Scientist Profile

Shri. Sunil Padmakar Ghanekar

Designation
: Scientist D

Phone
: +91-(0)20-25904228

Fax
: +91-(0)20-25865142

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

Monsoon variability and predictability
Degree University Year Stream
Advanced Course of Training in M India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune 1998 Condensed Basic followed by Advanced Meteorological Training Course
M.Sc.(External) University of Pune, Pune 1992 Mathematics
B.Sc. University of Pune, Pune 1982 Physics

  Short term climate variability, predictability and applications

 Diagnostic studies of Indian summer monsoon following synoptic/dynamic approach and develop methods for its prediction

  Studies of monsoons and tropical weather systems

  Remote sensing data application in various studies

  Studies on air-sea interaction

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
IITM Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune Best Research paper 1991
Year Designation Institute
2017-Present Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2013-2017 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2013(Jan)-2013(Jun) Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2012(May)-2013(Jan) Scientific Officer Gr. I Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2003-2012(May) Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1998-2003 Junior Scientific Officer Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1993-1998 Senior Scientific Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1988-1993 Scientific Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1983-1988 Junior Scientific Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Research Highlight


Progress of Indian summer monsoon onset and convective episodes over Indo-Pacific region observed during 2009-2014

Summer monsoon onset progress from the oceanic region of Southeast Bay of Bengal / Andaman Sea (Oceanr) up to extreme south-western part of India (Kerala) for the years 2009 to 2014 is investigated. It is found that during this period, the dates of onset over Oceanr and Kerala and the time required for the monsoon advance from Oceanr to Kerala has shown a large variation (Table 1). An attempt is made to investigate the causes for such variations.The results indicate that intense disturbances which formed over north Indian Ocean in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014 and over west-north Pacific Oceanic region in 2011 and 2012 have contributed for the same. By taking case to case review, the study has discussed how the location of formation, intensity and movement of the disturbances which formed around the time of the monsoon onset over such regions of tropical Indo-Pacific have resulted rapid advance or revival from stagnation or even stagnations in the monsoon advance from Oceanr to Kerala.     (S. P.Ghanekar, S. G. Narkhedkar and D. R. SIKKA, Mausam, 67, 4, October 2016).

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