AOSS Unit

Atmosphere, Ocean and Space Sciences (AOSS) Unit focusses on Monsoons, Clouds and Circulation systems, Understanding and Modelling Weather and Climate Extremes, Precipitation Systems Climatology, Troposphere-Stratosphere Coupling, Unmanned measurements of Atmospheric turbulence and Climate species, Atmospheric boundary layer, Satellite applications and Modelling Martian atmosphere. IARSc organizes Outreach programmes, Short-term fellowship programme and conducts Post-graduate studies in fields related to Atmosphere, Ocean and Space Sciences and inter-disciplinary areas.

Key Scientific Disciplines

  • Precipitation Systems Climatology (PCS)
  • Weather and Climate Modelling (WCM): Extreme Events
  • Climate Change and Monsoon Variability (CCMV)): Troposphere and Stratosphere Interactions
  • Mesoscale Convective Systems of the Indian Summer monsoon (MCSIS): Measurements, Observational Analysis and modelling
  • Satellite Science, Technology, Applications and Research (STAR)

People

  1. Prof. Kenji Nakamura
  2. Dr V N Lykossov
  3. Prof A Jayaraman
  4. Dr. Kusuma G Rao

Projects Ongoing & Completed

  • Monsoon activity and precipitation in and around India – Trends in Extreme Rain Events (Completed)
  • Validation of GPM data with in-situ measurements for the Indian region (Ongoing)
  • Chracterization of the Extreme Rain Events associated with the Mesoscale Convective Systems of the Indian Summer Monsoon: Implications on Seasonal Monsoon Rainfall (Ongoing)

Courses

  • Diploma in “Satellites for All About Atmospheric Phenomena’-BASIC COURSE
  • Diploma in “Satellites for All About Atmospheric Phenomena’- ADVANCED COURSE