Assistant Professor, Meteorology, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences
I work primarily in the area of tropical climate dynamics and its variability using observations and high-resolution models (WRF) and theory. If you are a prospective graduate student (MS or Ph.D.) or looking for a postdoc position, please feel free to contact me.
Ph.D. (Meteorology and Physical Oceanography), RSMAS, U of Miami, Miami, FL.
M.S. (Engineering), CAOS, Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore.
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
• Award of excellence from the University of Miami (2008)
• Graduate Student Fellowship from the Advanced Study Program, NCAR, Boulder, July 2006 – March 2007
Numerical Weather Prediction (G); Climatology (UG); Atmospheric Dynamics (UG); Dynamic Meteorology (G); Marine Meteorology (G); Tropical Meteorology (G)
2012- Asst. Prof., Florida Institute of Technology
2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow (Institutional), IPRC, University of Hawaii
2008-2010 Post-doctoral Associate, RSMAS, University of Miami
2007 Visiting Scientist, Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) division, NCAR, Boulder
2006-2007 Graduate Student Fellow, Advanced Study Program (ASP), NCAR, Boulder
2001-2002 Research Associate, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science (IISc.), Bangalore, India
UCAR member representative
Faculty Senate Representative
Reviewer of several scientific journals including the JAS, J Climate, Clim Dyn, GRL, JGR, MAP, QJRMS, among others.
Initiation and propagation of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO); Land-Air-Sea Interactions associated with the MJO; Role of topography on the MJO; Urban climate
email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want a pdf of any papers.
* represents students.
Barrett, B.S., C.R. Densmore*, and P. Ray , 2019: Distinguishing propagating and non-propagating MJO events (in review)
Zhou*, X., P. Ray, B. S. Barrett, and P-C Hsu, 2019: Understanding the bias in surface latent and sensible heat fluxes in contemporary AGCMS over tropical oceans, (in review)
Tewari, M., and Coauthors, 2019: Future changes in land-sea breeze and its impact on cooling demads, (in prep for Nat. Clim. Change)
Ramos*, C.G.M., P. Ray, and Co-authors, 2019: The sensible heat of rainfall in the tropics: Review and estimates from reanalysis and observations, (in prep for Int. J. Climatol.)
Zhou*, X., P. Ray, K. Boykin*, B. S. Barrett, and P-C Hsu , 2019: Evaluation of surface radiative fluxes over the tropical oceans in AMIP simulations, Atmosphere, doi:10.3390/atmos10100606, [Abstract]
Mittal, R., M. Tewari, C. Radhakrishnan, P. Ray, T Singh, and A. Nickerson*, 2019: Response of tropical cyclone Phailin (2013) in the Bay of Bengal to climate perturbations,. Climate Dynamics, doi.org/10.1007/s00382-019-04761-w, [Abstract]
Earlier (limited to 10 papers)
Tan, H.*, P. Ray, B. S. Barrett, M. Tewari, and M. W. Moncrieff, 2018: Role of topography on the MJO in the Maritime Continent: a numerical case study. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4275-3. [Abstract]
Brownlee* J., P. Ray, M. Tewari, and H. Tan* (2017): Relative role of turbulent and radiative flux on the near-surface temperatures in a single-layer urban canopy model over Houston, J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 56, 2173-2187. [Abstract]
Y. Zhang and P. Ray (Ed.), 2014: Climate change and regional/local response, Intech Publisher, ISBN 978-953-51-1132-0, pp 247.
Collins, S., R. James, P. Ray, K. Chen*, A. Lassman*, and J. Brownlee*, 2014: Grids in numerical weather and climate models, In Y. Zhang and P. Ray (Ed.) Climate change and regional/local responses, ISBN 978-953-51-1132-0, 111-128. [Abstract]
Ray, P., and T. Li, 2013: Relative roles of the circumnavigating waves and the extratropics on the MJO and its relationship with the mean state, J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 876-893. [Abstract]
Ray, P., 2012: Mean state and the MJO in a high-resolution nested regional climate model, In I. Yucel (Ed.) Atmospheric Model Applications, InTech Open Access Publisher, pp 69-84, ISBN: 979-953-307-335-3.
Ray, P., C. Zhang, J. Dudhia, T. Li, and M. W. Moncrieff, 2012: Tropical channel model, In L. M. Druyan (Ed.) Climate Models, InTech Open Access Publisher, pp 3-18, ISBN: 978-953-308-181-6. [Abstract]
McNeely, S., and Coauthors, 2012: Catalyzing frontiers in water-climate-society research: A view from early career scientists and junior faculty, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 93, 477-484, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00221.1 [Abstract]
Ray, P., C. Zhang, M. W. Moncrieff, J. Dudhia, J. Caron, L. R. Leung, and C. Bruyere, 2011: Role of the atmospheric mean state on the initiation of the Madden-Julian oscillation in a tropical channel model, Clim. Dyn., 36(1), 661-184, doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0859-2 [Abstract]
Ray, P., and C. Zhang, 2010: A case study of the mechanics of extratropical influence on the initiation of the Madden-Julian oscillation, J. Atmos. Sci., 67, 515-528, doi: 10.1175/2009JAS3059.1 [Abstract]
Ray, P., C. Zhang, J. Dudhia, and S. S. Chen, 2009: A numerical case study on the initiation of the Madden-Julian oscillation, J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 310-331, doi: 10.1175/2008JAS2701.1 [Abstract]