Singapore Government


Senior Research Scientist
Department of Climate Research
Climate Projections and Extremes Branch



Dr Prasanna Venkatraman’s work at CCRS is on high-resolution dynamical downscaling as part of the Third National Climate Change Study for Singapore. The research aims are to understand regional climate variability and change and its impacts on Singapore and Southeast Asia by using both numerical models and observations. Dr Venkatraman was previously a researcher at the National Institute of Meteorological Sciences, Korea and trained as a post-doctoral fellow at IPRC, University of Hawaii. He has studied the impacts of climate processes like ENSO, monsoon vagaries and extended monsoon breaks on agricultural productivity over the Indian Sub-continent. He is interested in atmospheric and moist dynamical processes shaping the weather and climate over Singapore and the Maritime Continent.


    • 2004-2008
    • DSc in Environmental Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    • 2000-2002
    • M Tech in Atmospheric Science, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India
    • 1997-1999
    • MSc in Space Physics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
    • 1994-1997
    • BSc in Physics, University of Madras, India

Working Experience

    • Jun 2018-present
    • Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Climate Research Singapore, MSS
    • 2016-2018
    • Researcher, Applied Research Department, National Institute of Meteorological Sciences (NIMS), Jeju, Republic of Korea
    • 2015-2016
    • Researcher, Climate Research Department, PuKyong National University (PKNU), Busan, Republic of Korea
    • 2012-2014
    • Research Fellow, Climate Research Department, APEC Climate Centre (APCC), Busan, Republic of Korea
    • 2009-2012
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Pacific Research Centre (IPRC), University of Hawaii, USA
    • 2009-2009
    • Climate Model Consultant, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Pathumthani, Bangkok, Thailand
    • 2007-2009
    • Research Fellow, Hydrosphere Atmosphere Research Centre (HyARC), Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan
    • 2004-2007
    • Graduate Research Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
    • 2003-2004
    • Project Assistant, Climatology and Hydrometeorology (C&H) Division, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India

Research Interests

  • Regional climate modelling and dynamical downscaling
  • Climate variability and change
  • Tropical weather and climate processes
  • Temperature and precipitation extremes

Dr Venkatraman’s full publication record can be accessed here.