Prof. U. C. Mohanty Adjunct Professor
School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences

Research Interests

Tropical Meteorology, Numerical Weather Prediction, Monsoon Dynamics, Regional Climate Studies and Meso-scale Modelling

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  Ph.D. Tropical Meteorology 1978 Odessa Hydro-Meteorological Institute, USSR




  Environmental Science, Engineering and Management (CYA2002)
  Dynamics of Atmosphere and Ocean (CL6L102)
  Tropical Cyclone and Storm Surge Modeling (CL5L313)
  Air Sea Interaction (CL5L201)
  Fundamental of Meteorology & Oceanography (CL5L101)
  Planetary and Marine Boundary Layer (CL6L202)


Recent Publications (International Journals)

1Mohanty U.C., Osuri O.K.K., Pattanayak S. and Sinha P. (2012):  An observational perspective on tropical cyclone activity over Indian seas in a warming environment; Natural Hazards, 63: 1319-1335.
2Raju P.V.S., Potty Jayaraman, Mohanty U.C. (2012): Prediction of severe tropical cyclones over the Bay of Bengal during 2007–2010 using high-resolution mesoscale model, Nat Hazards, 63: 1361-1374.
3Raju P.V.S., Jayaraman Potty and Mohanty U.C. (2012): Simulations of Severe Tropical Cyclone Nargis over the Bay of Bengal Using RIMES Operational System, Pure Appl. Geophys,169, 1909-1920.
4Mohanty U.C., Routray A., Krishna K. Osuri and Kiran Prasad S. (2012): A Study on Simulation of Heavy Rainfall Events Over Indian Region with ARW-3DVAR Modeling System, Pure Appl. Geophys. 169, 381–399.
5Kulkarni M. A., Singh A. and Mohanty U. C. (2012): Effect of spatial correlation on regional trends in rain events over India, Theor Appl Climatol, DOI 10.1007/s00704-012-0602-5.
6Acharya N., Chattopadhyay S., Kulkarni M. A. and Mohanty U.C., (2012): A Neurocomputing Approach to Predict Monsoon Rainfall in Monthly Scale Using SST Anomaly as a Predictor, Acta Geophysica; vol. 60, 1, 2012, 260-279.
7Litta A.J., Idicula S. M., U.C. Mohanty  and S. Kiran Prasad (2012) Comparison of Thunderstorm Simulations from WRF-NMM and WRF-ARW Models over East Indian Region; The Scientific World Journal; Volume 2012, Article ID 951870, 20 pages; doi:10.1100/2012/951870.
8Litta A. J., Mohanty U. C. and Idicula S. M. (2012): The diagnosis of severe thunderstorms with high-resolution WRF model J. Earth Syst. Sci., 121, 2, 297–316
9Nair A., U. C. Mohanty and N. Acharya, (2012): Monthly prediction of rainfall over India and its homogeneous zones during monsoon season: a supervised principal component regression approach on general circulation model products, Theor. Appl. Climatol. DOI 10.1007/s00704-012-0660-8.
10Litta A.J., U.C. Mohanty, S. Das and S. M. Idicula (2012): Numerical simulation of severe local storms over east India using WRF-NMM mesoscale model; Atmospheric Research 116, 161–184.
11Pattanayak S., U.C. Mohanty and Krishna K. Osuri, (2012): Impact of parameterization of physical processes on simulation of track and intensity of tropical cyclone Nargis (2008) with WRF-NMM model, Scientific World Journal, Volume 2012, Article ID 671437, 18 pages, doi:10.1100/2012/671437.
12Acharya, N., S. Chattopadhyay, U. C. Mohanty, S. K. Dash, L. N. Sahoo (2012): On the bias correction of general circulation model output for Indian summer monsoon, Meteorological Applications, 20, 349–356, DOI: 10.1002/met.1294.
13Singh A., Kulkarni M.A., Mohanty U.C., Kar S.C., Robertson A.W., Mishra G. (2012): Prediction of Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) using canonical correlation analysis of global circulation model products, Meteorological Applications 19, 2, 179-188.
14Sinha P., Mohanty U. C., Kar S. C., Dash S. K., Robertson A. W., and Tippett M. K. (2012): Seasonal prediction of the Indian summer monsoon rainfall using canonical correlation analysis of the NCMRWF global model products, International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3536.
15Sinha P., Mohanty U. C., Kar S. C., Dash S. K., and S Kumari (2012): Sensitivity of the GCM driven summer monsoon simulations to cumulus parameterization schemes in nested RegCM3, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI 10.1007/s00704-012-0728-5.
16Mohapatra M., Mandal G. S., Bandyopadhyay B. K., Tyagi A., and Mohanty U.C. (2012): Classification of cyclone hazard prone districts of India, Natural Hazards, 63, 3, 1601-1620.
17Singh A., Acharya N., Mohanty U. C., Robertson A. W., and Mishra G. (2012): On the predictability of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall in general circulation model at different lead time, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 58, 108-127.
18Chattopadhyay S., Acharya N., Chattopadhyay G., S Kiran Prasad, and Mohanty U. C. (2012): Markov chain model to study the occurrence of pre-monsoon thunderstorms over Bhubaneswar, India, Comptes Rendus Geosciences, DOI 10.1016/j.crte.2012.08.002
19Mohanty U.C., Niyogi D, Potty K.V.J. (2012): Recent developments in tropical cyclone analysis using observations and high resolution models, Natural Hazards, 63, 3, 1281-1283.
20Singh A., Acharya N., U.C. Mohanty, Gopbandhu Mishra (2013): Performance of Multi Model Canonical Correlation Analysis (MMCCA) for prediction of Indian summer monsoon rainfall using GCMs output, Comptes Rendus Geoscience, Volume 345, Issue 2, 62–72.
21Mohanty, U.C., Osuri Krishna Kishore and Pattanayak Sujata (2013):  A study on high resolution mesoscale modeling systems for simulation of tropical cyclones over the Bay of Bengal, MAUSAM, 64, 1 (January 2013), 117-134.
22Ashish Routray, U. C. Mohanty, Krishna K. Osuri, and S. Kiran Prasad (2013): Improvement of Monsoon Depressions Forecast with Assimilation of Indian DWR Data Using WRF-3DVAR Analysis System, Pure Appl. Geophys, Springer Basel, DOI 10.1007/s00024-013-0648-z.
23Jayaraman Potty, S. M. Oo, P. V. S. Raju and  U. C. Mohanty, Performance of nested WRF model in typhoon simulations over West Pacific and South China Sea, Nat Hazards (2012) 63:1451–1470.
24P. V. S. Raju, Jayaraman Potty and  U. C. Mohanty, Prediction of severe tropical cyclones over the Bay of Bengal during 2007–2010 using high-resolution mesoscale model, Nat Hazards (2012) 63:1361–1374.
25Acharya, N, Singh A., Nair A, , Mohanty U.C., Chattopadhayay S (2012): Performance of General Circulation Models and their ensembles for prediction of drought indices over India during summer monsoon, Natural Hazard Volume 66, pp 851-871
26Nair A, Acharya, N, Singh A., Mohanty U.C. and Panda T.C. (2012): On the predictability of northeast monsoon rainfall over south peninsular India in General Circulation Models, Pure and applied Geophysics (
27Mohanty U.C, Acharya,N Ankita Singh, Archana Nair, M.A. Kulkarni, S.K. Dash, S.C. Kar, A.W. Robertson, A.K. Mitra, L.S. Rathore, K.K. Singh, D.R. Pattanaik, Dalip Singh , Surajit Chattopadhyay, R.K. Rai, M.M.N Rao, P.Sinha, A.K. Mishra and R.K. Pal. (2013): Real-time Experimental Extended Range Forecast System (ERFS) for Indian summer Monsoon Rainfall: A case study for Monsoon 2011. Current Science, 104(7), 856-870.
28Acharya, N, Mohanty U.C, Sahoo L.N.(2013): Probabilistic Multi-Model Ensemble Prediction of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall using General Circulation Models: A non-parametric approach, Comptes Rendus Geoscience (in press)
29Acharya N , Kulkarni M.A., Mohanty U.C. and Singh A(2013): Performance of two version of NCEP Climate Forecast System for predicting Indian summer monsoon rainfall: comparison study, Acta Geophysica (in press)
30A Nair, UC Mohanty, AW Robertson, T.C. Panda, Jing-Jia Luo and Toshio Yamagata (2013): An analytical study of hindcasts from General Circulation Models for Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall, Meteorological Applications, DOI: 10.1002/met.1395
31N Acharya, S Chattopadhyay, UC Mohanty and K Ghosh (2013): Prediction of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall: a weighted multi-model ensemble to enhance probabilistic forecast skills, Meteorological Applications DOI:10.1002/met.1400.
32A Routray, UC Mohanty, KK Osuri, SK Prasad (2013): Improvement of Monsoon Depressions Forecast with Assimilation of Indian DWR Data Using WRF-3DVAR Analysis System, Pure and Applied Geophysics, DOI 10.1007/s00024-013-0648-z.
33L Thomas, SK Dash, UC Mohanty (2013): Influence of various land surface parameterization schemes on the simulation of Western Disturbances. Meteorological Applications. DOI: 10.1002/met.1386
34Someshwar Das, U.C. Mohanty, Ajit Tyagi, D.R. Sikka, P.V. Joseph, L.S. Rathore, Arjumand Habib, Saraju K. Baidya, Kinzang Sonam, and Abhijit Sarkar, 2013: The SAARC STORM – A Coordinated Field Experiment on Severe Thunderstorm Observations and Regional Modeling over the South Asian Region, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, DOI:
35Acharya Nachiketa, Nitin Anand Shrivastava, B. K. Panigrahi and U. C. Mohanty, 2013: evelopment of an artificial neural network based multi-model ensemble to estimate the northeast monsoon rainfall over south peninsular India: an application of extreme learning machine, clim Dyn, DOI 10.1007/s00382-013-1942-2
36Osuri, K. K., U. C. Mohanty, A. Routray, M. Mohapatra, and D. Niyogi, 2013: Real-time Track Prediction of Tropical Cyclones over the North Indian Ocean using the ARW model, J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-12-0313.1

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize
  • National Award in Atmospheric Science & Technology
  • Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence
  • Fellow,Indian National Science Academy (FNA)
  • Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc)
  • Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE)
  • Odisha Citizen Award
  • Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award
  • Sir Gilbert Walker Gold Medal
  • AR & DB Silver Jublee Award

Research Scholar

Ph.D. Degree awarded: 38, Currently Registered: 07

Professional Experience

About 48 years of teaching and research experience in Atmospheric Sciences at Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi and School of Earth OCean and Climate Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar about 50 ex-India visits to leading international institutions/organizations like ECMWF, NCAR, NCEP, University of Reading, FSU, NCSU, NRL, Purdue University, UNU etc. for collaborative R&D work and scientific interaction.

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