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In addition to the ongoing research programs the IITM undertakes sponsored projects for specific studies. Following projects were undertaken by the scientists.

Sr. No. Title Principal Investigator Period Grant (Rs. in lakhs) Funding Department
119 Fast Track Young Scientist Project entitled “Aerosols and clouds in the UTLS region: Implications to STE processes through satellite measurements” Dr. A. K. Srivastava

April 2013 -  March 2016

8.16

Department of Science and Technology (DST)  

118 Isotopic characterization of monsoon intra seasonal oscillation in the Bay of Bengal region Dr. Supriyo Chakraborty July 2013 - June 2014 4.5 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
117
Role of High Frequency Oscillations on the   predictability of Monsoon Transients over the continental tropical convergence zone through nonlinear error energetics of prognostic model
Shri S. De
2011-14
6.90
Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India
116 Developing magnetic tracers of Anthropogenic loading in the Metropolitan   regions of Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur

Prof S. J. Sangode, (Department of Geology, University of Pune)

Co-PI - Dr. D.M. Chate
2011-2013 53.51 Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) – University of Pune (UoP)
115  Investigations of Aerosol-Cloud-Environment Interactions using Combined Aerosol, CCN and Rain Measurements during CTCZ Field Campaigns
Dr. D.M. Chate
2011-2012 10.61

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) – IITM

114

Impact of climate change and watershed development on whole-of -basin agricultural water security in the Krishna Basin, India

Dr. K. Krishna Kumar

2010-2014 -

ACIAR, Australia

113

Ocean-Atmosphere coupled processes on intraseasonal time scales in Tropical Indian Ocean. 

Dr. H.S. Chaudhari

2010-2013 12.50

Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad

112 Understanding the vertical structure of the Topical Indian Ocean Dr. C. Gnanaseelan 2010-2013 20.00

Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad

111 Remote sensing of Ionosphere/Magnetosphere using ground based observations of ELF/VLF waves at low latitudes Dr. Devendraa Siingh 2010-2012 3.00 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES) programme
110

Proposal for participating in round robin exercise for atmospheric flow field simulation and validation at Kalpakkam region for airborne dispersion studies

Dr. Thara Prabha

2010-2011 4.72

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), DAE/BRNS Kalpakkam

109

Study of direct radiative forcing of atmospheric aerosols over different environments

PI: Dr. G.R. Ahere, University of Pune

Co-PI: Dr. P.C.S. Devara 

2009-2013 14.80 

University of Pune - ISRO Cell 

108 Oceanographic observations in the Northern Bay of Bengal deep Convection region during CTCZ Dr. Suryachandra Rao

Co-PI: Prof. P.N. Vinaychandran
Dr. S. Doraiswamy,
Shri  S. Mahapatra

2009-2012 16.48

Department of Science and Technology Government of India

107 Development of tree-ring data network over different parts of India and reconstruction of past climate for last 1000 years Dr. H.P. Borgaonkar 2009-2012 14.54 ISRO-GBP. Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
106 Energetics of zonal waves and intra-seasonal variability of Indian monsoon Dr. S.M. Bawiskar  Shri M.D. Chipade 2009-2012 16.18 

Department of Science and Technology Government of India 

105 Validation of OCM-II aerosol optical depths over deep ocean and coastal region Dr. P.C.S. Devara 2009-2012 18.12 Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad
 104 Indo-UK Programme on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation - Phase-II Dr. K. Krishna kumar 2009-2011 50.00 Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), New Delhi/ERM, UK and funded by DEFRA
 103 Role of satellite estimated evaporation and precipitation on ocean-atmosphere dynamics Dr. S. Pokhrel 2009-2011 18.80 Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad
 102 Measurement and study of atmospheric surface layer turbulence, energy and CO2 fluxes during the Solar eclipse Dr. B.S. Murty 2009-2010 09.00 ISSRO-CAWSES-India Programme
 101 Role of oceans in modulating south American and Indian monsoon variability and predictability Dr. A.K. Sahai and Prof. A.M. Grimm Federal University of Parna, Brazil 2009-2010 - indo-Brazil S&T Programme of Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi
100

Aerosol radiative forcing at a tropical urban station, Pune and high-altitude station, Sinhagad

Dr. P.C.S. Devara

2008-2011

46.62

Indian Space Research Organization-Aerosol Radiation Forcing over India (ISRO-ARFI)
99 Developing an environmental magnetic model for assessment of the anthropogenic particulate loading in the urban environments: a case study from the Pune  metropolitan region, Maharashtra

PI: Dr. S.J. Sangode, Professor, Dept. of Geology, University of Pune

Co-PI: Dr. D.M. Chate

2008-2011 18.00 Indian Space Research Organisation  (ISRO)
98 Development intra-seasonal indices over Indian region and their association with NAO and ENSO Shri S.S. Dugam 2008-2011 4.98 Department of Science and Technology
97 Evaluation of Oceansat-II retrieved wind fields with in situ and reanalysis wind fields: special emphasis to Indian Ocean Dr. A. Parekh 2008-2011 15.6 Space Application Centre (SAC). Ahmedabad

96

Understanding the impact of high resolution winds on the numerical models of the north Indian Ocean

Dr. C. Gnanaseelan

2008-2011

12.00

Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad

95 Multi-scale interactions and predictability of the Indian summer monsoon Dr. A.K. Sahai 2008-2010 63.97 Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR)/ Department of Science & Technology

94

Variations of the Indian Ocean Warm Pool and its Association with the Indian Monsoon

Dr. A. Surya Chandra Rao

2008-2010

49.0

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)

93

Understanding the IOD formation mechanisms and the variability in the thermal structure of the tropical Indian Ocean

Dr. C. Gnanaseelan

2008-2010

50.00

Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad

92

Development of Future Climate Change Scenarios for India

Dr. K. Krishna Kumar

2008-2009

30.50

The Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi Under 2nd NATional COMmunication (NATCOM-II)

91

Catalytic consequences of the surface/subsurface ocean currents on the chlorophyll concentrations along the Indian coasts

Dr. P.R.C. Reddy

2007-2010

15.96

Indian National Centre   for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)

90 Evolution and Spatial Distribution of Deep Convective Systems over the Indian Region
Shri M. Mahakur

2007-2010

8.52 Indian Space Research Organisation (Megha-Tropiques Utilisation Program)

89

Measurement and study of three dimentsional wind and turbulence with a Doppler Sodar in the atmospheric boundary layer

Dr. B.S. Murty

2007-2010

30.04

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

88

Secular variations in the structure of ground-based inversions and stable layers during winter (November-March) due to urbanization

Dr.(Smt.)S.G. Nagar

2007-2010

22.07

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

87

Collaborative studies in tropical Asian dendrochronology: addressing challenges in climatology and forest ecology

Dr. H. P. Borgaonkar

2007-2009

7.28

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)

86

Study of the electrical properties of the severe thunderstorms  during STORM in 2007-2009

Dr. S. D. Pawar

2007-2009

34.6

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

85

Examining Indian monsoon variability in coupled climate model simulations and projections

Dr. (Smt) A.A. Kulkarni

2006-2009

13.5

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

84

Laser radar characterization of atmospheric aerosols and clouds in the boundary layer and free troposphere

Dr. P.C.S. Devara

2006-2009

4.50

Indo-Bulgarian Program  of Co- Operation in  S & T, Department of Science & Technology

83

Study of size distribution of raindrops and evolution of  raindrop spectra using disdrometer and WP-RASS

Shri V. Gopal-krishnan

2006-2009

22.74

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

82

Measurements and study of ozone under different environments (conducive of vegetation and agriculture fields)

Dr. A. L. Londhe

2006-2008

15.80

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

81

Pilot Experiments to the STORM Project

Shri S. D. Pawar

March 2006 - February 2007

4.7

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

80

Aerosol characterization and radiative forcing

Dr. P.C.S. Devara

February-May 2006

1.30

Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization

79

Physical and chemical characteristics of aerosols

Dr. P.S.P. Rao

February- May 2006

1.50

Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization

78

Atmospheric chemistry-aerosol-climate interactions

Dr. P.S.P. Rao
Co-PI with Bose Institute, Kolkata

2005-2010

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Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

77

Chemical behavior of aerosol, greenhouse gases, trajectory analysis and impact of particulate matter loading on human health

Dr. P.C.S. Devara Co-PI With Bose Institute, Kolkata

2005 - 2010

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Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

76

Atmospheric Brown Cloud-Asia

Dr. P.S.P.Rao

2005 - 2009

31,200 Eu.(~ Rs.17.00 lakhs)

Swedish International Development Cooperation Authority (SIDA), Stockholm, Sweden

75

Atmospheric pollutants and chemical weather under different environments

Dr. G. Beig

2005- 2008

31.94

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

74

Development of a regional atmosphere-ocean coupled modeling strategy for predicting Indian summer monsoon

Dr. K. Krishna  Kumar

2005 - 2008

29.16

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

73

Impact of long-term solar variability on the middle atmosphere chemical climate using satellite data and model simulation

Dr. G. Beig

2005- 2008

6.73

CAWSES, Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore

72

Estimation of standard project storms (SPS) and probable maximum precipitation (PMP) with time distribution for projects over rainfed areas in the Siang basin in northeast India and the upper Siang basin in Tibet

Shri B.N. Mandal

2005- 2006

10.00

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Ltd., Faridabad

71

Monsoon variability studies with regional climate models using satellite derived surface parameters: validation and application

Dr. G.B. Pant

2004 - 2007

16.00

Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization

70

Preparation of generalized PMP Atlases for the Krishna and the Indus River Basins

Dr. G.B. Pant

2004-2006

42.00

Central Water Commission (CWC), New Delhi

69

Science of Climate

Dr. K.Rupa Kumar

2004- 2005

8.50

British High Commission, New Delhi

68

Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Node on Acid rain and atmospheric pollutants modeling (ENVIS-Center)

Dr. G. Beig

2003-2007

6.15

Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India

67

Modeling of tropical aerosol radiative forcing using satellite, LIDAR and radiometric aerosol database and surface radiation measurements

Dr. G. Pandithurai

2003-2007

9.62

ISRO-GBP / Aerosol Radiation Budget Studies Scheme

66

Role of aerosols and black carbon in atmospheric  radiation budget studies

Dr. P.D. Safai

2003-2007

33.94

ISRO-GBP Aerosol Radiation Budget Studies Scheme

65

Application of satellite
data to climate research

Dr. G.B. Pant

 2003-2006

15.50

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Govt. of India

64

Multi-site characterization of tropical aerosol direct radiative forcing using measurements

Dr. P.C.S. Devara

2003-2006

42.40

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Govt. of India

63

Atmospheric boundary layer over the Arabian Sea during ARMEX -thermodynamic aspects

Dr. (Smt.) S.B. Morwal

2003-2005

2.88

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

62

Monitoring of pollutant species in rain water / dust fall in different environments around the national capital region of Delhi

Dr. S. Tiwari

2003-2005

11.16

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

61

Optical remote sensing studies of the atmospheric boundary layer characteristics using laser radar

Dr. P.C.S. Devara

2003-2005

1.31

DST (Indo-Bulgarian Inter-Governmental Program of Co-operation in Science and Technology)

60

Estimation of standard project storms (SPS), probable maximum precipitation (PMP) and time distribution over the Bhagirathi catchment up to Loharinag Pala , Uttaranchal

Shri B.N. Mandal

2003-2004

3.00

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd, Noida

59

Estimation of standard project storms (SPS), probable maximum precipitation (PMP) and time distribution over the Dhauliganga catchment up to Tapovan Vishnugad, Uttaranchal.

Shri B.N. Mandal

2003-2004

3.00

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Ltd, Noida

58

Influence of columnar aerosol, ozone and water vapour on the evolution of warm pool over the southern Arabian Sea

Dr. P.E. Raj

2003-2004

10.08

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

57

Air-sea interactions in the Indian Ocean Region. (DOD/INDOMOD

(10th plan programme)

Dr. R. Krishnan 

2002-2007

106.80

Department of Ocean Development, Govt. of India

56

Data assimilative sigma coordinate numerical model for the North Indian Ocean DOD / INDOMOD (10th plan programme)

Dr. C. Gnanaseelan 

2002-2007 (Likely to be extended up to 2008)

41.75

Department of Ocean Development, Govt. of India

55

Management perspectives  to seasonal climate forecasts in mixed cropping system of southern India s semiarid tropics

Dr. K. Krishna Kumar

2002-2006

7.02

Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training / Asia Pacific Network

54

Climate change projection for India and assessment of the associated agricultural and human health impact

Dr. K.Rupa Kumar

2002-2005

18.00

National Communication (NATCOM), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India

53

Dendroglaciological studies of high altitude glacier sites of western Himalaya

Dr. H.P.Borgaonkar

2002-2005

4.92

Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment, Defence Research & Development Organization, Govt. of India

52

Establishment of wind profiler data archival and utilization centre at IITM for wind profiler/radio acoustic sounding system

Dr. G.B. Pant

2002-2005

22.43

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

51

LIDAR Sounding of Aerosols in the Lower Atmosphere and their Impact on Local Climate and Environment (Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists)

Dr. G. Pandithurai

2002-2005

7.44

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

50

Studies of lightning discharges during pre-monsoon and post- monsoon thunderstorms over Pune

Dr. (Smt.) S.S Kandalgaonkar

2002-2005

6.36

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

49

Comparison of aerosol vertical profiles derived by twilight photometer and LIDAR

Smt. B. Padma Kumari

2002-2004

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National MST Radar Facility, ISRO, Govt. of India

48

Measurement of micro-meteorological parameters over a coastal station and the atmospheric constituents and electrical parameters over sea surface during the Arabian sea monsoon experiment (ARMEX)

Dr. S. Sivaramakrishanan

2002-2004

24.916

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

47

Atlas of spatial features of moisture regions and rainfall of India during 19th and 20th centuries

Dr. N. Singh

2001-2005

22.216

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

46

Impact of climate change on water resources

Dr. G.B. Pant

2001-2005

29.50

Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India / Dept. of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Govt. of U.K.

45

Indian climate change scenario for impact assessment

Dr. K. Rupa Kumar

2001- 2005

48.50

Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India / Dept. of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Govt. of U.K.

44

Numerical modeling of the upper ocean mixed layer over Indian ocean region using satellite data

Dr. C. Gnanaseelan

2001-2005

7.764

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

43

Sensitivity of the Indian summer monsoon to anthropogenic climate change

 Dr. K. Rupa Kumar

2001-2005

6.20

Indo French Centre

42

Surface climatology of Western Himalaya (Work order of Defense Research and Development Organization)

Dr. K. Rupa Kumar

2001-2005

9.90

Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment, Defence Research & Development Organization, Govt. of India

41

Aerosol optical characterization and investigation of aerosol radiative forcing at the surface and top of the atmosphere

Dr. G. Pandithurai

2001-2004

3.62

National Science Foundation (USA)/ Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

40

Composition of Asian Deposition (CAD)

Dr. P.S.P. Rao

2001-2004

0.90

Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

39

Development of regional tree-ring data network to study the past climatic variations on decadal to century scales over monsoon Asia

Dr. K. Rupa Kumar and Dr. H.P. Borgaonkar

2001-2004

7.25

Indian Space Research Organization-Geosphere-Biosphere Pregramme(ISRO-GBP)

38

Experimental and theoretical studies of secondary pollutants and ozone for chemical forecasting

Dr. G. Beig

2001-2005

29.65

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

37

Heat resources over India during South-West monsoon season

Smt. U.V. Bhide

2001-2004

4.23

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

36

Instrumentation for atmospheric boundary layer studies

Shri K.G. Vernekar

2001-2004

3.02

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

35

Mesoscale modeling for monsoon related predictions (NMTLI project)

Dr. S.S. Singh

2001-2004

26.25

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

34

Monsoon variability in relation to NAO and ENSO and its use for predicting monsoon rainfall over small spatial and temporal scale

Shri S.S. Dugam

2001-2004

4.56

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

33

Non-linear scale interactions in the energetics of monsoon in wavenumber/ frequency domain

Shri D.R. Chakraborty

2001-2004

7.85

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

32

Observational study of aerosol radiative forcing on the surface reaching solar flux (Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists)

Dr. R.S. Maheskumar

2001-2004

9.36

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

31

Studies of atmospheric aerosols, trace gases and precipitation chemistry in different environments

Dr. P.S.P. Rao

2001-2004

16.57

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

30

Studies of mesoscale system over Indian region

Smt. S.S. Vaidya

2001-2004

15.90

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

29

Study of Coupling between LIDAR radiometer measured aerosol and radar sensed winds

Dr. Y. Jaya  Rao

2001-2004

7.10

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Govt. of India

28

Study of vertical velocity in the troposphere and stratosphere using Indian MST radar and lower atmospheric wind profiler (fast track scheme for young scientists)

Dr. Y. Jaya Rao

2001-2004

5.46

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

27

Investigation of features of monsoon depressions and tropical cyclones by IRS-P4 MSMR data

Dr. P.N. Mahajan

2001-2003

5.438

SAC (Ahmedabad)

26

Experimental study of coastal atmospheric boundary layer structure at Kalpakkam

Dr. S. Sivaramakrishanan

2001-2002

3.00

Safety Research Institute-Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Department of Atomic Energy

25

Hydrometeorological study of Sabarmati and Siang basin of the Brahmaputra river

Dr. A.K. Kulkarni

2001

4.95

National Hydroelectric Power Corporation

24

Convective boundary layer during the summer monsoon season over Bay of Bengal

Dr. (Smt.) S.B. Morwal

2000-2003

2.80

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

23

Development of field mill network system at SHAR for thunderstorm warning and to study the dynamical properties of thunderstorm for forecasting the warning levels

Dr. D.B. Jadhav

2000-2003

26.28

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Govt. of India

22

ENSO-snow-monsoon interactions: understanding and predicting monsoon variability

Dr. R.H. Kripalani

2000-2003

4.00

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

21

National information facility for climate research

Smt. A.A. Shiralkar

2000-2003

4.24

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

20

Climate modeling using PARAM-10000

Dr. V. Satyan

2000-2002

7.37

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

19

Numerical modeling of the dynamics of the ocean circulation

Dr.(Smt.) P.S. Salvekar

1999-2003

8.25

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Govt. of India

18

Impact of anthropogenic and natural activities on atmospheric chemistry and climate forcing factors with their variability

Dr. G. Beig

1999 - 2002

15.7

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

17

Studies on mesoscale (beta and gamma) systems over Indian region using regional atmospheric chemistry and climate forcing factors with their variability

Dr. S.S. Singh

1999- 2002

1.734

National Science Foundation (USA)/ Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

16

Atmospheric aerosol loading from IRS-P3 MOS sensors data

Dr. P.C.S. Devara

1997-2006

8.20

Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization

15

Simulation of surface wind stress on monthly and seasonal time scales using coupled atmospheric ocean model (CAOM) to provide forcing for driving an ocean general circulation model (OGCM)

Dr. V. Satyan

1997-2003

34.25

Department of Ocean Development, Govt. of India

14

Variability of north Indian ocean and its impact on global ocean and understanding the mechanism of coastal circulation around India

Dr.(Smt.) P.S. Salvekar

1997-2003

34.25

Department of Ocean Development, Govt. of India

13

2D-chemical modeling of global change induced perturbation in atmospheric minor constituents and ionization of the lower and middle atmosphere

Dr. G. Beig

1997-2001

4.05

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi

12

Rotating Slit Scanning (Automatic) High Light Gathering Power UV-Visible Spectrometer (RSHIS)

Dr. D.B. Jadhav

1996-1999

9.41

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

11

Development of an optimized parallel climate model based on NCMRWF operational model (Jointly with IIT, New Delhi and C-DoT, Bangalore)

Dr. V. Satyan, P.I. , Dr.J.R.Kulkarni, Co-P.I

1996-1998

2.00

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

10

Climate Research (Global Modeling)

Prof. R.N. Keshavamurty / Dr. V. Satyan

1994-1999

198.32

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

9

Land-surface processes experiment over Sabarmati region : IITM component

Dr. R.N. Keshavamurty / Dr. K.G. Vernekar

1994-1998

97.00

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

8

DST-MONTBLEX Data Bank

Shri R. Suryanarayana

1991-1996

6.10

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

7

TOGA-1 Data Centre

Shri R. Suryanarayana

1991-1996

6.50

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

6

Energy budget studies in spatial and wave number domain

Dr. S.K. Mishra / Dr.(Smt) P.S. Salvekar

1992-1994

0.30

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

5

Modeling of monsoon circulation

Dr. S.K. Mishra

1990-1992

1.00

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

4

Interaction of atmospheric chemistry with the Nilgiri biosphere reserve

Dr. L.T. Khemani

1989-1993

13.90

Department of Environment and Forests, New Delhi

3

Medium range weather forecasting

Dr. S.K. Mishra

1988-1991

4.96

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

2

Co-ordinated project on boundary layer studies

Shri K.G. Vernekar

1987-1992

22.90

Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

1

Studies on the interannual and intraseasonal variation of the weather and climate of India

Dr. R. Ananthakrishnan

1987-1992

0.75

India Meteorological Department