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Dr. Kaushar Ali
Designation Scientist E
Date of Birth
Phone 91 (020) 25904260 (O)
Fax  91 (020) 25865142
Email ID kaushar@tropmet.res.in

Academic Records :
B.Sc.   B.H.U. Varanasi   1982   Physics, Mathematics, Statistics
M.Sc.(Tech.)   B.H.U. Varanasi   1986   Geophysics (Meteorology)
Ph.D.   B.H.U. Varanasi   2000   Geophysics (Meteorology)


Research :
  • Cloud Physics: Based on Radar Observations of Clouds Around Delhi
    • Growth and decay processes of convective clouds
    • Size and spatial distribution of convective clouds
    • Level of precipitation formation and precipitation initiation mechanism in the clouds
    • Some physical characteristics of layer clouds
    • Fractal dimension of convective clouds
    • Atmospheric electricity
  • Aerosol, precipitation and atmospheric trace gases
    • Physical and chemical characterization of aerosols, their sources and sinks
    • Organic carbon and Elemental carbon in the boundary layer,
    their sources and sinks and their environmental impacts
    • Acid deposition and precipitation (rainfall, fog and snow) chemistry
    • Boundary layer ozone and its precursor gases: their long term-trend, sources, sinks and chemistry
    • Air pollution
  • Aerosol and cloud interaction
    • CCN and cloud growth in Delhi region
    • Aerosol scavenging by clouds and precipitation
    • SO2 and its contribution to CCN

Scientific Career:
1989 -  1990 Scientific Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1990 -  1995 Senior Scientific Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1995 -  2000 Junior Scientific Officer Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2000 -  2004 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2004 -  2009 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2009 -  2013 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2014 -  Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune