Scientist Profile

Dr. P.S.P. Rao

Designation
: Retired Scientist

Phone
: +91-(0)20-25904256

Fax
: +91-(0)20-25865142

Email ID
: psprao[at]tropmet[dot]res[dot]in

Atmospheric chemistry and Air pollution
Degree University Year Stream
Ph.D. Pune University 1997 Physics
Post M.Sc. Diploma Andhra University 1980 Environmental Science
M.Sc. Andhra University 1979 Meteorology
B.Sc. Andhra University 1977 Physics

 Atmospheric chemistry and Air pollution

 Physical and chemical characteristics of Aerosols

 Precipitation chemistry

 Deposition fluxes of Air Pollution

 Trace gas studies especially Ozone

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Year Designation Institute
2016-2017 (superannuation) Scientist F Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2009-2016 Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2002-2009 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1997-2002 Senior Scientific Officer Gr.II Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1992-1997 Senior Scientific Officer Gr.I Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1987-1992 Junior Scientific Officer Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1982-1987 Senior Scientific Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Research Highlight


Sources of chemical species in rainwater during monsoon and nonmonsoonal periods over two mega cities in India and dominant source region of secondary aerosols

 76% higher loading of chemical constituents over Delhi than Pune.

 Higher secondary aerosols in RW over Delhi from NW direction.

 ∼4 and 26% acidic samples were observed in Pune and Delhi.

Lower concentrations of ions from the Arabian Sea.

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