Murtugudde Discusses Improving Forecasts of Extreme Rainfall Events

ESSIC/AOSC Professor Raghu Murtugudde recently published an article in the Hindu Business Line titled “How forecast of extreme rainfall events can be improved”.

The article discusses quantitative precipitation forecasting (QPF), a weather forecasting method that combines model forecasts of large-scale features with known past values of temperature, humidity, and winds at different pressure levels from the surface to the upper atmosphere.  QPF is very economical compared to running very high-resolution models for particular regions or cities and can be very valuable for countries with unpredictable weather events such as India.

In addition to his work at ESSIC, Murtugudde is an Affiliate Professor for the Department of Geology currently serving as a Visiting Professor in Bombay, India.  He works primarily in climate studies, exploring the co-evolution of life and climate and what it means for sustainability.  He also writes a blog hosted on the ESSIC website.

To read the article, click here: “How forecast of extreme rainfall events can be improved”.