Prof. V. Venugopal

Associate Professor

Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, Karnataka 560012

Email: venu@caos.iisc.ernet.in

Tel: +91-80-2293-3073



PhD and M.S. (Univ. of Minnesota);

B.Tech. (IIT Madras)

Research Interests:
  1. Stochastic Hydrology
  2. Space-time Structure and Scale-invariance of Precipitation
  3. Tropical Rainfall and its Extremes
  4. Hydrological Modelling
  1. Mathematical Methods in Climate Science (AS209)
  1. Pritam Borah (PhD)
  2. Vaibhav Bathri (MTech)
  1. Ram Ratan (PhD, 2016)
  2. Anwesa Bhattacharya (PhD, 2016; jointly with Arindam Chakraborty)
  3. Malarvizhi Arulraj (M.Tech., 2014); currently enrolled for PhD at Duke University
  4. Pranesh Muddebihal (M.Tech., 2014; jointly with Ravi Nanjundiah); currently at Function Space Labs, Pune.
  5. Bodhi Chattopadhyay (M.S., 2013; jointly with Jai Sukhatme); currently at Swiss Re Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore.
  6. Karthik Madhyastha (M.S., 2013; jointly with Jai Sukhatme); currently at ATREE, Bangalore.
  7. Sandeep Sahany (PhD, 2010; jointly with Ravi Nanjundiah); Faculty, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi ; Senior Scientist, Centre for Climate Research, Singapore; PostDoc, UCLA.
  8. Ram Ratan (M.S., 2009); currently enrolled for PhD at CAOS.
  9. Charu Singh (M.S., 2007); currently at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun.
  1. Salameh et al., Fifteen years (1993-2007) of surface freshwater storage variability in the Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin using multi-satellite observations, Water , 9(4), 245; DOI:10.3390/w9040245, 2017.
  2. V. Venugopal and J. M. Wallace, Climatology of contribution-weighted tropical rain rates based on TRMM 3B42, Geophysical Research Letters, DOI:10.1002/2016GL069909, 2016.
  3. A. Bhattacharya, A. Chakraborty and V. Venugopal, Role of aerosols in modulating cloud properties during active-break cycle of Indian summer monsoon, Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3437-4, 2016.
  4. V. Venugopal, K. Virts, J. Sukhatme, J. M. Wallace and B. Chattopadhyay, 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.
  5. J. Sukhatme and V. Venugopal, Waxing and waning of observed extreme annual tropical rainfall, Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorological Society, DOI: 10.1002/qj.2633, 2015.
  6. F. Papa et al.,Satellite-derived surface and sub-surface water storage in the Ganges-Brahamputra River Basin, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, DOI:10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.03.004, 2015.
  7. A. Bhattacharya, A. Chakraborty and V. Venugopal Variability of cloud liquid water and ice over South Asia from TMI estimates,Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-013-1978-3, 2014.
  8. Ratan, R. and V. Venugopal, Wet and dry spell characteristics of global tropical rainfall, Water Resources Research, 49, DOI:10.1002/wrcr.20275, 2013.
  9. Suprit, K., D. Shankar, V. Venugopal, and N. V. Bhatkar, Simulating the daily discharge of the Mandovi river, west coast of India, Hydrological Sciences Journal, DOI:10.1080 / 02626667.2012.674641, 2012.
  10. Sahany, S., V. Venugopal, and R. S. Nanjundiah, The 26 July 2005 heavy rainfall event over Mumbai: Numerical modeling aspects, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, DOI:10.1007 / s00703-010-0099-3, 109, 115-128, 2010.
  11. Sahany, S., V. Venugopal, and R. S. Nanjundiah, Diurnal scale signatures of monsoon rainfall over the Indian region from TRMM satellite observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheres, DOI:10.1029 / 2009JD012644, 115, D02103, 2010.
  12. Roux, S. G., V. Venugopal, K. Fienberg, A. Arneodo, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou, Evidence for inherent nonlinearity in temporal rainfall, Advances in Water Resources , DOI:10.1016 / j.advwatres. 2008.09.007, 32 (1), 41-48, 2009.
  13. B. N. Goswami, V. Venugopal, D. Sengupta, M. Madhusoodanan and Prince K. Xavier, Increasing trend of extreme rain events over India in a warming environment, Science, 314, 1442, doi: 10.1126/science.1132027, 2006.
  14. Venugopal, V., S. G. Roux, E. Foufoula-Georgiou and A. Arneodo, Revisiting multifractality of high resolution temporal rainfall using a wavelet-based formalism, Water Resources Research, 42 (W06D14), DOI:10.1029/2005WR004489, 2006.
  15. Gupta, R., V. Venugopal and E. Foufoula-Georgiou, A methodology for merging multisensor precipitation estimates based on expectation-maximization and scale recursive estimation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111 (D02102), DOI:10.1029/2004JD005568, 2006.
  16. Venugopal V., S. Basu, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou, A new metric for comparing precipitation patterns with an application to ensemble forecasts, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110 (D08111), DOI:10.1029/2004JD005395, 2005.
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