Pallav Ray

Dr. Pallav Ray is an Assistant Professor of Meteorology at the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Ray earned a PhD in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS), University of Miami. He has worked extensively on the tropical climate variability with an emphasis on understanding the mechanisms of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and its initiation. He was part of the team that developed and utilized the first full physics tropical channel model based on the fifth-generation mesoscale model (MM5). Dr. Ray’s other research interests include development of innovative modeling framework, tropics-extratropics interactions, tropical mean state, climate change and its impact on the society.

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Understanding climate change requires analysis of its effects in specific contexts, and the case studies in this volume offer examples of such issues. Its chapters cover tropical cyclones in East Asia, study of a fossil in Brazil’s Araripe Basin and the fractal nature of band-thickness in an iron formation of Canada’s Northwest Territories. One chapter examines the presence of trace elements and palynomorphs in the sediments of a tropical urban pond. Examples of technologies used include RS- GIS to map lineaments for groundwater targeting and sustainable water-resource management, the ALADIN numerical weather-prediction model used to forecast weather and use of grids in numerical weather and climate models. Finally, one chapter models sea level rises resulting from ice sheets melting.

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