Scientist Profile

Mr. Somnath Mahapatra

Designation
: Scientist E

Phone
: +91-(0)20-25904308

Fax
: +91-(0)20-25865142

Email ID
: mahap[at]tropmet[dot]res[dot]in

Seasonal and extended range prediction
Degree University Year Stream
M.Tech. Indian School of Mines , Dhanbad 1989 Geophysical Instrumentation
M.Sc.Tech. Indian School of Mines , Dhanbad 1988 Applied Geophysics
B.Sc. Ranchi University, Ranchi 1983 Physics(Hons.)

 Seasonal and extended range prediction of monsoon

 Monsoon Mission project management

 Ocean-atmosphere coupled dynamical modeling

 Numerical weather prediction (NWP) using regional and Meso-scale models

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Year Designation Institute
2016-Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2011-2015 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2003-2010 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1999-2003 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1994-1999 Junior Scientific Officer Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1992-1994 Junior Scientific Officer Mining, Geological & Metrological Inst. of India, Calcutta
1989-1992 Junior & Senior Research Fellow Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

Research Highlight


Prediction of seasonal summer monsoon rainfall over homogenous regions of India using dynamical prediction system

  • Moderate prediction skill for three homogeneous regions of India.
  • Extreme rainfall events are also well simulated by high resolution model.
  • Large scale teleconnections provides better skill for regional rainfall.
  • Regional scale hydrological planning at four month lead is possible.
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