Scientist Profile

Dr. Suryachandra A. Rao

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Climate Variability and Prediction
Degree University Year Stream
Ph.D. Andhra University 1998 Physical Oceanography
M.Tech. Andhra University 1994 Atmospheric Sciences
M.Sc. Andhra University 1991 Physical Oceanography

 Air-Sea interactions in the Indian Ocean

 Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics

 Climate Variability and Prediction

 Physical Oceanography

 Coupled Climate Modelling

 Ocean Modelling

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
25th Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research paper 2013
Certificate of Merit Award Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India Outstanding Scientific contribution 2010
Who is who in Science and Engineering Marquis Research 2006-2007
Frontier Research Center for Global Change Award Frontier Research Center for Global Change Outstanding research accomplishments 2005
Highly cited article Thomson Scientific Top 1% citations within its field of study within two years 2003
Best Poster Award Pacific Ocean Remote Sensing Conference Best Poster Presentation 2000
University Gold Medal Andhra University Excellent Ph.D Thesis 1998
Year Designation Institute
2018-Present Scientist G Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2012-2017 Scientist F Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2008-2012 Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2002-2007 Research Scientist Frontier Research Center for Global Change, Yokohama, Japan (Prev. FRSGC)
2002-2003 Part-time Researcher Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited., Japan
1999-2002 Post-doctoral researcher Frontier Research System for Global Change, Tokyo, Japan
1998-1999 Senior Research Officer Institute of Marine Affairs, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

Research Highlight

Large-scale teleconnection patterns of Indian summer monsoon as revealed by CFSv2 retrospective seasonal forecast runs

The seasonal prediction skill [defined as the linear correlation (cc) between the observed and forecasted rainfall] of the Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall (ISMR) is evaluated in the Climate Forecast System version 2 (CFSv2) model, at different lead times on the basis of its representation of large scale tropical teleconnection.

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