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Akshay Deoras

The Predictability and Representation of South Asian Monsoon Low-Pressure Systems in Reanalyses and Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Prediction Models

Research Interests

* Indian Monsoon (subseasonal-to-seasonal predictions, ocean-atmosphere-land interaction, dynamics and precipitation processes of monsoon depressions)

* Variability of tropical climate systems
* Dynamics of extratropical cyclones over North India

 

Supervisors

* Dr Andrew G. Turner

* Dr Kieran M. R. Hunt (co-supervisor)

 

Education

* MRes in Climate and Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds, UK (2017)

 

Media Appearances (selected)

* The Indian Express (2022), CNBC TV18 (2022), Times of India (2022)
* The Weather Channel (2021), Zee News India (2021)

* The Weather Channel (2020), CNN-News18 (2020), Mid-Day (2020), Mumbai Mirror (2020)

* Hindustan Times (2019), DNA (2019), The Weather Channel (2019)

* Huff Post (2018a), Huff Post (2018b), Huff Post (2017) , Hindustan Times (2018)

* Down To Earth (2018) , Scroll (2018) , Yahoo! News (2015)

 

Television/Electronic Media Appearances (selected)

* Interview by Republic TV on Tropical Cyclone Tauktae (2021)
* Interview by The Quint on the 2021 floods in Maharashtra
* Interview by the BBC Marathi on La Niña and winter in Maharashtra
* Interview by ABP Majha on the 2022 Indian monsoon

 

Training (selected)

NCAS Climate Modelling Summer School, University of Cambridge: 8–20 September 2019

 

Invited talks (selected)

* The Great Indian Monsoon System: May 2015

Central India Research Institute, Nagpur

* The fun in weather forecasting: September 2014

Yashwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur

 

Conference presentations (selected)

* Intromet 2021 (virtual), Understanding the prediction and structure of Indian monsoon low-pressure systems in Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction models

* Atmospheric Science Conference 2021 (virtual), The Four Regional Varieties of South Asian Monsoon Low-Pressure Systems

* Atmospheric Science Conference 2021 (virtual), Indian Monsoon Low-Pressure Systems in Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Prediction Models

* EGU 2021 Meeting (virtual), The structure of Indian monsoon low-pressure systems in the subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction models

* Virtual International Conference on the “Future directions of Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction over South Asia”, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India (29th to 31st March 2021)

Presentation: Monsoon depressions in S2S models (Presented by Dr Kieran M. R. Hunt)

* AGU Fall Meeting December 2020 (virtual), Understanding the prediction and structure of Indian monsoon low-pressure systems in the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction project.

* RMetS Student and Early Career Scientists Conference 2020 (Virtual) (29-30 June 2020). Comparison of the prediction of Indian monsoon low-pressure systems by the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction project(Best presentation prize in the Dynamics and Meteorological Applications category)

* ECMWF Annual Seminar 2019 (2-5 September 2019), Investigating forecast lead times of Indian monsoon low-pressure systems in the Sub-seasonal to Seasonal models

* RMetS Student and Early Career Scientists Conference (4-5 July 2019), On seasonal and sub-seasonal forecasting of Indian monsoon low-pressure systems

* Sustainable Perspectives on Future Challenges (3 February 2017)

Connecting Indian Farmers - Present Challenges and Future Prospects

* SHOWCASE 2016, 7th annual University of Leeds Postgraduate Research (5 December 2016) Understanding the winter precipitation in Northwest India

* Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science Annual Science Meeting 2016 (3 November 2016)

An Investigation of Reduced Western Disturbance Activity over Northwest India in November-December 2015

 

Academic responsibility

* Member, Advisory Body of Atal Tinkering Lab at Somalwar Nikalas School, Nagpur

- Advising a leading school in Central India on a flagship program of Government of India to foster curiosity and creativity among school children.
- My responsibility is to monitor the implementation of this program and design innovative techniques for inculcating skills (such as adaptive learning and physical computing) among more than 1500 high school students.

 

Publications

If you are not a subscriber to these journals, email me for an offprint.

7. The structure of strong Indian monsoon low-pressure systems in Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction models. A. Deoras, A. G. Turner and Kieran M. R. Hunt. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, accepted 18 April 2022, published online 2 May 2022

Early online release: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.4296

 

6. The structure of strong Indian monsoon low-pressure systems in Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction models. A. Deoras, A. G. Turner and Kieran M. R. Hunt. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, accepted 18 April 2022, published online 2 May 2022

Early online release: https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.4296

 

5. The four varieties of South Asian monsoon low-pressure systems and their modulation by tropical intraseasonal variability. A. Deoras, K. M. R. Hunt and A. G. Turner. Weather (Student Conference 2020 Special Issue), accepted 8 April 2021, published online 30 May 2021

Final published version: https://doi.org/10.1002/wea.3997

 

4. Comparison of the prediction of Indian monsoon low-pressure systems by the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction project. A. Deoras, K. M. R. Hunt and A. G. Turner. Weather and Forecasting, accepted 16 February 2021, published online 23 February 2021

Final published version: https://doi.org/10.1175/WAF-D-20-0081.1

 

3. Basu, S., Bieniek, P.A. and Deoras, A., 2017. An investigation of reduced western disturbance activity over Northwest India in November-December 2015 compared to 2014- A case study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 53(1), pp.75-83

 

2. Akshay Deoras. On Intriguing Relationship Between Monsoon Low Pressures and Maharashtra. Bulletin of the Indian Meteorological Society, Pune Chapter (Vol.17, February 2016, pp. 42)

 

1. Aditya Kranti, Salil Bhat, Akshay Deoras. Trend Analysis and Mapping of Severe Cyclonic Storms in Bay of Bengal using ANN and Exponential Smoothing, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), 237-242, 2015, ISSN:2321-9939.

 

Blogs (no longer updated): Down To Earth

 

Page last updated: 13 May 2022

 

Last update: 19th May 2022

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