“Exploring climate science for societal betterment”…
As a Climate-Geographer, I am more interested to understand the application of climate forecast information at various time scales for managing the climate risks in agriculture and water resource sector. My past work experience in South and South East Asia during the period 2008-2013 are mostly focused on Climate Risk Assessment, Early Warning System, and Natural Disaster Management.
At present, I am pursuing my doctoral research in Geography department at West Virginia University. My current research focuses on understanding the climate variability and predictability of North East Indian Monsoon in Tamil Nadu. I strongly believe the predictability of climate variation at various time scales have a great potential to minimize the climate impacts in agriculture and water resource sectors through informed decision making.
Aside from my doctoral research, I am very much passionate towards understanding the traditional knowledge followed/practiced in Tamil Nadu to manage the climate risks. Pretty much, past can give better ideas/clues to tackle the problem in the future.
Veeranam Tank, Tamil NaduA man made water harvesting structure built in 12th century to store the excess water from Cauvery river running into Bay of Bengal
Temple tanks in Tamil NaduA traditional water harvesting structure in Vaitheeswaran Koil, Tamil Nadu, India. Similar water harvesting structures are seen through out Tamil Nadu.
Ponneri lake in Tamil NaduPonneri Lake is a man made water harvesting structure located close to Gangai Konda Cholapuram, the capital city of Chola Kingdom during Rajendra Cholan. However, it is sad to see the present condition of the lake.
Raising livestock in Tamil NaduRaising livestock is an alternate livelihood options for farmers during rain failure years. It is practiced traditionally for several decades in Tamil Nadu
Rain-fed agriculture lands in Tamil NaduFarmers in Virudhunagar district are waiting for the rainfall to start sowing the seeds in the agriculture fields.