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Abhik is currently working as a Research Fellow at Monash University on the impact of India-Asia tectonics on climate. Previously, he worked as a Researcher at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) on various projects: the development of a climate attribution system based on operational ACCESS-S (part of NESP), northern Australia mangrove dieback, the role of stratospheric ozone on the southern polar vortex, and bushfire modelling.

He has been investigating the year-to-year variability of the tropical sub-seasonal variability, particularly focusing on how stratospheric Quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) influences the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Besides, he contributed to the collaborative research work on the 2016 record-low Antarctic Sea ice extent and the southern polar vortex weakening of 2002. As a Research Fellow at Monash University (2015-18), he assessed the single-column version ACCESS-S for understanding the convective processes to aid its development and performed a set of sensitivity experiments in both AGCM and CGCM versions of the model. An innovative transpose-AMIP strategy was adopted to estimate the evolution of the model biases during the initial few days of forecast in the ACCESS-S framework.

His PhD research primarily focused on cloud processes' role in tropical sub-seasonal variability. He actively contributed to the National Monsoon Mission, Govt. of India, as the lead author of one of the important research outcomes of the project.

For his publications, please refer to Google Scholar.


Research interests

  • Tropical sub-seasonal to seasonal variability: observation & modelling. 
  • Development of atmosphere-ocean coupled climate models and forecast evaluation. 
  • Climate attribution of the extreme weather-climate events. 
  • Convective processes in climate model. 
  • High-resolution simulation of synoptic and mesoscale processes, bushfire. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Atmospheric & Space Sciences, Ph.D., Impact of Cloud Processes on the Tropical Intraseasonal Oscillations: Numerical Modeling Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University (University of Pune)


Atmospheric Science, M.Tech., Savitribai Phule Pune University (University of Pune)


Space Science, M.Sc., Savitribai Phule Pune University (University of Pune)


External positions

Research Scientist , Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) (Australia)

Oct 2018Jun 2022

Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology


Research area keywords

  • Tropical Climate, Climate Modelling, Subseasonal Variability, MJO, Monsoon, Forecast verification

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