Scientist Profile

Dr.(Smt.) B. Padma Kumari

Designation
: Scientist E

Phone
: +91-(0)20-25904259

Fax
: +91-(0)20-25865142

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

Aerosol-Cloud- Radiation interactions
Degree University Year Stream
Ph.D. Pune University 2005 Physics
M.Tech. Andhra University 1999 Atmospheric Sciences
M.Sc. Andhra University 1995 Meteorology
B.Sc. Nagarjuna University 1993 Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

 Remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols, radiation and clouds

 Aerosol-Cloud- Radiation interactions

 Cloud Macro & Microphysics

 Long term changes in climate parameters and their variability – Climate Change

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
IMS Award on Monsoon Research (Formerly B.N. Desai Award) India Meteorological Society, New Delhi Best Research Paper 2016
Best Poster Award (Gold medal) INTROMET Conference 2014 Best Research Paper 2014
IITM Silver Jublee Award Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune Best Research Paper 2013
Keith Runcorn Travel Award European Geophysical Union (EGU) Best Research Paper 2010
Year Designation Institute
2017-2017 FAAM, Cranfield University, UK Visiting Scientist
2016-Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2014-2014 Visiting Scientist NASA Ames Research Centre, San Francisco
2014-2014 Visiting Scientist University of Maryland, Washington DC
2011-2016 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2011-2011 Visiting Scientist NCAR, Boulder, USA
2007-2011 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2004-2007 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1999-2004 Junior Scientific Officer Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Research Highlight


Cloud Fraction retrieval algorithm for ground-based day time sky imager over India. 
Time series of CF showed high variability with different modes in different seasons.

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