Dr. Raghu Murtugudde was appointed to several new positions with climate institutions this past November.
First, Murtugudde was appointed as a member of the Research Advisory Council of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). The institute’s web-site vision statement states that its aim is to “create a world centre of excellence in basic research on the ocean-atmosphere climate system required for improvement of Weather and Climate Forecasts”
Murtugudde was also appointed to the Climate Working Group (CWG) of NOAA. The CWG focuses on “the broad research and operational components of the [NOAA] climate program, as well as on the underlying observations and data management issues.”
Finally, Professor Murtugudde was appointed as editor of the climate journal “Earth Perspectives.” The journal “offers research, analysis and predictions on Earth-Human interactions and their influence on major global cycles of water, energy, nutrients, ecosystems, environment and health,” according to the publication’s website.
His term will last three years, with the possibility for one additional term.