Sharmila Sur

Research Fellow (Climate Prediction)
University of Southern Queensland
Visiting Researcher
Bureau of Meteorology

Melbourne, VIC

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Sharmila Sur is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Climate Sciences, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), currently based at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne to work closely with seasonal prediction team as a part of the Northern Australia Climate Program (NACP). Sharmila is involved in understanding and predicting multiyear-to-decadal climate variability over Northern Australia, including the causes and predictability of multiyear wet/dry conditions using observations and ocean-atmosphere coupled ACCEESS-S2.  Her other research expertise includes monsoon dynamics, sub-seasonal climate prediction, tropical cyclones in a changing climate, and assessment of climate models.   

Prior joining USQ, Sharmila was a Post-Doctoral researcher at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne as a part of ARC Discovery Project. Sharmila also worked at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune (India) as a Research Fellow, and received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Space Science from University of Pune in 2015.