Head of ‘National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting’ (NCMRWF), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.
Dr. Ashis Kumar Mitra, is currently the Head of ‘National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting’ (NCMRWF), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. Dr. Mitra has 35 years of experience in Numerical Modelling for Weather /Climate, Data Assimilation, Monsoon Research and developing Applications for various sectors. He has published around 100 research papers in peer reviewed reputed journals. He has a Ph.D in Ocean Modelling from IIT Delhi. Dr. Mitra has worked as visiting scientist in FSU, USA and UKOM, UK. His current research interests are coupled modelling for S2S prediction of Monsoon, ocean-atmosphere modelling and data assimilation, gridded rainfall data preparation and, model validation/ diagnostics. He is an associate editor of RMS journal QJRMS and is serving as member of several national and international committees related to weather and climate.