MoES National Awards were conferred on the occasion of 15th MoES Foundation day 2021 to IITM Scientists:
1) National Award for Atmospheric Science & technology:
Dr. R. Krishnan, Scientist-G and Executive Director, Centre for Climate Change Research, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune. His research interests lies in the areas of Global Climate Change & Variability, Climate Dynamics pertaining to the Indian region and Dynamics & Variability of the Indian / Asian Monsoon. He is one of the lead authors in the IPCC Assessment Report 6 and member of the Joint Scientific Committee of World Climate Research Program (WCRP).
2) Anna Mani Award for Woman Scientist:
Dr. Thara Prabhakaran, Scientist-F, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and Dr. Vandana Prasad, Director, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences, Lucknow shared this Award.
Dr. Thara Prabhakaran’s expertise lies in the areas of Meso and microscale modeling and simulation, Boundary Layer Meteorology and Cloud microphysics. She is Program Director of the CAIPEEX airborne observational campaign conducted by IITM and a member of the WMO Expert Team on Weather Modification.
3) Certificate of Merit Award:
Dr. Supriyo Chakraborty, Scientist-F, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. His research interests are in Paleoclimatology, Paleo-ocenography and GHGs dynamics.