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34. Role of orography in inducing high lightning flash rate at the foothills of Himalaya, Pawar S.D., Gopalakrishnan V., Murugavel P. Earth, Planets and Space, 67:51, April 2015, DOI:10.1186/s40623-015-0221-3, 1-7

33. Effect of environmental conditions in inducing charge structure of thunderstorms over the Eastern part of India, S. D Pawar, V. Gopalakrishnan, P. Murugavel, A.A.Sinkevich and D. M. Lal, 67(1), 51 Earth, Planets and Space, 2014.

32. Climatology of lightning over Indian region and its relationship with convective available potential energy,  Murugavel P., Pawar S.D., Gopalakrishan International Journal of Climatology, online, January 2014, DOI:10.1002/joc.3901, 1-9.

31. Laboratory Investigations of the Impact of Sand and Clay Particles on Water Drop Crystallization Processes. A.A. Sinkevich,  S.D. Pawar, A.B.Kurov, N.N.Volkov, V.Yu. Michailivsky, V.Gopalakrishnan, Trudy MGO,  2014,  вып. 570.  

30. Impact of High Atmospheric Pollution by Aerosols on the Development of High Depth Cb,  AA Sinkevich , TV Kraus, S.D. Pawar , NE Confusion , YA Dovgalyuk , AB Kurov , V. Gopalakryshnan .  Russian Meteorology and Hydrology.  

29. Investigation of the Impact of High Atmospheric Pollution by Aerosols on the Development of  High Depth Cb with the Help of 3-D Model, A.A. Sinkevich, T.W. Krauss, S.D. Pawar, N.E. Veremey,Yu.A. Dovgaluk, А.B.Kurov, V.Gopalakrishnan TRUDY, MGO , 2014, Vol , 2014, Vol. 570.

28. Recovery curves of the lightning discharges occurring in the dissipation stage of thunderstorms, Pawar S. D. and Kamra A. K., 122 (2), pp. 531-536, Journal of Earth System Science, 2013 .

27. Electrical conductivity of the stratosphere, Kamsali Nagaraja, S.D. Pawar, P Murugavel and V Gopalakrishnan,  Mapana Journal of Sciences, Vol.12, 39-48, 2013.

26. Variation of aerosol optical thickness due to rainfall and its influence on agriculture, Kamsali Nagaraja, S.D. Pawar, H.T. Ananda,and  Lalu Das Journal of Agrometeorology, Volume-14, Special Issue 2012

25. Lightning characteristics over central India during Indian summer monsoon, Pawar, S D. Lal, D M and Murugavel P, Atmos Res, 106, January 2012, 44-49.

24. Possible Source of Intermediate Ions overMarine Environment, Pawar S.D., Gopalkrishnan V., The Scientific World Journal, 2012, June 2012, DOI:10.1100/2012/425838, ID 425838, 1-8.

23. Effect of lightning activity on Surface NOx and O3 over a tropical station during premonsoon and monsoon seasons, Pawar, V., S. D. Pawar, G. Beig, and S. K. Sahu, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D05310, doi:10.1029/2011JD016930, 2012.

22. Electrical characteristics of thunderstorms in the Eastern part of India, Gopalakrishnan V., Pawar S.D., Murugavel P., Johare K.P, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar Terrestrial Physics, online, May 2011, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.04.022, 1-7.

21. New particle formation by Ion-Induced nucleation during dissipation stage of thunderstorm, Pawar, S. D. ,  P Murugavel and Gopalakrishnan V, Journal of Earth System Science, vol. 120, no. 5, pp. 843–849, 2011.

20. Estimation of small ion concentration near the Earth’s surface, Kamsali N., Pawar S.D., Murugavel P., Gopalakrishnan V, J. Atmos Solar Terr Phys 73, October 2011, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.07.011, 2345-2351.

19. Trends of Convective Available Potential Energy over the Indian region and its effect on rainfall, Murugavel P., Pawar S.D., Gopalakrishnan V, Int. J.  Climatology, online, July 2011, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2359, 1-11.

18.Effect Of Urbanization On Lightning Over Four Metropolitan Cities Of India D M Lal and Pawar, S. D., Atmos. Environ 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.09.027, 2010.

17. Thunderstorm Electrical Parameters Vis-a-vis Rainfall and Surface Air Temperatures Over a Tropical Inland Station, Pune, India” Md. Iqbal R. Tinmaker, Kaushar Ali, S D Pawar , J.  Met. Soc.  Jap, Vol. 88, No. 6. December 2010.

16. Anomalous electric field changes and high flash rate beneath a thunderstorm in northeast India,  S D Pawar, P Murugavel and V Gopalakrishnan, J. Earth Syst. Sci. 119, No. 5, October 2010.

15. The Maxwell current density characteristics below isolated thunderstorms in tropics,  Pawar S. D. and A K Kamra , J. Geophys.  Res., 114, D04208, 1-12, 2009.

14. Effect of relative humidity and sea level pressure on electrical conductivity of air over Indian Ocean.,. Pawar , S. D, P. Murugavel and D. M. Lal ,  . J. Geophys.  Res , 114, D02205, doi:10.1029/2007JD009716 , 24 January 2009.

13. Relationship between rainfall and lightning over central Indian region in monsoon and premonsoon seasons,  D. M. Lal and S. D. Pawar,  Atmospheric Research  doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.12.009, 1-28, 2009.

12. The end-of-storm-oscillation in tropical air-mass thunderstorms, Pawar, S.  D. and A.  K.  Kamra , J. Geophys. Res, 112, doi:10.1029/2005JD006997,   2007.


11. Evolution of lightning in an isolated hailstorm of moderate size in the tropics, Kamra A K and Pawar S. D., J. Geophys. Res., 112, D20205, doi: 10.1029/2006JD007820,  2007.

10. The effect of the onset of southwest monsoon on the atmospheric electric conductivity over the Arabian Sea, S. D. Pawar,  Devendraa Siingh, V Gopalakrishnan and A K Kamra, J. Geophys. Res., 110 , D10204, doi: 10.1029/2004JD005689, 2005.

9. Measurements of the ion concentrations and conductivity over the Arabian Sea during the ARMEX,  Devendraa Siingh, S.D. Pawar, V. Gopalakrishnan and A. K. Kamra  J. Geophys. Res, 110,D18207, doi:10.1029/2005/JD005765, 2005

8. Intermediate ion formation in the ship’s exhaust,  Gopalakrishnan, V., S. D. Pawar, Devendraa Siingh, and A. K. Kamra, Geophys. Res. Lett.,  32,  L18, 06, doi:10.1029/2005G L022613, 2005.

7. Evolution of lightning and the possible initiation/triggering of lightning discharges by the lower positive charge centre in an isolated thundercloud in Tropics, S D Pawar and A K Kamra, J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 109, No.D2 D0220510.1029/2003JD003735, 2004.

6. Measured size distributions of aerosols over the Indian Ocean during the INDOEX, A K Kamra, P Murugavel and S. D. Pawar,   J. Geophys. Res., 108, D3, February 2003.

5. Radon and its short – lived progeny: Variations near the ground”, Nagaraja K, B S N Prasad, M S Madhava, M S Chandrashekara, L Paramesh, J Sannappa, S D Pawar, P Murugavelu and A K Kamra, Radiation Measurements, vol. 36, 413-417, 2003.

4. Recovery curves of the surface electric field after lightning discharges occurring between the positive charge pocket and negative charge center  in a thundercloud, Pawar  S. D. and A K Kamra,  Geophys. Res. Lett., 29, 2108, December 2002.

3. Size distribution of submicron aerosol particles over the Indian Ocean during IFP-99 of INDOEX, P Murugavel, S. D. Pawar and A K Kamra, Current Science, 80, 123-127, 2001.

2. Background aerosol concentration derived from the atmospheric electric conductivity measurements made over the Indian Ocean during INDOEX , A K Kamra, P. Murugavel, S. D. Pawar and V Gopalakrishnan,  J. Geophys. Res., 106, D22, 28643-28652, 2001.


1. Comparative measurements of the atmospheric electric space charge density made with the filtration and Faraday cage techniques, S.  D. Pawar and A K Kamra, Atmospheric Research, 54, 105-116, 2000.