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PROJECTS HANDLED





  1. Principal Investigator of the project “ Inter annual Variability of the Indian Monsoon system with special reference to Energetics” – sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, the total budget of Rs.20,02,320/-, 2007-2010.




  1. Co-Principal Investigator of the project “Numerical Modeling Studies of Tropical Cyclones with special reference to Indian Region” - sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, 1996-99.




  1. Co-Principal Investigator of the project “Assessment of Feasibility of Long Range Forecasting of Monsoon Rainfall on Sub-regional scales” - sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. 1997-2000.



ON-GOING PROJECTS


  1. Principal Investigator: Indian Ocean Warm pool during 1950-2005- Sponsored by MOES-INCOIS, Govt. of India, the total budget of Rs 34,80,000 -/, 2010-2013.




  1. Principal Investigator: Development of a site specific dynamical tropical cyclone and other extreme weather early warning system for Kalpakkam – Sponsored by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India, the total budget of Rs 40,54,550/-, 2009-2012.

Ph.D. AWARDED


  1. Numerical modeling studies of North Indian Ocean Tropical cyclones with Mesoscale models, December 2010.




  1. Simulations of Intense rainfall events over the West coast of India using Global and Mesoscale Models: Impact of ARMEX-I observations, August 2008.


Six (Regular) and Three ( Extra Mural ) are working for their Ph.D Degrees.

M. Tech. Projects Guided: More than 20
M.Sc. Projects Guided : More than 25

LIFE MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS :


  1. Life member Indian Meteorological Society.

  2. Life member of Ocean Society of India.

  3. Life Member Association of Indian Hydrologists .



OTHER INFORMATION:





  1. National Advisory committee member on Forecast Demonstration project on Tropical Cyclones, Organized by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India.




  1. Focal point for the M. Tech. International course on Satellite Meteorology organized by the United Nations, Centre for Space Science and Technology for the Asia and Pacific regions in association with Space Application Center, ISRO, Ahmedabad.



REVIEWER OF RESEARCH PAPERS FOR THE JOURNALS:


  1. Natural Hazards – International

  2. Journal of Earth System Science – International

  3. Current Science - National




    1. Co-PI Biography

Name : Dr. C. V. Naidu

Date of birth : 01-06-1964

Institution : Andhra University

Address (Residence) : D.No. 10-241, Visalakshi Nagar, Visakhapatnam – 530 043
Tel. No. : 9348663636
Address (Office) : Dept. of Meteorology and Oceanography, Andhra University

Visakhapatnam – 530 003


Tel. No. : 0891-2844633

FAX :
Educational Qualification :



School/College/University

Degree

Year

Main subjects

Division/Class

Andhra University

B.Sc.

1984

Physics, Maths, Chemistry

First

Andhra University

M.Sc.

1986

Meteorology

First class and First rank

Andhra University

Ph.D.

1995

Meteorology




Meteorology

PGDAS

1990

Statistics

First

CSIR-UGC NET




1989

Earth, Atmospheric & Ocean Sciences

Rank among top 5% of the qualifying candidates

Awards / Honors / Fellowship etc. :



Sri M. Phillip memorial medal, Dr. BN Desai medal and IMS prize for M.Sc. first rank. NET rank among top 5% of the qualified candidates

CSIR – JRF and SRF and DST - RA

Appointments (Professional experience/employment record):




Organization

Designation / Position

Duration ( Year / date)

Andhra University

Assistant Professor (Sr. Scale)

19-9-2010 to till date

Andhra University

Assistant Professor

18-9-2006 to 18-9-2010

Andhra University

Teaching Assistant/Associate

20-7-2004 to 17-9-2006


Andhra University

Research Associate (DST)

16-2-2002 to 19-7-2004


Andhra University

Project Associate

22-12-1999 to 15-02-2002


Andhra University

Research Associate (DST)

15-11-1996 to 31-03-1999

List of important and relevant research publications :



  1. Naidu, C. V., K. Durgalakshmi, K. Muni Krishna, S. Ramalingeswara Rao, G. C. Satyanarayana, P. Lakshminarayana, and L. Malleswara Rao (2009), Is summer monsoon rainfall decreasing over India in the global warming era?, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D24108, doi:10.1029/2008JD011288.




  1. C.V. Naidu, G. Ch. Satyanarayana, K. Durgalakshmi, L. Malleswara Rao and K. Nagaratna (2010). Is winter monsoon rainfall over South Peninsular India increasing in global warming era? Global and Planetary Change, 72, 69-72.




  1. C. V. Naidu, K. Muni Krishna, S. Ramalingeswara Rao, OS.R.U. Bhanu Kumar, K. Durgalakshmi and SSVS Ramakrishna (2011). Variations of Indian summer monsoon rainfall induce the weakening of easterly jet stream in the warming environment?, Global and Planetary Change, 75, 21-30




  1. C.V. Naidu, G. Ch. Satyanarayana, K. Durgalakshmi, L. Malleswara Rao and K. Nagaratna (2011): An observational evidence of climate change during global warming era (Accepted, Global and Planetary Change, 2011)




  1. V. Brahmananda Rao, Egidio Arai, Yosio E. Shimabukuro, S.S.V.S. Ramakrishna, Sergio H. Franchito and C.V.Naidu (2011): Rajaputana (Thar) desert blooms with unprecedented rains in 2006: The effect of a warming environment. (Accepted for Journal of International Geophysica)

Other publications :



  1. Subbaramayya, I, Vivekananda Babu, S. and Naidu, C.V. (1988). A note on the normal dates of onset of summer monsoon over south peninsular India, Met. Mag. (U.K.), 117, 371-377.




  1. Subbaramayya, I, Vivekananda Babu, S. and Naidu, C.V. (1990). Variations in the onset of the Indian southwest monsoon and summer circulation anomalies, Met. Mag., (U.K.), 119, 61-68.




  1. Subbaramayya, I and Naidu, C.V. (1992). Spatial variations and trends in the Indian monsoon rainfall, International J. Clim. 12, 597-609, 1992.




  1. Subbaramayya, I and Naidu, C.V. (1995). Withdrawal of the Indian south monsoon over India - A synoptic and Climatelogical study, Met. Applications(UK), 2, 159-166.




  1. Naidu, C.V., Rao, B.R.S. and Bhaskara Rao, D.V. (1999). Climatic Trends and Periodicities of Annual rainfall over India, Met. Applications (U.K.), 6, 1-12.




  1. Bhaskar Rao, K. ,Naidu, C.V. and O.S.R.U. Bhanukumar. (2001). Forecasting of summer monsoon rainfall over India, “Met. Applications(U.K.)”, 8, 245-252.




  1. O.S.R.U. Bhanu Kumar, C.V. Naidu, S. R. L. Rao, Influence of ENSO and IOD on Indian winter monsoon rainfall. World Resource Review, USA, Vol.15, and No.4, 518.




  1. O.S.R.U. Bhanu Kumar, C.V. Naidu, S. R. L. Rao (2004). Prediction of Southeren Indian winter monsoon rainfall from September local upper-air temperatures (Meteorol. Appl. (UK), 11, 189-199.




  1. Bhaskara Rao, D.V., Naidu, C.V., Rao, B.R.S. and Bhagyalaksmi, R. (1998). Variability of monsoon rainfall over India, J. Applied Hydrology, Vol.XI,1,49-57.




  1. Bhaskara Rao, D.V., Naidu, C.V., Rao, B.R.S. (2001). Trends and periodicities of Tropical cyclonic systems over North Indian Ocean, Special Issue on Climate Change, Mausam, New Delhi, 37-46.




  1. C.V. Naidu, K. Bhaskar Rao, O.S.R.U. Bhanu Kumar, V. Lakshmana Rao, B.R. Srinivasa Rao and S.S. Raju. (2003) On the climatic fluctuations of the Indian summer monsoon rainfall. Proc. of AP Akademi of Sciences, 7,2, 95-100




  1. K. Naga Ratna, O.S.R.U. Bhanu Kumar, K.K.Reddy, C.V. Naidu, S. R. L. Rao and S.V.S.Somanadham (2002). A study of mean features of winter monsoon circulation over India and neighbourhood using NCAR/NCEP reanalysis data. Proc. of AP Akademi of Sciences, 7,2, 87-94.




  1. O.S.R.U. Bhanu Kumar, C.V. Naidu, S. R. L. Rao and K. Naga Ratna (2002). An empirical relation for prediction of winter monsoon rainfall over Tamilnadu. Proc. of AP Akademi of Sciences, 7,2, 151-153.




  1. O.S.R.U. Bhanu Kumar, C.V. Naidu and S. R. L. Rao (2004). Influence of Southern Oscillation and SSTs over Nino-3.4 region on the Winter Monsoon Rainfall over Coastal Andhra Pradesh (Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Earth Planet. Sci.), 113, 3, 313-319).




  1. C.V. Naidu, S.S.V.S. Ramakrishna, B.R. Srinivasa Rao and S.V.V. Arun Kumar (2008): Upper air circulations associated with two extreme epochs in Indian summer monsoon rainfall, J. of Agro-meteorology (Special Issue – Part 2), 341-344.




  1. Mahalakhsmi, D.V., KVS Badarinath and CV Naidu (2011): Influence of boundary layer dynamics on pollutant concentrations over urban region – A study using ground based measurements, Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics, 40, 147-152.

Participation in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/ Summer Schools



  1. Attended National workshop on “Numerical modelling, weather prediction and computer software”, 28 Dec. 1987 - 9 Jan. 1988, sponsored by UGC , conducted by Dept. of Meteorology and Oceanography, Andhra University, Waltair.




  1. Attended 20th cruise of R.V. Gaveshini from 23-8-1988 to 7-9-1988 in the Bay of Bengal.




  1. Attended ISCA meeting held at Indore, Jan. 1991 and presented a paper.




  1. Attended TROPMET-92 symposium held at SAC, Ahmedabed.




  1. Attended a workshop on “Climate Change” sponsored by DST and held at CAS, IIT, New Delhi, Dec. 1992.




  1. Attended IGBP symposium held at Anna University, Madras, in April 1993.




  1. Attended DST SERC school on Basics of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, held at IITM, Pune, May-June, 1994.




  1. Attended TROPMET-96 symposium held at Andhra University, Feb. 1996.




  1. Attended RAMSD conference at Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, Feb. 1997.




  1. Attended Seminar on Coastal Zone Management held at Visakhapatnam sponsored by IMS Visakhapatnam chapter, March 1997.




  1. Participated Seminar on Monsoon meteorology and Water resources hydrology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Aug. 15-18, 1997.




  1. Participated WMO/FAO Roving seminar on Crop Weather Modelling held at India Meteorological Department, Pune, 19-30 August, 1999.




  1. Participated IPC2000 seminar, February ,2000, Varanasi




  1. Attended Orientation Course on MSMR Data & Applications, 28-30 August, 2000, Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad.




  1. Attended Project monitoring committee meeting of AERB, Kalpakkam, 7 March, 2001




  1. Attended “Advanced School on Recent Advances in Climate and Environment Research”, C-MMACS (CSIR), 11-13 April, 2001.




  1. Participated the National symposium on, "Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, the Present and Future", Andhra University, India, 28-29, June 2002.




  1. Participated International conference on Monsoon Environments: Agricultural and Hydrological Impacts of seasonal variability and climate change, 24-28 March, 2003, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.




  1. Attended Indo-European workshop on Climate change and Natural Disasters, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 6-10 September 2004.




  1. Participated in the field work on Tsunami effected area in Andhra Pradesh (DST sponsored), 24 March-2 April, 2005




  1. Participated in the National Seminar on Tsunamis and other Natural Coastal Hazards over India organized by Department of Meteorology & Oceanography, Andhra University during 10-12 December 2005.




  1. DST workshop on Meso - scale modelling organized by Department of Meteorology & Oceanography, Andhra University, 29-31 January 2007




  1. School on Radar and Lidar Remote sensing of atmosphere, organized by NARL (Gadanki) and SV University, Tirupathi, 7-11 March 2007.




  1. UGC Orientation course organized by Academic Staff College, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 17-5-2007 to 13-6-2007.




  1. Visited Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi during 5 to 10 October 2007 for giving practical training on weather chart analysis and computations in Dynamic meteorology for the students of M.Tech course in Space Technology and Applications.




  1. International symposium on ‘Agrometeorology and Food Security’, CRIDA, Hyderabad, February 18-21, 2008.




  1. International workshop on Modelling the land-surface and climate change in India, 25th to 28th March 2008, IITM, Pune (Organized by UK Met office and IITM, Pune).




  1. International Workshop on Weather Modification Technologies & Symposium on Natural Disaster Management, June 27-29, 2008, JNT University, Hyderabad.




  1. UGC sponsored refresher course on “Life science/marine science”, 9-29 November 2009, Academic Staff College, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.




  1. Given a lecture at Indo-Japanese Colloquium on weather and climate, 3 July, 2010, Dept. of Meteorology and Oceanography, Andhra University




  1. Attended national Seminar on “Monsoon and climate change”, 30-6-2010, Dept. of Meteorology and Oceanography, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.




  1. Given 3 lectures on climate change and synoptic chart anlysis, SERC school on Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions and Global Change, 14 July – 3rd August 2010, Dept. of Meteorology and Oceanography, Andhra University. Sponsored by Dept. of Science and Technology, Gov. of India.

Recent collaborations :

Research Guidance :

No. of Ph.D. students enrolled/ completed 6/3




    1. Consultant 1: Biography




  1. PERSONAL DETAILS:

Name Dr. Rokkam Ramamanohar Rao


Nationality Indian
Date of Birth 16 April 1949
Designation Retired Scientist-G (NPOL/DRDO, Min. of Defence)
Qualifications M.Sc (Tech) Meteorology & Oceanography, AU

Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics, AU

Certificate in Fortran-IV Language, AU

PhD in Meteorology & Oceanography, AU


Present Address Dept of Meteorology & Oceanography, AU
e-mail address rokkamrr@yahoo.com
Telephone 040 - 23886030 (O) and 9701053274 (M)


  1. TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:




  • Research Student at Andhra University from 1971 to 1977

  • Research Scientist at NPOL from May 1977 to April 2009

  • National Research Council Post-Doctoral Research Associate (1986-1988) at NOAA/AOML, Miami, USA

  • Senior Scientist at JAMSTEC, Japan (1 June, 2009 – 31 March, 2010)

  • Guided 2 PhD Students

C) PUBLICATIONS:


PhD Dissertation, Papers appeared in International and National Journals,

Atlases and Reports (Please see Annexure-1): 1+62+4


D) AWARDS AND HONOURS:
Please see Annexure-2 and Annexure-3
E) MEMBERSHIPS:


F) CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:




  • Variability of near-surface layers of the tropical Indian Ocean


Annexure – 1: List of Publications (1 + 62 + 4)


  1. PhD DISSERTATION


Rao R R, (1986) ‘Some studies on the observed variability of the thermal structure of the upper layers of the north Arabian Sea during summer monsoon experiments’, pp 111, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India


  1. INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS (25+4)

1. Rao.R.R (1984): A case study on the influence of summer monsoon vortex on the thermal structure of the upper central Arabian Sea during onset phase of MONEX-79, Deep-Sea Research, 31, 12, 1511-1521.


2. Rao.R.R (1986): Cooling and deepening of the mixed layer in the central Arabian Sea during MONSOON-77: Observations and simulations, Deep-Sea Research, 33, 10, 1413-1424.
3. Rao.R.R, R.L.Molinari and J.F.Festa (1989): Evolution of the climatological near surface thermal structure of the tropical Indian Ocean 1. Description of the mean monthly mixed layer depth and sea surface temperature, surface current and surface meteorological fields, J. of Geophys. Res.. 94, C8, 10801-10815.
4. Rao.R.R and Basil Mathew (1990): A case study on the mixed layer variability in the south central Arabian Sea during the onset phase of MONEX-79, Deep-Sea Research, 37, 2, 227-243.
5. Rao.R.R, Basil Mathew and P.V.Hareeshkumar (1993): A summary of results on thermohaline variability in the upper layers of the east central Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal during summer monsoon experiments, Deep-Sea Research, 40, 8, 1647-1672.
6. Rao.R.R, P.V.Hareeshkumar and Basil Mathew (1994): Near-surface layer heating in the Arabian Sea during the pre-onset regime of MONEX-79, Meteorology & Atmospheric Physics, 53, 19-31
7. Sanilkumar.K.V, N.Mohankumar, M.X.Joseph and R.R.Rao (1995)**: Genesis of meteorological disturbances and thermohaline variability of the upper layers in the head Bay of Bengal during Monsoon Trough Boundary Layer Experiment (MONTBLEX- 90), Deep-Sea Research, 41, 10, 1569-1581.
8. Rao.R.R and R.Sivakumar (1996), Seasonal variability of near-surface isothermal layer and thermocline characteristics of the tropical Indian Ocean, Meteorology & Atmospheric Physics, 61, 3&4, 201-212.
9. Sanilkumar, K.V, T.V.Kuruvilla, D.Jogendranath and R.R.Rao (1997): Observations on the Western Boundary Current of the Bay of Bengal from hydrographic survey during March 1993, Deep-Sea Research, 44, 135-145
10. Rao.R.R and R.Sivakumar (1998) Observed seasonal variability of heat content in the upper layers of the tropical Indian ocean from a new global ocean temperature climatology, Deep-Sea Research. 45, 1, 67-89
11.Rao.R.R and R.Sivakumar (1999) On the possible mechanisms of the evolution of a miniwarm pool during the pre-summer monsoon season and the onset vortex in the southeasternArabian Sea, Quarterly Jour. of Royal Meteorological Society,125, 787-809
12. Rao.R.R and R.Sivakumar (2000) Seasonal variability of the heat budget of the mixed layer and the near-surface layer thermal structure of the tropical Indian Ocean from a new global ocean `temperature climatology. J. of Geophys. Res. 105, C1, 995-1015
13. Bhat G.S., S.Gadgil, P.V.Hareesh Kumar, S.R.Kalsi, P.Madhusoodanan, V.S.N.Murthy, C.V.K.Prasada Rao, V.Ramesh Babu, L.V.G.Rao, R.R.Rao, M.Ravichandran, K.G.Reddy, P.Sanjeeva Rao, D.Sengupta, D.R.Sikka, J.Swain, and P.N.Vinayachandran, (2001), BOBMEX: The Bay of Bengal Monsoon Experiment, Bull. American Met. Soc., 82, 10, 2217-2243
14. Rao R.R., and R.Sivakumar (2003) Seasonal variability of the salt budget of the mixed layer and near-surface layer salinity structure of the tropical Indian Ocean from a new global ocean salinity climatology, J. of Geophys. Res., 108, 3009, doi: 10.1029/2001JC 000907
15. Gopalakrishna V. V., Z.Johnson, G.Salgaonkar, K.Nisha, C.K.Rajan, and R.R.Rao, (2005) Observed variability of sea surface salinity and thermal inversions in the Lakshadweep Sea during contrast monsoons, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L18605, doi:10.1029/2006GL 023280
16. Rao R.R., M.S.Girishkumar, M.Ravichandran, B.K.Samala and S. Nandakumar (2006), Observed mini-cold pool off the southern tip of India and its intrusion into the south central Bay of Bengal during summer monsoon season, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L06607, doi:10.1029/2005GL 025382
17. Rao R.R., M.S.Girish Kumar, M.Ravi Chandran, B.K.Samala, and G.Anitha (2006) Observed intraseasonal variability of mini-cold pool off the southern tip of India and its intrusion into the south central Bay of Bengal during summer monsoon season, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L15606, doi: 10.1029/2006 GL 026086
18. Pankajakshan T, PM Muraleedharan, R.R.Rao, YK Somayajulu, GV Reddy and C Revechandran (2007) Observed variability of the barrier layer in the Bay of Bengal, J of Geophys. Res., 112, C02009, doi:10.1029/2006JC003651
19. Pankajakshan T, R.R.Rao, PM Muraleedharan, YK Somayajulu, VV Gopalakrishna, GV Reddy and C Revechandran (2007) Seasonal variability of the observed barrier layer in the Arabian Sea, J. of Phys. Ocean., 38, 624-638
20 Gopalakrishna, V. V., R.R.Rao, K. Nisha, M. S. Girishkumar, T. Pankajakshan, . M.Ravichandran, Z. Johnson, K. Girish, N. Aneeshkumar, M. Srinath, S. Rajesh, and C. K. Rajan, (2008), Observed anomalous upwelling in the Lakshadweep Sea during the summer monsoon season of 2005, J. of Geophys Res., 113, C05001, doi: 10.1029 / 2007 JC004240.
21. Rao R.R., M.S.Girishkumar,, M.Ravichandran, V.V.Gopalakrishna and P.Thadathil, (2008), Observed mini-cold pool south of Indo-Sri Lanka Channel and its intrusion into the southeastern Arabian Sea during winter, Deep-Sea Research, 55, 1009– 1020
22. Nisha,K., A.Suryachandra Rao, V.V.Gopalakrishna, R.R.Rao, M.S.Girishkumar, T.Pankajakshan, .Ravichandran, S.Rajesh, K.Girish, M.Anuradha, S.S.M.Gavaskar, V.Suneel and S.M.Krishna (2009) Reduced near-surface thermal inversions in 2005-2006 in the southeastern Arabian Sea Lakshadweep Sea). Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39, 1184-1199.
23.Rao R.R., M. S. Girish Kumar, M. Ravichandran, A. R. Rao, V.V.Gopalakrishna and P.Thadathil, (2009), Observed interannual variability of Kelvin wave propagation in the equatorial Indian Ocean and in the coastal wave guides of the Bay of Bengal and the southeastern Arabian Sea during 1993-2006, Deep-Sea Research I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2009.10.008
24. Gopalakrishna, V.V., F. Durand, K. Nisha, M. Lengaigne,T. P. Boyer,J. Costa, R. R. Rao, M. Ravichandran, S. Amrithash, L. John, K. Girish, C. Ravichandran and V. 5 Suneel,, 2009, Observed intraseasonal to interannual variability of the upper ocean thermal structure in the southeastern Arabian Sea during 2002 – 2008, Deep-Sea Research
25. Rao R.R., M. S. Girish Kumar, M. Ravichandran, A. R. Rao, V.V.Gopalakrishna and P.Thadathil, 2009, Is the low salinity waters pass through the Indo-Sri Lanka Channel during winter ?, International Jour. of Remote Sensing
26. R R Rao, T Horii, Y Masumoto, H Hase and K Mizuno, 2012, Observed variability in the upper layers at the Equator, 90°E in the Indian Ocean, Part I: Zonal currents, under review with Progress in Oceanography
27. R R Rao, T Horii, Y Masumoto, H Hase and K Mizuno, 2012, Observed variability in the upper layers at the Equator, 90°E in the Indian Ocean, Part II: Meridional currents, under review with Progress in Oceanography
28. Rao R.R., M. S. Girish Kumar, M. Ravichandran, V.Jitendra and SSVS Ramakrishana, 2012, Observed interannual variability of the Arabian Sea warm pool: Observations and governing mechanisms, under submission
29. R R Rao, K.Sato, Y.Masumoto,T Horii, and K Mizuno, 2012, Observed interannual variability in the thermohaline structure of the near-surface layers along a shipping lane from Persian Gulf to Singapore in the north Indian Ocean during 1990-2009, under preparation


  1. INDIAN JOURNALS (26)

1. Patnaik.J.K, R.R.Rao and R.Ramanadham (1977): Some characteristics of Indian Monsoon rains, Indian Geography Jour., 52, 1 & 2, 23-30.


2. Rao.R.R, S.V.S.Somanadham and S.Najamuddin (1978): Study of the influence of surface energy budget of north Indian Ocean on the behaviour of Indian summer monsoon, Indian Jour. Meteorology & Hydrology, 29,1&2, 253-258.
3. Rao.R.R, V.V.Gopalakrishna and S.V.Babu (1981): A case study on the northern Bay of Bengal subsurface thermal structure and ocean mixed layer depth in relation to surface energy exchange processes during MONSOON-77, Mausam, 32, 1, l85-82.
4. Rao.R.R, D.S.Rao, P.G.K.Murthy and M.X.Joseph (1983): A preliminary investigation on the thermal structure of the upper Bay of Bengal during MONEX-79, Mausam, 34, 3, 239-250.
5. Rao.R.R, K.V.S.Ramam, D.S.Rao, and M.X.Joseph (1985): Surface heat budget estimates at selected areas of north Indian Ocean during MONSOON-77, Mausam, 36, 1, 21-32.
6. Rao.R.R (1986): On the thermal response of upper eastern Arabian Sea to the summer monsoonal forcing during MONSOON-77, Mausam, 37, 1, 77-84.
7. Rao.D.S and R.R.Rao (1986): A case study of the genesis of a monsoon low and the thermal structure of the upper northern Bay of Bengal during MONEX-79, Mahasagar, 19, 1, 1-9.
8. Rao.R.R (1986): The observed thermal response of upper north-east Arabian Sea to the onset of summer monsoon during ISMEX-73, Mausam, 37, 4, 429-434.
9. Rao.R.R (1987): The observed variability of the cooling and deepening of the mixed layer in the central Arabian Sea during MONSOON-77, Mausam, 38, 1, 43-48.
10. Rao.R.R (1987): Further analysis on the thermal response of the upper Bay of Bengal to a pre-monsoon cyclonic storm and summer monsoonal onset during MONEX-79, Mausam, 38, 2, 142-156.
11. Rao.R.R (1987): On the thermal response of the upper central Arabian Sea to the summer monsoonal forcing during MONSOON-77, Mausam, 38, 3, 293-302.
12. Rao.R.R, S.V.S.Somanadham, S.V.S.Ramakrishna and R.Ramanadham (1987): A case study on the genesis of a monsoon depression in the northern Bay of Bengal during MONSOON-77 experiment, Mausam, 38, 4, 387-394.
13. Hareeshkumar.P.V and R.R.Rao (1987): Diurnal scale variability in the vertical thermal structure of the coastal waters off the southwest coast of India during May 1985, Indian Jour. of Marine Science., 16, 71-76.
14. Rao.R.R and Basil Mathew (1988): On the observed synoptic variability in the thermal structure of the upper northern Bay of Bengal during MONEX-79, Proceedings of IndianAcademy of Sciences, 97, 21-34.
15. Sarma.K.D.K.M, Basil Mathew and R.R.Rao (1988): Observed salinity field in the upper layers of the central Bay of Bengal during summer monsoon experiments, Mahasagar, 21, 2, 75-83.
16. Rao.R.R (1988): Seasonal heat budget estimates of the upper layers of the central Arabian Sea, Mausam, 39,3, 241-248.
17. Rao.R.R and P.V.Hareeshkumar (1989): On the observed intradiurnal variability in the thermal structure of the upper layers at a station in the eastern Arabian Sea before the onset of summer MONSOON-77, Mausam, 40, 1, 37-42.
18. Rao.R.R and P.V.Hareeshkumar (1989): A case study on the short-term variability in the observed temperature and currents in the upper layers of the north-eastern Arabian Sea during the pre-onset phase of ISMEX-73, Indian Jour. of Marine Science, 18, 189-194.
19. Rao.R.R, P.V.Hareeshkumar and Basil Mathew (1990): Water mass modification in the upper layers of the Arabian Sea during ISMEX-73, Mausam, 41, 4, 611-620.
20. Rao.R.R (1990): Observed variability in the thermal response of the upper north central Arabian Sea during summer monsoon experiments, Mausam, 41, 3, 439-444.
21. Rao.R.R and K.V.Sanilkumar (1991): Evolution of salinity field in the upper layers of the east central Arabian Sea and northern Bay of Bengal during summer monsoon experiments,

Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences, 100, 1, 69-78.
22. Rao.R.R, K.V.Sanilkumar and Basil Mathew (1991): Observed variability in the current field during summer monsoon experiments Part-I: Northern Bay of Bengal, Mausam, 42, 1, 17-24.
23. Rao.R.R, K.D.K.M.Sarma and Basil Mathew (1991): Thermohaline structure in the equatorial Indian Ocean during MONSOON-77, Mausam, 42, 2, 131-138.
24. Rao.R.R, K.V.Sanilkumar and Basil Mathew (1996): Observed variability in the current field during summer monsoon experiments - Part II: Arabian Sea, Mausam, 47,4,355-368
25. Mohankumar.N, P.V.Hareeshkumar and R.R.Rao (2001): An empirical model for estimating hourly solar radiation over the Arabian Sea during summer monsoon season, Ind. J. Mar. Sci., 30, 123-131
26. Basil Mathew, P.V.Hareeshkumar and R.R.Rao (2003): Mixed layer variability at selected locations in the Arabian Sea during pre-monsoon and southwest monsoon, Mausam, 54, 4, 917-928


  1. ATLASES AND TECHNICAL REPORTS (11)

1. Rao.R.R, R.L.Molinari and J.F.Festa (1991): Surface meteorological and subsurface oceanographic atlas of the tropical Indian Ocean, NOAA Technical Memorandum, ERL AOML-69, 59 pp.


2. Rao.R.R (1995): Atlas of near-surface thermohaline fields of the tropical Indian Ocean from Levitus climatology, Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory, Kochi 682 021, India, 147 pp.
3. Rao.R.R (1995): Atlas of surface meteorology and surface oceanography of the tropical Indian Ocean, Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory, Kochi 682 021, India, 66 pp.
4. Godfrey.J.S, A.Alexiou, A.G.Ilahude, D.M.Legler, M.E.Luther, J.P.McCreary Jr., G.A.Meyers, K.Mizumo, R.R.Rao, S.R.Shetye, J.H.Toole and S.Wacongne (1995): The role of the Indian Ocean in the Global Climate System: Recommendations regarding the Global Ocean Observing System, Ocean Observing System Development Panel Background Report Number 6, 89pp.
5. Rao.R.R, M.R.Santha Devi and R.Sivakumar (1996): Atlas on intraseasonal and interannual variability along major shipping lanes of the tropical Indian Ocean during 1961-1970, Part 1: Surface meteorology and SST, Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory, Kochi-682 021, India, 11pp and 122 figs.
6. Rao.R.R., 2002, A synthesis on the evolution of near-surface thermohaline structure in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal during summer monsoon, In “Advances in Marine and Polar Science” , Ed: D.Sahoo and P.C.Pandey, pp 163-215
7. Rao.R.R, and R.Sivakumar, 2002, A synthesis of the observed intraseasonal variability of near-surface thermohaline structure of the northern Bay of Bengal during summer monsoon season, Proceedings of International Conference on Sonar – Sensors and Systems (ICONS-2002), Vol 2, Eds: H R S Sastry, D D Ebenezer and T V S Sundaram, Allied Publishers Pvt Ltd., pp 493-502
8. Rao R. R. M.S.Girish Kumar, M Ravichandran and S.Sateesh Kumar, 2009, Atlas of the tropical Indian Ocean from satellite observations, Volume 1: Sea surface wind vectors and wind stress curl, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, India, ISBN 978-81-424-326-0
9. Rao R. R. M.S.Girish Kumar, M Ravichandran and S.Sateesh Kumar, 2009, Atlas of the tropical Indian Ocean from satellite observations, Volume 2: Sea surface temperature and chlorophyll-a, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, India, ISBN 978-81-8424-326-0
10. Rao R. R. M.S.Girish Kumar, M Ravichandran and S.Sateesh Kumar, 2009, Atlas of the tropical Indian Ocean from satellite observations, Volume 3: Sea surface height anomaly and circulation, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, India, ISBN 978-81-8424-326-0


  1. Rao R. R. M.S.Girish Kumar, M Ravichandran and S.Sateesh Kumar, 2009, Atlas of the tropical Indian Ocean from satellite observations, Volume 4: Outgoing long wave radiation and rainfall, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, India, ISBN 978-81-8424-3260


Annexure – 2: Awards


  • Indian Meteorological Society Prize for securing 1st rank with 1st class in MSc (Tech) Meteorology & Oceanography, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam




  • Recipient of UGC Junior and CSIR Senior Research Fellowships to prosecute PhD at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam




  • Recipient of Post Doctoral Research Associateship of National Research Council, National Science Foundation, USA, to prosecute research work on the Mixed Layer Depth Climatology and Dynamics of the tropical Indian Ocean at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, USA during 1986-88




  • Recipient of Dr.BN Desai Award for best paper published during 1993-94




  • Received National Science Day Commendation Certificate from Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister in recognition of significant contributions in the field of Ocean and Man




  • Received DRDO’s ‘Scientist of the Year’ award for the year 2005 from Dr Manmohan Singh, Honorable Prime Minister of India




  • Visiting Senior Scientist at JAMSTEC, Japan from 1 June, 2009 to 31 March, 2010


Annexure – 3: Honours


  • Member of Editorial Board of CSIR Journal "Indian Journal of Marine Sciences", 1991-94




  • Referee for Indian and International Oceanographic Journals




  • Recognised Supervisory Research Guide for MSc & PhD students of Cochin University of Science & Technology




  • Examiner for MSc Oceanography, MSc Meteorology, MTech Atmospheric Sciences, PhD Dissertations of Indian Institute of Science, Andhra University, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Goa University and CSIR NET




  • Member of Faculty of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science & Technology







  • Member of Board of Studies, School of Atmospheric Sciences, Cochin University of Science & Technology




  • Member of Board of Studies, Dept of Meteorology & Oceanography, Andhra University




  • Member of National Project Planning and Review Committees and Working Groups of Departments of Science & Technology, Ocean Development and Space, Govt. of India




  • Member of Selection Boards for Indian Institute of Science, National Institute of Oceanography, Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information and Services, Defence Research & Development Organisation, Dept. of Space, and Universities




  • Head, Ocean Environment Panel, Naval Research Board

Received invitations from the following International Organisations to make presentations on my research work on the tropical Indian Ocean:


i) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, France (Lecture at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)
ii) International Project Office of ‘Tropical Oceans & Global Atmosphere’, World Meteorological Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland (Lecture at International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy)
iii) World Climate Research Programme of World Meteorological Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland (Lecture at Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia)
iv) International Project Office of the ‘World Ocean Circulation Experiment’, Southampton, United Kingdom (Lecture at New Orleans, USA)
5.4 Consultant 2: Biography
Dr. V. Brahmananda Rao

e-mail: raovtz@yahoo.com.br
EDUCATION

1963 - 1968 Ph.D. in Meteorology, Andhra University, A.U., India

1960 - 1963 M.Sc. in Meteorology and Oceanography

Andhra University, A.U., India



1957 - 1960 B.Sc. in Physics, Andhra University, A.U., India

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