Dr. K.Saikranthi

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Inspire faculty

Department of Earth and Climate Science, IISER Tirupati

Email: saikranthi@iisertirupati.ac.in

Phone: +91 877 2500 239

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Research Interests

  • Characterizing the precipitating systems using remote sensing techniques both from in-situ and space-borne platforms.
  • Microphysics of Clouds and precipitation.

Educational and Professional Career

  • M.Sc (April, 2008): Mysore University, Mysore.
  • Ph. D (June, 2014): Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.
  • Junior Research Fellow (January 2009 - January 2011): National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Department of Space, Gadanki, India
  • Senior Research Fellow (January 2011 - June 2013): National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Department of Space, Gadanki, India
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (January 2015 - November 2017): Divecha Centre for Climate Change, CAOS, Indian Institute of Science(IISc), Bangalore, India.
  • Inspire Faculty (November 2017 to present): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

Honours and Awards

  • DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award from DST, Govt. of India (January 2017)
  • Young Scientist Award in the 2nd India Radar Meteorology Conference (IRAD) 2018.
  • Best paper award in National Space Science Symposium (NSSS) 2012.
  • Dr. S. Pancharatnam Gold Medal in Master of Science.
  • Prof. S. Chandrasekhar Gold Medal in Master of Science.
  • Prof. S. B. Bondade Gold Medal in Master of Science.
  • Prof. K. N. Srinivasa Rao Endowment cash prize in Master of Science.
  • Jawaharlal Neru Memorial Fund merit award in Master of Science.

Selected Publications

  • K. Saikranthi, B. Radhakrishna, S. K. Satheesh and T. Narayana Rao. (2018). Spatial variation of rain systems during El Nino and La Nina periods over India and adjoining Ocean. Climate Dynamics, 50: 3671-3685.
  • Rao, T. N., K. Saikranthi, B. Radhakrishna, and S. V. B. Rao. (2016). Differences in the climatological characteristics of precipitation between active and break spells of the Indian summer monsoon. Journal of Climate, 29 (21), 7797-7814.
  • K. Saikranthi, T. N. Rao, B. Radhakrishna, and S. V. B. Rao. (2014). Morphology of the vertical structure of precipitation over India and adjoining oceans based on long-term measurements of TRMM PR. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120 (17), 8987-9005.
  • K. Saikranthi, T. N. Rao, M. Rajeevan and S.V.B. Rao. (2013). Identification of Homogeneous Rainfall Zones over Indian Region Using High-Resolution Gridded Data. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14 (1), 304-317.
  • K. Saikranthi, T. N. Rao, B. Radhakrishna, and S. V. B. Rao. (2013). Impact of misrepresentation of freezing-level height by the TRMM algorithm on shallow rain statistics over India and adjoining oceans. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52 (9), 2001-2008.

Teaching

  • ECS 321: Introduction to Earth and Climate Science
  • ECS 411: Atmospheric Thermodynamics and cloud physics

Open Positions

One fulltime JRF position will be advertised shortly.

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