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

Monsoon variability and predictability
Degree University Year Stream
M.Sc. Madras Inst. of Technology, Anna University 1987 Applied Mathematics
Ph.D. University of Pune, Pune 1994 Physics (Atmospheric Sciences)
B.Sc. Bangalore University 1985 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

 Climate modeling with special focus on dynamics & variability of the Asian Monsoon

 Global climate change and impacts on monsoon hydrological cycle and regional climate extremes

 Monsoon dynamics, variability and predictability across different scales

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences Indian Academy of Sciences Expert in Earth & Planetary Sciences 2017
Member Scientific Steering Group, WCRP-CLIVAR Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel Expert in the Field 2015
Editor, Earth System Dynamics, Open Access Journal European Geophysical Union Expert in the Field 2014
IITM Golden Jubilee Biennial Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Outstanding Research Contributions 2014
Member WCRP CORDEX Scientific Advisory Team (SAT) Expert in the Field 2012-2014
22nd Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research paper 2010
18th Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research paper 2005
Prof. A.D. Vernekar Award Indian Meteorological Society Best Research paper 2003-2004
Frontier outstanding Research Award Frontier Research System for Global Change, Japan Research contribution 1999-2000
Frontier outstanding Research Award Frontier Research System for Global Change, Japan Research contribution 1998-1999
11th Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research paper 1998
Dr. Narasinga Rao Award Annna University Profiency in Mathematics 1987
Year Designation Institute
2010-Present Scientist G Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2014 (Aug)-2015 (Mar) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India Director (In-Charge)
2017 (Sep)-2017 (Oct) Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PIK, Potsdam, Germany Visiting Scientist
2014 (Apr)-2014 (June) CSIRO Distinguished Visiting Scientist CMAR, Melbourne, Australia
2015 (Dec)-2017 (Mar) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India Director (In-Charge)
2009 (June)-2009 (Sept) Visiting Scientist Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan
2007 (Jul)-2007 (Aug) Visiting Researcher Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK
2005-2010 Scientist F Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2000-2005 Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2001 (Feb)-2001 (Jul) Visiting Scientist Scripps Institute of Oceanagraphy, Univ. of California, USA
1998-2000 Visiting Researcher Frontier Research System for Global Change, Japan
1995-2000 Assistant Director 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]

 

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