Dr. Srivatsan Vijayaraghavan                                                                           

Research Fellow                                                                                                                                     

Tropical Marine Science Institute

National University of Singapore

18,S2S Kent Ridge Road

Singapore 119227

Tel: (65) 6516 6395; Email: tmsvs@nus.edu.sg

 

 

Research Areas:

 

Regional Climate Modelling, Climate Change, Climate change impacts

Hydrology, Crop modelling

Numerical Weather Forecasting

Hydroinformatics

 

 

Education:

 

PhD   2008 University College London, UK

 

MS  2003  Tufts University, USA

 

MSc 1997 University of Madras, India

 

 

 

              CURRENT PROJECTS AS CO-INVESTIGATOR

·                          ‘Evaluation of Climate Models – Global and Regional’ : Project between Tropical Marine Science Institute and Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)    (Period: 2009-2011)

 

·                          ‘Improving land use planning through modelling of the hydrological impact of land use and climate change in the Modder river basin of Central South Africa’: Project between Tropical Marine Science Institute and Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa (Period: 2011-2013)

              PhD/Undergraduate Co-Supervision

 

1.       HE Shan (PhD: 2009-2011)

                Thesis: ‘Improved Rainfall Forecasting for real time applications for flood early warning systems’

 

2.               VU Minh Tue (PhD: 2010-2012)

  Thesis: ‘Ensemble modelling of hydrological response over Mekong Basin using high resolution regional climate model output’

 

 3.            LIEW San Chuin (PhD: 2010-2012)

  Thesis: ‘Comparison of Climate Change scenarios for impact assessments: Regional Climate Models versus Integrated Assessment Models’

 

4.            NG Yannick Andrew Kwet Kim Choy (UG: 2010-2011)

   Thesis: ‘Construction of Climate Change scenarios for Southeast Asia using the PRECIS regional climate model’

 

 

 

               PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

·          Section Secretary for Hydrological Sciences (HS) for the Asia OceaniaGeosciences

                                   Society (AOGS)

·          Review Author for the Advances in Geosciences, AOGS

·          Review Author for the Journal of Hydroinformatics

·          Working Group Member of the International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones Committee

·          Member of the Hydroinformatics Society and AOGS

 

 

                                   PUBLIC SERVICE

 

·        Contributed to the CAN! Green Campaign organized by Dr. Amy Chor, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, November 1st, 2009.

·        Presented a Radio interview at 93.8 Live on climate change related topics having nominated and chosen by AOGS, July 30th, 2009

·        Represented Singapore at the 30th IPCC Plenary Session, Antalya, Turkey 21st-23rd April, 2009.

 

 

      PUBLICATIONS

      JOURNALS

 

·         Raghavan V.S., Vu., M.T. and Liong, S.Y.: ‘Assessment of future runoff over the Lower Mekong Basin using regional climate model output’, Submitted to Climate Research

 

·         Raghavan, V.S. & Todd, M.C: ‘How effective is the dynamical downscaling of GCM output - Quantifying errors and uncertainties in RCM one-way nesting'- Submitted to Climatic Change

 

·         Raghavan, V. S., Vu, M.T. , Liong, S.Y and Todd M.C.: ‘An assessment of observational uncertainties – Case of Southeast Asia’, In Review

 

·         Raghavan, V.S. & Todd, M.C. : ‘Climate change assessments for Southern Africa – An intercomparison of RCMs from the AMMA project results’- In Review

 

·         Todd, M.C., Washington, R., Raghavan, V.S., Lizcano, Gil, Knippertz, P.,2008: 'Regional model simulations of the Bodélé low-level jet of Northern Chad during BoDEx 2005', Journal of Climate,Vol.21,No.5,995-1012

 

 

BOOK

 

·            Todd, M.C., Raghavan V.S. and co-authors., (2010): Climate change impacts on hydrology in  Africa: Case  studies of river basin water resources. In Williams, C. and Kniveton, D., (Eds.) African Climate and Climate Change: Physical, Social and Political Perspectives. Springer Ltd.

 

 

 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

 

·         Raghavan V.S., Vu., M.T.and Liong, S.Y.: Prediction of future precipitation over the Southeast

       Asian region – A WRF study’- 9th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, September, 2010, Tianjin, China

 

·        Vu, M. T., Raghavan, V. S. and Liong, S. Y.: “Application of weather research forecast model for climate change study over Vietnam”, 9th International Conference on Hydro-informatics, September 2010, Tianjin, China

 

·         Liew, S. C., Raghavan, V.S. and Liong, S. Y.: “Climate Change Modeling to Predict Future Rainfall Event in Jakarta, Indonesia”.  9th International Conference on Hydro-informatics 2010, September 2010, Tianjin, China.

 

·         Vu, M. T., Raghavan, V. S. and Liong, S.Y.: “Catchment flooding assessment: Hydrological Applications of Regional Climate Model”, World City Water Forum (WCWF), August 2010, Incheon, Korea

 

·         Raghavan V.S.: ‘Uncertainties associated with lateral boundary conditions in Regional Climate Model simulations’, Conference Paper, World City Water Forum 2009, Incheon, Korea, August 2009

 

·       Vu, M. T., Liong, S. Y., Liew, S. C. and Raghavan V. S.: “A novel methodology for developing inundation maps under climate change scenarios using one-dimensional model”, 6th Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference, August 2009, Singapore.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS (ORAL)

 

·         Raghavan V.S., Liong,S.Y. and Shan H.: ‘ Numerical Weather Prediction forecasts over

Southeast Asia using the WRF model’- 9th International Conference on   Hydroinformatics,

September  2010, Tianjin, China

 

·         Raghavan V.S., Liong , S.Y., Vu, M.T., Reggiani,P and Verwey, A: Investigating uncertainties in rainfall observations over Southeast Asia’, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, May 2010

 

·         Raghavan V.S.: ‘Climate Change and Dynamic Downscaling’, Hazard and Flood Risk Assessment and Management workshop organized by DHI, Singapore, August 2010

 

·         Raghavan V.S.: ‘Modelling Climate over Southeast Asia – Issues and Challenges’, 6th Asia-Pacific MIKE DHI Software Conference, October 2009, Singapore

 

·         Raghavan V.S., Liong, S.Y.,Nguyen N.S., Vu, M.T. and Liew, S.C.: ‘Regional Climate Model simulations over Southeast Asia using the WRF model’, January, 2010, CENSAM Third Annual Workshop, NUS

 

·             Raghavan, V.S. and Liong S.Y.: ‘A dynamical downscaling study of climate change over Southeast Asia’–, Conference Paper, World City Water Forum 2009, Incheon, Korea, August 2009

 

·         Raghavan, V.S., Liong S.Y., Reggiani, P. and Shan, H: ‘Improving Numerical Weather Prediction forecasts over Southeast Asia using the WRF model’, Conference Paper, World City Water Forum 2009, Incheon, Korea, August 2009

 

·         Raghavan, V.S.:‘Regional Climate Modelling over Southeast Asia- A WRF Study’, AOGS, Singapore, August 2009

 

PRESENTATIONS (POSTERS)

 

·         He Shan, Liong S.Y. and Raghavan, V.S.: Artificial Neural Network model for rainfall forecasting”, 9th International Conference on Hydro-informatics, September 2010, Tianjin, China.

 

·         Raghavan V.S., Liong, S.Y.,Nguyen N.S., Vu, M.T. and Liew, S.C.: ‘Regional Climate Model simulations over Southeast Asia using the WRF model’, January, 2010, CENSAM Third Annual Workshop, NUS

 

·         Todd, M.C., Washington, R., Lizcano,G., Knippertz,P., Engelstaedter,S. ,Martins, J.V. and Raghavan,V.S.: 'Mineral dust emission from the Bodele Depression, Chad: Results from BoDEx 2005'-EGU,General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 2007

 

·         Todd, M.C., McKay,A, Raghavan,V.S.: 'Aquatic Bio-Diversity, Climate Change and Hydrology in the Okavango River Delta, Botswana' – ACCORD project, Darwin Initiative symposium on biodiversity and climate change, London, October 2006

 

·         Raghavan,V.S.: 'A Comparison of Regional Climate Models – MM5 and RegCM3 Performance over southern Africa' –Third ICTP Workshop on the Theory and Use of Regional Climate Models, Trieste, Italy, June 2006

 

·         Raghavan,V.S.: 'Simulation of the Wet and Dry years over the Okavango River Basin using MM5' – Royal Meteorological Society Conference, University of Exeter, Exeter, September 2005.