Scientist Profile

Dr. Maheswar Pradhan

: Scientist D

: (020) 25904306

: (020) 25865142

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

Turbulent flux parameterization in coupled models, Observing system experiments using coupled models, Tropical variability and seasonal prediction
Degree University Year Stream
B.Tech. Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Rourkela 2011 Instrumentation& Electronics
Ph.D Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 2024 Climate Studies

 Seasonal Prediction of monsoon

 Ocean-Atmosphere coupling

 Monsoon and its teleconnections

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Year Designation Institute
2021-Present Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2017-2020 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2014-2016 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2012-2013 Trainee Scientist Centre for Advanced Training, IITM, Pune

Research Highlight

Modeling Ocean Diurnal Cycle and its Scale Interaction to Longer Scale Climate Variabilities

Earlier, it was believed that an improved simulation of the diurnal cycle of precipitation could only be achieved through parameterization of cloud/convection schemes. However, in our recent modeling work, we showcased an effective approach to improve the diurnal cycle of precipitation by implementing a diurnal ocean skin temperature and COARE 3.0 flux algorithm in CFSv2. This also helped us to overcome some of the well-known multiscale (diurnal, intra-seasonal, seasonal and inter-annual) coupled model problems.

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