Dr Mohan Ramamurthy
Dr. Mohan Ramamurthy joined UCAR in 2003 as Director of Unidata after spending nearly 17 years on the faculty in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ramamurthy has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Physics and Ph. D. in Meteorology. doctoral research dealt with the analysis of data and modeling of disturbances associated with monsoons. Over the past three decades, Mohan Ramamurthy has conducted research on data analysis, assimilation, modeling, numerical weather prediction, and ensemble forecasting, and process studies on a range of atmospheric phenomena including snow bands, gravity waves, monsoon disturbances, and hurricanes. Dr. Ramamurthy has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on many topics in atmospheric sciences, information technology, data services, and computer-mediated education. Dr. Ramamurthy pioneered the use of the then emergent World Wide Web (and its precursor, Gopher) in the early 1990s for the dissemination of weather and climate information, multimedia educational modules, and was involved in the development of collaborative visualization tools for geoscience education. The team he led at the University of Illinois was the world’s first site on the Internet to provide real-time weather information in 1990. Dr. Ramamurthy is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.