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Dr. (Smt) B. Padma Kumari
Designation Scientist E
Date of Birth
Phone 91 (020) 25904259 (O)
Fax  91 (020) 25865142
Email ID padma@tropmet.res.in

Academic Records :
B.Sc.   Nagarjuna University   1993   Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
M.Sc.   Andhra University   1995   Meteorology
M.Tech.   Andhra University   1999   Atmospheric Sciences
Ph.D.   Pune University   2005   Physics


Research :
  • Remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols, radiation and clouds
  • Aerosol-Cloud- Radiation interactions
  • Cloud Macro & Microphysics
  • Long term changes in climate parameters and their variability – Climate Change

Awards & Honors:
Award NameAwarded By Awarded ForYear
Keith Runcorn Travel Award European Geophysical Union (EGU) Best Research Paper 2010
IITM Silver Jublee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune Best Research Paper 2013
Best Poster Award (Gold medal) INTROMET Conference 2014 Best Research Paper 2014
IMS Award on Monsoon Research (Formerly B.N. Desai Award) India Meteorological Society, New Delhi Best Research Paper 2016


Scientific Career:
1999 -  2004 Junior Scientific Officer Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2004 -  2007 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2007 -  2011 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2011 -  2016 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2011 -  2011 Visiting Scientist NCAR, Boulder, USA
2014 -  2014 Visiting Scientist University of Maryland, Washington DC
2014 -  2014 Visiting Scientist NASA Ames Research Centre, San Francisco
2016 -  Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2017 -  2017 Visiting Scientist FAAM, Cranfield University, UK