V. Venugopal

Research Interests

  • Stochastic Hydrology
  • Space-time Structure and Scale-invariance of Precipitation
  • Retrieval and Validation of Remotely-sensed Precipitation


PhD and M.S. (Univ. of Minnesota); B.Tech. (IIT Madras)



  • Ram Ratan (PhD)

  • Anwesa Bhattacharya (PhD; jointly with Arindam Chakraborty)


  • Malarvizhi Arulraj (M.Tech., 2014); currently enrolled for PhD at Duke University

  • Pranesh Muddebihal (M.Tech., 2014; jointly with Ravi Nanjundiah); currently at Function Space Labs, Pune.

  • Bodhi Chattopadhyay (M.S., 2013; jointly with Jai Sukhatme); currently at Swiss Re, Bangalore.

  • Karthik Madhyastha (M.S., 2013; jointly with Jai Sukhatme); currently at ATREE, Bangalore.

  • Sandeep Sahany (Ph.D., 2010; jointly with Ravi Nanjundiah); PostDoc, UCLA; Senior Scientist, Centre for Climate Research, Singapore.

  • Ram Ratan (M.S., 2009); currently enrolled for PhD at CAOS.

  • Charu Singh (M.S., 2007); currently at Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun.


Mathematical Methods in Climate Science (AS209)

Selected Publications

A. Bhattacharya, A. Chakraborty and V. Venugopal, Variability of cloud liquid water and ice over South Asia from TMI estimates, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-013-1978-3, 2013.


Ratan, R. and V. Venugopal, Wet and dry spell characteristics of global tropical rainfall, Water Resources Research, 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20275, 2013.


Suprit, K., D. Shankar, V. Venugopal, and N. V. Bhatkar, Simulating the daily discharge of the Mandovi river, west coast of India, Hydrological Sciences Journal, doi:10.1080 / 02626667.2012. 674641, 2012.


Sahany, S., V. Venugopal, and R. S. Nanjundiah, The 26 July 2005 heavy rainfall event over Mumbai: Numerical modeling aspects, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, doi 10.1007 / s00703-010-0099-3, 109, 115-128, 2010.


Sahany, S., V. Venugopal, and R. S. Nanjundiah, Diurnal scale signatures of monsoon rainfall over the Indian region from TRMM satellite observations, J. Geophysical Research, Atmospheres, doi:10.1029 / 2009JD012644, 115, D02103, 2010.


Roux, S. G., V. Venugopal, K. Fienberg, A. Arneodo, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou, Evidence for inherent nonlinearity in temporal rainfall, Advances in Water Resources , doi:10.1016 / j.advwatres. 2008.09.007, 32 (1), 41-48, 2009.


B. N. Goswami, V. Venugopal, D. Sengupta, M. Madhusoodanan and Prince K. Xavier, Increasing trend of extreme rain events over India in a warming environment, Science, 314, 1442, doi: 10.1126/science.1132027, 2006.


Venugopal, V., S. G. Roux, E. Foufoula-Georgiou and A. Arneodo, Revisiting multifractality of high resolution temporal rainfall using a wavelet-based formalism, Water Resources Research, 42 (W06D14), doi:10.1029/2005WR004489, 2006.


Gupta, R., V. Venugopal and E. Foufoula-Georgiou, A methodology for merging multisensor precipitation estimates based on expectation-maximization and scale recursive estimation, J. Geophysical Research, 111 (D02102), doi:10.1029/2004JD005568, 2006.


Venugopal V., S. Basu, and E. Foufoula-Georgiou, A new metric for comparing precipitation patterns with an application to ensemble forecasts, J. Geophysical Research, 110 (D08111), doi:10.1029/2004JD005395, 2005.



Contact Info


Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, Karnataka 560012

E-mail: venu@caos.iisc.ernet.in 
Tel.: +91-80-2293-3073
Fax : +91-80-2360-0865