DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE
School of Marine Sciences
Core Areas of Research are Stratosphere Troposphere interaction, Monsoon meteorology, Boundary layer meteorology, Remote sensing, Ocean-land-atmosphere-biosphere interaction, air-pollution meteorology, crop-weather modeling, mesoscale monitoring.
Department of Atmospheric Science was formed in 1996 by bifurcating the erstwhile Physical Oceanography and Meteorology Division of the School of Marine Sciences. The Department started offering a 4-semester M. Sc programme in Meteorology since 1975 and a 4-semester M. Tech in Atmospheric Science since 1989.Eight efficient and dynamic faculty are available in the Department. Prestigious awards such as BOYSCAST, Commission of the European Communities (CEC) Fellowships, etc. were awarded to the faculty. International and national awards for the academic excellence and achievements were also received. The Department has produced 42 Ph.D.s and published about 190 research papers in reputed international and national scientific journals. In addition, more than 200 research papers were presented in various national/international scientific conferences in India and abroad. Eminent Scientists and Professors are often invited to the Department for giving lectures in advanced areas.
The Department has high-speed computational facilities and full-fledged surface weather observatory. The Department has started releasing weather balloons into the atmosphere to obtain upper air weather information using Radio Sonde, It has also setup a data bank, which has NCEP/NCAR, ERA-INTERIM reanalysis data, UARS data from NASA, Rocket data, MST Radar data, surface weather observations, TOMS data, Rainfall (1901-2013) and Temperature (1951-2013) from IMD etc.