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A major initiative for skillful simulation and projection of India's climate

Developing a modeling framework for fine scale projections of India’s future climate to assess the impact of climate change on different sectors

Addressing unique issues of climate variability, change and sectoral impacts in India

Educating a new generation of researchers in numerical modeling of the Earth’s system

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ABOUT

The present state of the planet, with the rapid changing of climate, and global warming becoming more apparent around the world, is one of the most worrying concerns the mankind has today. Being a young and developing country, India, at the crossroads of development and sustainability, will find it much more challenging in times to come. In order to achieve the ambitious economic goal of five trillion USD, while it takes the reforms that were long promised i.e. relaxation in regulations and controlling, reformation of labour laws, privatisation of state entities, and investment in infrastructure development, it should make sure it is achieved not at the cost of its climate — a highly complex and tough task that needs the cooperation of the private and public sectors. In this regard, to address certain pressing issues of climate change in India, IIT Delhi has taken a major initiative and created the DST Centre of Excellence in Climate Modeling with the support of the DST, GoI.

The country needs reliable climate projection for future planning and policy making to make informed decisions against the backdrop of global warming and climate change. This is deliverable only when we have reliable models - models successful in capturing the present-day climate of India. However, all the available climate models possess unacceptably large biases, especially with rainfall and temperature over India, but they are doing reasonably good over the other regions and at the global scale. The Centre of Excellence is in the process of developing an India Centric Climate Model, which can simulate the regional climate of India and can be used for future climate projections at district level to assess the impacts of climate change on agriculture, energy, health, human resource, water resource, and ultimately on the economy of India.

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PUBLICATIONS

Mishra, S., B. N. Mahapatra, S. S. Sahoo, A. Rout, and S. K. Mishra, 2021:Energy and entropy generation analysis of hydrological cycle in tropical regions. International Journal of Exergy (IJEX). Volume 35. [Impact Factor:1.4]

Tewari, K., S. K. Mishra, J. Fasullo, and A. Dewan, 2021:Impact of the Antarctic Topography on Meridional Energy Transport and its Consequential Effect in the Monsoon Circulation. Quarterly J. of Royal Meteorological Society. Accepted. [Impact Factor: 3.7]

Dixit, A., S. Sahany, and A. V. Kulkarni, 2021:Glacial changes over the Himalayan Beas basin under global warming. Journal of Environmental Management. Volume 295, 113101. DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113101. [Impact Factor: 6.8]

Pathak, R., S. Sahany, and S. K. Mishra, 2021:Impact of Stochastic Entrainment in the NCAR CAM Deep Convection Parameterization on the Simulation of South Asian Summer Monsoon. Climate Dynamics.. Accepted. [Impact Factor: 4.4]

Pathak, R., H. P. Dasari, S. El Mhotar,A. Subramanian, S. Sahany, S. K. Mishra, O. Kino, and I. Hoteit, 2021:Uncertainty Quantification and Bayesian Inference of Cloud Parameterization in the NCAR Single Column Community Atmosphere Model (SCAM6). Frontiers in Climate.. 3. DOI:10.3389/fclim.2021.67074. [Impact Factor: NA]

Tewari, K., S. K. Mishra, A. Dewan, A. Anand, and In-Sik Kang, 2021:Response of the Atmosphere to Orographic Forcings: Insight from Idealised Simulations. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. . DOI:https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-19-0335.1. [Impact Factor: 3.2]

Bhowmick, M., S. K. Mishra, B. Kravitz, S. Sahany, and P. Salunke, 2021:Response of the Indian summer monsoon to global warming, solar geoengineering and its termination. Scientific Reports.. 11: 9791. DOI:10.1038/s41598-021-89249-6. [Impact Factor: 4.4]

Bal, P. K., H. P. Dasari, N. Prasad, P. Salunke, and R. S. Parihar, 2021:Variations of Energy Fluxes with ENSO, IOD and ISV of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall over the Indian Monsoon Region. Atmospheric Research. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosres.2021.105645. [Impact Factor: 5.4]

Tewari, K., S. K. Mishra, A. Dewan, G. Dogra, and H. Ozawa, 2021:Influence of the height of Antarctic ice sheet on its climate. Polar Science.. DOI:10.1016/j.polar.2021.100642. [Impact Factor: 1.9]

Mohan, S., S. K. Mishra, S. Sahany, and S. Behera, 2021:Long-term variability of Sea Surface Temperature in the Tropical Indian Ocean in relation to climate change and variability. Global and Planetary Change . (Accepted). [Impact Factor: 5.1]

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PEOPLE

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR & CO-COORDINATORS

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

S. K. MISHRA

YES Foundation Chair and Associate Professor, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi, India
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CO-COORDINATOR

Sandeep SAHANY

Head,
Climate Modeling and Prediction,
CCRS, Singapore

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CO-COORDINATOR

Anupam DEWAN

Professor,
Department of Applied Mechanics,
IIT Delhi, India

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

S. K. DASH

Former Professor & Head,
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences,
IIT Delhi, India

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Anupam DEWAN

Professor,
Department of Applied Mechanics,
IIT Delhi, India

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S. K. MISHRA

YES Foundation Chair and Associate Professor, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi, India
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B. K. PANIGRAHI

Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
IIT Delhi, India

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Vimlesh PANT

Associate Professor,
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences,
IIT Delhi, India

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Sandeep SAHANY

Head,
Climate Modeling and Prediction,
CCRS, Singapore

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CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS & ASSOCIATE FACULTY MEMBERS

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Supreet Singh
BAHGA

Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
IIT Delhi, India

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Amitabh
BHATTACHARYA

Associate Professor,
Department of Applied Mechanics,
IIT Delhi, India

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Vamsi K.
CHALAMALLA

Assistant Professor,
Department of Applied Mechanics,
IIT Delhi, India

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S. K. DASH

Former Professor & Head,
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences,
IIT Delhi, India

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Anupam DEWAN

Professor,
Department of Applied Mechanics,
IIT Delhi, India

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Sagnik DEY

Associate Professor,
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences,
IIT Delhi, India

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STUDENTS & STAFF

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Debi Prasad BHUYAN

Sweta CHOUBEY

Yajnaseni DASH

Ankur DIXIT

Gaurav DOGRA

Saurabh GAUR

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Chairperson

S. K. KHARE

Dean (R & D),
IIT Delhi, India

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K. M. ACHUTARAO

Professor & Head,
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences,
IIT Delhi, India

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S. K. DASH

Former Professor & Head,
Centre for Atmospheric Sciences,
IIT Delhi, India

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Filippo GIORGI

Head,
Earth System Physics, ICTP,
Trieste, Italy

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TESTIMONIALS

It was a pleasure to visit the newly established Center of Excellence at IIT Delhi. I would like to commend the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and IIT Delhi for their vision to launch such an important and timely initiative with young and brilliant leaders. Such a center in an academic environment will not only advance the science of climate change, but will also help train a new generation of climate scientists, and will contribute to science-based policy formulations for adaptation to, and mitigation of, climate change.

Prof. Jagadish Shukla

Prof. Jagadish Shukla

University Professor, George Mason University, USA

This is an initiative of great importance in enabling socio-economic sustainability and resiliency for India. The vision articulated for this endeavor by a dynamic team of researchers – to enable skillful projection of future Indian climate for robust policy making in various sectors to mitigate the impacts and; build the future generation of researchers in various climate related fields – is highly commendable and impactful. I am delighted to collaborate in this endeavor with the team in making this is a success.

Prof. Balaji Rajagopalan

Prof. Balaji Rajagopalan

Professor & Chair, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

The CoE is established to develop models, methods and skills to address burning issues of climate change in India. It is a highly interdisciplinary centre that is impressively scaling up and successfully attracting talents from diverse backgrounds. I am glad to see the centre doing very well and will be more than happy to support the team in taking it to greater heights.

Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao

Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao

Director, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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OPPORTUNITIES

We invite researchers from natural science and pertaining interdisciplinary areas to join the DST Centre of Excellence in Climate Modeling. Currently, we are looking for candidates to work in the following research areas

The research positions in these areas are available at various levels, e.g., Junior Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Project Associate, Research Associate. The qualification for these positions is as per Institute and DST’s guidelines. The salary for these positions is based on qualification and experience.

Besides, we host short and long term visitors and will be more than happy to welcome you if you want to visit for research collaborations; in that case please feel free to contact Dr. Saroj Kanta Mishra at skm@iitd.ac.in.

Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere

Application of High-Performance Computing (HPC) in Climate Modeling

Application of Machine Learning and Deep Learning in Climate Modeling

Monsoon Process Studies

Influence of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Diseases

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CONTACT US

Prof. S. K. Mishra

Principal Investigator

DST Centre of Excellence in Climate Modeling,
Room No. 414, Block VI, IIT Delhi
Phone: +91-11-2659-1390
Email: skm@iitd.ac.in