Ritthik is a weather and climate scientist with expertise in the software development of weather prediction and climate models, as well as the analysis of climate data and extreme weather. After gaining a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Ritthik pursued research at the California Institute of Technology, collaborating with scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on unified parameterizations of physical processes and on climate models’ ability to simulate extremes and their sensitivity to surface temperature.
He then moved on to the Goethe University at Frankfurt, working with researchers at the University and from MeteoSwiss and ETH Zurich to improve multiple aspects of an operational weather prediction model geared towards realistic simulations of fog, low stratus, and the stable boundary layer. Ritthik is passionate about sharing scientific ideas with a broad audience.
“What excites me about working at Satavia is that we bring together data science and atmospheric science in trying to address some of the key practical challenges we face. We have a tremendously collaborative and forward-looking environment with great people.”