Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Ray, Pallav

Assistant Professor, 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 feel free to contact me. 

Educational Background

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.

Recognition & Awards

• Award of excellence from the University of Miami (2008)

• Graduate Student Fellowship from the Advanced Study Program, NCAR, Boulder, July 2006 – March 2007

Current Courses

Numerical Weather Prediction (G); Climatology (UG); Atmospheric Dynamics (UG); Dynamic Meteorology (G); Marine Meteorology (G); Tropical Meteorology (G)

Professional Experience

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

Additional Duties

UCAR member representative

Faculty Senate Representative

Reviewer of several scientific journals including the JAS, J Climate, Clim Dyn, GRL, JGR, MAP, QJRMS, among others.

Current Research

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

Selected Publications

email pray@fit.edu if you want a pdf of any papers.

* represents students. 

2018

Ramos*, C.G.M., P. Ray, and Co-authors (2018): The sensible heat of rainfall in the tropics: Review and estimates from reanalysis and observations, (in preparation)

Zhou*, X., P. Ray, B. S. Barrett, and P-C Hsu (2018): On the origin of biases in surface turbulent flux over tropical ocean in AMIP simulations, (in preparation) 

Mittal, R., M. Tewari, C. Radhakrishnan, P. Ray, T Singh, and A. Nickerson*, 2018: Response of tropical cyclone Phailin (2013) in the Bay of Bengal to climate perturbations, (accepted pending minor revision)

Ray, P., H. Tan*, M. Tewari, J. Brownlee*, and A Ravindran 2018: Role of advection on the near-surface meteorological conditions in urban-aware simulations: Sensitivity to PBL schemes (submitted)

Barrett, B.S., C.R. Densmore*, and P. Ray (2018): Distinguishing propagating and non-propagating MJO events (submitted)

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]

 

Earlier (limited to 10 papers)

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]