Krishnan Raghavan, Ph.D.

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology

Krishnan Raghavan is the director of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune, India. He specializes in climate modeling to understand scientific issues relating to climate change, Asian monsoons and the water cycle. Under his leadership the Centre for Climate Change Research (CCCR) at IITM, he developed the first Earth system model from India that contributed to the CMIP6 and IPCC Sixth Assessment Report. He was a coordinating lead author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report of Working Group 1( IPCC AR6 WG1) report (Chapter-8: Water Cycle Changes) and is a member of the Joint Scientific Committee, World Climate Research Programme, World Meteorological Organisation. He and his team from CCCR-IITM published the First National Climate Change Assessment Report of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India in 2020. Raghavan is a fellow of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru, India. He received the National Award for Excellence in Atmospheric Science and Technology (2021) by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.

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