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R. Edward Beighley

R. Edward BeighleyAssociate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
427 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (617) 373 - 3368
Fax: (617) 373 - 4419

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  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, 2001
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1995


  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Remote sensing of the hydrologic cycle
  • Hydrologic impacts of climate and/or land use change
  • Flood hazard and risk assessment

Honors and Awards:

  • 2013 Team Award for advancing worldwide understand of flood hazards, FM Global, Research Division
  • 2009 San Diego State University President's Top-25 Award for excellent contributions to the University
  • 2008 Selected as 1 of 7 outstanding researches to watch at San Diego State University by SDSU's 360 Magazine
  • 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration, New Investigator Award in Earth-Sun System Science


  • EIT: Pennsylvania

Selected Publications:

  • Ramadan, H.H., Beighley, R.E., and Ramamurthy, A.S. (2012). "Modeling Streamflow Trends for a Watershed with Limited Data: A case on the Litani Basin, Lebanon," Hydrological Science J. 57(8), 1516-1529.
  • Lee, H., Beighley, R.E., Alsdorf, D., Jung, H.C., Shum, C.K., Duan, J., Guo, J., Yamazaki, D., and Andreadis, K. (2011). "Characterization of terrestrial water dynamics in the Congo Basin using GRACE and satellite radar altimetry," Remote Sensing of Environment 115(12):3530-3538.
  • Beighley, R.E., Ray, R.L., He, Y., Lee, H., Schaller, L. Durand, M. Andreadis, K.M. Alsdorf, D.E. and Shum, C.K. (2011). "Comparing satellite derived precipitation datasets using the Hillslope River Routing (HRR) model in the Congo River Basin," Hydrological Processes 25(20), 3216-3229.
  • Beighley, R.E. and Gummadi, V. (2011). "Developing Channel and Floodplain Dimensions with Limited Data: A Case Study in the Amazon Basin," Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 36(8), 1059-1071.
  • Beighley, R.E., Eggert, K., Dunne, T. He, Y., and Gummadi, V. (2009). "Simulating hydrologic and hydraulic processes throughout the Amazon River Basin", Hydrological Processes 23(8), 1221-1235.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Environmental and Water Resources Institute