Scientist Profile

Ms. Rashmi Arun Kakatkar

: Scientist C

: +91-(0)20-25904239

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

Ocean variability
Degree University Year Stream
B.Ed. University of Pune 2010 Mathematics, I.T.
M.Sc. University of Pune 2009 Mathematics
B.Sc. University of Pune 2007 Mathematics, Statistics, Physics

 Monsoon Variability

 Indian Ocean Variability

 Data Assimilation

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Year Designation Institute
2017-Present Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2013-2017 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2011-2013 Trainee Scientist (CAT) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Research Highlight

Indian summer monsoon rainfall variability during 2014 and 2015 and associated Indo-Pacific upper ocean temperature patterns

The factors responsible for the deficit ISM rainfall in 2014 and 2015 are examined. It is found that remote forcing in summer 2015 due to El Niño is mostly responsible for the deficit monsoon rainfall. The assimilation of only Argo temperature and salinity profiles using IITM-GODAS could capture all observed surface and subsurface temperature variations from early spring to summer during 2014 and 2015 over this region. This study highlights the necessity of maintaining observing systems such as Argo for accurate monsoon forecast.