MSS CCRS
Singapore Government
Dr Rajesh KUMAR

Dr Rajesh KUMAR

Senior Research Scientist
Department of Weather Research
Weather Modelling Development Branch

  • rajesh_kumar@nea.gov.sg

Dr Rajesh KUMAR

Dr Rajesh Kumar’s research work at CCRS focuses on atmosphere-ocean-wave interactions and modelling. He is currently focusing on the development of a high resolution regional coupled atmosphere-ocean-wave model (cSINGV) for Singapore region. He is also responsible for the operational ocean/wave forecasting system for MSS.

Education

    • 2005-2009
    • PhD in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
    • 2002-2004
    • MSc in Meteorology, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India
    • 1998-2001
    • BSc in Physics, Kerala University, India

Working Experience

    • Aug 2019-present
    • Senior Research Scientist, Centre for Climate Research Singapore, MSS
    • Aug 2016–Jul 2019
    • Research Scientist, Centre for global Sea Level Change (CSLC), New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • Aug 2014–Jul 2016
    • Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Global Sea Level Change (CSLC), New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • Nov 2012–Jun 2014
    • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Environment Canada, Montreal, Canada
    • Feb 2012–Oct 2012
    • Project Scientist, NCSCM, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Govt. of India, Chennai, India
    • Nov 2009–Dec 2011
    • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Earth Science, Uppsala University, Sweden

Research Interests

  • Air-Sea-Ice interaction
  • Coupled atmosphere-ocean-wave modelling
  • Regional and global wave modelling
  • Wave climate studies

Rajesh Kumar, Junde Li, Kate Hedstrom, Alexander V. Babanin, David M. Holland, Petra Heil, Youmin Tang, 2021.

Intercomparison of Arctic sea ice simulation in ROMS-CICE and ROMS-Budgell.

Polar Science, 29, 100716, doi:10.1016/j.polar.2021.100716.

Thompson, B., Sanchez, C., Heng, B. C. P., Kumar, R., Liu, J., Huang, X.-Y., and Tkalich, P., 2021.

Development of a MetUM (v 11.1) and NEMO (v3.6) coupled operational forecast model for the Maritime Continent – Part 1: Evaluation of ocean forecasts.

Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1081-1100, doi:10.5194/gmd-14-1081-2021.

Rajesh Kumar, R., Sandeepan B.S., and Holland, D.M., 2020.

Impact of different sea surface roughness on surface gravity waves using a coupled atmosphere–wave model: a case of Hurricane Isaac (2012).

Ocean Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s10236-019-01327-6.

Eayrs, C., D. Holland, D. Francis, R. Kumar, T. Wagner, and X. Li, 2019:

Antarctic seasonal sea ice melts faster than it grows.

EOS, 100, doi:10.1029/2019EO131337.

Clare Eayrs, David Holland, Diana Francis, Till Wagner, Rajesh Kumar and Xichen Li, 2019:

Understanding the seasonal cycle of Antarctic sea ice extent in the context of longer-term variability.

Reviews of Geophysics, doi:10.1029/2018RG000631.

A. Rutgersson, E. Nilsson and R. Kumar, 2012:

Introducing surface waves in a coupled wave-atmosphere regional climate model: Impact on atmospheric mixing length.

Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 117, C00J15, 11 pp, doi:10.1029/2012JC007940.

A. Rutgersson, O. Saetra, A. Semedo, B. Carlsson and Rajesh Kumar, 2010:

Impact of surface waves in a Regional Climate Model.

Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 19(3), 247-257.

B. Prasad Kumar, R. Rajesh Kumar, Rahul Barman and M. Ravichandran, 2010:

A new approach for deriving temperature and salinity fields in the Indian ocean using artificial neural networks.

Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 15, 160-175, doi:10,1007/s00773-009-0081-2.

R. Rajesh Kumar, B. Prasad Kumar, and D. Bala Subrahamanyam, 2009:

Parameterization of Rain induced surface roughness and its validation study using a third generation wave model.

Ocean Science Journal, 44(3), 125-143, doi:10.1007/s12601-009-0012-5.

R. Rajesh Kumar, B. Prasad Kumar, A.N.V. Satyanarayana, D. BalaSubrahamanyam, A.D. Rao and S.K. Dube, 2009:

Parameterization of sea-surface drag under varying sea state and its dependence on wave age.

Natural Hazards, 49, 187-197, doi:10.1007/s11069-008-9309-4.

R. Rajesh Kumar, B. Prasad Kumar, A.N.V. Satyanarayana, D. Bala Subrahamanyam, A.D. Rao and S.K. Dube, 2009:

Effect of varied atmospheric stability on sea surface drag in shallow seas and its impact on wind-wave growth.

Natural Hazards, 49, 213-224, doi:10.1007/s11069-008-9279-6.

B. Prasad Kumar, R. Rajesh Kumar, S.K. Dube, A.D. Rao, Tad Murty, A.Gangopadhyay and A. Chaudhuri, 2008:

Tsunami early warning system – an Indian ocean perspective.

Journal of Earthquake and Tsunami, Vol.2, No. 3, 197-226.

R. Rajesh Kumar, Aseem Raturi, B. Prasad Kumar, Ashoke Bhar, D. Bala Subrahamanyam and Felix Jose, 2008:

Parameterization of wave attenuation in muddy beds and implication on coastal structures.

Coastal Engineering Journal, 50(3), 309-324.

B. Prasad Kumar, R. Rajesh Kumar, S. K. Dube, Tad Murty, A. Gangopadhyay, A, Chaudhuri, A.D., Rao, 2006:

Tsunami travel time computation and skill assessment for the 26 December 2004 event in the Indian Ocean.

Coastal Engineering Journal, 48(2), 147-166.

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