Arundhati Kalyan (she/her)


School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds


I am a PhD student in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science at the University of Leeds. My research focuses on low-frequency modes of variability in the climate system and their seasonal to decadal climate impacts.


2020 – 2021: MSc in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate from University of Reading
2016 – 2020: BA in Physics from Columbia University

Research Interests

Large-scale atmospheric and climate dynamics, atmosphere-ocean coupling, tropical basin interactions, teleconnections, seasonal to decadal climate variability and prediction

Project Title

Decadal Modulation of El Niño-Southern Oscillation and its Global Impacts


Prof. Amanda Maycock (University of Leeds)
Prof. Piers Forster (University of Leeds)
Dr. Yohan Ruprich-Robert (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre)
Dr. Jeff Knight (UK Met Office)


NERC Panorama DTP (grant NE/S007458/1), 2022

Project outline

My PhD aims to study large-scale atmospheric teleconnections arising from the coupled influence of different climatic modes of variability including the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), Atlantic Multidecadal Variability (AMV), and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). My project involves statistical analysis of data from observations and multi-model ensemble simulations to identify causal pathways of various teleconnections and their physical mechanisms. The results of my research could potentially contribute to improvements in long-range forecasts and climate predictions which depend on the slowly varying components of the climate system.


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