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    Technological Innovation

    Development of "System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research” (SAFAR)
    Nominee acquired expertise in coupled 3-D atmospheric chemistry-transport model to understand the role of chemistry in climate change with a focus on Indian subcontinent. This expertise has led to development of the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) for the first time in India as well as in any developing country to provide the air quality forecasting services 24-48 hr advance with significant societal impact. The system has been successfully implemented for a Metro City Delhi during the Commonwealth Games-2010Delhi which is dedicated to the nation prior to the CWG. This work attracted the worldwide appreciation which includes the "Certificate of Excellence" from WMO (UN) due to its application to the society and best of science.
     
    This system SAFAR has two components namely, (1) Theoretical Modeling: The major components under this category are (a) meteorological model, (b) emission model and (c) atmospheric chemistry transport model (CTM) and (2) Observational network: The major components under this category are monitoring of- (i) Meteorological parameters like temperature, pressure, winds, radiations using Automatic Weather Station, (ii) Concentrations of all the above mentioned atmospheric pollution using online optical analyzers from 10 sets of monitoring stations within the model domain and (iii) activity data of the emission sources like fossil fuels, bio-fuel, bio-mass burning and biogenic sources. This objective is being achieved by 2 independent air quality forecasting systems for redundancy, developing confidence and quality assurance which has resulted in providing the air quality in real time as well as its forecasting, 24-48 hours in advance with 1.67 km x 1.67 km resolution. 
       


    Honours

       
    1.         Scientific Advisory Group Member of World Meteorological Organization (WMO)'s Global Atmospheric Watch Urban Research Meteorology and Environment Program, Geneva since 2009 onwards.
    2.         Scientific Steering Committee Member of International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) programme of International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and International Commission for Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (CACGP) for the period 1st January 2008 to 31st December 2012.
    3.         Chairman of the Joint Working Group of IAGA (International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy), ICMA and CAWSES on "Long Term Trends in the Mesosphere, Thermosphere and lonosphere" (Since July 2011-Onwards)
    4.         Editor of Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics (JASTP), Elsevier Publication Co., United Kingdom since 2007.
    5.         Guest Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington, DC, USA, 2010-2011. 
    6.       Chairman of the MTTA (Mesospheric temperature Trend Assessment) panel of Joint Working Group on trends under the auspices of International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) and International Commission on Middle Atmosphere (ICMA).
    7.         Vice-chairman of the Joint Working Group of IAGA (International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy), and ICMA on "Long Term Trends in the Mesosphere, Thermosphere and lonosphere" (2003‑2010AD).
    8.         Scientific Committee Member of the Working Group 4.4, under the theme "Space Climatology" of the international Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES)program of SCOSTEP (Scientific committee for solar terrestrial energy program.
    9.         Life member of the India Meteorology Society (IMS) –Since 1998.
    10.      Young Scientist Committee Member of IAGA, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) for “IAGA-2020 vision” document (2003-2007).
    11.      Adjunct Professor” of the Department of Atmospheric & Space Sciences, University of Pune, Pune for the academic year 2004-2011.
    12.      Guest Editor” for a special issue of Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics (JASTP) (UK)-2008.
    13.      Guest Editor” for a special issue of Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics (JASTP) (UK)-2006.
    14.      Guest Editor” for a special issue of Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (JPCE) (Europe)-2005.
    15.      Active Memberof The New York Academy of Sciences, NY ‑Since 1995
    16.      Associateof Committee for Space Research, Paris (France) ‑Since 1994.
    17.      Scientific committee members in several international conference committees.
     

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    Invited talks in India and Abroad

    Abroad

    1. Anthropogenic impacts on the tropospheric chemical constituents over Indian  geographical region  DKRZ, Max-Plank Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, June 16, 2005.
    2. Global Change Signals in the  mesospheric Temperature: Model versus Observations DKRZ, Max-Plank Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, July 21, 2004
    3. Global Change Signals in the Middle Atmosphere  Institute for Chemistry and Dynamics of the  Geosphere I (ICG-I),  Research Center Jülich, Germany, July 2, 2004
    4. Trends and Solar Responses in Mesospheric and Mesopause Region Temperatures IIIrd  international workshop on Long Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 11, 2004.
    5. Tropospheric Ozone and Secondary Pollutants over Tropical Indian Ocean  Institute of Environmental Physics,  Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany, May 13,      2004.
    6. Emission Inventories, Chemical modeling and MTTA -Project Max-Plank Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, May 10, 2004
    7. Mesospheric Response to Solar and Human Induced Forcing General Assembly of IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics), Sapporo, Japan, July 10, 2003.
    8. Review of Trends in Mesospheric Temperatures General Assembly of IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics), Sapporo, Japan, July 8, 2003.
    9. Review of Mesospheric Temperature Trends under MTTA Project and Association of Solar Activity with Temperature over India Heraeus Seminar on Trends in the Upper Atmosphere”, Kühlungsborn, Germany, 14th May 2002.
       
    10. An overview of the long-term trends in temperature and composition of the  Mesosphere.  IAGA-IASPEI - Scientific Assembly, Hanoi, Vietnam, Aug. 19-30, 2001
    11. An overview of the mesospheric temperature trend -state of the art and progress report on assessment (MTTA) –Invited Review IInd  international workshop on “Long Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere”, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2-6, 2001.
    12. Global Change Arrived in the Ionosphere ?, National Center for Atmospheric Research,  Boulder, Co, USA, November, 1998.
    13. Volcanic effect on ozone and ionic composition : 2-D  model simulations National Centre for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Co., USA, July 1995. 
    14. A new reference model of stratospheric ion composition : Latitudinal dependence  General Assembly of COSPAR,  Hamburg, Germany, July 1994.
    15. Stratospheric Ionization  National Centre for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Co., USA, July 1991.
    16. Measurements of eddy diffusion coefficient in the middle atmosphere University of  Stockholm, Stockholm, April 1989.
    17. Atmospheric composition measurements at equator and low latitude SABOAC-II, Melbourne, Australia, November 1988.
       

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    India

    1. Chemical climate change in South East Asia, Winter School on Climate Change & Its Impacts, New Delhi, December 1992.
    2. Two dimensional photochemical modelling and future projections, National Symposium on International Geosphere Biosphere Programme, Madras, April, 1993.
    3.  Atmospheric response to various trace gas scenarios during the last ice age to 21st century,  Brain Storming Session on Global Change, Goa, June, 1993.
    4. Scenarios, Montreal Protocol and resulting changes in ozone,  FASAS - Seminar on Global Environment Chemistry, New Delhi, September, 1993.
    5. Solar irradiances, 3rd SERC-School on Chemistry of Atmospheric Environment,  New Delhi, April 1996.
    6. Chemical Modelling : I – Models, 3rd SERC-School on Chemistry of Atmospheric Environment,  New Delhi, April 1996.
    7. Chemical Modelling : II - Scenario, Montreal Protocol and Resulting Changes, 3rd SERC-School on Chemistry of Atmospheric Environment,  New Delhi, April 1996.
    8. Chemical modelling of NOx and Ozone, National Workshop on Indian Ocean Experiment, New Delhi, August 1996.
    9. Stratospheric and Tropospheric Modelling :Global change and changing atmospheric composition,  PRL - Golden Jubilee Symposium on Perspectives in Atmospheric Chemistry, Ahmedabad, December, 1996.
    10. Chemical modelling of NOx and Ozone, National Workshop on INDOEX (Indian Ocean Experiment), NPL, New Delhi, 19-21 August 1996. Also acted as Rapporteur in a Session on “INDOEX Data Management”.
    11. Atmospheric Ozone Problem ?, SERC -School at IITM, Pune, India, June, 1997.
    12. Chemical Climate Change: Future Projections, In SERC-school at IITM, Pune, India, June 1997.
    13. Long term forcing of greenhouse gases and natural events on atmospheric chemical composition,  First International workshop on “Long term Changes and trends in the atmosphere”, Pune, India, February 1999
    14. Long Term temperature trends in the mesopause region for different seasons and the report of an international workshop on  “Cooling and Sinking of the Middle Atmosphere, Moscow-98, First International workshop on  “Long term Changes and trends in the atmosphere”, Pune, India, February 1999.
    15. Major Greenhouse Cooling and Chemical Changes in the Middle Atmosphere  "National Workshop on Atmospheric Chemistry", Pune, India October 12-14, 1999.
    16. Photo-Chemical Modelling of the Middle Atmosphere, In SERC-school held at IITM, Pune, India, June-July, 2000.
    17. Global Change and the Middle Atmosphere, In SERC-school held at IITM, Pune, India, June-July, 2000.
    18. Modelling of O3, NOx and CO over INDOEX region, INDOEX Workshop on Tropical Environmental Problems,  Palampur, October 9-13, 2000.
    19. A new approach to the global electric circuit conception and its application to ozone problem, IInd SERC school Proceeding book-  "Cloud Physics and Atmospheric Electricity -Frontiers", Pune, India, June-July, 2001.
    20. Long Term Trends in Temperature of the Middle Atmosphere over the Tropics,  National Space Science Symposium (NSSS-2002), Bhopal, MP, March 25-28, 2002.
    21. Chemical-climate change scenario over India with special reference to Himalayan region, Brain Storming Session on Mountain Environment and Climate Change, Shimla,  H.P., March 14-15, 2003.
    22. The Solar Response to the Middle Atmosphere, Workshop /Brain Storming Session on Climate and Weather of Sun-Earth System (CAWSES), Trivandrum, 29-30, October 2003
    23. Acid Rain and Atmospheric Pollution Modeling, Environmental Information Systems (ENVIS) Workshop, Bhubneshawar, November 8-9, 2003
    24. Gridding CO Emissions Over India Using GIS Techniques and modelling ozone pollutants,  INDO-US Workshop on modeling the transport of Pollutants, Nagpur, November 11-13, 2003
    25. Responses of Global Change in Atmospheric Chemical in Climate, Workshop on “Tropical Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols”, PRL, Ahmedabad, March 25, 2004.
    26. Chemical Modeling for middle and lower atmosphere using Mozart Model, ADCOS Brain Storming meeting on   “Chemical Modeling for Climate Change and Air Pollution Studies”, Bangalore, September 30, 2004.
    27. Greenhouse Cooling of the Atmosphere, India Meteorological Society, IITM, Pune, Nov. 2, 2004.
    28. Ozone Pollution: Indian Scenario, IASTA meeting and international conference on Aerosols, Clouds and Indian Monsoon, Kanpur, November 16, 2004.
    29. Greenhouse effect in the upper atmosphere, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 11, Nov. 2005.
    30. Acid rain and atmospheric pollutants, Evaluation workshop of the Western region, Center for Environmental Education,  Ahmedabad, 25-26 Nov. 2005.
    31. Ion chemistry in the troposphere and stratosphere, Atmospheric chemistry workshop of DST-PAMC, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Sep. 28, 2005
    32. Atmospheric trace gases and their environmental and climatic impacts, XIV National Space Science Symposium, Visakhapatnam, 9-12 February, 2006.
    33. Atmospheric chemistry and global change, International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP) workshop on Global Change, IITM, Pune, 3 March 2006.

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    Chaired scientific International Conference /Symposium

    • Chaired a session in a symposia JSII02  “Long-term trends in the upper atmosphere (IAGA Division II and ICMA) at the IAGA General assembly held at Toulouse, France, on 18th July 2005.
    • Chaired a session in the 3rd international workshop on “Long Term Changes and trends in the atmosphere”, Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 11, 2004.
    • Chaired a session of inter association symposium (JSA1) on “Challenges Of Global Change In Forcing From Below And Above” of the General Assembly of IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics), Sapporo, Japan, July 8, 2003.
    • Chaired a session on “Long Term Trends in the atmosphere” at the IAGA-IASPEI -Joint Scientific Assembly, Hanoi, Vietnam, August 27, 2001.
    • Chaired the Working Group IAGA-Div.II-F business meeting "Long Term Trends in the Mesosphere, Thermosphere and Ionosphere" at the ”IAGA-IASPEI -Joint Scientific Assembly, Hanoi, Vietnam, August 29, 2001.
    • Chaired a session on “Temperature Trends” in the second international workshop on “Long Term Changes and trends in the atmosphere” Held at Prague, Czech Republic during July 2-6, 2001.
    • Chaired a session in the "Science Orientation Workshop on Environment" organized by Centre for Studies on Science, Aligarh and held at Lonavala during 1-6 June 2000. Also acted an as expert in a panel discussion on "Environment, Chemical Hazards and our duty" at the above Workshop.
    • Chaired plenary sessions in the first international workshop on “Long Term Changes and trends in the atmosphere” Held at Pune, India during February 16-19, 1999.

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    Scientific International Conference /Symposium Organized

    Sr. No. Position Name of Workshop/ Symposium/ Conference Sponsors Venue Date
    1 Convener GURME International Workshop cum Training Course on Air Quality Forecasting for South Asia World Meteorological Organization IITM, Pune, India December 2008
     2 Convener Worksop: IGBP Workshop on Global Change Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and IGBP, Sweden IITM, Pune, India 3 March  2006
    3 Co-ordinator Meeting: 21st session of the Scientific Committee of International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme  International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, Sweden IITM, Pune, India 4-7 March  2006
     4 Convener Symposium: JSMA03 “Short-term variability and long-term changes in the lower and middle atmosphere” in the IAGA Scientific Assembly International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)  Toulouse, France 18-29 July  2005
     5 International Scientific Program Committee Member Symposium “Climatological Variations in the Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere” of Spring Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) American Geophysical Union (AGU) New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 23-27 May 2005
     6 Convener Symposium:  Challenges of Global Change in Forcing from Below and Above International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Sapporo, Japan 30 June - 12 July 2003
     7 International Scientific Program Committee Member Symposium:  3rd International Workshop on "Long Term Changes and Trends in  the Atmosphere” Trend Working Group of IAGA (IUGG) Sozopol, Bulgaria 9-14 June 2004
     8 Chairman, International scientific programme committee; Convener and Scientific Secretary for LOC and NOC First International workshop on "Long Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere"   IITM, Pune, India 16-19 February 1999 
     9 Convener Symposium: Long-term Trends in the Mesosphere Thermosphere Ionosphere   System IAGA-IASPEI joint scientific Assembly Honoi, Vietnam 18-30 August, 2001
     10 Member of Organizing Committee Workshop: The Second International workshop on Long Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere   Prague, Czech Republic 6-10 July  2001 
     11 Joint Convener Symposium: Permanent Changes in the Atmosphere 31St COSPAR Scientific Assembly Hamburg, Germany 15-22 July 1994

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

              

         

     

            

                   

         

       

     

            

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Sponsored Projects

    Title Period Grant (Rs. in lakhs) Funding Department
    2D-chemical modeling of global change induced perturbation in atmospheric minor constituents and ionization of the lower and middle atmosphere 1997-2001 4.05 Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi
    Impact of anthropogenic and natural activities on atmospheric chemistry and climate forcing factors with their variability
    1999-2002 15.7 Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
    Experimental and theoretical studies of secondary pollutants and ozone for chemical forecasting
    2001-2005 29.65 Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
    Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Node on Acid rain and atmospheric pollutants modeling (ENVIS-Center)
    2003-2007 6.15 Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India
    Impact of long-term solar variability on the middle atmosphere chemical climate using satellite data and model simulation
    2005-2008 6.73 CAWSES, Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore
    Atmospheric pollutants and chemical weather under different environments 2005-2008 31.94 Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Guidance to Ph.D. /M.Tech. /M.Sc. Students
    1. Research Guide for Doctoral thesis leading to Ph.D. degree -8 (Awarded -3)
     
    (i) Ms. Neetu Saraf, Thesis Title “The role of natural and anthropogenic activities on the tropical chemical climate of troposphere and stratosphere, Poona University, Pune, 2004.
     
    (ii) Mrs. Suvarna Fadnavis, Title of Thesis- “Anthropogenic and natural variabilities in some minor constituents and temperature of the tropical middle atmosphere”, Pune University, Pune, 2008.
     
    (iii) Mr. Sachin Gunthe, Title of Thesis- “Study of Ozone and its Precursors Over the Indian Tropical region”, Pune University, Pune, 2008.

    2. Research Guide for Dissertation to M.Tech. /M.Sc. degree -9 (Awarded -6)
     
     
     
     
    Teaching, Ph.D. Examiner, Reviewer, etc:
     
    1. Undertaking Teaching classes of atmospheric chemistry to Ph.D. students of IITM and M. Tech. (Atmospheric and Space Sciences) students of Pune University, Pune Since 2004 onwards.
     
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    Paper Setter and examiner for the M. Tech., M.Sc. degree, for different universities including University of Pune since a decade.
     
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    Examiner for the Ph.D. Degree thesis in Physics: 8 (Saurashtra University, Rajkot; Delhi University, Delhi; Sukhadia University, Udaipur; Pune University, Pune) 
     
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    Reviewing papers of following International Journals regularly:

         1. Geophysical research Letters-GRL (USA)
         2. Journal of Geophysical Research-JGR (USA)
         3. Atmospheric Environment (UK & USA)
         4. Annals Geophysicae (Europe)
         5. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (Europe)
         6. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry (Europe)
         7. Planetary and Space Science (COSPAR, Europe)
         8. Journal of Earth System Science (India)
         9. Current Science (India)
     
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