Research Interests

​Hari's research interests are in mathematical modeling of extreme weather events and understanding the complicated physical processes involved in the atmosphere. Hari works directly with Professor Ibrahim Hoteit, contributing his expertise to the modeling and data assimilation component of the Saudi Aramco-KAUST Marine Environmental Research project within the Red Sea Research Center.

Selected Publications

  • A Study of Precipitation Climatology and Its Variability over Europe Using an Advanced Regional Model (WRF)
    D. Hari Prasad, C.V. Srinivas
    American Journal of Climate Change, Vol.4, No.1, (2015)
  • A regional climate change of summer temperatures over Iberian Peninsula
    D. Hari Prasad, M.B. Araujo, I. Pozo, P. Ferry
    Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 4 (5), 841-853, (2014)
  • A regional climate simulation study using WRF-ARW model over Europe and evaluation for extreme temperature weather ...
    D. Hari Prasad, R. Salgado, J. Perdigao, C.V. Srinivas
    Int. J. Atmospheric Sciences., 704079, (2014)
  • Numerical Modeling of heavy rainfall event over Madeira Island in Portugal-Sensitivity to different micro physical ...
    D. Hari Prasad, R. Salgado
    Meteorol. Appl.1375, (2013)
  • Simulation of the Indian Summer Monsoon Regional Climate using Advanced Research WRF Model
    C.V.Srinivas, D. H. Prasad, D.V.Bhaskar Rao, Y.Anjaneyulu, R.Baskaran, B.Venkatraman
    Int. J. Climatol. 32, (2013)
  • Simulation of Indian Monsoon extreme rainfall events during the decadal period of 2000-2009 using a high resolution...
    D. Hari Prasad, C.V. Srinivas, D.V. BhaskarRao and Y. Anjaneyulu
    Advances in Geo Sciences, Volume 22 (AS-22), Pages 31-48. World Scientific Publi..., (2011)
  • Role of vertical resolution in numerical models towards the intensification, structure and track of tropical cyclon...
    D.V. BhaskarRao, D. H. Prasad, D. Srinivas, Y. Anjaneyulu
    Marine Geodesy, 33: 4, 338- 355, (2010)
  • Impact of horizontal resolution and the advantages of the nested domains approach in the prediction of tropical cyc...
    D. V. Bhaskar Rao, D. Hari Prasad, D. Srinivas
    Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 114, (2009)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Department of Meteorology and Oceanography, Andhra University, India, 2007
  • M. Tech., Atmospheric Sciences (distinction), Andhra University, India, 2003
  • M. Sc., Meteorology, Andhra University, India, 2001

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-Present:  Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014: Senior Visiting Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-2014:  Auxiliary Professor/Investigator, University of Evora, Evora, Portugal
  • 2008-2009: Post Doctorial Research Associate, Jackson State University, USA
  • 2007-2008: Post Doctorial Research Associate, University of Lodz, Poland
  • 2005-2007: CSIR Senior Research Fellow (SRF), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
  • 2003-2005:  Senior Research Fellow; ISRO RESPOND project, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
  • 2003: Junior Research Fellow, AERB project, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Member of Indian Meteorological Society
  • Member of Indian Science Congress
  • member of Centro de Geophysica de Evora
  • Member of Portugal Meteorological Society
  • Member of European Meteorological Society


  • ​Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, Young Scientist Award
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India, Senior Research Fellow

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)