I am a scientist who studies the mathematical and physical aspects of the climate system. I use computer models of varying degrees of complexity to analyze weather and climate phenomena. My recent research is focused on the following scientific questions:

  • What is the influence of large-scale phenomena such as El Niño and the Atlantic Meridional Mode on tropical cyclone activity?

  • Do swirling eddies in the ocean affect atmospheric storms in the middle latitudes?

  • Can statistical and machine learning approaches be used to analyze the relationship between atmospheric state and rainfall?

My broader interests include philosophy of science, especially in the context of climate prediction, as well as the innovative use of computers for research and teaching.

For info on the book on climate prediction (to be published late 2021/early 2022), see the Book page

For biographical details, see my Bio page.

Some of my recent presentations can be found in the Presentations page

For more on my software interests, see the Software page.

I don't that tweet much, but you can follow me @RSarava

Hurricane Isabel photo taken on September 15, 2003 from International Space Station ( NASA), superimposed with Cray-1 supercomputer photo by Clemens Pfeiffer ( CC BY 2.5 license).