Scientist Profile

Dr. Samir Pokhrel

Designation
: Scientist D

Phone
: 91 (020) 25904307 (O)

Fax
: 91 (020) 25865142

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

Monsoon coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics
Degree University Year Stream
B.Sc. HNB Garhwal University, Dehradun 1998 Physics
M.Sc. HNB Garhwal University, Dehradun 2000 Physics
Ph.D. Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 2006 Atmospheric Science

 Monsoon Variability and Predictability

 Coupled Climate Modelling

 Air-sea interaction and Teleconnections

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
IMS Young Scientist Award Indian Meteorological Society Best paper on Tropical Meteorology published in 2012 2013
Best Poster Award in OCHAMP-2012 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Poster paper 2012
25th Silver Jubilee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Best Research paper 2012
Year Designation Institute
2001- 2005 Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahmedabad, India Research fellow
2006-2009 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune Scientist B
2010-2013 Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune Scientist C
2014-Present Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune Scientist D

Research Highlight


Seasonal prediction of Indian summer monsoon rainfall in NCEP CFSv2: forecast and predictability error

Indian Summer Monsoon skill in CFSv2 is highest at Lead 3 forecast, despite significant El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) spring predictability barrier at L3. This brings forward the  predictability aspect of ISMR being controlled by the factors other than ENSO and Indian Ocean Dipole. [Pokhrel et al. 2016, Clim. Dyn., 46, 2305-2326, DOI:10.1007/s00382-015-2703-1.]

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