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Prof. A. P. Dimri

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Prof. A. P. Dimri
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Academic Record: 
  • Ph.D., 2004, Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India (Thesis: Winter Circulation Characteristics and Location Specific Forecast over Western Himalayas) (Supervisor: Prof. U. C. Mohanty)
  • M.Phil., 1994, Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (Dissertation: Radiative Effects of Deserts Aerosols) (Supervisor: Prof. V. K. Jain)
  • M.Sc.(Tech), 1992, Geophysics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (Dissertation: Some Studies on the Interaction between Aerosols and Clouds) (Supervisor: Prof. B. R. D. Gupta)
  • B.Sc.(Hons), 1989, Physics (HONS.), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Research Area: 
  • Regional climate dynamics, change and variability
  • Climate modeling and numerical modeling
  • Statistical and dynamical downscaling of numerical model outputs
  • Science of climate and climate change
  • Extreme events and their physical understanding
  • Indian winter monsoon and Western Disturbances
  • Snow and glacier physics/Himalayan climate interaction
Professional Appointments: 
  • Director, Apr 2022 – till date, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Mumbai, India
  • Professor, Dec 2011 – till date, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India – 110067
  • Associate Professor, Jan 2008 – Dec 2011, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India – 110067
  • Scientist, Apr 1994 - Jan 2008, Defense Research & Development Organization, Snow & Avalanche Study Estt., Him Parisar, Sector 37A, Chandigarh, India – 160036
  • Researcher, Sep 2010 – Aug 2012, Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center (HyARC), Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
  • Guest Scientist, May - Jul 2013, Meteorological Institute, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • Visiting Academic, Sep – Dec 2014, Climate Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Scientific Honours: 
  • 2022 - Member, Board of Studies, Dept. of Geophysics, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (02 Jun 2022 – 01 Jun 2024)
  • 2022- Member, India International Center, New Delhi, India
  • 2022– Listed 59th (7204th) in India (World) among the top environmental science scientists.(https://research.com/scientists-rankings/environmental-sciences/in).
  • 2022– Awarded with '2022 Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research' of the Geomorphology Specialty Group (GSG) of the American Association of Geographers for his publication “A massive rock and ice avalanche caused the 2021 disaster at Chamoli, Indian Himalaya” in journal Science.
  • 2021- Committee Member, School of Climate Change and Sustainability, Institute of Eminence, Delhi University, India
  • 2021- Fellow (Elected), The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI), Prayagraj
  • 2020– 4th in the list of Top 2% Scientists from India in Climate Sciences, 2019, - published by Stanford University (The list is based on standardized citation indications and include information such as the number of citations, authorship and a composite indicator. Link to the publication and the data (Table S7 for 2019): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000384).
  • 2020- Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) (08-19 Mar 2020), at INSA by Delhi University, New Delhi
  • 2020- WCRP Regional Focal Point (RFP) for Asia and Oceania
  • 2017- Co-ordinator: Upper Indus Basin Network- India Chapter
  • 2017- ShikshaRatan Award (UPES, Dehradun)
  • 2014-2016 – Council Member (Elected), Indian Geophysical Union (IGU)
  • 2014-2016 – Council Member (Elected), Indian Meteorological Society (IMS)
  • 2014- 2022 - Associate Member, India International Center, New Delhi, India
  • 2014- Associate Fellow, Climate Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
  • 2014- Fellow, Commonwealth Commission United Kingdom
  • 2014-2015 - Commonwealth Academic Fellowship (funded by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in The United Kingdom)
  • 2013- Guest Scientist, DAAD, May – Jul 2013
  • 2010- Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (2010 – 2012)
  • 2008- Fellow, Indian Geophysical Union (IGU)
  • 2003-2009 - Associate (Junior), International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
  • 2006- Technology Award,Defense Research and Development Organization, Govt. of India
  • 1995- Siachen medal, Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India
  • 2003- Recommended Young Scientist Award 2003, Defense Research and Development Organization, Govt. of India
  • 2004- Best paper presentation award, “International Symposium on Snow Monitoring and Avalanches (ISSMA)” organized by Snow and Avalanche Study Estt., Manali from 12-16 Apr 2004
  • 2000- Best paper presentation award, Scientific and Engineering Research Council (SERC), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, school on “Cloud Physics and Atmospheric Electricity – Fundamentals” organized at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India, from 13 Jun – 14 Jul 2000
  • 1993-94 - Elected Councillor, Student Representative, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • 1992- Junior Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (JRF/SRF), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – University Grant Commission National Test for Fellowship
  • 1991- National Eligibility Test (NET)Junior Research Fellow (JRF) cum lectureship, University Grant Commission – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (UGC-CSIR)
  • 1991-92 - Student Fellowship, M.Sc. (Tech) III year, University Grant Commission, Govt. of India


1. Himalayan Weather and Climate and their impact on the environment (Eds., A. P. Dimri, B. Bookhagen, M. Stoffel and T. Yasunari), Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020, Springer Cham, 577pp. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29684-1 (Print ISBN 78-3-030-29683-4, Online ISBN 978-3-030-29684-1).

2. Western Disturbances-An Indian Meteorological Perspective (A. P. Dimri and A. Chevuturi), Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016, Springer Cham, 131pp. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26737-1 (Print ISBN 978-3-319-26735-7, Online ISBN 978-3-319-26737-1).

Review Paper(s)

1. A. P. Dimri, M. Roxy, A. Sharma, A. Pokharia, Ch. R. Gayatri, J. Sanwal, Aka Sharma, S. K. Tandon and U. C. Mohanty. Monsoon in History and present. J. of Palaeosciences, 2022. (accepted).

2. M. Shekhar, A. Sharma, A. P. Dimri and S. K. Tandon. Asian Summer Monsoon: Variability, global teleconnections and dynamics during the last 1,000 years. ESR, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.104041.

3. K. Ray, P. Pandey, C. Pandey, A. P. Dimri and K. Kishore. On the recent floods in India. Current Science, 25 July 2019, Vol. 117, No. 2.

4. I. Gultepe, R. Sharman, P. D. Williams, B. Zhou, G. Ellrod, P. Minnis, S. Trier, S. Griffin, S. S. Yum, B. Gharabaghi, W. Feltz, M. Temimi, Z. Pu, L. N. Storer, P. Kneringer, M. J. Weston, H. Chuang, L. Thobois, A. P. Dimri, S. Dietz, G. B. Franca, A. V. Valdonel. A Review of High Impact Weather on Aviation Meteorology. PAGEOPH, 2019, 176 2019, 1869–1921, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-019-02168-6.

5. Shruti Singh, Rajesh Kumar and A. P. Dimri. Mass Balance Status of Indian Himalayan Glaciers: A brief review. Frontiers in Environmental Science - Interdisciplinary Climate Studies - Research Topic: Himalayan Climate Interactions, 21 August 2018, 6:30.doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00030.

6. R. M. Devi, M. K. Patasaraiya, B. Sinha, S. Saran, A. P. Dimri and R. Jaiswal. Scientific Approaches in Understanding the Linkages between Climate Change and Forest: A review. Current Science, 10 March 2018, Vol. 114, No. 5.

7. S. K. Jain, P. Mani, S. K. Jain, P. Prakash, V. P. Singh, S. Kumar, S. P. Agarwal, and A. P. Dimri. A Review of Flood Forecasting Techniques and Applications. The International Journal of River Basin Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/15715124.2017.1411920.

8. A. P. Dimri, A. Chevuturi, D. Niyogi, R. J. Thayyen, K. Ray, S. N. Tripathi, A. K. Pandey and U. C. Mohanty. Cloudbursts in Indian Himalayas: A Review. Earth-Science Reviews, 2017, 168, 1–23.

9. A. P. Dimri, T. Yasunari, B. S. Kotlia, U.C. Mohanty and D. R. Sikka. Indian Winter Monsoon: Present and Past. Earth-Science Reviews, 2016, 163, 297–322.

10. A. P. Dimri, R. J. Thayyen, K. Kibler, A. Stanton, D. Tullos and V. P. Singh. A review of atmospheric and land surface processes with emphasis on flood generation along the southern rim of the Himalayas. Science of Total Environment, 2016,556, 98 – 115.

11. A. P. Dimri, D. Niyogi, A. P. Barros, J. Ridley, U. C. Mohanty, T. Yasunari and D. R. Sikka. Western Disturbance: A Review. Reviews of Geophysics, 2015, 53, DOI:10.1002/2014RG000460.

Publication in reviewed and referred international/national journal(s)

A. Shikha, A. P. Dimri, K. K. Singh, P. Maharana and U. Mina. Risk assessments and adaptation strategies for irrigated and rainfed cotton crop production under climate change. JESS. (accepted).

BramhaDuttVishwakarma, RAAJ Ramsankaran, Mohd. Farooq Azam, Tobias Bolch, Arindan Mandal, Smriti Srivastava, Pankaj Kumar, Rakesh Sahu, PerumalJayaramanNavinkumar, Srinivasa Rao Tanniru, AaquibJaved, MohdSoheb, A. P. Dimri, Mohit Yadav, BalajiDevaraju, PennanChinnasamy, Manne Janga Reddy, GeethaPriyaMurugesan, Manohar Arora, Sharad K Jain, Chandra Ojha, Stephan Harrison and Jonathan L Bamber. Challenges in understanding the variability of the cryosphere in the Himalayas and its impact on the regional water resources. Frontiers in Water, section Water and Climate, 2022.  (accepted).

A. P. Dimri, M. Roxy, A. Sharma, A. Pokharia, Ch. R. Gayatri, J. Sanwal, Aka Sharma, S. K. Tandon and U. C. Mohanty. Monsoon in History and present. J. of Palaeosciences, 2022.(accepted).

V. K. Buri, A. M. Jose, K. R. Kundeti, K. Osuri, R. Bhaduri and A. P. Dimri. Future precipitation extremes over base Himalayan Uttarakhand Region: Analysis using the statistically downscaled, bias-corrected high-resolution NEX-GDDP datasets. TAAC, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-022-04111-7. (accepted).

M. Shekhar, A. Sharma, A. P. Dimri and S. K. Tandon. Asian Summer Monsoon: Variability, global teleconnections and dynamics during the last 1,000 years. ESR, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.104041.

A. Orr, B. Ahmad, U. Alam, A. N. Appadurai, Z. P. Bharucha, H. Biemans, T. Bolch, N. P. Chaulagain, S.  Dhaubanjar, A. P. Dimri, H. Dixon, H. Fowler, G. Goli, S. J. Halvorson, A. Hussain, G. Jeelani, S. Kamal, I. Khalid, S. Liu, A. Lutz, S. Mal, M. K. Mehra, E. Miles, A. Momblanch, V. Muccione, A. Mukherji, D. Mustafa, O. Najmuddin, M. N. Nasimi, M. Nuesser, V. P. Pandey, S. Parveen, F.  Pellicciotti, C. Pollino, E. Potter, M. R. Qazizada, S. Ray, S. Romshoo, S. K. Sarkar, A. Sawas, S. Sen, A.  Shah, A. Shah, J. Shea, A. T. Sheik, A. B. Shrestha, S. Tayal, S. Tigala, Z. T. Virk, P. Webster and J. Wescoat. Knowledge Priorities on Climate Change and Water in the Upper Indus Basin: A Horizon Scanning Exercise to Identify the Top 100 Questions in social and natural sciences. Earth’s Future, 2022. 10.1029/2021EF002619.

P. Maharana, D. Kumar, Rajesh Kumar, Rupendra Singh and A. P. Dimri. Diagnostic of the Massive Flood Event and Flood hazard mapping in Tons River Basin. TAAC, 2022.https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-022-04008-5.

A. P. Dimri, E. Palazzi and A. S. Daloz. Elevation dependent precipitation and temperature changes over Indian Himalayan region. Clim. Dyna., 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-021-06113-z.

D. Kumar, P. Maharana, P. Rai, P. R. Tiwari and A. P. Dimri. Simulation of Northeast Monsoon in a coupled regional model framework. Atmospheric Research, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2021.105960.

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