Scientist Profile

Dr. Suryachandra A. Rao

Designation
: Scientist G

Phone
: +91-(0)20-25904245

Fax
: +91-(0)20-25865142

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

Climate Variability and Prediction
Degree University Year Stream
B.Sc (Ist Class) Andhra University 1988 Physics
M.Sc. (Ist Class) Andhra University 1991 Physical Oceanography
M.Tech. (Ist Class) Andhra University 1994 Atmospheric Sciences
Ph.D. (Ist Class) Andhra University 1998 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
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam High Performance Computing Award - contributions to coupled ocean atmosphere models for operational / experimental seasonal forecasts and Petascale HPC facility management 2020
IITM Best Student research paper Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Graduate Student 2013
25th Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research paper 2013
Certificate of Merit Award Ministry of Earth Science, Govt. of India MoES Outstanding Scientist 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
2017-Present Scientist- G & Project Director Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2013-2017 Scientist- F & Project Director Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2008-2013 Scientist-E & Dy. Program Manager Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2002-2007 Research Scientist Frontier Research Center for Global Change Previously, Frontier Research System for Global Change Research, Tokyo
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, Institute of Marine Affairs, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
1995-1998 Senior Research Fellow National Institute Oceanography, Dona-Paula, Goa, India
1993-1995 Junior Research Fellow National Institute Oceanography, Dona-Paula, Goa, India

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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