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Employee Name Dr. Abhisek Chatterjee
Designation Scientist-D
Group Name MDG
Office Phone no +91-4023886076
Educational Details

Ph.D., National Institute of Oceanography, CSIR, India and Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

M.Sc. (Mathematics), Banaras Hindu University.

B.Sc. (Mathematics), Burdwan University.

Research Interests

Ocean modeling, Equatorial Dynamics, Climate Variability, Biogeochemistry

Career Details

Scientist-D (2017- Present) & in-charge: Oceans and Climate.

Scientist-C (2013- 2017) National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, India.

Research Fellow (2008-2013) National Institute of Oceanography, CSIR, India.

Lecturer (2007-2008) at Department of Mathematics, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University, Bhubneswar, India.

Junior Research Fellow (2005-2007) at Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.


[1] Abhisek Chatterjee, D. Shankar, S. S. C. Shenoi, G. V. Reddy, G. S. Michael, M. Ravichandran, V. V. Gopalkrishna, E. P. R. Rao, T. V. S. U. Bhaskar, V. N. Sanjeevan (2012). A new atlas of temperature and salinity for the North Indian Ocean. Journal of Earth System Science, 121(3),559-593, doi:10.1007/s12040- 012-0191-9.

[2] Abhisek Chatterjee, D. Shankar, J. P. McCreary Jr. and P. N. Vinayachandran (2013). Yanai Waves in the Western Equatorial Indian Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research, (Oceans), 118, 15561570, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20121.

[3] P. N. Vinayachandran, D. Shankar, S. Vernekar, K. K. Sandeep, P. Amol, C. P. Neema and Abhisek Chatterjee (2013). A summer monsoon pump to keep the Bay of Bengal salty. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1777-1782, doi:10.1002/grl.50274.

[4] M. Chatterjee, D. Shankar, G.K. Sen, P. Sanyal, D. Sundar, G.S. Michael, Abhisek Chatterjee, P. Amol, D. Mukherjee, K. Suprit, A. Mukherjee, V. Vijith, S. Chatterjee, A. Basu, M. Das, S. Chakraborti, A. Kalla, S. K. Mishra, S. Mukhopadhyay, G. Mandal, and K. Sarkar (2013). Tidal Variations in the Sundarbans Estuarine System, India. Journal of Earth System Science, 122, 4, 899-933, doi:10.1007/s12040- 013-0314-y.

[5] D. Shankar, R. Remya, P.N. Vinayachandran, Abhisek Chatterjee, and A. Behera (2015), Inhibition of mixed-layer deepening during winter in the northeastern Arabian Sea by the West India Coastal Current, Climate Dynamics, 10.1007/s00382-015-2888-3.

[6] V. Jain, D. Shankar, P. N. Vinayachandran, A. Kankonkar, Abhisek Chatterjee, P. Amol, A. M. Almeida, G. S. Michael, A. Mukherjee, M. Chatterjee, R. Farnandes, R. Luis, A. Kamble, A. k. Hegde, S. Chatterjee, U. Das, C. P. Neema (2016). Evidence for the existence of Persian Gulf Water and Red Sea Water in the Bay of Bengal. Climate Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s00382-016-3259-4.

[7] Abhisek Chatterjee, D. Shankar, J. P. McCreary, P. N. Vinayachandran and A. Mukherjee (2017).Dynamics of Andaman Sea circulation and its role in connecting the equatorial Indian Ocean to the Bay of Bengal. Journal of Geophysical Research, (Oceans), doi:10.1002/2016JC012300.

[8] A. Mukherjee, D. Shankar, Abhisek Chatterjee and P. N. Vinayachandran (2018). Numerical simulation of the observed near-surface East India Coastal Current on the continental slope. Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3856-x.

[9] S. Prerna, Abhisek Chatterjee, A. Mukherjee, M. Ravichandran and S. S. C. Shenoi (2019). Wyrtki Jets: Role of intraseasonal forcing. Journal of Earth System Sciences, 128: 21.

[10] P. Amol, P. N. Vinayachandran, D. Shankar, V. Thushara, V. Vijith, Abhisek Chatterjee and Ashok Kankonkar (2018). Response of upper-ocean chlorophyll to freshwater advection in the northern Bay of Bengal. Deep-Sea Research, Part I, Under Review.

[11] A. Mukherjee, Abhisek Chatterjee, and Francis P A (2019). Role of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in eddy formation along western boundary of the Bay of Bengal, Nature Scientific Reports, Under Review.

[12] Abhisek Chatterjee, Praveen Kumar, S. Prakash, and P. Singh (2019). Annihilation of the Somali upwelling system during summer monsoon, Nature Scientific Reports, Under Review.

[13] Abhisek Chatterjee and S. Prakash (2018). Mechanisms of the summer monsoon chlorophyll bloom in the Somali upwelling system. Ocean Dynamics, Under Review.

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Other Information

Courses teaching:
[1] Dynamical Oceanography

PhD Students:
[1] Teesha Mathews
[2] Lakshmi R
[3] Anjana S
[4]Deep Sankar Banerjee

Reviewer of:

Awarded Certificate of Appreciation for exemplary services to the National Institute of Oceanography for the year 2010.

Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), Journal of Earth System Sciences, Biogeosciences. International Journal of Remote Sensing, International Journal of Marine Science, Ocean Dynamics, Current Science.