Center for Prototype Climate Modeling

CPCM is an interdisciplinary research unit at New York University Abu Dhabi, generously supported by the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between climate theory, modeling, and observation, with the goal of better understanding fundamental processes in the earth system, and improving our ability to predict future climate.

To learn more about our research, please visit our website

Atmospheric conditions over the Middle East

  • Our center encompasses three central research areas:
    • Prediction of Low Frequency Variations of South Asian Monsoon using Nonlinear Models, led by Primary Investigator Andrew Majda
    • Regional climate modeling for the Arabian Peninsula and South Asia, led by Co-Primary Investigator, Olivier Pauluis
    • The biogeochemistry of the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, led by Co-Primary Investigator, Shafer Smith

    To learn more about our research, please visit our website.


Researcher Spotlight

On December 16, 2020 the Center hosted a guest lecture on the Dynamic and energetic constraints on the tropical rain belt. The speaker was Dr. Ori Adam, a Senior Lecturer with the Fredy and Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Researchers from both CPCM and CSLC were in attendance online. The abstract may be found here.

Oceans Under Climate Stress

Watch the seminar by Senior Research Scientist, Zouhair Lachkar from October 30, 2019.


Researcher Team

Researchers Title Affiliation
Olivier Pauluis Principal Investigator NYU New York
Shafer Smith Co-Principal Investigator NYU New York
Francesco Paparella Co-Principal Investigator NYU Abu Dhabi
Ajaya Ravindran Senior Research Scientist NYU Abu Dhabi
Zouhair Lackhar Senior Research Scientist NYU Abu Dhabi
Cecile Guile
Visiting Scientist
Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche
Alain DeVerneil Research Scientist  
Sourav Taraphdar Research Scientist NYU Abu Dhabi
Hamza Bangalath Postdoctoral Associate NYU Abu Dhabi
Deepak Gopalakrishnan Postdoctoral Associate NYU Abu Dhabi
Sabeerali C. Thelliyill
Postdoctoral Associate NYU Abu Dhabi
Parvathi Vallivattathillam Postdoctoral Associate NYU Abu Dhabi
Michael Mehari  Research Associate NYU Abu Dhabi 
Noor Al Shamsi  Research Assistant NYU Abu Dhabi
Derara Hailegeorgis Research Assistant NYU Abu Dhabi

Contact Us

Email: cpcm.nyuad@nyu.edu | Phone: +971 2 628 5333

Bianca Arkeen, Center Manager 

Computational and Research Building (A2) Level 1

New York University Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island
PO Box 129188, Abu Dhabi, UAE