Dr. Krishnan Raghavan was appointed as a member of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) in 2019. 

Krishnan Raghavan specializes in climate modeling studies on scientific issues relating to the dynamics and variability of the Asian monsoon, climate change, impacts on monsoon precipitation extremes, phenomenon of monsoon-breaks and droughts. Currently, he is leading the Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, and is involved in developing in-house capability in Earth System Modeling for addressing the science of climate change. Krishnan carried out Ph.D. research in Atmospheric Sciences at the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad and obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University of Pune in 1994. He has published, so far, more than 100 scientific articles and papers, supervised 11 Ph.D. degrees and 6 Masters (M.Sc/M.Tech) dissertations. He offers training lectures in geophysical fluid dynamics and atmospheric science. He has worked at the following national and international research institutes:

Affiliations in India:

  • 1987 – 1992: Research Fellow, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

  • 1992 – 1995: Senior Scientific Officer, Natl. Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, Delhi

  • 1995 – present: Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune

  • Aug 2014 – Feb 2015, Dec 2015 – Feb 2017: Acting Director, IITM, Pune

  • 2011 – present: Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR), IITM, Pune

Visiting assignments abroad:

  • 1998 – 2000: Visiting Researcher, Frontier Research System for Global Change, Japan

  • 2001 (Feb – July): Visiting Scientist, C4, Scripps Inst. of Oceanography, Univ of California, San Diego, USA

  • 2007 (Jul – Aug); Visiting Researcher, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK.

  • 2009 (June – Sep): Visiting Scientist, Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan

  • 2014 (April – June): CSIRO Distinguished Visiting Scientist, CMAR, Aspendale, Melbourne, Australia

  • 2017 (Sep – Oct): Visiting Scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PIK, Potsdam, Germany

For more information and contact details see Krishnan Raghavan's contact page.

Scientist-G and Executive Director
Centre for Climate Change Research
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)
(Liaison for CLIVAR and CliC)
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