Scientist Profile

Dr. Vinu K. Valsala

Designation
: Scientist E

Phone
: +91-(0)20-25904514

Fax
: +91-(0)20-25865142

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

Ocean General Circulation Models
Degree University Year Stream
Ph.D Hokkaido University, Japan 2006 Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
M. Sc. Cochin University of Science and Technology 2002 Physical Oceanography
B.Sc. University of Kerala 1999 Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

  pCO2, biogeochemical modelling and data assimilation

  Planetary wave dynamics and associated particle/tracer trajectories/pathways

  Application of tracer techniques to detect variability of ocean circulation

  Climate variability of Indian-Pacific Oceans

  Reduced gravity layered models, Quasi-geostrophic models

  Ocean Tracer Transport Model (OTTM)

  Ocean General Circulation Models (OGCM)

  Indonesian Throughflow and climate variability

  Numerical Ocean modelling and development

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Fellow, Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS) Indian National Academy of Sciences Expert in the Field 2016-2020
Mitsubishi-Yamamuro Memorial Scholarship Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Foundation, Tokyo Selected PhD student 2004-2006
Summer Fellowship National Academy of Science, Bangalore Selected PhD student 2001 (June)
Merit Scholarship Award Cochin University of Science And Technology (CUSAT) Selected PhD student 1999-2001
Year Designation Institute
2015-Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2011-2015 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2009-2011 Research Associate CGER, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan
2007-2009 JSPS Postdoctoral fellow CGER, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan
2006-2007 NIES Postdoctoral fellow CGER, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan
2003-2006 Research Assistant Graduate School of Earth System Sciences, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
2002-2003 Project Assistant Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, I.I.Sc, Bangalore

Research Highlight


Ocean Tracer Transport Model (OTTM)

OTTM stands for Ocean Tracer Transport Model. It may be also called as Offline Tracer Transport Model, but originally it was named as shown in the first form. OTTM is developed to conduct researches on ocean carbon cycle. It was originally developed in the modelling group of GOSAT-project operating at National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Tsukuba, Japan. The first version of the model was developed and tested in 2006 and published in 2008. For any questions and comments on the model and development.

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