Ashok Karumuri

Principal Research Scientist, Climate Change Center, KAUST​,KSA


Ashok Karumuri holds a PhD (1997)  in Meteorology. He earlier worked in JAMSTEC (Japan), APCC (Korea), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, and University of Hyderabad (India).  Ashok is a globally-acknowledged researcher in tropical Indo-Pacific studies, including the discovery of the ENSO-Modoki phenomenon, basin wide warming of the pacific, global  impacts of ENSO Modoki, & Indian Ocean Dipole phenomena, etc.  Ashok had successfully led the development of the first version of the  Indian earth-system model by transforming a seasonal forecast model to a long-term climate model. He also carries out past and future climate modelling research. Ashok  also worked on climate-prediction - including multi-model seasonal to decadal forecasts,  applications such as crop-yield forecasting, extreme urban weather, etc. Ashok had also contributed to international climate change policy/science deliberations of UNFCCC and IPCC during 2010-2014.​

Till recently a professor at the University of Hyderabad (India), Ashok recently joined the Climate Change Research Centre at KAUST as a Principal Research Scientist. He coordinates the efforts on generating high resolution climate change projections for the Arabian Peninsula region, and also collaborates on the activities in seasonal prediction and its applications, etc.​

All sessions by Ashok Karumuri

Climate Variations and Changes; Where do we stand - Chair: Ibrahim Hoteit
10:45 AM

locationBldg. 19 Level 3 - Hall 1

Ibrahim Hoteit

Professor, Earth Science and Engineering, KAUST, KSA

David Yates

National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA

Matt Collins

Professor, Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, University of Exeter, UK​

Ayman Ghulam

CEO, National Center of Meteorology, KSA

Ashok Karumuri

Principal Research Scientist, Climate Change Center, KAUST​,KSA

Ralph Chami

Assistant Director​ at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Co-Founder, Blue Green World & Rebalance Earth