Piyush Garg

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  • Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India(August 2015 to January 2016)
  • M.Sc Atmospheric Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India & Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India (2013-2015)
  • B.Sc Physical Sciences, Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India(2010-2013)

The dance of air and sea is what weather is all about.

Pursuing a Masters in atmospheric sciences from Pune University (India) provided me an insight to look into this beautiful realm of weather and climate sciences. While doing my masters' thesis at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune (India), I came across some really interesting and complex heavy precipitation events over western ghats in India and I tried to understand the large scale synoptic conditions, which in association with the local mesoscale activity might have induced such extreme precipitation events on such a short temporal scale. Furthermore, I tried to tune Betts-Miller-Janjic (BMJ), which is a cumulus parametrization scheme in WRF model, which in turn gave me a better hindcast of those events by improving the convection initiation in the model.  

With this background, I joined Cloud Systems Research Group with Prof. Steve Nesbitt as a Ph.D. Student in January 2016. I am trying to develop an algorithm to identify and characterize the cold pools over tropical oceans, so as to represent them better in our global climate models. I am using Python as a programming tool extensively to create the ideal environment to study the remote sensing (ASCAT, RapidSCAT), precipitation (CMORPH, GPMfuture) and reanalyses (MERRA, MERRA-2, ECMWF) datasets. Also, In the future course of study, I will be simulating the cold pools using simple radiative convective equilibrium model, WRF and CM1.


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