V. Venugopal

Research Interests

  • Stochastic Hydrology
  • Space-time Structure and Scale-invariance of Precipitation
  • Tropical Rainfall and its Extremes
  • Hydrological Modelling


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

F. Papa et al., Satellite-derived surface and sub-surface water storage in the Ganges-Brahamputra River Basin, J. Hydrology: Regional Studies, doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.03.004, 2015.


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, 2014.


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