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Sivareddy Sanikommu, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​Dr. Sivareddy's research uses advanced ocean modeling and data assimilation for reconstructing and forecasting the ocean circulation. He has implemented various data assimilation schemes (3DVar, LETKF, EAKF) with different ocean models (MOM, ROMS, MITgcm) and assimilated in-situ and satellite observations. Dr. Sanikommu uses the outputs of the assimilation systems to better understand the ocean dynamics, air-sea interaction processes, and the impact of various ocean observation networks. He is currently focusing on the development of a balanced ensemble ocean data assimilation system for the Red Sea using MITgcm and DART. The system will be used to derive the first high resolution Red Sea ocean reanalysis and forecasting system assimilating all available observations.

Selected Publications

An observational analysis of the evolution of a mesoscale anti-cyclonic eddy over the Northern Bay of Bengal during May–July 2014
N.K.R. Busireddy, K.K. Osuri, S. Sivareddy, R. Venkatesan
Ocean Dynamics, 68, 11, 1431-1441, 2018

The pre-Argo ocean reanalyses may be seriously affected by the spatial coverage of moored buoys
S. Sivareddy, A. Paul, T. Sluka, M. Ravichandran, E. Kalnay
Scientific reports, 7, 46685, 2017

Assessing the impact of various wind forcing on INCOIS-GODAS simulated ocean currents in the equatorial Indian Ocean
S. Sivareddy, M. Ravichandran, M.S. Girishkumar, K.V.S.R. Prasad
Ocean Dynamics, 65, 9-10, 1235-1247, 2015

Evaluation of the global ocean data assimilation system at INCOIS: The Tropical Indian Ocean
M. Ravichandran, D. Behringer, S. Sivareddy, M.S. Girishkumar, N. Chacko, R. Harikumar Ocean Modelling, 69, 123-135, 2013

Evaluation of ASCAT-based daily gridded winds in the tropical Indian Ocean
S. Sivareddy, M. Ravichandran, M.S. Girishkumar
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30, 7, 1371-1381, 2013

Education

  • ​Ph.D. (Meteorology and Oceanography), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2015
  • M.Tech (Atmospheric Sciences), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2007 
  • M.Sc (Meteorology), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2006
  • B.Sc (Maths, Physics, Computer Science), BA&KR Degree college, Nagarjuna University, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2004

Professional Profile

  • ​2018 onwards: Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 
  • 2012-2017: Scientist, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Ministy of Earth Sciences (MoES), Hyderabad, India
  • 2010-2011: Project Scientist, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Ministy of Earth Sciences (MoES), Hyderabad, India 
  • 2007-2009: Junior/Senior Research fellow, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India