Aneesh Subramanian, Ph.D

SpecialityProfessor, University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Aneesh Subramanian’s research interests are mainly in climate processes, global and regional weather and climate prediction and coupled ocean-atmosphere data assimilation.  He is a climate scientist who studies the predictability of global weather systems such as atmospheric rivers on medium-range to sub-seasonal timescales and oceanic influences on prediction in these timescales using both computational models and observational analysis. He is also focused on improved understanding of the physical processes and their representation in computer models for helping improve the predictions. Sub-seasonal to seasonal prediction is a key area of research highlighted in the “Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2016”.

 Dr. Subramanian received his Ph. D. (2012) from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and completed a post-doctoral appointment in SIO from 2012-2014. He then went on to become a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist and Lecturer in the Physics Department at the University of Oxford from 2014-2017. During his term as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the University of Oxford, Dr. Subramanian has studied advanced weather modeling techniques and their impact on predictability of the El Niño Southern Oscillation, the Madden-Julian Oscillation, tropical cyclones, and atmospheric rivers (ARs). Importantly, his skills in weather prediction and expertise in sub-seasonal to seasonal prediction is key to pursuing and achieving the current challenges in extending weather forecasting.  He then joined the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes as a Project Scientist in 2017 to lead efforts on subseasonal prediction and data assimilation to help improve Western US extreme weather predictions. Dr. Subramanian then joined the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2019 as an Assistant Professor and continues his research on prediction of our earth system from weather to climate timescales as well as improving our understanding of climate processes. Dr. Subramanian is the author or co-author of more than 80 refereed publications.

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