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Dr. G. Pandithurai

: Scientist G

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: pandit[at]tropmet[dot]res[dot]in

Atmospheric Aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions; Radar remote sensing; Atmospheric Radiation
Degree University Year Stream
Ph.D University of Pune 1998 Aerosol studies using Lidar and Radiometric techniques
PGDCA American College 1989 Computer Science
M.Sc Alagappa University 1987 Physics
B.Sc Madurai Kamaraj 1985 Physics, Maths, Electronics

 Atmospheric Aerosol Measurements

 Aerosol radiative forcing

 Aerosol-cloud interactions

 Active and Passive Remote Sensing

Award Name Awarded By Awarded For Year
4th Golden Jubilee Award of IITM Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology Outstanding research contributions 2018
Dev Raj Sikka Best Paper Award SkymetWeather Services Best Research paper 2018
Member Satellite Study Team for Meteorology, ISRO Expert in the Field 2016
Certificate of Merit Ministry of Earth Sciences Outstanding contributions in Atmospheric Science and Technology 2014
JSPS Invitation Fellowship JSPS To conduct research in Japan 2008-09
Secretary, IMS Pune Chapter 2005-07
Das Gupta Award Indian Met. Society Best Research paper 1999
Post-Doctoral Fellow University of Maryland To conduct research 1998-2000
7th IITM Silver Jubilee IITM Best Research Paper 1994
6th IITM Silver Jubilee award IITM Best Research Paper 1993
Year Designation Institute
2023-Present Scientist G IITM, Pune
2018-2023 Scientist F IITM, Pune
2013-2018 Scientist E IITM, Pune
2009-2013 Scientist D IITM, Pune
2008-2009 JSPS Visiting Scientist CEReS, Chiba University, Japan
2003-2008 Scientist C IITM, Pune
2000-2003 Scientist B IITM, Pune
1998-2000 Post Doctoral Fellow University of Maryland, College Park, USA
1995-2000 Junior Scientific Officer IITM, Pune
1990-1995 Senior Scientific Asst IITM, Pune

Research Highlight

Investigation of aerosol indirect effects on monsoon clouds using ground-based measurements over a high-altitude site in Western Ghats

The effect of aerosols on cloud droplet number concentration and droplet effective radius is investigated from ground-based measurements over a high-altitude site where clouds pass over the surface. First aerosol indirect effect (AIE) estimates were made using (i) relative changes in cloud droplet number concentration (AIEn) and (ii) relative changes in droplet effective radius (AIEs) with relative changes in aerosol for different cloud liquid water contents (LWCs).

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