Prof. Jai Sukhatme

Centre for Atmosphere & Ocean Sciences,

Associate Professor in the
Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science.

Email: jai@caos.iisc.ac.in


Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.


University of California, Davis.


University of Chicago.

Postdoctoral Fellow:

Advanced Study Program. National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Postdoctoral Fellow:

Mathematics Department. University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  1. H. Khatri, J. Sukhatme, A. Kumar and M.K. Verma
    "Surface Ocean Enstrophy, Kinetic Energy Fluxes and Spectra from Satellite Altimetry"
    submitted, 2017.

  2. A. Kumar, M.K. Verma and J. Sukhatme
    "Phenomenology of two-dimensional stably stratified turbulence under large-scale forcing"
    Journal of Turbulence, DOI:10.1080/14685248.2016.1271123, 2017.

  3. Suhas, DL, J. Sukhatme and J.M. Monteiro
    "Tropical vorticity forcing and superrotation in the spherical shallow water equations"
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI:10.1002/qj.2979, 2016.

  4. S. Das, D. Sengupta,A. Chakraborty, J. Sukhatme and R. Murtugudde
    "Low-frequency intraseasonal variability in a zonally symmetric aquaplanet model"
    Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, DOI:10.1007/s00703-016-0448-y, 2016.

  5. V. Venugopal, K. Virts, J. Sukhatme, J.M. Wallace and B. Chattopadhayay
    A comparison of the fine-scale structure of the diurnal cycle of tropical rain and lightning"
    Atmospheric Research, DOI:10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.09.004, 2015.

  6. J.M. Monteiro and J. Sukhatme
    "Quasi-geostrophic dynamics in the presence of moisture gradients"
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI:10.1002/qj.2644, 2015.

  7. J. Sukhatme and V. Venugopal
    "Waxing and Waning of Observed Extreme Annual Tropical Rainfall"
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI:10.1002/qj.2633, 2015.

  8. Suhas D.L. and J. Sukhatme
    "Low Frequency Modulation of Jets in Quasigeostrophic Turbulence"
    Physics of Fluids, 27, 016601, 2015.

  9. J.M. Monteiro, A.F. Adames, J.M. Wallace and J.S. Sukhatme
    "Interpreting the Upper Level Structure of the Madden-Julian Oscillation"
    Geophysical Research Letters, 10.1002/2014GL062518, 2014.

  10. J. Sukhatme
    "Low-frequency Modes in an Equatorial Shallow Water Model with Moisture Gradients"
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI:10.1002/qj.2264, 2013.

  11. M. Remmel, J. Sukhatme and L.M. Smith
    "Nonlinear Gravity Wave Interactions in Stratified Turbulence"
    Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00162-013-0305-2, 2013.

  12. J. Sukhatme
    "Longitudinal Localization of Tropical Intraseasonal Variability"
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI: 10.1002/qj.1984, 2012.

  13. J. Sukhatme, A.J. Majda and L.M. Smith
    "Two-dimensional Moist Stratified Turbulence the Emergence of Vertically Sheared Horizontal Flows"
    Phys. of Fluids, 24, 036602, 2012.

  14. J. Sukhatme and W.R. Young
    "The Advection-Condensation Model and Water Vapour PDFs"
    Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI: 10.1002/qj.869, 2011.

  15. M. Remmel, J. Sukhatme and L.M. Smith
    "Nonlinear Inertia-Gravity Wave-Mode Interactions in Three Dimensional Rotating Stratified Flows"
    Comm. Math. Sci. 8(2), 357, 2010.

  16. J. Sukhatme and L.M. Smith
    "Local and Nonlocal Dispersive Turbulence"
    Phys. of Fluids, 21, 056603, 2009.

  17. J. Sukhatme and L.M. Smith
    "Vortical and Wave Modes in 3D Rotating Stratified Flows : Random Large Scale Forcing"
    Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics , 102, 437, 2008.

  18. J. Sukhatme and L.M. Smith
    "Self-Similarity in Decaying Two-Dimensional Stably Stratified Adjustment"
    Phys. of Fluids, 19, 036603, 2007.

  19. J. Sukhatme
    "Lagrangian Velocity Correlations and Absolute Dispersion in the Midlatitude Troposphere"
    J. Atmos. Sci, 62, 3831, 2005.

  20. J. Sukhatme
    Probability Density Functions of Decaying Passive Scalars in Periodic Domains : An Application of Sinai-Yakhot Theory"
    Phys. Rev. E, 69, 056302, 2004.

  21. J. Sukhatme and R. T. Pierrehumbert Decay of Passive Scalars Under the Action of Single Scale Smooth Velocity Fields in Bounded 2D Domains : From non self similar pdf's to self similar eigenmodes"
    Phys. Rev. E, 66, 056302, 2002.

  22. [Erratum concerning the diffusive dependence of the time periodic eigenfunction : Phys. Rev. E, 68, 019903(E), 2003]

  23. J. Sukhatme and R. T. Pierrehumbert
    "Surface Quasigeostrophic Turbulence : The Study of an Active Scalar"
    Chaos, 12, p. 439, 2002.

  24. Bürgmann R., Fielding E. and Sukhatme J
    "Slip along the Hayward fault, California, estimated from space-based synthetic aperture radar interferometry"
    Geology, 26, p. 559, 1998.

  25. Miscellaneous :
  26. J. Sukhatme and R. T. Pierrehumbert
    "Statistical Equilibria of Uniformly Forced Advection Condensation"
    arXiv : nlin.PS/0512039, 2006. (This preprint reports preliminary work on the problem. Various points need further examination!)

  1. Suhas DL (PhD 3rd year)
  2. Sathish VH (MSc 2nd year)
  3. Nihar Paul (PhD 1st year)
  4. Sambrita Ghatak (PhD 1st year)
  5. Pradeep Khushwaha (PhD 1st year)
  6. Aditya Bakshi (MTech 1st year)
  1. Ajay Kumar (M.Tech. 2011) ---> MBA, IIM-Ahmedabad.
  2. Jayesh Phadtare (M.Tech. 2012) ---> PhD programme, CAOS, IISc.
  3. Bodhi Chattopadhayaya (MSc Engg, 2012) [co-advisor V. Venugopal] ---> Employed at Swiss Re.
  4. Karthik M (MSc Engg, 2012) [co-advisor V. Venugopal] ---> Employed at ATREE.
  5. Anirban Sinha (MSc Engg, 2014) ---> Graduate student, Columbia University.
  6. Suhas DL (M.Tech. 2014) ---> PhD programme, CAOS, IISc.
  7. Saibal De (Undergradute Summer Intern, 2014).
  8. Nihar Paul (M.Tech. 2015) ---> PhD programme, CAOS, IISc.
  9. Kaushik Reddy (M.Tech. 2015) [co-advisor Prof. D. Sengupta] ---> Project staff, IIT-Mumbai.
  10. Hemant Khatri (MSc Engg 2015) ---> Graduate student, Imperial College.
  11. Joy Monteiro (PhD 2016) ---> Postdoc, Stockholm University.
  12. Arijit Chanda (M.Tech. 2016) ---> Employed at CSTEP.
Courses in this academic year:
B.Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics:

(AS 212, August 2016),

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics [GFD]

(AS 202, January 2017, with Prof. D. Sengupta) --- ongoing!
In the past, I have taught GFD since 2010 (in the January semester).

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