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Dr Indrani Roy

Research Fellow


Indrani is a climate scientist and undertook her PhD at Imperial College, London, within the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group. Since receiving her PhD, she has worked in various research organisations including Imperial College and the University of Exeter (UoE) and has also previously worked for the India Meteorological Department. In the UoE, her main project was 'SAPRISE' led by Prof Mat Collins. Her areas of research interest are solar variability, QBO (Quasi-Biannual Oscillation), ENSO (El-Niño Southern Oscillation), other major modes of¬ climate variability, stratosphere-troposphere coupling, atmosphere-ocean coupling, climate change, monsoon, Arctic and Antarctic climate. She is a Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS), Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS) and Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA). She is a reviewer of several high ranking international journals those include Nature Geoscience, Nature Scientific Report, Frontiers, Tellus, Climate Dynamics, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP),  Atmospheric Science Letters, Marine Geodesy, Advances in Space Research, Atmospheric Research, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Climate Change, Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR)-Atmosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics and Journal of Climate.


Recent First/Single-authored International Publications:

[1] Roy, I, 2018, ‘Solar cyclic variability can modulate winter Arctic climate’, Scientific Reports, Nature publication, 8, 4864, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-22854-0. [Media]

[2] Roy, I, 2018, 'Climate Variability and Sunspot Activity – Analysis of the Solar Influence on Climate’, publisher Springer Nature, a book of 18 chapters, 218pp, ISBN 978-3-319-77107-6, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77107-6, [link].

[3] Roy, I, Gagnon, A. and Siingh D., 2018, 'Evaluating ENSO teleconnections using observations and CMIP5 models', Theoretical and Applied Climatology, pp 1-14, doi:10.1007/s00704-018-2536-z.

[4] Roy, I., Tedeschi, R. G. and Collins, M., 2017, ‘ENSO teleconnections to the Indian summer monsoon in observations and models’, International Journal of Climatology, 37, 4, 1794- 1813, DOI:10.1002/joc. 4811. [Media]

[5] Roy, I, 2017, ‘Indian Summer Monsoon and El Niño Southern Oscillation in CMIP5 Models: A few areas of agreement and disagreement’, Atmosphere, 8(8), 154; doi:10.3390/atmos8080154.

[6] Roy, I, T. Asikainen, V. Maliniemi, K. Mursula, 2016, 'Comparing the influence of sunspot activity, and geomagnetic activity on winter surface climate', Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics,149, 167-179, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2016.04.009

[7] Roy, I., and Tedeschi, R. G., 2016, ‘Influence of ENSO on regional ISM precipitation - local atmospheric Influences or remote influence from Pacific’, Atmosphere, 7, 25; doi:10. 3390/atmos7020025.

[8] Roy, I., and Collins, M., 2015, ‘On identifying the role of Sun and the El Niño Southern Oscillation on Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall' Atmospheric Science Letters, DOI: 10.1002/asl2.547.

[9] Roy, I., 2014, ‘The role of the sun in atmosphere-ocean coupling’  International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.3713.

[10] Roy, I. and Haigh, J.D., 2012, ‘Solar Cycle Signals in the Pacific and the Issue of Timings, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 2012, 69, 4, 1446-1451, ISSN:0022-4928. doi: 

[11] Roy, I. and Haigh, J.D., 2011, ‘The influence of solar variability and the quasi-biennial oscillation on lower atmospheric temperatures and sea level pressure’, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP), 11, 11679-11687, ISSN:1680-7316. doi: 10.5194/acp-11-11679-2011. Research highlights, Nature Geoscience, (2012), 5, 5 doi:10.1038/ngeo1370.

[12] Roy, I. and Haigh, J.D., 2010, ‘Solar cycle signals in sea level pressure and sea surface temperature’, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP), 10, 6, 3147–3153, ISSN:1680-7316,doi:10.5194/acp-10-3147-2010.