Vittal Hari

Vittal Hari



Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Building 7.1, Room 415
Phone +49 341 235 482364

Research interest:

My research work mainly focus on assessing the extremity of recent European drought events in the perspective of long (i.e., 250- year) benchmark period and also on the improving the process understanding of drought genesis. In UFZ, I am associated with the project XEROS (eXtreme EuRopean drOughtS: Multimodel synthesis of past, present and future events). The complete description of the project can be seen in XEROS . In addition, my research also focuses on understanding the dynamics of Indian summer monsoon rainfall and its connection to the large-scale atmospheric circulations.

Scientific career:

2019-present: Researcher at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

2018-2019: Fulbright-Kalam post doctoral fellow at Univeristy of Iowa, Iowa, USA with Prof. Gabriele Villarini

2017-2018: Assistant Professor at Manipal Insitute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka, India

2011-2017: PhD student at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), Mumbai, India under the supervision of Prof. Subhankar Karmakar and Prof. Subimal Ghosh

2009-2011: Master of Technology from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India

2005-2009: Bachelor of Technology from Jayachamarajendra college of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore, India


Fulbright-Kalam Fellowship-2018 from United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) for pursuing post-doc related to climate change in IIHR- Hydroscience and Engineering, Univeristy of Iowa, IA, United States of America for the year 2018-19.

Received IITB Award for Excellence in Ph.D. Thesis for the year 2015-2017 for the outstanding research contributions.


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2020 (9)

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Research outreach:

Our recent article in Scientific Reports is highlighted in guardian , Nature research highlights , dailymail , france24 , FOCUS online , Deutsche Welle , mdr and other 25 news outlets. Also this work is cited in World bank report policy document.

My article published in Plos one is highlighted in scroll , focus , sify and hindu

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