Scientist Profile

Dr. P. D. Safai

Designation
: Scientist E

Phone
: +91-(0)20-25904258

Fax
: +91-(0)20-25865142

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

Atmospheric Aerosols and Precipitation Chemistry
Degree University Year Stream
Ph.D University of Pune 2000 Physics
M.Sc. University of Pune 1990 Physics
B.Sc. University of Pune 1982 Chemistry

 Aerosol Optical and Radiative Properties

 Physical and chemical characteristics of atmospheric aerosols

 Aerosol-Cloud Interaction

 Chemistry of precipitation and Dry/Wet Deposition Studies

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Year Designation Institute
2015-Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2010-2014 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2006-2010 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2003-2006 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1998-2003 Junior Scientific Officer Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1993-1998 Senior Scientific Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1988-1993 Scientific Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1984-1988 Junior Scientific Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Research Highlight


Indirect forcing of black carbon on clouds over northeast India

Liquid water path (LWP) in the cloud layers coherent with BC on different experimental days was found to be 206–327 g m−2 over the region. Black carbon aerosol indirect effect (BCIE) for fixed LWP is found to be 0.32–0.48 on different days of observations. BCIF is found to reduce the cloud reflection by 1.5–2% over the region.

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