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     Dhrubajyoti Samanta

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences
Supervisor(s)  Dr. Mihir Kumar Dash
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2009 :: Completed in 2014
AddressAsian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, N2-01C- 65, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
Phone+65 83457765
Emaildhruba.samanta@hotmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Sc.Vidyasagar UniversityPhysics2007
B.Sc.Vidyasagar University (Midnapore College)Physics (Hons)2005
12West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (Midnapore Collegiate School)Science2002
10West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (Dhaneswarpur G. C. Sikshasadan)General2000

Research Areas
  • Air Sea Interaction
  • Monsoon
  • Pacific Centennial Oscillation
  • ENSO teleconnections
  • Oceanic Mesoscale studies
  • Coastal Weather
  • Meteorological and Oceanographic observations

Skills
  • Data analysis
  • Numerical modeling
  • Operating Systems - Linux (RHEL, Ubuntu, Fedora), Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Mac, Unix (AIX)
  • Programing Language - FORTRAN (77, 95), Visual Fortran
  • Softwares - NCL, GrADS, MATLAB, Ferret, Surfer, Grapher, Origin, MS Office, SEADAS, ODV
  • Data acquisition systems and programing - CR1000, CR5000, CR Basic (Campbell Scientific)
  • Observations - Sonic Anemometer (CSAT3, RM Young 81000), Weather station, Net Radiometer, RH probe
  • Setting up micrometeorological observational site
  • Setting up sophisticated camera system for shoreline monitoring and ocean wave observation (Erdman)
  • Knowledge of Accoustic Doppler Current Meter (Nortek Aquadopp)
  • Language- English, Hindi, Bengali

Awards
  • Travel grant and full support by WMO/WCRP for attending Training School on Monsoon Variability in Changing Climate, Jeju island, Korea, Jan 2017

Experience
  • Visiting Researcher, CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder, USA -- Sep 2017 to Dec 2017
  • Research Fellow, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore --- June 2017 to present
  • Member (Visiting Researcher), Environmental Quality, Atmospheric Science and Climate Change Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam --- Sep 2016 to May 2017
  • Special Research Support Staff, University of Aizu --- May 2016 to Mar 2017 --- Project -- Improving multi-scale variability and interactions of Indian monsoon through embeded regional modeling (NMM)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A and M University at Qatar -- Apr 2015 to Apr 2016 --- Project -- Development of an observational system to monitor nearshore wind, waves and sediment transport
  • Research Scholar, CORAL, IIT Kharagpur, India --- Apr 2010 to May 2014 --- Project -- Featured based study of Indian Ocean circulation using Saral AltiKa observations
  • Research Scholar, CORAL, IIT Kharagpur, India --- May 2008 to Mar 2010 --- Project -- Study of variability of Air Sea interaction over tropical Indian Ocean using observations from Megha Tropiques

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Research Fellowship, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Aizu, Japan
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Texas A and M University at Qatar
  • Senior Research Fellowship by Space Applications Centre, ISRO

Papers Published in Journals
  • Extratropical anticyclonic Rossby wave breaking and Indian summer monsoon failure by D. Samanta, M. K. Dash, B. N. Goswami and P. C. Pandey Climate Dynamics Vol. 46 (5), pp 1547-1562 (2016)
  • Unusual Circulation Pattern during Indian Summer Monsoon Failure in July 2002 and June 2009 by Dhrubajyoti Samanta, M. K. Dash and P. C. Pandey, Natural Hazards. Vol. 65 (1), pp 295-302. DOI 10.1007/s11069-012-0357-4 (2013)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Seasonal variability of atmospheric surface layer characteristics and weather pattern in Qatar by D. Samanta, W. L. Cheng and R. Sadr. 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, 20-21 November 2016. Portland, USA (2016)
  • Simulations of the Indian Summer Monsoon rainfall and its relation to ENSO by D. Samanta, S. N. Hameed, J. Dachao and V. Thilakan. JAMSTEC-CMCC Workshop for modeling and prediction of climate variability and change and its social applications, 13-14 October 2016. University of Aizu, Japan (2016)
  • Observational study of atmospheric surface layer and coastal weather in northern Qatar by D. Samanta and R. Sadr. EGU General Assembly, 17-22 April 2016. Vienna, Austria (2016)
  • Is Qatar climate changing- A possible side effect of industrial boom by R. Sadr, W. L Cheng and D. Samanta. 5Th TAMUQ Research and Industry Partnership Showcase, 12 April 2016. Doha, Qatar (2016)
  • Air flow pattern in the vicinity of photovoltaic panels by D. Samanta, R. Sadr, B. Guo and W. Javed. 5Th TAMUQ Research and Industry Partnership Showcase, 12 April 2016. Doha, Qatar (2016)
  • Study of atmospheric condition in the coastal region of Qatar by D. Samanta and R. Sadr. 5Th TAMUQ Research and Industry Partnership Showcase, 12 April 2016. Doha, Qatar (2016)
  • Tackling Dust for Qatar-s Energy Sustainability by B. Guo, B. Figgis, C. Wu, H. Abu-Rub, H. Kawamoto, R. Sadr, V. Panchang, W. Javed, W. Yiming, B. S. Sandeepan, D. Samanta and Y. Chen. Conference on Electric Power and Water Desalination in the Arab World, 22-23 February 2016. Doha, Qatar (2016)
  • Sonic Anemometer measurement of turbulence over photovoltaic panels by D. Samanta, R. Sadr and B. Guo. Photovoltaic soiling and mitigation workshop, 16 March 2016. Doha, Qatar (2016)
  • Study of Upper Surface of Bay of Bengal During Contrasting Monsoon Years by M. K. Dash, S. Dey, D. Samanta and P. C. Pandey. SARAL International Science and Applications Meeting, 22-24 April 2014. Ahmedabad, India (2014)
  • Extratropical Rossby Wave Breaking, A Cause for Indian Summer Monsoon Failure by M. K. Dash, D. Samanta and P. C. Pandey. SAPRISE meeting, 24-26 June 2013. University of Exeter, UK (2013)
  • Role of Rossby Wave Breaking on 2009 Indian Summer Monsoon Failure by D. Samanta, M. K. Dash, P. Deb and P. C. Pandey. AOGS - AGU (WPGM) Joint Assembly, 13-17 August, 2012, p127. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore (2012)
  • Extreme Indian Summer Monsoon, Role of Northern Indian Ocean by M. K. Dash, D. Samanta and P. C. Pandey. International Conference on Opportunities and Chanlenges in Monsoon Prediction in a Changing Climate (OCHAMP 2012), 21-25 February 2012, OC 351. IITM Pune, India (2012)
  • Axial Change in Latent Heat Flux and Sea Surface Temperature During Contrasting Indian Monsoon Years by D. Samanta, M. K. Dash, P. Deb and P. C. Pandey. Ocean Sciences Meeting, 19-24 February 2012, B 1450. Salt Lake City, USA (2012)
  • Intrusion of Antarctic Melt Water and its effect on Upper Ocean Variabiliy in the Southern Indian Ocean by P. Deb, M. K. Dash, D. Samanta and P. C. Pandey. Ocean Sciences Meeting, 19-24 February 2012, 9599. Salt Lake City, USA (2012)
  • Imapct of Rossby Wave on the Variation of Indian Summer Monsoon by D. Samanta, M. K. Dash, P. Deb and P. C. Pandey. National Conference of Ocean Science of India (OSICON 2011), 13-15 July 2011. NIOT, Chennai, India (2011)
  • Mesoscale Studies in the Northern Indian Ocean During Extreme Summer Monsoon Years by M. K. Dash, D. Samanta, R. Sharma, R. M. Gairola and P. C. Pandey. 2nd ISRO-CNES SARAL AltiKa Science and Application Meet, 15-17 March 2011. Space Applications Centre (ISRO), India (2011)
  • Anomalous Atmospheric Pattern During the Extreme Period of Indian Summer Monsoon in 2002 and 2009 by D. Samanta, M. K. Dash and P. C. Pandey. International Workshop on Biodiversity and Climate Change, 19-22 December 2010. IIT Kharagpur, India (2010)
  • On the Monsoon Failure of 2009 and Decadal Trend of SST and Wind as inferred from TRMM observations by D. Samanta, M. K. Dash and P. C. Pandey. 16th National Space Science Symposium, 24-27 February 2010, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India (2010)
  • Variation of Latent Heat Flux Over Tropical Indian Ocean, A Case Study using TMI observations by D. Samanta, M. K. Dash, A. Chakraborty and P. C. Pandey. International Conference on Megha Tropiques Science and Applications, 23-25 March 2009. ISRO HQ, Bangalore, India (2009)
  • Air-Sea interaction over the tropical Indian Ocean during extreme climate events, A case study using TRMM observations by M. K. Dash, D. Samanta, A. Chakraborty and P. C. Pandey. International Conference on Megha Tropiques Science and Applications, 23-25 March 2009. ISRO HQ, Bangalore, India (2009)
  • Variation of Latent Heat Flux over Tropical Indian Ocean using TRMM observations by M. K. Dash, D. Samanta and P. C. Pandey. Ocean Science of India Conference (OSICON), 19-21 March 2009. Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India (2009)

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