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Dr. Vinu K. Valsala
Designation Scientist E
Date of Birth
Phone 91 (020) 2590 4514
Fax  91 (020) 2586 5142
Email ID valsala@tropmet.res.in

Academic Records :
B.Sc.   University of Kerala   1999   Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
M. Sc.   Cochin University of Science and Technology   2002   Physical Oceanography
Ph.D   Hokkaido University, Japan   2006   Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences


Research :
  • Ocean Tracer Transport Model (OTTM)
  • Ocean General Circulation Models (OGCM)
  • Planetary wave dynamics and associated particle/tracer trajectories/pathways
  • pCO2, biogeochemical modelling and data assimilation
  • Climate variability of Indian-Pacific Oceans
  • Reduced gravity layered models, Quasi-geostrophic models
  • Numerical Ocean modelling and development
  • Application of tracer techniques to detect variability of ocean circulation
  • Indonesian Throughflow and climate variability

Awards & Honors:
Award NameAwarded By Awarded ForYear
Merit Scholarship Award Cochin University of Science And Technology (CUSAT) Selected M.Sc student 1999-2001
Summer Fellowship National Academy of Science, Bangalore Selected M.Sc student 2001 (June)
Mitsubishi-Yamamuro Memorial Scholarship Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Foundation, Tokyo Selected PhD student 2004-2006
INYAS Member Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Selected Young Scientists from India 2016-2020


Scientific Career:
2002 -  2003 Project Assistant Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, I.I.Sc, Bangalore
2003 -  2006 Research Assistant Graduate School of Earth System Sciences, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
2006 -  2007 NIES Postdoctoral fellow CGER, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan
2007 -  2009 JSPS Postdoctoral fellow CGER, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan
2009 -  2011 Research Associate CGER, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan
2011 -  2015 Scientist-D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2015 -  Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune