Sabique Langodan, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Scientist


Research Interests

​Dr. Langodan's research focuses on modelling and understanding ocean processes in the Red Sea, especially those related to ocean waves. He is currently investigating the variability and trends of wind and waves in the Red Sea, and their relationship to the climate processes.

Selected Publications

  • ​Unravelling climatic trends of wind and waves in the Red Sea using wave spectra partitioning
    S. Langodan, L. Cavaleri, A. Pomaro, J. Portilla, Y. Abunajah, I. Hoteit
    Journal of Climate, 31, 1881-1895, 2018
  • The climatology of the Red Sea – Part 2: The waves
    S. Langodan, L. Cavaleri, A. Pomaro, V. Yesubabu, L. Bertotti, I. Hoteit
    International Journal of Climatology, 37, 4518–4528, 2017
  • A high-resolution assessment of wind and wave energy potentials in the Red Sea
    S. Langodan, V. Yesubabu, H.P. Dasari, O. Knio, I. Hoteit
    Applied energy, 181, 244-255, 2016
  • Wind wave source functions in opposing seas
    S. Langodan, L. Cavaleri, Y. Viswanadhapalli, I. Hoteit
    J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 6751–6768, 2015
  • The Red Sea: a natural laboratory for wind and wave modeling
    S. Langodan, L. Cavaleri, V. Yesubabu, I. Hoteit
    J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 3139-3159, 2014


  • ​Ph.D., Earth Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, KSA, 2016
  • M.S., Ocean Technology, Cochin University of Science And Technology (CUSAT), India, 2010
  • M.S., Physics, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India, 2008
  • B.S., Physics, University of Calicut, India, 2006

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 
  • 2017-2018: Ocean Modelling Scientist, Beacon Development Company, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016-2017: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2012: Project Scientist, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, India

Research Interests Keywords

Ocean waves Coastal processes Climate