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Praveen Rao Teleti B.E. MSc.

Praveen Rao Teleti B.E. MSc.

PhD Candidate

Examining how climate change affects Antarctic sea ice variability, from seasonal to decadal time-scales using historical ship records from the dawn of 20th Century, marking the Heroic age of Antarctic exploration.



  • 2013 - 2015: Junior Research Fellow, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India
  • 2008 - 2011: Systems Engineer, TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), India


  • 2016 - present: PhD in Polar Studies. Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge (Christ's College), UK.
  • 2011 - 2012: MSc Mobile and Satellite Communications (with Merit) University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
  • 2004 - 2008: BEng Electronics and Communications (with First class honours) Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India

Scholarship and awards

  • Nehru Trust for Cambridge University (NTCU) Doctoral partial scholarship (2016)
  • Christ's College graduate bursary (2016)
  • Department of Geography Post-graduate bursary (2016)


My research interests focuses on variability of sea ice in Antarctica. I am interested in understanding inter-relation between sea ice and climate change in the southern Ocean. I have used GCM model (e.g. ERA-I, NCEP2) outputs to correlate changes in the meteorological parameters with seasonal to annual long-term variability in the sea ice.

Currently, for my PhD thesis I am looking at historical ship records from exploratory expeditions and commercial fishing vessels, to construct meteorological dataset of Southern Ocean. Longer, more continuous dataset would clearly delineate impact of Southern Ocean climate on sea ice and vice-versa.


Selected publications:

  • Teleti, P. and Luis, A. (2016) The Role of the Southern Hemisphere Polar Cell on Antarctic Sea Ice Variability, International Journal of Geosciences, 7, 120-134. doi:10.4236/ijg.2016.72010.
  • Teleti, P. and Luis, A. (2013) Sea Ice Observations in Polar Regions: Evolution of Technologies in Remote Sensing, International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 4 No. 7, pp. 1031-1050. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2013.47097.

External activities

  • Member of IET (MIET)
  • Member of Philosophical society of Cambridge University
  • Educational out-reach, Christ's college speaker at HE+, BioMaker challenge participant - Team Colourimeter