Govindarajalu Srinivasan, PhD

Chief Scientist – Climate Applications

As Chief Scientist for Climate Applications, Srini’s work focuses on climate analysis to understand risks to societal systems, and development of decision support tools.

He leads investigations on climate variability, trends, and change; and identifies risks posed to societal systems. He provides expert assistance to National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to deliver user-demanded climate data, products, and tools. He facilitates capacity building of users for application of climate information in planning and decision-making processes.

Srini has worked as: Consultant, Climate Adaptation and Prediction Branch, World Meteorological Organization (WMO); Program Manager, Climate Change, Ministry of Earth Sciences, and Scientist, Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India; Director, Climate Unit, India Meteorological Department; and Climate Change Scientist, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center prior to his engagement with RIMES.

He has more than 25 years experience in research and operational aspects of climate information, applications, and services. He has represented India at UNFCCC and IPCC meetings, and has been involved in policy issues of climate change. He has served on the editorial board of the international journals Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and Climate Research. He has also been a contributing author and expert reviewer for the IPCC AR4 and earlier reports.

Dr. Srinivasan holds a Doctoral Degree in Atmospheric Sciences from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and carried out postdoctoral work at the Climate Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia, U.K., and the School of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA.