Madhav Khandekar

Madhav Khandekar holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics, an M.Sc. in Statistics from Pune University, India, and both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Meteorology from Florida State University. Dr. Khandekar has worked in the fields of climatology, meteorology, and oceanography for more than 51 years and has published well over 125 papers, reports, book reviews, and scientific commentaries as well as a book on Ocean Surface Wave Analysis and Modeling, published in 1989. Dr. Khandekar spent about 20 years as a Research Scientist with Environment Canada (now retired) and has previously taught meteorology and related subjects at the University of Alberta in Edmonton (1971-74) and for two United Nations training programs: Barbados, West Indies (1975-77, World Meteorological Organization lecturer in meteorology) and Qatar, Arabian Gulf (1980-82, ICAO expert in aeronautical meteorology). He has published research on surface waves, Arctic sea ice, ENSO/monsoon and global weather, numerical weather prediction, boundary-layer meteorology, and tropical cyclones. He presently serves on the editorial board of the international journal Natural Hazards (Kluwer, Netherlands) and was an editor of Climate Research (Germany) from 2003-05. Dr. Khandekar acted as a guest editor for a special issue of the journal Natural Hazards on global warming and extreme weather, published in June 2003. He has been a member of the American Meteorological Society since 1966, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society since 1970, and the American Geophysical Union since 1986.