Sumit Dandapat

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow



B1 4335-CU12


Sumit received his PhD in physical oceanography from the Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in March 2018. Sumit's recent research focuses on the internal tides, mixing, and entrainment processes in the Southern Red Sea. Earlier, Sumit had worked on the interannual variability of western Bay of Bengal boundary currents, mesoscale eddies and the variability of upper ocean characteristics associated with Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) events using observations and numerical ocean models.

Selected Publications

  • Dandapat S. and A. Chakraborty (2016), “Mesoscale Eddies in the Western Bay of Bengal as Observed From Satellite Altimetry in 1993–2014: Statistical Characteristics, Variability and Three-Dimensional Properties”, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol. 9 (11), DOI:
  • Dandapat S., A. Chakraborty, and K. Jayanarayanan (2018), “Interannual variability and characteristics of the East India Coastal Current associated with Indian Ocean Dipole events using a high resolution regional ocean model”, Ocean Dynamics, Vol. 68 (10), DOI:
  • Dandapat S., C. Gnanaseelan, and A. Parekh (2020), “Impact of excess and deficit river runoff on Bay of Bengal upper ocean characteristics using an ocean general circulation model”,  Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 172, 104714,  DOI:
  • Dandapat S., A. Chakraborty, J. Kuttippurath, C. Bhagawati, and R. Sen (2021), “A numerical study on the role of atmospheric forcing on mixed layer depth variability in the Bay of Bengal using a regional ocean model”, Ocean Dynamics,


  • 2018 - Ph.D. (Physical Oceanography), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. 
  • 2011 - M.Tech. (Earth System Science and Technology), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.
  • 2009 - M.Sc. (Mathematics), Tezpur University, Assam, India.

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (January 2020 – present): Physical Science and Engineering Division, KAUST, Saudi Arabia.


  • GATE (Graduate aptitude Test in Engineering) in Mathematics with rank 114.

Research Interests Keywords

Ocean modeling Physical oceanography