Shreya received her MSc in Environmental Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi in 2015, and BSc in Geology at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai in 2013. She then worked as a Catastrophe Analyst and Atmospheric Perils Specialist with a reinsurance broker company for a year, before embarking on her PhD in 2017.
THESIS: El Niño - Southern Oscillation - Indian Ocean relationship of past, present and future
While the present-day dynamics of the El Niño - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon are broadly understood, its interactions with other climate modes, such as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), still require attention.
In the recent decades, it has been found that IOD plays a dominant role in modulating ENSO teleconnections and its impacts for the Indian Ocean rim countries. The aim is to understand the physical processes that influence the ENSO – Indian Ocean relationship and assess how this relationship affects South Asian climate, in particular, rainfall patterns.
To accomplish this Shreya will use numerical experiments with state of the art models, statistical methods and observational analysis.