RESUME

 

Name:   DESIRAJU B. RAO       

Place of Birth:  Visakhapatnam, INDIA

Citizenship:  U.S.A.

Education:

B.Sc.-  Mathematics, Physics, & Chemistry, Andhra University, India, 1956.

M.Sc.- Meteorology & Oceanography, Andhra University, India, 1959.

M.S. -  Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 1962.

Ph.D.-  Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 1965.

Scientific Capabilities and Interests: Analytical and numerical studies on dynamics of long waves, ocean tides, storm surges; circulations in lakes and oceans; stability of fluid flows; numerical weather prediction; coastal, basin, and global scale  ocean prediction modeling for real-time applications.

Professional Experience:

2002-         : Chief, Marine Modeling & Analysis Branch, Environmental Modeling Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction/NOAA, Washington, D.C.     

1996-2002 :  Chief, Ocean Modeling Branch, Environmental Modeling Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction/NOAA, Washington, D.C.

1984-96:  Chief, Marine Products Branch, National Meteorological Center, NOAA, Washington, D.C., (Also Deputy Director, Ocean Products Center/ NOAA).

1981-92:  Adjunct Professor of Meteorology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

1980-84:  Head, Oceans & Ice Branch, Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

1975-80:  Head, Physical Limnology & Meteorology Group, Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab./NOAA, Ann Arbor, MI.

1976-80:  Adjunct Professor of Physical Limnology & Meteorology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

1974-76:  Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering) & The Center for Great Lakes Research University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI. 

1971-74:  Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & the Center for Great Lakes Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI.

1968-71:  Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State  Univ., Fort Collins, CO.

1967-68:  Research Scientist, Marine Sciences Branch, Department of Energy, Mines, & Resources, Ottawa, Canada.

1965-67:  Post-doctoral Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.
1960-65:  Graduate Research Assistant, Department of  Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Il.

1959-60:  Research Scholar, Indian Naval Physical  Laboratory, Cochin, India.

Consulting:

1971:      Canada Center for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

1972-74: Bay of Fundy Tidal Power Commission,  Dept. of Environment, Ottawa, Canada      

1974:      Marine Environmental Data Center, Department of Environment, Ottawa, Canada         

Administrative Courses:

1975:  Communicating and Counseling, U.S. Civil Service Commission, Chicago,IL.

1975:  Position Management & Classification Seminar, U.S. Department of Commerce, Ann Arbor, MI.

1975:  Middle Management Institute, U.S. Civil Service Commission, Chicago, IL.

1976:  Supervisor & EEO, U.S. Department of Commerce, Ann Arbor, MI.

1978:   Personnel Management Seminar, U.S. Department of  Commerce, Ann Arbor, MI.       

1978:  Conference for Science Executives on Issues in Science & Technology,  Brookings Institution, San Diego, CA.

1982:  Goddard Leadership Education (Series IV), Wallops Island, VA.

Honors & Awards:
1959-60:  Research Scholar, Indian Naval Physical Laboratory, Cochin, India.

1965-67:  Post-doctoral Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.

1969:  Elected Full Member of Sigma Xi.

1974:  Listed in Marquis Who is Who in the Mid West.

1975:  Listed in Men of Achievement for Distinguished Achievement. Cambridge, U.K.

1975:  Listed in Dictionary of International Biographies, Cambridge, U.K.

1977:  Listed in American Men & Women of Science.

1978:  Listed in Personalities of America.

1980:  Listed in Marquis Who is Who in America.

1983:  Elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
2001: Listed in Marquis Who is Who in the East


Professional Societies and Activities:

Member: Sigma Xi, American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, International Water Resources Association (Charter Member), The Oceanography Society (Charter Member)

 Reviewer of Proposals for NSF, NASA, NOAA, EPA.  Reviewer of papers for Jour. Phy. Oceanog., Jour. Geophy. Res., Tellus, Jour. Fisheries Res. Board of Canada, Marine Geodesy, etc.

1968-75:  Numerous Committees at the Departmental, College, and University Levels- some appointed and some elected.

1969-70:  Vice President, American Meteorological Society, Denver Chapter.

1978-80:  E.E.O. Management Coordinator, Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab., NOAA.

1979-80:  Correspondent, Coastal Oceanography and Climatology News, University of Rhode Island.

1982-84:  Consultant to the National Science Foundation on Indo-U.S. Oceanography Program.

1983-86:  Member, Committee on Atmospheric and Oceanic Waves and Stability, American Meteorological Society.

1985-95 :  U.S. National Focal Point for the World Meteorological Organization's Ocean Wave Program.      

1987-88:  Consultant to the Agro-Climatic/Environmental Monitoring Project of the U.S. AID Program for Bangladesh.

1988-92:   Member, Commission for Marine Meteorology, WMO.

1988-92:   Member, WOCE Advisory Committee (U.S.) for Model Based Air-Sea Fluxes.

198995-   Member, CMM Ad Hoc Working Group on Wave Forecasting.

1990:  Consultant, UNDP Project Review,  N.I.O., India

1992:  Visiting Professor, National Inst. of Oceanography, Goa, India, Nov-Dec.

1995:  Visiting Professor, Indian Institrute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India. Feb.

1998:  Visiting Professor, National Inst. of Oceanography, Goa, India, Nov-Dec.

Publications (Journal Articles, Refereed Proceedings, Refereed Tech. Reports)

1963: Platzman, G.W. and D.B. Rao,  The 14-hour period of Lake Erie. Proc. 6th. Conf. on Great Lakes Res., 231-234.    

1964: Platzman, G.W. and D.B. Rao,  The free oscillations of Lake Erie. Studies on  Oceanography, (Editor, K. Yoshida), Univ. of Washington Press, 359-3

1964: Platzman, G.W. and D.B. Rao,  Spectra of Lake Erie water levels. J. Geophy. Res., 69, 2525-2535.

1966: D.B. Rao, Free gravitational oscillations in rotating rectangular basins. J. Flu. Mech., 25, 523-555

1967: D.B. Rao,  Response of a lake to a time dependent wind stress, J. Geophy. Res., 72, 1697-1708.

1967: Weil, J., T.S. Murty, and D.B. Rao, Zeros of Jn ( ) Yn ( ) - Jn ( )Yn ( ).  Math. Comp., 21, 722-727.
1967:  Weil, J., T.S. Murty, and D.B. Rao, Zeros of Jn (
) Yn ( ) - Jn (  ) Yn ( ) and  J'n( ) Yn'( ) - J'n( ) Yn'( ). Math. Comp., 22, Microfische.
1968:  Rao, D.B., Natural oscillations of the Bay of Fundy. J. Fish. Res. Bd., Canada, 25, 1097- 1114.

1968: Rao, D.B. ,  A note on the free gravitational oscillations in a rectangular basin of variable depth. Limnol. & Oceanog., 13, 369-370 .

1969: Rao, D.B., Effect of travelling disturbances on a  rectangular bay of uniform depth. Archiv. Met. Geophy. Biokl., ser. A, 18, 171-190.

1969: Rao, D.B., A summary of the natural oscillations of the Bay of Fundy.  Int. Hydrog. Rev., XLVI, 163-164.

1970: Rao, D.B. and T.S. Murty, Calculation of the steady state wind-driven circulation in Lake Ontario. Arch. Met. Geophy. Biokl., Ser. A,19, 195-210.

1970: Rao, D.B. and T.J. Simons, Stability of a sloping interface in a rotating two-fluid system. Tellus, 22, 493-503.

1970: Murty, T.S. and D.B. Rao, Wind generated circulations in Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior. Proc. 13th. Conf. Gt. Lakes Res. 927-941.
1971: Rao, D.B. and J.M. Fritsch, A numerical study of the development of frontal motions. Arch. Met. Geophy. Biokl., Ser. A, 20, 301-320.
1972: Simons, T.J. and D.B. Rao, Instability of rotational and gravitational modes of oscillation. J. Met. Soc. Japan, 50, 204-213.
1972: Simons, T.J. and D.B. Rao, Numerical-dynamical modeling workshop proceedings. EOS,  53, 31.

1972: Simons, T.J. and D.B. Rao, Nonlinear interaction of waves and zonal flow in a two-layer  baroclinic atmosphere. Tellus, 24, 1-5.

1972: Kasahara, A. and D.B. Rao, Instabilities of frontal motions in the atmosphere. J. Atmos. Sci., 29, 1090-1108.
1973: Rao, D.B., Spectral methods of forecasting storm surges. Int. Hydrol. Sci. Bull., 18, 311-316.

1974: Rao, D.B., Transient response of shallow enclosed basins. Sci. Ser. No. 38, Canada Centre  for Inland Waters, 30 pp.

1975: Rao, D.B.,  Numerical studies of the response of lakes to atmospheric forcing. Proc. 2nd. World Congress on Water Resources, 3, 369-375.
1976: Rao, D.B. and D.J. Schwab, Two-dimensional normal modes in arbitrary enclosed basins on a rotating earth: Application to Lakes Ontario and Superior. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (London), Ser. A, 281, 63-96.
1976: Mortimer, C.H., D.B. Rao, and D.J. Schwab, A supplementary note and figure in  "Free  oscillations and tides of Lake Michigan and Superior by C.H. Mortimer and E.J. Fee".Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. (London), Ser. A, 281, 58-60.
1976: Lai, R.Y. and D.B. Rao, Wind drift currents in deep sea with variable eddy viscosity.Arch Met. Geophy. Biokl., Ser. A, 25, 131-140.
1976: Rao, D.B., C.H. Mortimer, and D.J. Schwab, Surface normal modes of Lake Michigan: Calculations compared with spectra of observed water level fluctuations. J. Phy. Oceanog. 6, 575-588.
1977: Pickett, R.L. and D.B. Rao, One- and two- gyre circulations in homogeneous lakes.IFYGL Bull,, 9, 45-52.
1977: Schwab, D.J. and D.B. Rao, Gravitational oscillations of Lake Huron, Saginaw Bay, and  the North Channel. J. Geophy. Res., 82, 2105-2116.
1980: Hollan, E., D.B. Rao, and E. Bauerle, Free oscillations in Lake Constance with an  interpretation of the "Wonder of the Rising Water" at Konstanz in 1549.  Arch. Met. Geophy. Biokl., Ser. A, 29, 301-325.
1981: Rao, D.B. and B.C. Doughty, Instability of coastal currents in the Great Lakes. Arch. Met. Geophy. Biokl., ser. A, 30, 145-160.
1981: Rao, D.B. and D.J. Schwab, A method of objective analysis for currents in a lake with  application to Lake Ontario. J. Phy. Oceanog., 11, 739-750.
1983: Schwab, D.J. and D.B. Rao, Barotropic oscillations of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas, Tellus, 35A, 417-427.
1984: Ramanathan, N. and D.B. Rao, Ageostrophic instabilities in a two-fluid system with  rotation.  Proc., Indian Acad. Sci., (Earth & Planetary Sci.), 93, 387-397.
1985: Sanchez, B.V., D.B. Rao, and P.G. Wolfson, An objective analysis technique for  extrapolating tidal fields in a closed basin.  Marine Geodesy, 9, 71-91.
1986: Sanchez, B.V., D.B. Rao, and S.D. Steenrod, Tidal estimation in the Atlantic and Indian  Oceans. Marine Geodesy, 10, 309-350.
1989: Rao, D.B., A review of NOAA's Ocean Products Center's program. Weather & Forecasting.,4, 427-443.
1991: Rao, D.B.: Dynamical and statistical prediction of marine guidance products. Proc.., Oceans,  91 Conf.,  Honolulu, )ct 91, 1131-1134.

1993: Kalnay, E., W. Baker, M. Kanamitsu, R. Petersen, D.B. Rao, and A. Leetma:  Modeling plans at NMC  for 1993-1997. Preprint.13th. Conf. of AMS on Wea. Analysis &  Forecasting, Vienna, VA. Aug., 340-343.
1994: Kalnay, E., G. DiMego, S. Lord, M. Kanamitsu, A. Leetma, and D.B. Rao, NMC modeling and data assimilation plans for 1994-1998. 10th. AMS Conf. on Numerical  Weather Prediction, Portland, OR., July. Preprint.
1994: Breaker, L.C., V.M. Krasnopolsky, D.B. Rao, and X.-H. Yan, The feasibility of estimating  ocean surface currents on an operational basis using satellite feature tracking methods. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 75, 2085-2096.
1995: Rao, D.B., and C. Peters, Two-dimensional Co-oscillations in a rectangular bay:  Possible  Application to water-level problems. Marine Geodesy, 18, 317-332.
1996: Kalnay, E., G. DiMego, S. Lord, H-L. Pan, M. Iredell, M. Ji, D.B Rao, and R. Reynolds,  Recent advances in modeling at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. Proc. 11th. Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, American Met. Soc., August 19-23, Norfolk, VA. Pp J3-J8.
1996: Aikman, F., G. Mellor, T. Ezer, D. Sheinin, D. Chen, L. Breaker, K. Bosley, and D.B.  Rao, Toward an Operational nowcast/forecast system for the U.S. East Coast. Modern   approaches to data assimilation in ocean modeling. ( Ed. P. Malanotte-Rizzoli ).  Elsivier  Oceanography Series, 61, 347-376.
1996: Aikman, F., G.L. Mellor, and D.B. Rao, A quasi-operational forecast/assimilation system  for the US East Coast. Conf. On Coastal Oceanic and atmos.  Prediction. 76th Ann. Mtg.  of AMS, Jan., Atlanta, GA. Preprint.
1998: Breaker, L.C. and Desiraju B. Rao, Experience gained during the implementation of   NOAA's Coastal Ocean Forecast System. Ocean Community Conference '98. Marine Technology Soc., Baltimore, MD. Pre-print volume, 235-241.
1998: Chalikov, Dmitri., Laurence C. Breaker, Vladimir M. Krasnopolsky, ˙and Desiraju B. Rao, Revisitng the question of assimilating temperature alone into full equation of state in an ocean model. Ocean Modeling, Sept. 1998 issue. pp.13-14.
1999: Aikman, F. and D.B. Rao, NOAA perspective on a coastal forecast system. Coastal  ocean  prediction:  Present capability and future prospects. Editor: C.N.K. Mooers .  Coastal and   Estuarine Studies, 56, pp 467-499.
1999: Mason, Curtis. , Frank Aikman, Stephen Gill, Paul Hirschberg, D.B. Rao, and David   Schwab, NOAA Coastal Forecast System. 3rd. AMS Conf.on Atmospheric and Oceanic  Prediction and Processes, 3-5 November 1999, New Orleans, LA. Preprint, J1.1, 173-175.

1999: Breaker, L.C., L.D. Burroughs, Y.Y. Chao, D.M. Feit, and D.B. Rao, NCEP participation  in the Coastal Marine Demonstration Project. 3rd. AMS Conf. on Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, 3-5 November 1999, New Orleans, LA. Preprint, J1.8, 195-198.

2000  Krasnopolsky, Vladimir., Dmitri Chalikov, Laurence C. Breaker, and Desiraju B. Rao,  Application of neural networks for efficient calculation of sea water density or salinity from the UNESCO equation of stae. 2nd. Conf. on Artificial intelligence. 80th. AMS  Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 10-14 January 2000. Preprint

2004: Laurence C. Breaker, Desiraju B. Rao, John G.W. Kelley, Ilya Rivin, and Bhavani  Balasubramaniyan, development of real-time regional ocean forecast system with application to a domain off the E.S. East Coast. Marine Technology Society Journal, 38,  61-79

2006: V. Krasnopolsky, C.J. Lozano, D. Spindler, Ilya.Rivin, and D.B. Rao, Using neural network to enhance assimilating sea surface height data into an ocean model. International Joint IEEE & INNS Conf. On Neural networks.  Vancouver, Canada, July 2006, 8732-    8734.

2006: Eric P. Chassignet, Harley H. Hurlburt, Ole Martin Smedstad, George R. Halliwell, Alan J. Walcraft, E. Joseph Metzger, Brian O. Blanton, Carlos Lozano, Desiraju B. Rao, Patrick J. Hogan, and Ashwanath Srinivasan, Generalized vertical coordinates for eddy-resolving   global and coastal ocean forecasts. Advances in Computational Oceanography (Special  issue of Oceanography magazine), 19, 20-31.

 

Technical Reports, Abstracts, etc:

1962: Rao, D.B.,  The response of a lake to a time dependent wind stress. Tech. Rep. No.6 to U.S. Weather Bureau, Dept. of Geophy. Sci.,Univ. of Chicago, 56 pp. and 18 figs.

          (Also M.S. Thesis)

1963: Platzman, G.W. and D.B. Rao, The 14-hour period of Lake Erie. 6th. Conf. on Great  Lakes Res. Univ. of Mich., Ann Arbor, April, (Abstract).

1963: Platzman, G.W. and D.B. Rao, The free oscillations of Lake Erie. Tech. Rep. No.8 to U.S. Wea. Bur., Dept. of Geophy. Sci., Univ. Chicago, 69 pp. and 16 figs.
1963: Platzman, G.W. and D.B. Rao, Spectra of Lake Erie water levels.Tech. Rep. No.9 to U.S. Wea. Bur., Dept. of Geophy. Sci., Univ. of Chicago, 25 pp. and 9 figs.
1965: Rao, D.B., Free gravitational oscillations in rotating rectangular basins. Tech. Rep. No. 18  to NSF, Dept. of Geophy. Sci., Univ. of Chicago, 134 pp. and 14 figs.  (Also Ph.D. Thesis)
1968: Rao, D.B. , Free modes of oscillation of Bay of Fundy.  Trans. Am. Geophy. Union, 49,   (Abstract).

1969: Rao, D.B. and T.J. Simons,  Stability of a sloping interface in a rotating two-fluid system. Atm. Sci. Paper No. 151, Colo. St. Univ., 31pp.
1969: Rao, D.B. and T.S. Murty, A numerical calculation of the steady state wind-driven  circulation in Lake Ontario. 12th. Conf. Gt. Lakes Res., Toronto, May, (Abstract).
1970: Murty, T.S. and D.B. Rao, Wind generated circulations in Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior. 13th. Conf. Gt. Lakes Res., Ann Arbor, May, (Abstract).

1970: Simons, T.J. and D.B. Rao, Instability of rotational and gravitational modes of oscillation. Atm. Sci. Paper 155, 21 pp.

1971: Rao, D.B. and J.M. Fritsch,  A numerical study of the development of frontal motions. Atm. Sci. Paper No. 171, Colo. St. Univ., 34 pp.
1971: Baer, F., J.M. Fritsch, and D.B. Rao, Research on objective analysis and density discontinuities. Final Rep., Air Force Cambridge Res. Labs. 71-0321, 15 pp.
1972: Rao, D.B. and C.H. Mortimer, Observations and speculations on the two-dimensional  patterns of surface seiches in Lake Superior. 15th. Conf. Gt. Lakes Res., Madison, April,

          (Abstract).
1972: Baer, F., D.B. Rao, J.M. Fritsch, and D. Randall, Studies on numerical modelling and  modification of cyclone scale precipitation. Final Rep.,U.S. Army Res. Off., CRDARD- EVS-9642-EN, 41 pp.
1972: Cutchin, D.L. and D.B. Rao, Summary of the second workshop on numerical-dynamical modelling of the Great Lakes. 26 pp.
1972: Rao, D.B., Contribution to Appendix I in "Rotating fluid studies with relevance to geophysics by T.S. Murty" Marine Sci. Directorate, Dept. Envir., Ottawa, Ms. Rep. Ser. No. 25, pp 11-22.

1973: Rao, D.B. and D.L. Cutchin, Dynamics of free waves on an upwelling frontal zone. EOS,  54. (Abstract).
1973: Rao, D.B. and D.L. Cutchin, Free internal and external waves in an upwelling frontal zone  and some aspects of Stokes transport. Internatl. Conf. on Coastal Upwelling, Marseilles,  May. (Abstract).
1973: Cutchin, D.L. and D.B. Rao, Study of low frequency wave phenomena in relation to coastal upwelling.  Proc., Theoretical Workshop on Coastal Upwelling Ecosystems Analysis (Sponsored by NSF), Ore. St. Univ., Oct., pp D1-D12.
1974: Rao, D.B. and D.J. Schwab, Two-dimensional normal modes in an arbitrary enclosed  basin on a rotating earth- Application to Lakes Ontario and Superior.   Spl. Rep. No. 19,  Center for Gt. Lakes Studies, Univ. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 69 pp.
1974: Rao, D.B. and D.J. Schwab , Two-dimension˙al free oscillations of natural basins on a rotating earth-Application to Lakes Ontario and Superior. 17th. Conf. Gt. Lakes Res.,  Burlington, Ontario, August. (Abstract).
1975: Rao, D.B. , Numerical studies of the response of lakes to atmospheric forcing. 2nd. World   Congress on Water Resources, New Delhi, India, December. (Abstract).

1975: Rao, D.B., Internal oscillations in elongated basins.  Symp. Modelling of Transport  Mechanisms in Oceans and Lakes. Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ont., October. (Abstract).

1975: Rao, D.B., Response on water movements-simulation of large scale circulations. Proc. Workshop on Gt. Lakes Env. Res. Initiatives., GLERL Contrib. No. 26, NOAA. (Abstract).
1976: Baer, F., D.B. Rao, and D. Boudra, Studies on numerical modelling and modification of cyclone scale precipitation. Final Rep., U.S. Army Res. Off., DAHCO4-73-C-0001, 62 pp.

1976: Schwab, D.J. and D.B. Rao, External and internal oscillations in lakes. 2nd. Mid-west  Regional Mtg., A.G.U., Ann Arbor, MI, October, EOS, 57. (Abstract).

1976: Cutchin, D.L. and D.B. Rao, Baroclinic and barotropic edge waves on a continental shelf. Spl. Rep. No. 30, Center for Gt. Lakes Studies, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 53 pp.

1977: Rao, D.B., Calculating useful products from an oceanographic data base. Mar. Sci. Directorate, Dept. Environ., Ottawa, Ms. ser. No. 45, 35 pp.
1977: Rao, D.B., Free internal oscillations in a narrow rotating rectangular basin. Proc. Symp. Modelling of Transport Mechanisms in Oceans and Lakes. Mar. Sci. Directorate, Dept. of  Fish and Environ., Ottawa. Ms. Ser. No. 43, 391-398.

1977: Rao, D.B.,  A numerical procedure for computing resonant periods of natural water  bodies. Invited presentation, IUGG Symp. on Tsunamis, Ensenada, Mexico, March. (Abstract).
1978: Rao, D.B., A numerical procedure for computing resonant periods of natural water bodies.  Proc. IUGG Symp. on Tsunamis, Mar. Sci. Directorate, Dept. of Fish. and Environ., Ms.  Ser. No. 48, 159-165.

1979: Rao, D.B., Lake Superior heat storage study continued. Coastal Oceanog. & Climat.  News, 1, 21-25.
1979: Rao, D.B., Lake Erie dynamics experiment planned.  Coastal Oceanog. & Climat. News, 1, 25.
1979: Rao, D.B., Implementation of dynamic storm surge model for Lake Erie. Coastal  Oceanog. & Climat. News, 2, 5.

1979: Rao, D.B., Deployment of data buoys in the Great Lakes. Coastal Ocenog. & Climat.  News, 2, 7-8.

1980: Chambers, R.L.,˙ B.J. Eadie, and D.B. Rao, Role˙ of nepheloid layers in cycling parti˙culate  matter.  Coastal Oceanog. & Climat. News, 3, 32-33.
1980: Rao, D.B. and D.J. Schwab, Objective analysis of currents in a homogeneous lake. A.G.U. Spring Mtg., May, EOS, 61. (Abstract).

1981: Schwab, D.J. and D.B. Rao, Free oscillations of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. 44th. Annual Mtg., Amer. Soc. Limnol. & Oceanog., Milwaukee, WI., June. (Abstract).

1983: Rao, D.B. and B.V. Sanchez, A method of objective analysis for extrapolation of tidal  fields. AGU Spring Mtg, Baltimore, MD, May, EOS, 64. (Abstract).
1983: Sanchez, B.V. and D.B. Rao, Research on ocean tides.  Report on the workshop on tides,  Chicago, Il., Jet Propulsion Lab. Publ. No. 83-71. (Abstract).
1983: Parke, M.E. and D.B. Rao (Editors), Report on the workshop on tides. Jet Propulsion Lab. Publ. No. 83-71, 41 pp.
1984: Rao, D.B., Use of normal modes in the analysis of satellite altimetric data to study ocean  circulation problems. Indo-U.S. Workshop on Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions, Bangalore,  India, April. (Abstract).
1986: Rao, D.B., A review of NOAA's Ocean Products Center.  Marine Data Systems, Intn'l  Symp. (Mar. Tech. Soc ), New Orleans, LA., April. (Abstract).
1986: Rao, D.B., Development and dissemination of oceanographic and marine meteorological guidance products at the Ocean Products Center of NOAA. Oceans '86 Conf., Mar. Tech. Soc., Washington D.C., September. (Abstract).
1986: Rao, D.B., NOAA's Ocean Products Center- a summary of activities. 10th. Ann. Conf..National Wea. Assoc., Cocoa Beach, FL., October. (Abstract).
1986: Rao, D.B. and T. Guy˙mer, Altimeter wind and wave data. Appendix B6, Report of  workshop on assimilation of satell˙ite wind and wave data in numerical weather and wave prediction models (K. Hasselmann, Editor), European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, U.K., March. 50-56.

1986: Sanchez, B.V., D.B. Rao, and S.D. Steenrod, Objective analysis of tidal fields in the  Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Goddard Sp. Flt. Ctr., NASA Tech. Rep. No. 87773, 22 pp.

1987: Rao, D.B., S.D. Steenrod, and B.V. Sanchez, A method of calculating total flow from a  given sea surface topography. Goddard Space Flt. Ctr., NASA Tech. Memo. 87799, 19 pp.
1987: Sanchez, B.V., D.B. Rao, and S.D. Steenrod, Tidal estimation in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, 3 x 3 resolution. Goddard Space Flt. Ctr., NASA Tech. Memo 87812, 18 pp.
1987: Rao, D.B., A method of computing storm surges using the normal modes of a basin.International Storm Surge Symp., Beijing, Peoples Republic of China, Sept., (Abstract).
1989: Rao, D.B., Local and regional scale wave forecasting.  Tech. Conf. on Waves, CMM X,   Paris, Feb., (Abstract).

1990: Rao, D.B., Local and regional scale wave models.  Proc., WMO/CMM-X Tech. Conf. on Wa˙ves, WMO/TD No.350, Report 24, 125-138.
1990: Rao, D.B., Operational marine meteorologi˙cal & oceanographic guidance fields provided  by the Ocean Products Center. International Conf. on Marine Meteorological Services,  The Japan Met. Agency & Japan Foundation for Ship Building Advancement. Tokyo,  Japan, March.

1991: Rao, D.B.: Development of operational marine meteorological and oceanographic guidance forecasts. Hazards '91 Conf., Geophysical Hazards in Developing Countries &  Their Environmental Impacts. Perugia, Italy.  August '91. Invited presentation. (Abstract).

1993: Rao, D.B., Use of satellite data for meteorological and oceanographic analyses and   forecasts. Proc., International Workshop on Global and Earth Observing Satellite Sensors. Tokyo, Japan. Dec. 227-246.
1994: Aikman, F., G.L. Mellor, D.B. Rao, and M.P. Waters, A feasibility study of a coastal   nowcast/forecast system. EOS, Trans. Amer. Geophy. Union, 75, No. 16 (supplement), p. 197

1994: Aikman, F., G. Mellor, T. Ezer, D.B. Rao, and D. Sheinin, Feasibility study for a coastal  forecasting system. CAS/JSC Working Group, Numerical Experimentation, Research  Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, Rep. No. 19, p 5.41
1994: Rao, D.B., Forecasting of ocean surface winds and waves. MTS '94 Mtg. on Challenges &  Opportunities in the Marine Environment, Washington, D.C., September.  (Abstract)

1994: Ezer, T. and G.L. Mellor (Eds) and the CFS group (F. Aikman, K.T. Bosley, P. Chen, N. Kim, D.B. Rao, S. Richardson, D. Sheinin, R. Schmaltz, C. Sun, M. Waters), A coastal Forecast System: A collection of enabling information. Program in Atmospheric and  Oceanic Sciences Report, Princeton University, 47pp

1995: Sheinin, D.J. and D.B. Rao, A coastal forecast system for the U.S. East Coast:  Ocean  model systematic errors caused by vertical mixing parameterization problem.  CAS/JSC Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, Research Activities in Atmospheric and   Oceanic Modelling, Rep. No. 21, 8.53-54
1998: Krasnopolsky, Vladimir M., Laurence C. Breaker, Dmitri Chalikov, and Desiraju B. Rao, Using neural nerworks to solve the inverse problem of extracting salinity from the  UNESCO equation of state for sea water and to speed up the evaluation of this equation. CAS/JSC Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, Rep. No. 24.

1999: Breaker, Laurence C. and Desiraju B. Rao, Coastal Ocean forecast comes of age.   Coastal  Zone '99 Conf., San Diego, CA, July '99. (Abstract) 

2000  Chalikov, D., R. Grumbine, and D.B. Rao, Ocean forecasting system. CAS/JSC Working  Group on Numerical Experimentation,Research Activities in Atmospheric and Oceanic Modelling, Rep. No. 30, 8.5-6.

2003: Desiraju B. Rao, Status of NCEP’s operational regional ocean forecast systems for U.S. coastal domains. AMS Coastal Environments Interactive Symposium, Long Beach, CA, Feb. 2003(Abstract)

2004: Rao, D.B.: Development of real-time operational regional ocean forecasting system at  NCEP. 2004 Ocean Sciences Mtg, Portland, OR, EOS Trans. 84(52) (Abstract)

2004: Desiraju  B. Rao and Carlos Lozano, Status of Real-time Operational Ocean Forecasting Model Developments at  NCEP/NOAA.  AGU’s Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting , Aug., 2004, (Abstract)

2005: Stephen Lord,  G. DiMego, D. Rao, J. Derber, H.-L. Pan, K. Mitchell, N. Surgi, and F. Toepfer, Recent advances in weather and climate prediction at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.  21st Conf.˙ on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/17th   Conf. on Numerical Weather Prediction, Washington, D.C., July-Aug. 2005.(Abstract) 

2006: Vladimir Krasnopolsky, Carlos J. Lozano, Deanna Spindler, Ilya Rivin  and D.B. Rao, On the  Assimilation of Altimeter data into the NCEP Atlantic Ocean  Forecast System. AGU Ocean Sciences 2006 Mtg. Honolulu, HI, Feb. 2006 (Abstract)

2006: Carlos J. Lozano, Vladimir Krasnopolsky and D.B. Rao. On the rep representation of  multi-scale processes on a high resolution short-term ocean forecast system.  AGU Ocean Sciences 2006 Mtg. Honolulu, HI, Feb. 2006 (Abstract)