Scientist Profile

Dr. R. Krishnan

Designation
: Scientist G

Phone
: +91-(0)20-25904301

Fax
: +91-(0)20-25865142

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

Climate Modelling and Analysis :
- Global Climate Change & Variability
- Climate Dynamics pertaining to the Indian region
- Dynamics & Variability of the Indian / Asian Monsoon
- Global & Monsoon Hydrological Cycle
Degree University Year Stream
Ph.D. University of Pune, Pune, India.
PhD research work conduced at Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, India
1994 Physics (Atmospheric Sciences)
M.Sc. Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India 1987 Applied Mathematics
B.Sc. Bangalore University, Bangalore, India 1985 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

 Climate modelling with special focus on Dynamics and Variability of the Asian Monsoon

 Global Climate Change and Impacts on Monsoon Hydrological Cycle

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
MoES National Award Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India Atmospheric Science and Technology 2021
Fellow Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, India - 2020
Fellow Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS), Bengaluru, India - 2017
Fellow Indian Meteorological Society (IMS), India - 2017
Member Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), World Climate Research Programme, WMO, Switzerland - 2019-2022
Member Monsoon Panel, CLIVAR, WCRP, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland - 2014-2018
Member Scientific Steering Committee, Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS) - 2012-2015
Member CORDEX Science Advisory Team, WCRP, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland - 2012-2014
Coordinating Lead Author Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) IPCC WG1 - 2018-2021
Coordinating Lead Author Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) - 2016-2019
Frontier Outstanding Research Award Frontier Research System for Global Change (FRSGC), Japan Research Contribution 2000
Frontier Outstanding Research Award Frontier Research System for Global Change (FRSGC), Japan Research Contribution 1999
IITM Golden Jubilee Biennial Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Outstanding Research Contributions 2014
31st IITM Silver Jubilee Award for the year 2018 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research Paper 2019
30th Silver Jubilee Award for the year 2017 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research Paper 2018
22nd Silver Jubilee Award for the year 2009 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research Paper 2010
18th Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research Paper 2005
11th IITM Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research Paper 1998
Prof. Anandu Vernekar Award India Meteorological Society (IMS) Best Research Paper 2003-2004
Dr. Narasinga Rao Award Annna University Profiency in Mathematics 1987
Editor Earth System Dynamics, Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Mausam - 2015-2020
Year Designation Institute
2011-Present Scientist G, Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Sept 2017 -Oct 2017 Visiting Scientist Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PIK, Potsdam, Germany
Dec 2015-Feb 2017 Acting Director Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Aug 2014 -Feb 2015 Acting Director Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Apr 2014 -June 2014 CSIRO Distinguished Visiting Scientist CMAR, Melbourne, Australia
Nov 2009 -Dec 2010 Scientist F, In-charge CCCR Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
June 2009-Sept 2009 Visiting Scientist Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan
Jul 2007 -Aug 2007 Visiting Researcher Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK
2005-2010 Scientist F Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
Feb 2001 -Jul 2001 Visiting Scientist Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Univ. of California, USA
2000-2005 Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1998-2000 Visiting Researcher Frontier Research System for Global Change, Japan
1995-2000 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1992-1995 Senior Scientific Officer Gr. I National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, New Delhi
1987-1992 Research Fellow Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

Research Highlight


Deciphering the desiccation trend of the South Asian monsoon hydroclimate in a warming world

Rising propensity of precipitation extremes and concomitant decline of summer-monsoon rains are amongst the most distinctive hydroclimatic signals that have emerged over South Asia since 1950s. A clear understanding of the underlying causes driving these monsoon hydroclimatic signals has remained elusive.[Krishnan Et.al., Climate Dynamics, 47, August 2016]

 

View Article | Author Link