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Summer Courses
B N Goswami (Cotton University)
Date & Time
23 April 2022 to 11 June 2022
Online Lecture

Description: A major component of the global climate, the Indian summer monsoon variability and its predictability cannot be understood in isolation. Also, the teleconnections influencing the variability and predictability of Indian monsoon arise through atmospheric bridges forced by other climate modes. The course is designed for Masters in Physics, Mathematics, Fluid Mechanics or B.Tech with Fluid mechanics and Thermodynamics but otherwise uninitiated in Climate Science. The first four lectures prepare the background on maintenance of the Climate system and how steady state forced motions in the atmosphere are generated. The rest of the Lectures focus on describing the phenomenology associated with variability and predictability of the Indian summer monsoon and some of the tools such as ocean-atmosphere interaction to understand them.  As a rigorous development of a geophysical fluid dynamical framework for diverse phenomena involving many scales of motion is outside scope of this course, the mechanisms are described and explained largely qualitatively.

Time: 06: 00 pm to 07: 30 pm (IST).

Every week on Sat, Tue, until Jun 11, 2022, (except April 30th and May 3rd, 2022).

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About the Speaker: Prof. Goswami did his Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from PRL, Ahmedabad in 1976 and went to do his post-doctoral stints in Climate Science at MIT and NASA/GSFC, USA. Returning to India in 1983, he made IISC, Bangalore his home between 1985-2006. Taking up the helm of IITM, Pune in 2006, he conceptualized and led India’s Monsoon Mission Project and helped MoES bring its weather and climate prediction capability to be at par with the best in the world. Prof. Goswami’s more than 190 high impact publications are recognized nationally with the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize (1995), Fellowships of all three leading Science Academies of India and internationally by Fellowship of the World Academy of Science (FTWAS), Italy.

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