Research Interests

  • Numerical modelling
  • High impact weather and extremes
  • Windstorms
  • Regional climate modelling

Education & Employment

  • Since 2021: Research Associate, IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany
  • 2020-2021: Postdoctoral associate, Cornell University, USA.
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral researcher, IPSL/CNRS, France.
  • 2015-2018: Project scientist, NCMRWF, India.
  • 2010-2014: PhD, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research/Technical University of Berlin, Germany.


  • Extreme weather events under recent climate conditions. Aon Impact Forecasting, London  (UK) and Prague (CZ).


Francis, T.; Jayakumar, A.; Mohandas, S.; Sethunadh, J., Venkatarami Reddy, M.; Arulalan, T.; Rajagopal, E. N. 2020. Simulation of a mesoscale convective system over Northern India: Sensitivity to convection partitioning in a regional NWP model, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Volume 92, 101162, ISSN 0377-0265, 

Francis, T.; Jayakumar, A.; Sethunadh, J. et al. 2020. Dust induced radiative perturbations during an episode of long-range dust transport over Delhi, India: a high-resolution regional NWP model study, Meteorol. Atmospheric Phys., 133, 441-465,

Jayakumar, A.; Abel, S. J.; Turner, A. G.; Mohandas, S; Sethunadh, J; O'Sullivan, D.; Mitra, A. K.; Rajagopal, E. N. 2020. Performance of the NCMRWF convection‐permitting model during contrasting monsoon phases of the 2016 INCOMPASS field campaign, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., 146, 2928-2948, doi:

Sethunadh, J.; Jayakumar, A.;  Mohandas, S.; Rajagopal, E. N.; Subbu Nagulu, A. 2019. Impact of Cartosat-1 orography on weather prediction in the high resolution NCMRWF Unified Model, J. Earth Syst. Sci., 128, 110,

Jayakumar, A.; Sethunadh, J.; Francis, T.; Mohandas, S.; Rajagopal, E. N. 2019. Impact of Cartosat-1 orography in 330m Unified Model forecast, Current science, 116(5), 816-822,

Jayakumar, A.; Sethunadh, J; Rakhi, R.;  Arulalan, T.; Mohandas, S.; Iyengar, G. R.; Rajagopal, E. N. 2017. Behavior of predicted convective clouds and precipitation in the high-resolution Unified Model over the Indian summer monsoon region, Earth and Space Science, 4, 303-313,

Jayakumar, A.; Mamgain, A.; Sethunadh, J; Mohandas, S.; Rakhi, R.; Rajagopal, E.N. 2016. Evaluation of NCMRWF unified model vertical cloud structure with CloudSat over the Indian summer monsoon region, Proc. SPIE 9882, Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions VI, 988207,

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Medvedev, A. S.; Sethunadh, J.; Hartogh, P. 2013. From cold to warm gas giants: A three-dimensional atmospheric general circulation modeling, Icarus, 225, 228-235,