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Mohit Dalvi

Mohit is the code manager for the UK Chemistry and Aerosols component of the Unified Model. UKCA is a joint NCAS-Met Office programme funded by NCAS, DECC and Defra.

Areas of expertise:

  • Scientific programming: coding, testing and debugging meteorological models.

  • Parallel programming & optimisation.

  • Data and visualisation tools: NetCDF, GRIB, GrADS, Vis5D.

Current activities

Mohit's primary role is to provide computational support to UKCA developers both at the Met Office, as well as the partner organisations, via Universities of Cambridge, Leeds and Oxford. This involves aiding the developers in testing and debugging their components of UKCA, preparing the new components for incorporation into the Unified Model and maintaining as well as documenting them across the different versions.

A major part of Mohit's role involves working on the new Met Office NERC collaboration supercomputer, 'MONSooN', by migrating the latest UKCA components onto the new system, creating standard model/ experiment setups and supporting users in their model simulations.

Career background

Mohit joined the Met Office Hadley Centre in September 2009.

From January 2003 to August 2009 he was working at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), an organisation under the Indian IT Ministry. His work involved providing model development, configuration and simulation support to national and international institutes, during which he has handled different local to global scale air quality, atmospheric and ocean models.

From July 1997, after obtaining a Masters degree in Environmental Sciences from Pune University, Mohit was working in an Environmental Consultancy, involved mainly in the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment statements for major infrastructure and industrial projects in India.

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