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Dr. Vasu Misra

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1997
Phone: (850) 644-2814
Office: LOV420

My research interests are in climate variability and predictability. I like to work with a variety of numerical models to understand climate variations from diurnal, intra-seasonal to interannual time scales. These numerical tools include regional atmospheric models, atmospheric general circulation models and coupled ocean-atmosphere models. While I am keen on understanding the predictability of a model, the challenges of real-time climate prediction have also been part of my research vocation.

Phenomenologically I have worked on ENSO, the South American Monsoons, Tropical Atlantic Variability, US hydroclimate and some aspects of equatorial African climate.

Diagnosing the role of air-sea and alnd-atmosphere interactions in climate and weather variations is another pet project of mine. I believe the paradigm of using coupled ocean-land-atmosphere systems for predictability or prediction studies of climate and even weather at the expense of weaning away from “reduced” component model systems is a worthy cause of scientific pursuit.

Misra V, Marx L. The coupled seasonal hindcasts of the South American monsoon. International Journal of Climatology. 2009;29(8):1101-1115.
Misra V. Coupled interactions of the monsoons. Geophysical Research Letters. 2008;35(12).
KRISHNAMURTI TN, Misra V, Jha B, Tewari M. Storms. In: Storms. Pielke, R.; 1999.