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Sumant Nigam

3419 Computer & Space Sciences Bldg
College Park, MD 20742-2425
Work Phone: 
301 405 5381
Expert Credentials: 

India's Department of Science & Technology: CP-STIO Collaborative Award; 2007-2009. . NSF OISE: Diagnosis of India's weather prediction model's forecast and simulation deficiencies; May 2002 - April 2007. Lead the South Asian Regional Reanalysis effort (2007-2010).

Area of Expertise: 

Structure & dynamics of seasonal/interannual climate variability: Tropical ocean-atmosphere interaction (e.g., El Nino), Asian & North American monsoons, North Atlantic & North Pacific Oscillations. Hydroclimate variability and droughts over the Gangetic Plains (India) and Great Plains (US).

Country of Expertise: 
M.A. Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Princeton University (1981),Ph.D. Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Princeton University (1984),M.Sc. Physics Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1978)