Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra


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Name of the Officer
: Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra
Date of Birth
: 12th Aug 1965
Designation
: Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department, Government of India
Education Qualifications
: M.Sc. (Physics) and Ph.D (Physics)
Areas of specialization
 
a) Discipline
i) WEATHER FORECASTING SERVICES
ii) PROJECT / PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
iii) RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
iv) GENERAL ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT
b) Research and Scientific Publications mainly based on:
i) Weather forecasting & cyclone warning
ii) Cyclonic disturbances
iii) Monsoonal low pressure systems
iv) Heavy rainfall
v) Thunderstorm
vi) Forecast verification

Professional and Research Career:

  • Have over 70 Research Publications to the credit 
  • Director, Regional Meteorological Centre, IMD, Guwahati (2004-2005) Weather forecasting, Climatology, Aviation Meteorology
  • Director, National Weather Forecasting Centre (NWFC) formerly Northern Hemispheric Analysis Centre (NHAC), IMD, New Delhi(2005 - 2010) Weather forecasting and Cyclone Warning
  • Scientist-E, NWFC (Formerly NHAC), IMD, New Delhi (2010 - 2015) Weather forecasting and Cyclone Warning, Disaster management.
  • Scientist-F, NWFC (Formerly NHAC), IMD, New Delhi (2015 - 2016) Weather forecasting, Numerical Weather prediction (NWP) and Cyclone Warning, Disaster management
  • Scientist-G, IMD New Delhi (2016 - 2019) Weather forecasting, Numerical Weather prediction (NWP) and Severe weather warning, Disaster management

Awards & Distinctions:

  • Chintamani Memorial Medal- 1985, Rotary Club of India, Bhadrak Branch, Odisha for securing highest mark in physics in B.Sc.
  • Commendation certificate during 1989 from Defence Research and Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India for significant contribution to Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme
  • Certificate of Merit for Young Scientist– 2008 by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India for outstanding contribution in the field of atmospheric science and technology
  • 25th Biennial Mausam Award (2008-2009) for the research paper, entitled, "Daily summer monsoon rainfall over northeast India due to synoptic scale systems" published in the journal, MAUSAM (2008, Vol.59, No. 1)
  • Achiever’s Award-2013 by IMD to Cyclone Warning Division on the occasion of Foundation Day, 2014 for excellence in cyclone monitoring, prediction and warning services
  • Appreciations earned to IMD for Early Warning Services and publications


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