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Global Monsoon

13 September 2023 | 07:00-08.30 UTC, 09:00-10:30 CEST

Monsoons play a crucial role in shaping weather patterns and impacting the livelihoods of billions of people.  

Monsoon systems research is crucial not only for scientific improvements but also for socio-economic applications, that will benefit society. As part of our efforts to share this knowledge, we are launching a series of webinars on global and regional monsoons, in line with the three working groups of the panel. These webinars will be a platform to exchange knowledge, to discuss past and ongoing activities within the Monsoons Panel, and to explore methods that the scientific community and other stakeholders can engage. 

The first webinar in this series will be on Global Monsoon, chaired by Dr Suryachandra Rao Anguluri, a senior scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.  

For more information, please contact: Wushan YING (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Hindumathi PALANISAMY (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

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Dr Bin Wang (University of Hawaii): “Global Monsoon Response to External Forcing and Internal Feedbacks” 

Dr Wang is a professor at the University of Hawaii, and a team leader at the International Pacific Research Center. He is a noted meteorologist specializing in climate and atmospheric dynamics and has pioneered greater understanding of the dynamics and predictability of tropical climate and global monsoons in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2015, he was awarded the Carl-Gustf Rossby Research Medal for his "creative insights leading to important advances in the understanding of tropical and monsoonal processes and their predictability”. He was the co-chair of WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel from 2005-2009 and Chair of the Science Advisory Committee of APEC Climate Center. 

Dr Annalisa Cherchi (National Research Council, Institute of the Atmospheric Science and Climate): “Future of Monsoons in a Changing Climate - a Global Perspective” 

Annalisa Cherchi is a senior scientist at the National Research Council, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Sciences (CNR-ISAC) in Bologna. Her expertise in monsoons covers a wide range of aspects including its relationship with the Indian Ocean, the impact of increased horizontal resolution, the role of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, and monsoon predictability. She is the lead author of the IPCC AR6 WGI report (Chapter 8, “Water cycle changes”, contributions to Technical Summary and Summary for Policymakers), and a member of Global Monsoon Model Intercomparison Program (GMMIP) steering committee and the WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel. 


Dr Suryachandra Rao Anguluri

Suryachandra Rao Anguluri is a senior scientist at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune. His research interests include dynamical model developments and diagnosis for improved Indian monsoon simulation and prediction. He is the co-chair of the WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel. He also leads the “Monsoon Mission” program of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India and the high performance computing program of the MoES.