Professor, Department of Physics
Department of Physics
Jadavpur University
Kolkata-700 032
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Ph.D. 1994 IIT, Kharagpur
M.Sc 1987 University of Burdwan
M.Tech 1989 IIT, Kharagpur

Teaching Experience (5)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2006 to Till date
Jadavpur University Assistant Professor 2003 to 2006
Jadavpur University Sr. Lecturer 1998 to 2003
Jadavpur University Lecturer 1996 to 1998
I.I.T., Kharagpur Scientific Officer 1994 to 1996
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Atmospheric Science
Courses Taught/Teaching
Numerical Methods and Fortran Programming,
Numerical Weather Prediction
Research Area
Mesoscale meteorology, Mesoscale meteorological modelling,
Climate change, thunderstorm dynamics, monsoon studies
Conference Papers Published (4)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

History and development of weather forecasting National Seminar on "Challenges in weather forecasting with special emphasis on local issues like flood, tropical cyclone etc." 2012 -1-4
Initiation of Nor’westers as derived from METEOSAT-5 images Proceedings of SAARC seminar on "Norwesters and Tornadoes over the SAARC region and their forecasting and preparedness" 2008 First Author -61-69
Fundamental hydro-dynamical equations for atmospheric flows Basics of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Analysis & Applications (NWCFD’08) 2008 -193-201
Seventh WMO Scientific Conference on weather modification 1999 -
Journal Papers Published (19)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Organizational modes of squall- type Mesoscale Convective Systems during premonsoon season over Eastern India Atmospheric Research 2012 Second and corresponding author 106-120-138
Interpolation of climate variables and temperature modeling Theoretical and applied climatology 2012 Third author 107-35-45
Assessing Impact of a Thermal Power Plant Installation on the Surrounding Using Landsat-7, ETM+ Satellite Data Asian Journal of Geoinformatics 2011 Third author 11-
Modelling of temperature and rainfall of West Bengal through Remote sensing and GIS techniques Internation Journal of Geoinformatics 2011 Third author 7-31-40
Preparation of digital data sets on land use/ land cover, soil and digital elevation model for temperature modeling using remote sensing and GIS techniques Indian Journal of Science and Technology 2011 Third author 6-636-642
Books Published (1)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Disasters in West Bengal - An Interdisciplinary Study ACB Publications 2010 Third Author
Awarded By Award Name Year

Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Dehradun Best paper award 2005
Indian Meteorological Society, New Delhi V. Bhavanarayana Award 1996
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (5)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Sailesh Samanta Climatological modeling of temperature and rainfall through GIS techniques Dr. D. K. Pal of Vidyasagar University Complete 2012
Prasanta Roy The aspects of tropical cyclone forecasting using Weather Research Forecasting (WRF-ARW) model Dr. G. C. Debnath Ongoing 2011
Arindam Ghosh A study of clouds during Indian pre-monsoon season by using weather satellite imagery and meteorological parameters Prof. J. Das of ISI, Kolkata Complete 2009
Lalu Das Climate change: Future scenario development and its implications on agriculture for eastern India Complete 2005
Indrajit Sadhukhan Land use/ land cover alterations and its possible impact on premonsoon climatic variables over Gangetic West Bengal and its neighbourhood Complete 2001
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (1)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Swagata Payra A hybrid modeling approach for simulation of pollutant concentration in and around Santaldih Thermal Power Station 2001
Project Works (6)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Bias estimation and effort for removal of UM/CFS coupled model output with adaptive techniques for improving forecast skill of Indian summer monsoon Co-Investigator MOES, Govt. of India 37 Lakhs (approx.) 3 years 2013 to 2015 Ongoing
MICRODIS-JU Co-Investigator European Commission Rs. 45.6 Lakh (approx.) 10 months 2010 to 2011 Complete
Simulation of wind field over Kalpakkam using Regional Atmospheric Modelling System (RAMS) Principal Investigator BRNS-DAE Rs. 2.3 Lakh (approx.) 1year 6 months 2010 to 2011
Validation of Varsha Model output during Monsoon season over India Principal Investigator CSIR, New Delhi Rs. 16.7 Lakh (approx.) 2 years 2009 to 2010 Completed
The role of land surface processes towards initiation of thunderstorms over Principle Investigator DST, New Delhi Rs. 77.5 Lakh (approx.) 4 years 2007 to 2011 Completed
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (8)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Climate Model: Its strengths and limitations UGC Sponsored National Seminar Calcutta University 2013
Norwesters of Bengal: Redefined as Mesoscale Convective system Indian Meteorological Society Alipore Meteorological Office 2012
Mesoscale structure of thunderstorms DST sponsored Training programme IIT, Kharagpur 2011
Mesohigh, Wake Low and Heat using STORM data The Asia Oceania Geosciences Society International Convention Centre, Hyderabad 2010
Recent convective developments over Santiniketan: A case study using AWS and other routine observations DST Sponsored training workshop Visva Bharati, Santiniketan 2008
Membership Of Learned Societies (1)

Life Member, Indian Meteorological Society
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (1)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

International symposium on Interdisciplinary studies and promotion of research on natural disaster MICRODIS-JU Hyatt Regency, Kolkata 2011
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (3)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

TROPMET-2010 Indian Meteorological Society Kolkata Information Centre Complex 2010 Paper presentation
International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos, Switzerland Global Risk Forum (GRF) Davos Davos, Switzerland 2010 Represented MICRODIS-JU in the special session of MICRODIS
Asian symposium on Disaster impact and assessment, University of Hue, Vietnam University of Hue Hue, Vietnam 2010 Paper presentation
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (2)
Type of Professional Activity Period

Executive Member, Indian Meteorological Society 2010 to 2011
Secretary, Indian Meteorological Society 2007 to 2009
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Consultancy work / Testing (1)
Work Title Organization Name Amount Year

Capacity building for model-based forecasting Express Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. 66180 2010
Other Notable Activities (1)

Visiting Faculty Member, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Calcutta University