Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, Scarborough; Queen's University, Kingston & University of Waterloo, Waterloo
Member of International Association for Great Lakes Research, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and the American Geophysical Union
AWARDS / EDUCATION
NSERC Visiting Fellow, National Water Research Institute, Burlington
Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Research Scientist - Study Leader, Measurements and Modelling of Hydrodynamics and Water Quality of Large Lakes
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH
Conducting research on physical limnology and modelling for rehabilitation and conservation of lakes and inland waters.
- Creating new knowledge of physical processes and water quality by conducting field studies in large lakes
- Circulation and Transport modelling in Lakes and Coastal Oceans
- Coupled atmosphere-lake modelling system
- Physical Limnology information for Source Water Protection, Taste & Odour, Algal blooms, Attached Algae and Aquaculture
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS
Associate Editor, Journal of Great Lakes Research
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Lakes and Rivers
Special Issue editor for Journal of Great Lakes Research, Atmosphere & Ocean, Water Quality Research Journal of Canada
As an adjunct faculty at two universities, conducts co-operative research and supervises students
Organize special sessions by participating in scientific and organizing committees, chairing sessions, contribute to special editorial boards of journals, peer-reviews for journals and research grant proposals
Y.R. Rao, A. Huang, W.M. Schertzer, W. Rouse, Modelling of physical processes and assessment of climate change impacts in Great Bear Lake, Atmos & Ocean
Paturi, S., Boegman, L. and Y. R. Rao. Hydrodynamics of Eastern Lake Ontario and upper St. Lawrence River. J. Great Lakes Res.
W. Zhang, and Y.R. Rao Application of a Eutrophication Model for Lake Winnipeg” , J. Great Lakes Res doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.01.003, 2011.
Jun Zhao, Y.R. Rao and L.I. Wassenaar, Numerical Modeling of Hydrodynamics and Tracer Dispersion During Ice-free Period in Lake Winnipeg ” J. Great Lakes Res doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2011.02.005, 2011.
Huang, Y. R. Rao, Youyu Lu and Jun Zhao. Hydrodynamic Modeling of Lake Ontario: An Intercomparison of Three Models” J of Geophys Res., 2010 vol 115, C12076, doi:10.1029/2010JC006269, 2010.
Huang, A. Y.R. Rao and Y. Lu. 2010. Evaluation of a 3-D hydrodynamic model and atmospheric forecast forcing using observations in Lake Ontario, 115, J of Geophys Res. C02004, doi:10.1029/2009JC005601.
Rao, Y.R., C. M. Marvin, J. Zhao. 2009. Application of a numerical model for circulation, temperature and pollutant distribution in Hamilton Harbour, J. Great Lakes Res., 35, 61-73.
Rao, Y.R., Nathan Hawley, M. N. Charlton and W. M. Schertzer. 2008. Physical processes and hypoxia in the central basin of Lake Erie, Limnol & Oceanogr. 52 (5) 2007-2020.
Rao, Y.R. and D.J. Schwab. 2007. Transport and mixing between the coastal and offshore waters in the Great Lakes: a review. J. Great Lakes Res. 33(1):202-218.
J. Sheng and Y.R. Rao. 2006. Circulation and thermal structure in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay: Application of a nested grid model. Cont. Shelf Res. 26(12-13):2006, 1496-1518.
Rao, Y.R., M.J. McCormick, and C.R. Murthy. 2004. Circulation during winter and northerly storm events in southern Lake Michigan. J. Geophys. Res. 109: C01010, 12 pp.
Rao, Y.R. M.G. Skafel, and M. Charlton. 2004. Circulation and turbulent exchange characteristics during the thermal bar in Lake Ontario, Limnol & Oceanogr. 49(6), 2190-2200.
Rao, Y.R., M.G. Skafel, T. Howell and C.R. Murthy. 2003. Physical processes controlling taste and odour episodes in Lake Ontario drinking water. J. Great Lakes Res. 29(1):70-78.
Rao, Y.R. and C.R. Murthy. 2001. Near-shore currents and turbulent exchange characteristics during upwelling and downwelling events in Lake Ontario. J Geophys. Res. 106(C2):2667-2678.
Rao, Y.R. and C.R. Murthy. 2001. Coastal Boundary Layer Characteristics during Summer Stratification in Lake Ontario. J. Phys. Oceanogr.. 31(4):1088-1104.
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