Scientist Profile

Dr.(Smt.) Amita Prabhu

: Scientist E

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Monsoon variability and predictability, Satellite Meteorology
Degree University Year Stream
B.Sc. Goa University, India 1997 Physics
M.Sc. Goa University, India 1999 Physics
Ph.D. Pune University, India 2012 Atmospheric and Space Sciences

  Monsoon variability and predictability

  Dynamics of monsoon , mid-latitude and polar interactions

  Climate dynamics and teleconnections with special focus on the South and East Asian monsoon coupled atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere system

  Satellite observed large-scale organization of clouds over the tropics and monsoon region

  Polar sea ice and snow variability for detection of climate change signals

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Recognised Ph.D. Research Guide Savitribai Phule Pune University Atmospheric and Space Sciences 2018
Silver Jubilee Award (2017) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research Paper on Summer Monsoons 2018
J. Das Gupta Award (2015-16) India Meteorological Society Best Research Paper in Atmospheric Observations and Technologies 2017
IMS Award on Application of Satellite Data in Meteorology and Remote Sensing (2013-2014) Indian Meteorological Society Best Research paper 2016
Postdoctoral Fellowship Climate System Research Group, Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea Research 2016
Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Atmospheric & Space Sciences, University of Pune Delivering lectures on ‘Satellite Meteorology’ to M.Sc. students for the academic year 2014-15 2015
Best Paper Award (Gold Medal) INTROMET 2014 held at SRM University, Chennai, during 21-24 February 2014 Best Research Paper 2014
Best Project Award Prof. Paul Menzel, University of Wisconsin, for an International Workshop at IMD, New Delhi during 30th Jan.- 5 Feb. 2011 Best Project on ‘Application with Newest Multi-spectral Environmental Satellites’ 2011
Best Paper Award First Prof. R. Ananthakrishnan Memorial conference on “Atmospheric science, Climate Change and Environmental studies” held during 18-19 January 2005 Best Research Paper 2005
Year Designation Institute
2020 (Jul)-Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2016 (Jul)-2020 (Jun) Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2016 (Jan)-2016 (Dec) Postdoctoral Fellow Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea
2010 (Jul)-2016 (Jun) Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2005 (Nov)-2010 (Jun) Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2004 (Sep)-2005 (Nov) Research Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2004 (Jul)-2004 (Sep) Research Scholar Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Research Highlight

Potential role of the February–March Southern Annular Mode on the Indian summer monsoon rainfall: a new perspective. Hypothesis: When a negative (positive) phase of SAM occurs during Feb-Mar, corresponding to an anomalous low (high) pressure variability over the mid-latitude region at 40º S and a high (low) pressure over the sub-polar belt at 70º S, it gives rise to an anomalous meridional circulation that is associated with the warming up (cooling down) of Central Pacific Ocean over the latitudinal belt of 10º S to 10º N, which further affects the ensuing summer monsoon rainfall over the Indian subcontinent adversely (favorably). [Amita et al., November 2016, Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3445-4, 1-12]

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