Tara TroyTara Troy

Assistant Professor
Water Resources Engineering

STEPS Building
Room 366
Lehigh University
1 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3001, USA

P: (610) 758-2595
Email: tjt201@lehigh.edu

Research Group Website

Curriculum Vitae


• Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
• B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University
• B.A., History, Lehigh University

Research and Scholarship

Dr. Troy’s research lies at the intersection of climate, water, and food, with a particular interest in understanding the role of climate variability on water supply and demand across a variety of scales. To do this, she uses a computational hydrologic model, remote sensing, in situ measurements, and reanalysis products with work focusing on developing numerical models that include human activities, such as irrigation, and high resolution flood modeling.

Prior to joining Lehigh’s faculty, Dr. Troy was an associate research scientist for the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University.  She is an author on more than 15 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her work at both domestic and international conferences. She is a guest editor for a special issue of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences and is serving on the American Geophysical Union’s Hydrology Section Outstanding Student Paper Award committee.

For a list of Dr. Troy's current research projects, click here.

Teaching and Service

Dr. Troy is developing a course on Physical Hydrology for graduate students and seniors. The course will cover the hydrological cycle with a focus on land-surface processes and how these connect to the large-scale climate.

Selected Publications

Troy, T.J., J. Sheffield, and E.F. Wood, 2012: “The role of winter precipitation and temperature on northern Eurasian streamflow trends,” Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 117(D5), D05131.

Troy, T.J., J. Sheffield, and E.F. Wood, 2011: “Estimation of the terrestrial water budget over northern Eurasia through the use of multiple data sources,” Journal of Climate, 24(13), 3272–3293.

Wood, E.F., J.K. Roundy, T.J. Troy, et al., 2011: “Hyper-Resolution Global Land Surface Modeling: Meeting a Grand Challenge for Monitoring Earth's Terrestrial Water,” Water Resources Research, 47, W05301.

Troy, T.J. and E.F. Wood, 2009: "Comparison and evaluation of gridded radiation products across northern Eurasia," Environmental Research Letters, 4(4), 045008.

Troy, T.J., J. Sheffield, and E.F. Wood, 2008: “Effects of temporal and spatial resolution on hydrological model calibration,” Water Resources Research, 44, W09411.

Hayhoe, K., C.P. Wake, T.G. Hungtington, L. Luo, M.D. Schwartz, J. Sheffield, E. Wood, B. Anderson, J. Bradbury, A. DeGaetano, T.J. Troy, and D. Wolfe, 2007: “Past and future changes in climate and hydrological indicators in the US Northeast,” Climate Dynamics, 28(4), 381-407.

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