Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK , 2018- 2021

    Lead supervisor: Dr Andrew Turner, Professor in Monsoon Systems
  • Master of Research in Climate and Atmospheric Science – University of Leeds, UK , 2017

    Supervisor: Prof. Douglas Parker, Joint Met Office Professor of Meteorology
    Dissertation: On the relationships between relative vorticity, propagation speed and
    rainfall of Indian monsoon low-pressure systems
  • B.Sc (Physics, Statistics, Mathematics)
    Institute of Science, Nagpur , India, 2015

Research Interests

  • Indian Monsoon (seasonal predictions, ocean-atmosphere-land interaction,
    dynamics and understanding precipitation processes of monsoon depressions)
  • Dynamics of extra-tropical cyclones over North India
  • Tropical meteorology and variability of climate systems
  • Effect of clouds and aerosols on the Earth’s climate

Internships and Work Experience

  • White Gold Trust, India , March-2015
    Voluntarily working as a principal meteorologist with a responsibility of
    providing weather advisories to over 150,000 farmers of Maharashtra state.

  • Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi , June-2014
    Analysed India’s weather forecasting system and sent a proposal on making
    India a ‘Weather-Ready’ nation to the Prime Minister of India and the
    Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • Down To Earth , June 2014 – June 2016
    Independent Weather Forecaster
    Experience of forecasting the monsoon and several weather events across India
    http://www.downtoearth.org.in/author/akshay-deoras-2290

  • UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai , June-2013
    Worked with India’s first citizen science project in astronomy, RAD@home
    Analysed data from the TIFR GMRT Sky Survey, VLA FIRST and CRTS.
  • Tarun Bharat newspaper , Jan 2012 – Oct 2017
    Independent Weather Forecaster
    Experience of forecasting the weather across Vidarbha region of Maharashtra
    state and providing weather inputs to people in vernacular language.

Achievements

  • Best presentation prize in the Dynamics and Meteorological Applications category
    RMetS Student and Early Career Scientists Conference 2020 (Virtual)
  • DST INSPIRE Scholarship (awarded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
    to pursue baccalaureate education in natural sciences) – 2012 to 2015
  • Youngest person to be invited to participate and present an action plan on improving Maharashtra’s Agro-
    Weather Forecasting in a high level meeting chaired by the Chief Minister of Government of Maharashtra,
    India – May 2015
  • Scholarship for securing highest marks in statistics in summer 2013 university examination – 2014
    (Awarded by Alumni Association of Institute of Science, Nagpur)
  • ‘Star Prize’ for best overall performance in school and junior college – 2011
    (Awarded by Somalwar Nikalas Junior College)
  • Title of ‘Professor (of) Maths’ for outstanding performance in Prof. Maths contest organised by National
    Education Society – 2003
  • First prize in district level debate competition organised by District Council, Nagpur on environmental
    issues – 2009
  • Parents-Teachers-Students-Association: Student representative in middle and high school
    (sessions 2004-05, 2009-10)

Conferences and other presentations

  • Monsoon Working Group meeting (virtual) A. Deoras,
    Oral presentation: Monsoon low-pressure systems in the S2S dataset
  • RMetS Student and Early Career Scientists Conference 2020 (Virtual)
    Oral presentation: Comparison of the prediction of Indian monsoon low-pressure
    systems by the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction project
  • Quo Vadis, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
    Oral presentation: Comparison of the prediction of Indian monsoon low-pressure
    systems by the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal prediction project
  • Annual Seminar 2019, ECMWF, Reading
    Poster and express oral presentation: Investigating forecast lead times of Indian
    monsoon low-pressure systems in the S2S models
  • RMetS Student and Early Career Scientists Conference 2019, University of Birmingham
    Poster presented: On seasonal and sub-seasonal forecasting of Indian monsoon
    low-pressure systems
  • Monsoon Working Group meeting, Met Office, Exeter
    Oral presentation: On seasonal and sub-seasonal forecasting of Indian monsoon
    low-pressure systems
  • Sustainable Perspectives on Future Challenges, University of Leeds
    Poster and oral presentation: Connecting Indian Farmers – Present
    Challenges and Future Prospects
  • SHOWCASE 2016, 7th annual University of Leeds Postgraduate Research Conference
    Poster presented : Understanding the winter precipitation in Northwest India
  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science Annual Science Meeting 2016
    Poster presented : An Investigation of Reduced Western Disturbance Activity
    over Northwest India in November-December 2015
  • Annual Monsoon Workshop – 2015 and National Symposium on Understanding
    and Forecasting the Monsoon Extremes, IITM Pune
    Poster presented : On intriguing relationship between Monsoon low pressures
    and Maharashtra
  • Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change, IIT Delhi
    Poster presented : Need of a paradigm shift in the cyclone mitigation policy due
    to an emerging cyclone frequency trend in the North Indian Ocean

Training

  • NCAS Climate Modelling Summer School, University of Cambridge, UK 2019
  • The Isle of Arran, UK Experience of conducting various experiments to study Earth’s radiational
    balance, surface exchange processes; hill profiling, launching a radiosonde
    and pilot balloon, trajectory analysis and weather forecasting using various
    forecasting products.

Publications

  • Comparison of the prediction of Indian monsoon low-pressure systems by the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal
    prediction project.
    A Deoras,Weather and Forecasting , submitted 21 May 2020.

 

  • Basu, S., Bieniek, P.A. and Deoras, A., 2017. An investigation of reduced western disturbance activity
    over Northwest India in November-December 2015 compared to 2014-A case study.
    Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 53(1), pp.75-83.

 

  • Akshay Deoras. On Intriguing Relationship Between Monsoon Low Pressures and Maharashtra.
    Bulletin of the Indian Meteorological Society, Pune Chapter (Vol.17, February 2016, pp. 42)

 

  • Aditya Kranti, Salil Bhat, Akshay Deoras.Trend Analysis and Mapping of Severe Cyclonic Storms in Bay
    of Bengal using ANN and Exponential Smoothing,International Journal of Engineering Development
    and Research (IJEDR), 237-242, 2015, ISSN:2321-9939