Scientist Profile

Dr.(Smt.) S. Fadnavis

Designation
: Scientist E

Phone
: +91-(0)20-25904542

Fax
: +91-(0)20-25865142

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

Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics
Degree University Year Stream
Ph.D. Pune University 2009 Atmospheric Physics
M.Tech. Pune University 2005 Atmospheric Physics
B.E. (Electronics) Nagpur University 1992 Electronics

 Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics

 Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) inetraction with Monsoon

 Stratospheric Process and chemistry

 Mesosphere temperature trends and inversion

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
Member Scientific for Steering Group (SSG) for Stratospheric Sulfur and its role in Climate Expert in the Field 2015
WMO’s International Nobert-Gerbier Mumm Award World Meteorological Organization Best Research Paper 2005
Year Designation Institute
2015-Present Scientist E Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2011-2015 Scientist D Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2007-2011 Scientist C Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
2005-2007 Scientist B Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1999-2005 Junior Scientific Officer Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune
1994-1999 Senior Scientific Assistant Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune

Research Highlight


Potential modulations of pre‑monsoon aerosols during El Niño: impact on Indian summer monsoon

The Aerosol Index (AI) from TOMS (1978–2005) and Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) from MISR spectroradiometer (2000–2010) indicate a higher-than-normal aerosol loading over the Indo-Gangetic plain (IGP) during the pre-monsoon season with a concurrent El Niño. The anomalous heating upshot the relative strengthening of the cross-equatorial moisture inflow associated with the monsoon and eventually reduces the severity of drought during El Niño years.

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