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Research Region

  • Indian Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean  

Research Activities

  • Climate variability Intra-seasonal and interannual variability
  • Scale interactions Indian Ocean Dipole
  • El Nino Modoki

 Skills/Expertise

  • Analysis of observational and model results
  • Working knowledge of OGCM, CGCM

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Honors & Professional membership

Acted as chairperson for some sessions in International Meetings.

  • Member,  Oceanographic Society of Japan
  • Member,  American Geophysical Union
  • Member, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
  • Member, Indian Meteorological Society
  • Member, WGNE MJO Task Force (Working Group on Numerical Experimetation Madden Julian Oscillation Task Force)
  • Editor, Weather and Climate Extremes, Elsevier Publication

Reviewer of Journals

  •  Journal of Geophysical Research
  •  Journal of Oceanography
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Journal of Climate
  • International Journal of Climatology
  • Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans
  • Proceedings of Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Advances in atmospheric sciences, Ocean Modelling
  • Hydrological Processes, Journal of Physical Oceanography
  • Meteorology and Atmosphere Physics
  • Current Science
  • International Journal of Remote Sensing
  • Journal of Oceanography
  • Monthly Weather Review
  • NSF proposals

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Selected conference presentations

  1. V.V.Gopalakrishna, Suryachandra A. Rao, M.S.S.Sarama, S.M.Pednekar, B.P.Lambata, L.V.G.Rao and R.R.Rao. Observed year to year variability in the thermal structure along Madras-Andamans XBT track line in the Bay of Bengal, International Scientific Conference on TOGA programme, 1995
  2. V.V.Gopalakrishna, Suryachandra A. Rao, M.S.S.Sarama, Shailesh M.Pednekar, Balajee P.L, and L.V.G.Rao. Interannual variability of the surface meteorologiocal fields over the Bay of Bengal along selected XBT track lines. Workshop on Monsoon and Tropical Climate, 1997
  3. V.V.Gopalakrishna,  Suryachandra A. Rao, G.Venkata Reddy, K.A.Rao, R.R.Rao, and L.V.G.Rao, Inter-basin exchange of sub-surface water masses in the North Indian Ocean during southwest monsoon. International Conference on Ocean circulation and climate, 1998
  4. Suryachandra A. Rao and I. Belgrove, Hydrography and Circulation along the east coast of the Gulf of Paria during the wet season, 6th Annual Reseasrch symposium, 1999.
  5. Suryachandra A Rao., T.Yamagata., Quasi-biennial and quasi-pentadal oscillations in the tropical Indian Ocean,  Western Pacific Geophysical Meeting of American Geophysical Union, June 2000.
  6. Suryachandra A. Rao., V.V.Gopalakrishna., S.R.Shetye., and T.Yamagata., On the absence of cool SST anomalies in the Bay of Bengal during the 1997 Dipole Mode Event in the Indian Ocean, Oceanographic Society of Japan Fall meeting, September 2000
  7. Suryachandra A Rao, S. K. Behera, Y. Masumoto, and T. Yamagata., Interannual Variability in the subsurface tropical Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean Remote Sensing Conference, December 2000
  8. Suryachandra A Rao, S. K. Behera, Y. Masumoto, and T. Yamagata., Interannual Variability in the subsurface tropical Indian Ocean, FRSGC Annual Symposium, March 2001
  9. Suryachandra A. Rao., S. K. Behera and T. Yamagata., Relative influence of ENSO and IOD on the Indian Ocean variability, Oceanographic Society of Japan Spring meeting, May 2002
  10. Suryachandra A Rao., S. K. Behera., T. Yamagata., Indian Ocean Dipole: Is it predictable?. FRSGC Annual Symposium, March 2002
  11. Suryachandra A Rao., S. K. Behera., T. Yamagata., Relative influence of ENSO and IOD on the Indian Ocean variability Western Pacific Geophysical Meeting of American Geophysical Union, June 2002
  12. Suryachandra A Rao., S. K. Behera., T. Yamagata., The role of ocean dynamics on initiation, intensification and phase reversal of the Indian Ocean Dipole. World Ocean Circulation Experiment, international conference, November 2002
  13. Suryachandra A. Rao, S.K. Behera, and T. Yamagata, 2003: Structure and Seasonal Dependence of Air-Sea Coupling in the Tropical Indian Ocean. IUGG meeting, Sapporo Tokyo
  14. T. Yamagata, K. Ashok, K. Baba, S. K. Behera, Z. Guan, S. Masson, Y. Masumoto, H. Nakamura, R. Ohba, Suryachandra A. Rao, H. Sakuma, 2003: Seasonal and interannual rainfall variability in the southwestern region of Saudi Arabia The Joint State of Kuwait-Japan Symposium in 2003, Kuwait
  15. Suryachandra A Rao. ENSO and IOD influences in the tropical Indian Ocean 2003: Ad Hoc Discussion meeting on the Indian Ocean Dipole and its Influence on Global Climate (invited). Tokyo
  16. Suryachandra A. Rao, Abrupt termination of Indian Ocean Dipole events in response to intra-seasonal disturbances. Oceanographic Society Meeting, 2004 Fall Meeting. Matsuyama, Japan
  17. Suryachandra A. Rao, Abrupt termination of Indian Ocean Dipole events in response to intra-seasonal disturbances. Indian Oceam Modelling workshop, Honolulu Hawai. USA
  18. Suryachandra A. Rao, Variability in chlorophyll a concentrations in the southern tropical Indian Ocean. Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2005 annual meeting (invited), Singapore
  19. Suryachandra A. Rao, Termination of Indian Ocean dipole events in a coupled general circulation model. Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2005 annual meeting, Singapore
  20. Suryachandra A. Rao 2006: The role of ocean-atmosphere coupling in the Indian Ocean on simulation of the intraseasonal oscillations in a coupled general circulation model (Meteorological Society of Japan, 2006 Spring Meeting, Japan)
  21. Suryachandra A. Rao, 2006: The role of ocean-atmosphere coupling in the Indian Ocean on simulation of the intraseasonal oscillations in a coupled general circulation model (invited talk, in IIIrd Asia-Oceanic Geophysical Society Annual meeting , Singapore)
  22. Suryachandra A. Rao, 2006: Interannual variability in the strength of thermal domes in the tropical Indian Ocean and its role on chlorophyll distribution. (Poster in SIBER workshop, India)
  23. Suryachandra A. Rao, 2008: Number of extreme Rainfall Events are increasing over central India, Why?. Invited talk at first international work shop on Atmospheric Science and Technology, India
  24. Suryachandra A. Rao, 2009: Indian Ocean Warm Pool variations and its impact on Indian Summer Monsoon. Invited talk at Saral-Altika international workshop.  SAC, Ahmedabad, India
  25. Suryachandra A. Rao, 2009: Climate variability in the Indian Ocean and its impact on global climate. Lead talk at IBSA-Ocean workshop, Goa, India

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Projects

  • Project member: TOGA-I, XBT observations in Indian Ocean Seas
  • Project leader: Gulf of Paria: Hydrography and circulation
  • Project leader: Environmental Impact Assessments studies in Gulf of Paria
  • Project member: Investigation of the generation of maritime dessert and clarification and prediction of its variability by the general circulation model using the Earth Simulator.
  • Project member: Process studies and seasonal prediction experiment using coupled general circulation model
  • Project Leader: Variations in the Indian Ocean Warmpool and its association with the Indian Summer Monsoon
  • Co-Project Leader: Development of coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Model for strategy of Indian Summer Monsoon
  • Co-Project Leader: Estimation and validation of Fresh water flux and its influence on ocean circulation and Hydrography
  • Dy. Program manager: Extended range Prediction of Summer Monsoon
  • Project Leader: Oceanographic Observations  in the Northern Bay of Bengal Deep Convection Region During CTCZ

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