Preface A. Tropical Cyclone: Addressing Hurricane Intensity through Angular Momentum and Scale Energetics Approaches.- On the Prediction of Tropical Cyclones over the Indian Region using a Synthetic Vortex Scheme in a Mesoscale Model.- Numerical simulation of Andhra Severe Cyclone (2003): Model sensitivity to the Boundary Layer and Convection Parameterisation.- B. Mesoscale Variability and Modelling: Impact of Doppler Radar Wind in Simulating the Intensity and Propagation of Rainbands Associated with Mesoscale Convective Complexes using Mm5-3dvar System.- Observation of Sea Breeze Front and its Induced Convection over Chennai in southern Peninsular India using Doppler Weather Radar.- Variability of Convective Activity over the North Indian Ocean and its Associations with Monsoon Rainfall over India.- Sensitivity of Mesoscale Precipitation Dynamics to Surface Soil and Vegetation Contrasts over the Carolinas Sandhills.- The Assimilation of GPS Radio Occultation Data and its Impact on Rainfall Prediction along the West Coast of India during Monsoon 2002.- An Experiment Using the High Resolution Eta and WRF Models to Forecast Heavy Precipitation over India.- Sensitivity of Mesoscale Model Forecast during a Satellite Launch to Different Cumulus Parameterization Schemes in MM5.- C. Seasonal Monsoon: Experimental Seasonal Forecast of Monsoon 2005 Using T170L42 AGCM on PARAM Padma.- Sensitivity of Indian Monsoon to Entrainment and Detrainment in Mass Flux Schemes.- An Objective Approach for Prediction of Daily Summer Monsoon Rainfall over Orissa (India) Due to Interaction of Mesoscale and Large Scale Synoptic Systems.- Interactive Aspects of the Indian and the African Summer Monsoon Systems.- The Preferred Structure of the Interannual Indian Monsoon Variability.- Wintertime Seasonal Scale Simulation over Western Himalaya using RegCM3.- A Seasonal Statistical Evaluation of COAMPS over the Arabian Gulf Region.- Influence of Pacific on Southern Indian Ocean Rossby Waves.- D. Land Surface Processes: A Simple Reclassification Method for Correcting Uncertainty in Land Use/Land Cover Datasets Used with Land Surface Models.- Analysis of Weak Wind Stable Conditions from the Observations of the Land Surface Processes Experiment At Anand in India;.- Simulation of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Characteristics during Indian Summer Monsoon using Observations from Monsoon Trough Boundary Layer Experiment at Jodhpur, India.- Evolutionary Features of Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer (Mabl) Over the Arabian Sea and the Onset of Monsoon over Kerala during Armex-2003. Contributions by: Abhilash, S.; Alfieri, J. G.; Boyles, R.; Deb, S. K.; Dimri, A. P.; Eager, R. E.; Huang, C.-Y.; Krishnamurti, T. N.; Mohapatra, M.; Nagar, S. G.; Pattanaik, D. R.; Rakesh, V.; Rama Krishna, T.V.B.P.S.; Rama Rao, Y.V.; Sandeep, S.; Sanjeeva Rao, P.; Sharan, A.; Srinivas, C.V.; Straus, D. M.; Suresh, R.; Vaid, B. H.; Venkata Ratnam, J.