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: Scientist D

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Aerosol – Cloud Interaction
Degree University Year Stream
M.Tech. National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal 2012 Construction Technology & Management
B.Tech Kerala University 2008 Civil Engineering

 Aerosol Characterization

 Cloud Condensation Nuclei over Rain shadow region of India

 Droplet Nucleation

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
GATE Scholarship Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India M.Tech 2010-2012
0.1 Certificate Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Topper in Informatic Practices 2004
Year Designation Institute
2019-Present Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2014-2016 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2012-2013 Trainee Scientist Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Research Highlight

Aerosol and cloud droplet characteristics over Ganges Valley during break phase of monsoon: A case study

CAIPEEX 2014 observations showed presence of “aerosol dome” over the Varanasi city. Externally mixed aerosols were present at the cloud bases. Elemental composition of aerosol particles collected from free atmosphere contained signatures of aged pollution with heavy metals, carbonaceous particles and radioactive elements.

[Varghese M., ... et al, Atmospheric Research, 220, May 2019, DOI:10.1016/j.atmosres.2019.01.013, 125-140]

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