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ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY

Zubair, L. (2005), Modernization of Sri Lanka’s traditional irrigation system and sustainability, Science, Technology and Society, 10 (20): 161-195.

Zubair, L. (2003), Development of Meteorological studies in Sri Lanka, Journal of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 35 (2): 14-18, 2002

Zubair, L. (2002), An assessment of environmental impact assessment in Sri Lanka, Environmental Impact Analysis Review, 21(5): 469-478.

HAZARDS AND DISASTERS

B. Lyon, Zubair, L., V. Ralapanawe and Z. Yahiya (2009), Fine scale evaluation of drought hazard for tropical climates, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 48 (1): 77-88.

Zubair, L., V. Ralapanawe, U. Tennakone, Z. Yahiya, and R. Perera (2006), Natural disaster risks in Sri Lanka: Mapping hazards and risk hotspots, Chapter 4, in Natural Disaster Hotspots Case Studies, Washington, DC: World Bank 2006.

Zubair, L. (2004), May 2003 disaster in Sri Lanka and cyclone 01-B in the Bay of Bengal, Natural Hazards, 33: 303-318.

Zubair, L., U. Tennakone, Z. Yahiya, J. Chandimala and M.R.A. Siraj (2004), What led to the May 2003 floods? Journal of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, XXXVI (3): 51 – 56.

CLIMATE IMPACTS ON HEALTH

Zubair, L., G. Galapaththy, H. Yang, J. Chandimala, Zeenas Yahiya, P. Amerasinghe, MN Ward, SJ Connor (2009), Potential use of El Niño for malaria early warning in Sri Lanka, Malaria Journal, 7:140.

Briet, OJT, GNL Galappaththy, L Zubair, P Vounatsou (2006), Rainfall as predictor of malaria in Sri Lanka, European Journal of Epidemiology, , 21, 45, 2006

CLIMATE IMPACTS ON AGRICULTURE

S. Peiris, J. Hansen and Zubair, L. (2008), Use of seasonal climate information to predict coconut production in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Climatology, 28 (1) : 103-110.

Zubair, L., R. Perera and Z. Yahiya (2004), Was the 2002/03 Maha bumper harvest due to El Nino? Journal of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, XXXVIII, (4): 63 – 70.

Zubair, L. (2002), El Nino Influences on rice production in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Climatology, 22 (2):249-260

Fernando, N, L. Zubair, T.S.G. Peiris, C.S. Ranasinghe and J. Ratnasiri (2004), Economic value of climate variability impacts on coconut production in Sri Lanka, AIACC Working Paper No. 45, Washington, DC: START.

CLIMATE ADAPTATION

Rosenzweig, C., J.W. Jones, J.L. Hatfield, C.Z. Mutter, S.G.K. Adiku, A. Ahmad, Y. Beletse, B. Gangwar, D. Guntuku, J. Kihara, P. Masikati, P. Paramasivan, K.P.C. Rao, and L. Zubair (2012). The agricultural model inter-comparison and improvement project (AgMIP): Integrated regional assessment projects. In Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Global and Regional Aspects and Implications. D. Hillel, and C. Rosenzweig, Eds., ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 2. Imperial College Press, 263-280.

Zubair,L., et al. (2013). Climate change impacts on rice farming systems in North Western Sri Lanka, In Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Global and Regional Aspects and Implications. D. Hillel, and C. Rosenzweig, Eds., ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation, Imperial College Press, forthcoming.

CLIMATE DIAGNOSTICS

Gadgil, S., M. Rajeevan, L. Zubair and P. Yadav (2011), South Asian Monsoon: Inter annual variability, In Eds, Ding et al., Global Monsoon System, Research and Forecast, World Scientific Publications and World Meteorological Organization.

A.K. Srivastava, M. Rajeevan, L. Zubair and J. Revadekar, South Asia, in Blunden, Jessica, Derek S. Arndt ( 2012), State of the climate in 2011. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, S1–S282.

Zubair, L., M. Siriwardhana, J. Chandimala, and Z. Yahiya (2008), Predictability of Sri Lankan rainfall based on ENSO, International Journal of Climatology. 28 (1): 91-101.

Zubair, L. and C.F. Ropelewski (2006), The strengthening relationship of ENSO and the North-East Monsoon rainfall over Sri Lanka and Southern India, Journal of Climate, 19 (8): 1567–1575.

Zubair, L., S. C. Rao and Toshio Yamagata (2003), The Influence of the Indian Ocean Dipole on the Sri Lankan Maha rainfall, with Geophysical Research Letters,10 (2): 1063-1066

Zubair, L. (2002), Diurnal and seasonal wind climate at Sita Eliya, Sri Lanka, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 71 (1-2): 119-127.

Zubair, L. (1998), Diurnal and seasonal variation of surface winds at Hambantota, Journal of the National Science Council, Sri Lanka, 25(3).235-245p.

HYDROCLIMATOLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Chandimala, J. and L. Zubair (2008), Predictability of Streamflow and Rainfall for Water Resources Management in Sri Lanka, Journal of Hydrology, 335 (3-4), 303-312.

Zubair, L. and J. Chandimala (2007), Epochal Changes in ENSO-Streamflow relations in Sri Lanka, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 7 (6):1237-1246.

Zubair, L. (2004), Sensitivity of Kelani streamflow in Sri Lanka to ENSO, Hydrological Processes, 17 (12) 2439-2448.

Zubair, L. (2003), ENSO influences on Mahaweli streamflow in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Climatology, 23(1):91-102.

CLIMATE AND HYDROLOGICAL MODELING

Qian, J.-H., and L. Zubair (2011), The effects of grid-resolution and domain choice on the quality of simulations of the South Asian northeast monsoon rainfall, Monthly Weather Review. 138 (7): 2780-2802

Mahanama, S., Koster, R., Riehl, and R. Zubair, L. (2007), The role of soil moisture in seasonal streamflow predictability, Advances in Water Resources. 31 (3): 1333-1343.

FLUID DYNAMICS

Zubair, L. (1995), Characterization of Intermittency in Turbulence, Physics of Fluids, 7 (8) pp. 2089.

Zubair, L., K.R. Sreenivasan and M.V. Wickerhauser (1991), Compression of turbulence data and images using wavelet-packets, In Studies in Turbulence, Springer-Verlag, eds. T. Gadsky, S. Sirkar and C. Speziale. pp. 489-513.

TERTIARY EDUCATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING

Zubair, L. (2009), Engendering Multi-disciplinarity and Quality: Environmental education at the University of Peradeniya, Chapter 2, In Ed. N. Hennanayake et al. Traversing No Mans Land, University of Peradeniya, 2009, ISBN 978-955-30-1526-6.

Zubair, L. (2004), Towards developing weather and climate prediction for Sri Lanka, Journal of the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, XXXVII, 2:53-58.

Zubair, L. (2004), Weather and Climate in Sri Lanka: A Reference Guide, Natural Resources Management Services, Kandy, Sri Lanka ISBN 955-8968-00-5.


 

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