Dr. Raju Attada
Assistant Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Email rajuattada(AT)iisermohali.ac.in
Phone -
Fax +91 172 2240266
ORCID ID 0000-0002-6194-4561
Personal Page WCMG

Specialization:             Meteorology/Atmospheric Sciences

Research Area
Climate Modelling; Weather and Climate Extremes; Indian Monsoons

Research Focus

Meteorology and Climate Science:

Atmospheric processes and climate change take place on a wide range of spatial scales from global to regional and local scales. Our group aims at analyzing, simulating and predicting the regional weather and climate aspects including extremes over India using high-resolution regional climate models. The high-resolution information at regional and local scales would be beneficial for climate assessments, the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems and to develop suitable adaptation and mitigation strategies at the national level. We focus to better understand the regional/local weather and climate phenomena, their variability and changes, through dynamical downscaling and analysis of observations. The members of the group would also be focused on the improving seasonal climate forecasts, cloud-resolving modelling of mesoscale convective systems, future projections of extremes at the regional and local scale in the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model.

Selected Publications

    • Nischal., Attada, R., Hunt, K.M.R. & Barlow, M. (2024) Underlying physical mechanisms of winter precipitation extremes over India’s high mountain region. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.4661
    • Athira, K.S., Attada, R. and Rao, V.B., 2024. Synoptic dynamics of cold waves over north India: Underlying mechanisms of distinct cold wave conditions. Weather and Climate Extremes, p.100641. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wace.2024.100641.
    • Bajrang, C., Attada, R. & Goswami, B.N. Possible factors for the recent changes in frequency of central Indian Summer Monsoon precipitation extremes during 2005–2020. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 6, 120 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41612-023-00450-y
    • Raju Attada, Anant Parekh, J. S. Chowdary and C. Gnanaseelan, (2018a) Reanalysis of the Indian Summer Monsoon: Four-dimensional data assimilation of AIRS retrievals in a regional data assimilation and modeling framework, Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-017-3781-z.
    • Anant Parekh, Attada Raju, J. S. Chowdary and C. Gnanaseelan, (2017) Impact of satellite data assimilation on predictability of monsoon intraseasonal oscillations in regional model, Remote sensing Letters, Vol-8:7, 686-695, DOI: 10.1080/2150704X.2017.1312614.
    • Raju Attada, Anant Parekh, J. S. Chowdary and C. Gnanaseelan, (2015a) Assessment of the Indian summer monsoon in the WRF regional climate model, Climate Dynamics, Volume 44, Issue 11, 3077-3100.
    • Raju Attada, Anant Parekh, Prashant Kumar and C. Gnanaseelan, (2015b) Evaluation of the impact of AIRS profiles on prediction of Indian summer monsoon using WRF variational data assimilation system, Journal of Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, DOI: 10.1002/2014JD023024.