Koteswararao Kundeti

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Climate Change Research, Regional Climate Modeling, , Monsoon Variability, Weather/​Climate Extremes


Koteswararao Kundeti is a part of the Research Centre team.

Koteswararao has a PhD in Meteorology from the Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Prior to joining us, he was working with Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune; Seoul National University, South Korea and Qatar Meteorology Department for 10 years. He has experience in various aspects of climate variability, climate change, regional climate modelling, extreme events and monsoon variability.


Technical Reports

  1. Assessment of Climate Change over Indian Region: Lead author in Chapter 3: Precipitation changes in India, Chapter 7: Synoptic Scale Systems. A report of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India.
  2. IPCC REPORT 2013: Contributed author in Chapter14: Climate Phenomena and their Relevance for Future Regional Climate Change. Working group 1, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science basis.
  3. India: Preparation of Third National Communication (TNC) and Other New Information to the UNFCCC. Component: Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation for Third National Communication. Projected Changes in Weather and Climate Extremes over India. Ashwini Kulkarni, Savita Patwardhan, K Koteswara Rao, Vinodh Kumar Bhuri. Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune. (2019).
  4. The Observed Climate and Climate Change Projections, by K. Krishna Kumar , A. Kulkarni, S. K. Patwardhan, D. R. Kothawale, N. R. Deshpande, K. Kamala and Koteswara Rao, K, Climate Change and India: A 4×4 Assessment – A Sectoral and Regional Analysis for 2030s” (INCCA Report), Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Govt. of India, New Delhi, November, 2010, 25 – 42.
  5. Development and Dissemination of High Resolution Climate Change Scenarios for India. K. Krishna Kumar, Ashwini Kulkarni, S.K Patwardhan, K. Kamala, Koteswara Rao, K. Final report for INDO-UK-II project, DEFRA-DECC, Govt. of India.
  6. Development of future climate change scenarios for India. K. Krishna Kumar, S.K Patwardhan, Ashwini Kulkarni, K. Kamala, Koteswara Rao, K. Final report for NATCOM- II, MOEF, Govt. of India.