Dr. R. Krishnan

Resource Faculty, IARSc, Bangalore

Dr. Krishnan Raghavan specializes in climate modeling to understand scientific issues relating to “Climate Change, Asian Monsoon and Water Cycle”. Under his leadership the Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) @ IITM, Pune, developed the first Earth System Model (ESM) from India that contributed to the CMIP6 and IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. He was a Coordinating Lead Author in the IPCC AR6 WG1 report (Chapter-8: Water Cycle Changes) and a Drafting Author in the Summary for Policymakers. He is a Member of the Joint Scientific Committee(JSC), World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). He and his team from CCCR-IITM published the First National Climate Change Assessment Report of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India in 2020. After obtaining M.Sc degree in Applied Mathematics from the Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, he pursued Ph.D. research in Atmospheric Sciences at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. He was awarded Ph.D. degree from Univ. of Pune in 1994. He has published over 152 scientific articles/papers, supervised/co-supervised 14 Ph.D degrees (awarded) + (2 submitted) + (8 ongoing) & 7 Master (M.Sc/M.Tech) dissertation. He offered training lectures in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics & Atmospheric Sciences. He is recipient of National Award for Excellence in Atmos. Science & Technology in 2021 from Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India; Frontier Outstanding Research Award, Frontier Research System for Global Change, Japan, in 1998 & 1999, IITM Golden Jubilee Biennial Award for Outstanding Research Contributions in 2014.