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The School of Geography & Earth Sciences will be renamed the School of Earth, Environment & Society effective July 6th, 2020.

Paulin Coulibaly
Paulin Coulibaly
Professor, Jointly in SGES, and Department of Civil Engineering
General Science Building, Rm 235
(905) 525-9140 ext. 23354
(905) 546-0463

Paulin Coulibaly is currently on research leave.

Dr. Paulin Coulibaly holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from Laval University. He joined McMaster Universty in 2001 from the National Research Institute in Quebec. He holds a joint position in Civil Engineering Department and the School of Earth, Environment & Society. Dr. Coulibaly has been involved in developing hydrologic modelling and forecasting tools for Hydropower Companies, Public and Private Sectors. His research group recently developed MAC-HBV - a hydrologic model for simulating streamflow regime in ungauged basins. MAC-HBV is used by the Ministry Natural Resources for determining environmental flow in Ontario ungauged basins, and is also used around the World. Dr. Coulibaly is internationally known as an expert in Hydroinformatics (Data-Driven Methods developments and applications in Hydrology). His research interest includes: Hydro-climatic modelling; Climate Change and Water Resources Vulnerability; Hydrologic Data Assimilation/Remote Sensing Hydrology.He is Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hydroinformatics.
He is an active member of Professional Engineers Ontario.

Water Resource; Hydroclimatic Modelling and Forecasting; Climate Variability/Change Impact on Water Resources; Hydroinformatics: Statistical and; Dynamic Data-Driven Methods in Hydrologic Data Assimilation.

  • Earth Sc 757: Advanced Statistical & Data Driven Methods in Hydrology, (Term One) 2017-18

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LEACH, J., KORNELSEN, K. C., SAMUEL, J. & COULIBALY, P.(2015). Spatial Variability in Hydrometric Network Design using Streamflow Signatures and Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration. Journal of Hydrology, 53(3): 1350-1359.

KORNELSEN, K. C., DAVISON, B. & COULIBALY, P.(2015). Downscaling Satellite Soil Moisture and Brightness Temperature for a Land-Surface Model using Bias Correction. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 99: 1-16. Doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2474266.

ADAMS, M.D, KANAROGLOU, P.S., COULIBALY, P.(2015). Spatially constrained clustering of ecological units to facilitate the design of integrated water monitoring networks in the St. Lawrence Basin. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2015.1089442.

KORNELSEN, K. C., COSH, M. H. & COULIBALY, P.(2015) Potential of Bias Correction for Downscaling Satellite Soil Moisture Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(13): 6460-6479.

KORNELSEN, K. C. & COULIBALY, P. (2015) Reducing Multiplicative Bias of Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals. Remote Sensing of Environment, 165(1): 109-122.

KORNELSEN, K. C. & COULIBALY, P. (2015) Design of an Optimal Soil Moisture Monitoring Network using SMOS Retrieved Soil Moisture. IEEE Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53(7): 3950-3959.

SWITZMAN, H., COULIBALY, P., ADEEL, Z. (2014). Modeling the impacts of dryland agricultural reclamation on groundwater resources in Northern Egypt using sparse data. Journal of Hydrology, 520: 420-438

KORNELSEN, K., COULIBALY, P.(2014). Design of an Optimal Soil Moisture Monitoring Network using SMOS Retrieved Soil Moisture. In press, IEEE Geoscience.

SWITZMAN, H., COULIBALY, P., ADEEL, Z. (2014). Modeling the impacts of dryland agricultural reclamation on groundwater resources in Northern Egypt using sparse data. In press, Journal of Hydrology.

MISHRA A.K., COULIBALY, P. (2014). Variability in Canadian seasonal streamflow information and its implication for hydrometric network design. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000971.

SAMUEL, J., COULIBALY, P., DUMEDAH, G., MORADKHANI, H. (2014). Assessing model state and forecasts variation in hydrologic data assimilation. Journal of Hydrology, 513: 127-141.

KORNELSEN, K., COULIBALY, P.(2014c). Root-zone soil moisture estimation using data-driven methods. Water Resources Research, 50(4): 2946-2962.

DUMEDAH, G., COULIBALY, P.(2014a). Evaluating forecasting performance for data assimilation methods: Ensemble Kalman Filter, Particle Filter, and Evolutionary-based assimilation. Advances in Water Resources, 60: 47-63.

AHMED, S., COULIBALY, P., TSANIS, I. (2014). Improved spring peak flow forecasting using ensemble meteorological predictions. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001014.

KORNELSEN, K., COULIBALY, P. (2014a). Synthesis Review on Groundwater Discharge to Surface Water in the Great Lakes Basin. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 40(2): 247-256.

DUMEDAH, G., COULIBALY, P.(2014b). Examining the differences in streamflow estimation for gauged and ungauged watersheds using the Evolutionary Data Assimilation. Journal of Hydroinformatics. DOI:10.2166/hydro.2013.193.

KORNELSEN, K., COULIBALY, P.(2014b). Comparison of interpolation, statistical and data-driven methods for imputation of missing values in a distributed soil moisture dataset. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19(1): 26-43.

SAMUEL, J., COULIBALY, P., KOLLAT, J. (2013). CRDEMO: Combined Regionalization and Dual Entropy- Multiobjective Optimization for Hydrometric Network Design. Water Resources Research, 49: 8070-8089

KORNELSEN, K., and COULIBALY P. (2013a). Advances in soil moisture retrieval from synthetic aperture radar and hydrological applications. Journal of Hydrology, 476 (7): 460-489.

KORNELSEN, K., COULIBALY P.(2013b). McMaster Mesonet soil moisture dataset: description and spatio- temporal variability analysis. Hydrology Earth System Science 17: 1589-1606.

DUMEDAH, G., COULIBALY, P.(2013). Integration of evolutionary algorithm into Ensemble Kalman Filter, and Particle Filter for hydrologic data assimilation. Journal of Hydroinformatics, 16(1): 74-94.

RAZAVI, T., COULIBALY, P.(2013b) Classification of Ontario watersheds based on physical attributes and streamflow series. Journal of Hydrology, 493: 81-94.

RAZAVI, T., COULIBALY, P.(2013a). Streamflow prediction in ungauged basins: Review of regionalization methods. ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 8(8): 958-975.

COULIBALY, P., SAMUEL, J., PIETRONIRO, A., HARVEY, D. (2013). Evaluation of Canadian National
Hydrometric Network Density Based on WMO 2008 Standards. Canadian Water Resources Journal, 38(2): 159-167.

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