N. S., Kayastha, R. B., Bhattarai, B. C., Adhikari, T. R., Pradhan, S. C., Devkota, L. P., ... & Mool, P. K. (2014). Estimation of discharge from Langtang River basin, Rasuwa, Nepal, using a glacio-hydrological model.Annals of Glaciology55(66), 223-230.

Bhattarai, B. C., & Pradhan, A. M. S. (2013). A Case Study on Landslide Hazard Mapping in Changunarayan VDC, Nepal. In Landslide Science and Practice (pp. 551-559). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

  • Bhattarai, Bikas Chandra; Burkhart, John; Tallaksen, Lena M.; Xu, Chong-Yu & Matt, Felix Nikolaus (2020). Evaluation of global forcing datasets for hydropower inflow simulation in Nepal. Hydrology Research.  ISSN 1998-9563.  51(2), s 202- 225 . doi: 10.2166/nh.2020.079
  • Bhattarai, Bikas Chandra; Silantyeva, Olga; Teweldebrhan, Aynom Tesfay; Helset, Sigbjørn; Skavhaug, Ola & Burkhart, John (2020). Impact of Catchment Discretization and Imputed Radiation on Model Response: A Case Study from Central Himalayan Catchment. Water.  ISSN 2073-4441.  12(9) . doi: 10.3390/w12092339 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bhattarai, Bikas Chandra; Burkhart, John; Stordal, Frode & Xu, Chong-Yu (2019). Aerosol Optical Depth Over the Nepalese Cryosphere Derived From an Empirical Model. Frontiers in Earth Science.  ISSN 2296-6463.  7 . doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00178 Full text in Research Archive.

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