Scientist Profile

Mr. Maheswar Pradhan

Designation
: Scientist C

Phone
: (020) 25904457 (O)

Fax
: (020) 25865142

Email ID
: maheshwar[dot]cat[at]tropmet[dot]res[dot]in

Tropical variability and prediction
Degree University Year Stream
B.Tech. Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela 2011 Instrumentation& Electronics

 Seasonal Prediction of monsoon

 Ocean-Atmosphere coupling

 Monsoon and its teleconnections

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Year Designation Institute
2012-2013 Trainee Scientist Centre for Advanced Training, IITM, Pune
2014-2016 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2017-Present Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Research Highlight


Observed correlation pattern between ISMR and JJAS mean SST for (a) Pre-77 (1960-1977), (b) Post-77 (1978-2005)

Shift in MONSOON–SST teleconnections in the tropical Indian Ocean and ENSEMBLES climate models' fidelity in its simulation

Prior to the climate shift (Pre-77), the observed correlation between Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall (ISMR) and SST was positive in the eastern equatorial IndianOcean (EIO) and negative correlation prevailed in the western equatorialIndian Ocean (WIO), whereas after the climate shift(Post-77), the correlation pattern has reversed (i.e. positive correlation in WIO and negative correlation in EIO). The present study addresses why the teleconnection betweenISMR and SST has changed over TIO and how well the state-of-the-art coupled models simulate the shift.

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