Professor U. C. Mohanty

Visiting Professor, School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Areas of Interest:

Atmospheric Modeling, Tropical Meteorology, Monsoon Dynamics, Regional Climate Modelling, Climate Variability and Climate Change, Hydro-meteorological Disasters, Extended Range Prediction System, Statistical and Dynamical Down-scaling


Numerical Weather Prediction, Tropical Cyclones, Monsoon Dynamics, Climate Variability and Climate Change, Regional Climate Models

Consultancy Areas:

Weather Prediction, Natural Hazards, Natural Disaster Management, Tropical Cyclone and Storm Surges, Climate Change, Extended Range Rainfall Prediction


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Private Agencies

Major Professional Contributions:

Made significant innovative contributions to advance understanding and prediction of Indian monsoon, tropical cyclones and associated storm surges, severe thunderstorms, etc. using observations from specialized field experiments and state-of-the-art assimilation and modeling systems. An original approach based on the application of models to explain observational findings and practical utilization is the novelty of the work. Developed statistical and dynamical down scaling methods for extended rage (monthly to seasonal scale) prediction of rainfall and temperature over India. Lead SAARC Severe Thunderstorm Observation and Regional Modeling (STORM).

Professional Experience:

  • Faculty (Professor), Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi.
  • Joint Director and Head (Research) National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) on deputation from IIT Delhi.
  • Visiting Professor, School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar, Odisha.


Monsoon, Tropical Cyclone, Disaster Management, Climate Change, Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation, Meso-scale Modeling


Contact Information


School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences, India Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Toshali Towers, Satya Nagar, Bhubaneswar-751007
Phone: 06742576117(O), 06742549981(Res), 0-8763862775 (Mobile) 0-9868957957 (Mobile) Fax: 0674-2306203
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  • B. Sc. (Physics Honors) Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, 1969.
  • M. Sc. (Physics) Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 1971.
  • PhD (Tropical Meteorology) Odessa Hydro-Meteorological Institute, Odesha, USSR, 1978.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).
  • Fellow, Indian National Science Academy(INSA).
  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences(IASc).
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences India (NASI).
  • National Award for Atmospheric Science and atmospheric Technology.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section X: Interdisciplinary Engineering and Special Fields

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2010

Year of Birth: 1948