Arundhati Kalyan


I am a second-year PhD student at the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS). I am funded by the NERC Panorama Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

My project 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.

Prior to my PhD, I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Physics at Columbia University, US, and a Master’s degree in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate at the University of Reading, UK. My MSc dissertation project involved assessing the ability of convective parameterization schemes to capture memory effects within idealised simulations of the tropical diurnal cycle of convection.

I am a Priestley Climate Scholar within the Priestley Centre for Climate Futures.

Research interests

  • Large-scale atmospheric and climate dynamics
  • Atmosphere-ocean coupling
  • Tropical basin interactions
  • Teleconnections
  • Seasonal to decadal climate variability and prediction


  • MSc Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate, University of Reading, UK, 2021
  • BA Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University, US, 2020

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Climate Science and Impacts