Assistant Professor, Meteorology, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences
I work on tropical climate dynamics and its variability using observations, high-resolution models (WRF) and theory. If you are a prospective graduate student (MS or Ph.D.), please feel free to contact me. For PhD in Meteorology, you will need to apply to the Environmental Science or Oceaography PhD program. If you are looking for a postdoc, please feel free to contact me as well.
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
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* represents students.
Barrett, B. S., C. R. Densmore*, P. Ray, and E. R. Sanabia, 2020: Active and weakening MJO events in the Maritime Continent. Climate Dynamics, (under revision)
Roose et al. 2020: Fewer but stronger near-equatorial cyclones in the north Indian Ocean, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (under revision)
Tan, H.*, P. Ray, B. S. Barrett, J. Dudhia, and M. W. Moncrieff, 2020: Systematic patterns in land precipitation over the Maritime Continent due to land-sea contrast during MJO propagation, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. (revised)
Ray, P., H. Tan*, M. Tewari, J. Brownlee*, R. S. Ajayamohan, and B. S. Barrett, 2020: Role of advection on near-surface temperature and wind in urban-aware simulations, J of Appl. Meteor. Climatol. (revised)
Zhou*, X., P. Ray, B. S. Barrett, and P-C Hsu, 2020: Understanding the bias in surface latent and sensible heat fluxes in contemporary AGCMS over tropical oceans, Climate Dynamics , https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-020-05431-y
Selected papers (2019 and earlier):
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,
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, 10(10), 606.
Tan*, H., P. Ray, M. Tewari, J. Brownlee*, and R. S. Ajayamohan, 2019: Response of near-surface meteorological conditions to advection under the impact of green roof, Atmosphere, 10(12), 759.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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