Scientist Profile

Smt. Archana Rai

: Scientist C

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: archanarai[dot]cat[at]tropmet[dot]res[dot]in

Land surface processes
Degree University Year Stream
M.Sc. V.B.S. Purvanchal University 2007 Physics
B.Sc. V.B.S. Purvanchal University 2005 Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry

 Land surface processes and its interaction with Monsoon

 Monsoon variability and predictability

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Year Designation Institute
2017-Present Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2013-2016 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2011-2012 Trainee Scientist(CAT) Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2008-2011 Junior Research Fellow K. Banerjee Centre of Atmospheric and Ocean Studies, University of Allahabad

Research Highlight

Evaluation of energy fluxes in the NCEP climate forecast system version 2.0 (CFSv2)

This study focuses on the annual mean energy fluxes and tries to link it with the systematic cold biases in the 2 m air temperature, particularly over the land regions. The model overestimates surface albedo over mid and high latitudes of the Asian and European continents, eastern part of North America by about 20-30%. The largest albedo biases tend to occur over the snow covered region, highlighting the role of snow processes and representation of snow-albedo in the model.

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