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Prof. S.K. Satheesh

Chairman
Divecha Centre for Climate Change,
Indian Institute of Science

Email : satheesh@iisc.ac.in
profsks@gmail.com

Tel-Office : +91-80-2293 3070

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Fax : +91-80-2360 0865

Education
  1. Bachelor of Science - Physics (1987-90), from University of Kerala, India.
  2. Master of Science - Physics with specialisation in Applied Electronics, (1990-93), from University of Kerala, India.
  3. Ph.D. - Space Physics Laboratory (SPL) 1993-97, from Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) and University of Kerala.
  4. Post Doctoral Research: Center for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate (C4), (January 1998 to Nov 2000) from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA.
Invited Seminars
  1. Space Physics Laboratory (SPL) of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), December 1998: An Aerosol Model for Natural and Anthropogenic Aerosols over Tropical Indian Ocean derived from INDOEX data
  2. Space Physics Laboratory (SPL) of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) on 25th March 1999: Aerosol Radiative Forcing over the Tropical Indian Ocean
  3. Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on December 20, 1999: Observational Determination of Aerosol Solar Radiative Forcing in the Tropics
  4. SERC school on Mathematical Modeling of Air Pollution, at UGC-DST Centre at Bangalore University on June11, 2001.
    (1) Atmospheric Aerosols and
    (2) Indian Ocean Experiment
  5. 68th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Sciences, at Panjab Univeristy, Chandigarh, Novmeber, 2002: Enhanced Aerosol Loading over Arabian Sea during Pre-monsoon Season : Natural or Anthropogenic?
  6. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology, 13th December 2001: Aerosols and Climate
  7. Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology, December 2002: Aerosols as Cloud Condensation Nuclei.
  8. Department of Physics, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, on 6th February 2003: Recent Advances in Aerosol Science in India.
  9. National MST Radar Facility, Gadanki, Tirupati, Winter School, 2002: Natural and Anthropogenic Aerosols over India.
  10. SERC School on Mathematical Modelling of Air Pollution, at UGC-DST Centre at Bangalore University on 02nd and 3rd December 2003: Atmospheric Aerosols and Climate.
  11. PES College of Engineering, Mandya, 28th January 2004: Aerosols over Indian Region.
  12. Fourth Winter School on Indian MST Radar, 24 January 2004: Measurement of Aerosols.
  13. Workshop on Tropical Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 25-26 March 2004: Spatial Heterogeneity and Temporal Variations of Aerosols over Arabian Sea.
  14. UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Kariavattom Campus, Thiruvananthapuram,14th February 2005: Remote sensing of aerosols using LIDAR.
  15. ACTE-QIP STTP: GIS and RS applications in Environmental Management, Center for Contemporary Studies Seminar Hall Complex 'Remote sensing of Atmospheric Aerosols' on 14th August 2005: Remote sensing of the atmosphere using lasers.
  16. College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, 24th April, 2007: Application of lasers in atmospheric remote sensing.
  17. Bangalore University, 15 January 2007: Air Pollution and its impact on environment.
  18. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 02 April 2008, "Climate implications of elevated aerosols layers over India".
  19. University of Alabama, Huntsville, USA (10th April 2008), "Excess absorption by aerosols over India".
  20. Argonne National Laboratory, USA (17th April 2008), "Results from ICARB Field Campaign".
  21. Physical Research Laboratory, 12 August 2008: Exploring the Impact of Aerosols on Regional Climate: Elevated warming or Surface Cooling?
  22. Laboratoire Image et Ville, Strasbourg, France (02 September 2008), "Observations relavant to air quality studies at Bangalore, India".
  23. Max Plank Institute of Chemistry, 04 September 2008: "Excess absorption by elevated aerosol layers over India: Climate implications".
  24. Argonne National Laboratory, USA (Jan 2010), "Field Campaigns in India".
  25. Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Sciences, PRL, Ahmedabad, November, 2011
  26. Kerala Science Congress 2011, Rubber Board, Kottayam.
Convened/Chaired National or International Conferences (India and Abroad)
  1. Co-convener, National Space Science Symposium (NSSS), February 17-20, 2004, Kottayam, Kerala.
  2. Co-convener, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) conference, 20-24 June, 2005, Singapore.
  3. Member, Technical Programs Committee, Asian Aerosol Conference (AAC) 2005, 13-16 December 2005, Mumbai, India.
  4. Session Chairman, Post campaign meeting of national ICARB field experiment, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum, 10 October 2006.
  5. Member, Program Committee, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, SPIE International symposium at Goa, 13-17 November, 2006.
  6. Course Director, International workshop on "MODIS Geophysical products & their applications", 12-15 may 2008, IIRS Dehradun.
  7. Member, Technical Programs Committee, Indian Aerosol Science & Technology Association (IASTA) meeting, March 2010, Kolkatta, India.
  8. Convener, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) conference, July, 2010, Hyderabad, India (scheduled).
  9. Convener, Parallel Session-1, National Space Science Symposium, 2012.
  10. Chair, AGU Meeting, San Francisco, December, 2012.
Articles
Highlighted Articles

The following two articles were selected as American Geophysical Union (AGU) Highlights

  1. S.K. Satheesh and J. Srinivasan, Enhanced aerosol loading over Arabian Sea during pre-monsoon season: Natural or Anthropogenic?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1029 / 2002GL015687, 21 September 2002 (AGU highlight).
  2. S.K. Satheesh and D. Lubin, Short wave versus long wave radiative forcing due to aerosol over Indian Ocean: Role of sea-surface winds, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30 (13): Art. No. 1695 JUL 9 2003 (AGU highlight).
Hottest Article

The following review article was listed under the hottest articles section of Science Direct ('hottest' as defined in www.sciencedirect.com)

  1. S.K. Satheesh and K. Krishna Moorthy, Radiative Effects of Natural Aerosols: A Review, Atmos. Environ., 39 (11): 2089-2110 APR 2005.
Honours & Awards
  1. ASSOCIATE (2001-2005), Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS), Bangalore, INDIA.
  2. START Young Scientist Award 2001 by START (sponsored by ESSP, IGBP, WRCP etc), International START Secretariat, USA.
  3. INSA Young Scientist Medal 2002, Indian National Science Academy, INDIA.
  4. WMO Young Scientist Award 2002, World Meteorological Organisation, GENEVA.
  5. SWARNA JAYANTI FELLOW Award 2006, Department of Sci. & Tech. (DST), INDIA.
  6. Asian Young Aerosol Scientist Award 2007, Asian Aerosol Research Assembly (AARA), Japan.
  7. SCOPUS Young Scientist Award in Earth Sciences, 2007, ELSEVIER (UK).
  8. PRL Research Award (2007) by Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Dept. of Space, Government of India.
  9. Rajib Goyal Prize in Physical Sciences, 2008, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.
  10. SHANTI SWARUP BHATNAGAR PRIZE, CSIR, 2009 (highest Science/Engineering Award in India).
  11. Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, India
  12. Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (INSA), India
  13. Fellow, National Academy of Sciences India (NASI), India
  14. Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) by American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2009.
  15. TWAS Prize 2011, The Academy of the Third World (TWAS), Italy.
  16. ISBRI Fellow, Indo-Swiss Bilateral Research Initiative (ISBRI), SWITZERLAND.
  17. NASA Senior Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Publication & Articles
Peer Reviewed Journal Papers
  1. Krishna Moorthy, K., S. K. Satheesh and P.R. Nair, 1995, Studies on the characteristics of Marine Aerosols, Indian Aerosol Science and Technology Association (IASTA) Bulletin, 8, 1-13.
  2. S. K. Satheesh and K. Krishna Moorthy, 1996, Atmospheric Total Ozone Content from Spectral Extinction Measurements, Ind. J. Radio and Space Phys., 25, 204-210.
  3. Krishna Moorthy, K., P.R. Nair, B.V. Krishna Murthy and S. K. Satheesh 1996, Time Evolution of the Optical Effects and Aerosol Characteristics of Mt. Pinatubo Origin from Ground Based Observation, J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 58(10), 1101-1116
  4. *Krishna Moorthy, K., S. K. Satheesh and B.V. Krishna Murthy, 1997, Investigations of Marine Aerosols over the Tropical Indian Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 18,827-18,842, doi: 10.1029/97JD01121*
  5. S. K. Satheesh and K. Krishna Moorthy, 1997, Aerosol Characteristics over Coastal Regions of the Arabian Sea, Tellus, 49B, 417-428
  6. Parameswaran, K., Rekha Rajan, G. Vijayakumar, K. Rajeev, K. Krishna Moorthy, P.R. Nair and S. K. Satheesh, 1998, Seasonal and Long term variations in Aerosol Content in the Atmospheric Mixing Region at a Tropical Station in the Arabian Sea Coast, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 60(1), 17-25
  7. Krishna Moorthy, K., S. K. Satheesh and B.V. Krishna Murthy, 1998, Characteristics of Spectral Optical Depths and Size Distributions of Aerosols over Tropical Oceanic Regions, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 60 (10), 981-992
  8. S. K. Satheesh, K. Krishna Moorthy and B.V. Krishna Murthy, 1998, Spatial Gradients in Aerosol Characteristics over the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 103, D20, 26,183-26,192, doi: 10.1029/98JD00803
  9. S. K. Satheesh, V. Ramanathan, X.L. Jones, J.M. Lobert, I.A. Podgorny, J.M. Prospero, B.N. Holben and N.G. Loeb, 1999, A Model for Natural and Anthropogenic Aerosols over the Tropical Indian Ocean Derived from INDOEX data, J. Geophys. Res., 104, D22, doi: 10.1029/1999JD900478, 27,421–27,440*
  10. K. Krishna Moorthy and S. K. Satheesh, 2000, Characteristics of aerosols over a remote island, Minicoy in the Arabian Sea: Optical Properties and Retrieved Size Distributions, Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 126,. 81-109*.
  11. Podgorny, I.A., W.C. Conant, V. Ramanathan and S. K. Satheesh, 2000, Aerosol Modulation of the Surface and Atmospheric Solar Heating Over the Tropical Indian Ocean, Tellus, 52B, 947-958
  12. S. K. Satheesh and V. Ramanathan, 2000, Large Difference in Tropical Aerosol Forcing at the Top of the Atmosphere and Earth’s Surface, Nature, 405, 60-63*
  13. K. Krishnamoorthy and S. K. Satheesh, 2000, Aerosol Characteristics over Minicoy: Evidence of Influence of Mineral Dust Transport, J. Mar. Atmos. Res., 2, 25-31
  14. Ramanathan, V., P. J. Crutzen, J. Lelieveld, A. P. Mitra, D. Althausen, J. Anderson, M. O. Andreae, W. Cantrell, G. R. Cass, C. E. Chung, A. D. Clarke, J. A. Coakley, W. D. Collins, W. C. Conant, F. Dulac, J. Heintzenberg, A. J. Heymsfield, B. Holben, S. Howell, J. Hudson, A. Jayaraman, J. T. Kiehl, T. N. Krishnamurti, D. Lubin, G. McFarquhar, T. Novakov, J. A. Ogren, I. A. Podgorny, K. Prather, K. Priestley, J. M. Prospero, P. K. Quinn, K. Rajeev, P. Rasch, S. Rupert, R. Sadourny, S. K. Satheesh, G. E. Shaw, P. Sheridan, F. P. J. Valero, 2001, Indian Ocean experiment: An integrated analysis of the climate forcing and effects of the great Indo-Asian haze, Geophys. Res., 106(D22), 28371-28398, doi: 10.1029/2001JD900133
  15. S. K. Satheesh, K. Krishna Moorthy and I. Das, 2001, Aerosol Spectral Optical Depths over the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, Current Science, vol. 81, No. 12, 1617-1625
  16. S. K. Satheesh, 2002, Aerosol Radiative Forcing by Indian Ocean Aerosols: Effect of Cloud and Surface Reflection, Annales Geophysicae, 20, 2105-2109
  17. S. K. Satheesh, 2002, Aerosol Radiative Forcing over Tropical Indian Ocean: Modulation by Sea-surface winds, Current Science, vol. 82, No.3, 310-315
  18. Pelon, J., C. Flamant, P. Chazette, J.F. Leon, D. Tanre, d’Ascq M. Sicard and S. K. Satheesh, 2002, Characterisation of aerosol spatial distribution and optical properties over the Indian Ocean from air borne lidar and radiometry during INDOEX 99, J. Geophys. Res., 107 (D19), 8029, doi:10.1029/2001JD000402
  19. D. Lubin, S. K. Satheesh, G. Macfarquar and A. Heymsfield, 2002, The Longwave Radiative Forcing of Indian Ocean Tropospheric Aerosol, J. Geophys. Res., 107 (D19), 8004, doi: 10.1029/2001JD001183
  20. *S. K. Satheesh and J. Srinivasan, 2002, Enhanced aerosol loading over Arabian Sea during pre-monsoon season: Natural or Anthropogenic?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29 (18), 1874, doi: 10.1029 / 2002GL015687 (AGU highlight) *,
  21. S. Suresh Babu, S. K. Satheesh, K. Krishna Moorthy and V. Vinoj, 2002, Aerosol Radiative Forcing over Land due to Black Carbon Aerosols, IASTA Bulletin, 14, 88-90.
  22. V. Vinoj, S. K. Satheesh, S. Suresh Babu and K. Krishna Moorthy, 2002, Seasonal Variation of Aerosol Spectral Optical Depths over Bangalore, IASTA Bulletin, 14, 130-132
  23. S. Babu, S. K. Satheesh and K. Krishna Moorthy, 2002, Enhanced aerosol radiative forcing due to aerosol black carbon at an urban site in India, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29 (18), 1880, doi:10.1029 / 2002GL015826
  24. S. K. Satheesh, Aerosols and Climate, 2002, Resonance, 7, 48-59
  25. S. K. Satheesh, 2002, Aerosol Radiative Forcing over Bay of Bengal Region, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29 (22), 2083, 10.1029 / 2002GL015334
  26. S. K. Satheesh, V. Ramanathan, B. N. Holben, K. K. Moorthy, N. G. Loeb, H. Maring, J. M. Prospero and D. Savoie, 2002, Physical, Chemical and Radiative Properties of Indian Ocean Aerosols, J. Geophys. Res., 107 (D23), 4725, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002463
  27. K. K. Moorthy, S. S. Babu and S. K. Satheesh, 2003, Aerosol Spectral Optical Depths over Bay of Bengal: Role of Transport, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30 (5), 1249, doi:10.1029/2002GL016520, 1-4
  28. V. Vinoj and S. K. Satheesh, 2003, Observations of Aerosols from Space: An Overview, Mausam, 54, 287-298
  29. Krishnamoorthy, K., S. K. Satheesh, S.Suresh Babu, S. Eswar and K.Mallikarjun, 2003, Aerosol optical properties over the Arabian sea during the ARMEX field campaign: Effect of long-range transport, Proc. ARMEX Workshop, 127-128
  30. V. Vinoj and S. K. Satheesh, 2003, Measurements of aerosol optical depths over Arabian Sea during summer monsoon season, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30 (5), 1263, doi:10.1029/2002GL016664
  31. *S. K. Satheesh and D. Lubin, 2003, Short wave versus long wave radiative forcing due to aerosol over Indian Ocean: Role of sea-surface winds, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30 (13), 1695, doi:10.1029/2003GL017499, 1-4 (AGU highlight)*.
  32. Babu SS, Moorthy KK, S. K. Satheesh, 2004, Aerosol black carbon over Arabian Sea during inter monsoon and summer monsoon seasons, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L06104, doi:10.1029/2003GL018716
  33. K Krishna Moorthy, S Suresh Babu and S. K. Satheesh, 2004, Aerosol Black Carbon over Coastal Arabian Sea During Inter Monsoon and Summer Monsoon Seasons during ARMEX–II, IASTA Bulletin, Vol. 16, 234-237.
  34. S Suresh Babu, K Krishna Moorthy and S. K. Satheesh, 2004, Aerosol Optical Properties over the Arabian Sea during Inter-Monsoon: Effect of Long-Range Transport, IASTA Bulletin, Vol. 16, 238-240
  35. Vinoj V, Babu SS, S. K. Satheesh, K. Krishna Moorthy and Y.J. Kaufman, 2004, Radiative forcing by aerosols over the Bay of Bengal region derived from ship-borne, island-based and satellite (Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) observations, J. Geophys. Res., 109 (D5): Art. No. D05203, doi:10.1029/2003JD004329
  36. Chakraborty A, S. K. Satheesh, Nanjundiah RS and J. Srinivasan, 2004, Impact of absorbing aerosols on the simulation of climate over the Indian region in an atmospheric general circulation model, Annales Geophysicae, 22 (5): 1421-1434.
  37. Vinoj V, S. K. Satheesh, 2004,Direct and indirect radiative effects of sea-salt aerosols over Arabian Sea, Current Science, 86 (10): 1381-1390.
  38. Sumanth E, Mallikarjuna K, Stephen J, Mahesh M, S. K. Satheesh and K. Krishna Moorthy, 2004, Measurements of aerosol optical depths and black carbon over Bay of Bengal during post-monsoon season, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L16115, doi:10.1029/2004GL020681
  39. Vinoj V, S. K. Satheesh, Babu SS and K. Krishna Moorthy, 2004, Large aerosol optical depths observed at an urban location in southern India associated with rain-deficit summer monsoon season, Annales Geophysicae, 22 (8): 3073-3077
  40. *Chandra S, S. K. Satheesh, Srinivasan, J, 2004, Can the state of mixing of black carbon aerosols explain the mystery of 'excess' atmospheric absorption?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31 (19): Art. No. L19109, doi:10.1029/2004GL020662*
  41. *S. K. Satheesh and K. Krishna Moorthy, 2005, Radiative Effects of Natural Aerosols: A Review, Atmos. Environ., 39 (11): 2089-2110*
  42. S. Deepshikha, S. K. Satheesh and J. Srinivasan, 2005, Regional distribution of absorbing efficiency of dust aerosols over India and adjacent continents, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32 (3): Art. No. L03811, doi:10.1029/2004GL022091
  43. Chandra Shekhar, S. K. Satheesh and J.Srinivasan, 2005, Can the State of Mixing of Black Carbon Aerosols Explain the Mystery of Excess Atmospheric Absorption?, Proc. of AOGS Annual General Meeting at Singapore, AOGS-05:58-OA-A0779
  44. S. Suresh Babu, K. Krishna Moorthy and S. K. Satheesh, 2005, First observations of aerosol black carbon over coastal Arabian Sea during ARMEX, Mausam, February, 2005
  45. K. Krishna Moorthy, S. Suresh Babu and S. K. Satheesh, 2005,Aerosol characteristics and radiative impacts over the Arabian Sea during inter-monsoon season: Results from ARMEX field campaign, J. Atmos. Sci., 62 (1): 192-206
  46. K. Krishna Moorthy, SV Sunilkumar, Preetha S Pillai, K. Parameswaran and Prabha R Nair, Y Nazeer Ahmed, K. Ramgopal, K.Narasimhulu and R Remakrishna Reddy, V. Vinoj and S. K. Satheesh, K. Niranjan, B. Malleswara Rao and P.S. Brahmanandam,Auromeet Saha, Badarinath K.V.S., Kiranchand T.R. and K. Madhavi Latha, 2005, Wintertime spatial characteristics of boundary layer aerosols over peninsular India, J. Geophys. Res, 110 (D8): Art. No. D08207, doi:10.1029/2004JD005520
  47. S.N. Tripathi, Dey S, Tare V and S. K. Satheesh, S. Lal, S. Venkataramani, 2005, Enhanced layer of black carbon in a north Indian industrial city, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32 (12): Art. No. L12802, doi:10.1029/2005GL022564.
  48. S.N. Tripathi, S Dey, V Tare and S. K. Satheesh, 2005, Aerosol black carbon radiative forcing at an industrial city in northern India, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32 (8): Art. No. L08802, doi:10.1029/2005GL022515
  49. S. K. Satheesh and J. Srinivasan, 2005, A Method to infer Short Wave Absorption due to Aerosols using Satellite Remote Sensing, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L13814, doi:10.1029/2005GL023267
  50. K. Krishna Moorthy, S. K. Satheesh, S.S. Babu and A. Saha, 2005, Large Latitudinal Gradients and Temporal Heterogeneity in aerosol black carbon and its mixing ratio over southern and northern oceans observed during a trans-continental cruise experiment, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L14818, doi:10.1029/2005GL023267
  51. J. Hiren, S. K. Satheesh and J. Srinivasan, 2005, Aerosol properties over Indo-Gangetic basin, J. Geophys. Res., 110 (D21): Art. No. D21204, doi:10.1029/2005JD005938
  52. S. K. Satheesh, K. Krishna Moorthy, Y.J. Kaufman and T. Takemura, 2006, Aerosol Optical Depth, Physical Properties and Radiative Forcing over the Arabian Sea, Meteorol. Atmos. Phys., doi: 10.1007/s00703-004-0097-4, 91, 45-62.
  53. *S. K. Satheesh and J. Srinivasan, 2006, A Method to Estimate Aerosol Radiative Forcing from Spectral Optical Depths, J. Atmos. Sci., 63 (3): 1082-1092*.S. K. Satheesh, S. Deepshikha and J. Srinivasan, 2006, Impact of Dust Aerosols on Earth-Atmosphere Clear-sky Albedo and its Short Wave Radiative Forcing over African and Arabian Regions, International J. Rem. Sens., 27, No. 8, 1691–1706
  54. Chandra Shekhar and S. K. Satheesh, 2006, A New Look towards the Analytic Treatment of Scattered Light by a Spherical Shell, AOGS Annual General Meeting at Singapore, AOGS-06:59-AS-A0662
  55. S. Deepshikha, S. K. Satheesh and J. Srinivasan, 2006, Dust Aerosols over India and Adjacent Continents Retrieved using METEOSAT Infrared Radiance: Part-I. Sources and Regional Distribution, Annales Geophysicae, 24 (1): 37-61
  56. S. Deepshikha, S. K. Satheesh and J. Srinivasan, 2006, Dust Aerosols over India and Adjacent Continents Retrieved using METEOSAT Infrared Radiance: Part-II. Quantification of wind dependence and estimation of radiative forcing, Annales Geophysicae, 24 (1): 63-79
  57. S. K. Satheesh, J. Srinivasan and K Krishna Moorthy, 2006, Contribution of Sea-Salt to Aerosol Optical Depth over the Arabian Sea derived from MODIS Observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33 (3): Art. No. L03809, doi:10.1029/2005GL024856, 1-4
  58. S. K. Satheesh, K Krishna Moorthy and J. Srinivasan, 2006, Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity in Aerosol Properties and Radiative Forcing over Bay of Bengal: Sources, Role of Aerosol Transport and Implications to Regional Climate, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D08202, doi:10.1029/2005JD006374
  59. *S. K. Satheesh, S. Deepshikha, J. Srinivasan and Y.J. Kaufman, 2006, Large Dust Absorption of Infrared Radiation over Afro-Asian Regions: Evidence for Anthropogenic Impact, IEEE Geosci. Rem. Sens. Lett., 111, D08202, doi:10.1029/2005JD006374, 1-4*
  60. S. K. Satheesh, J. Srinivasan, V. Vinoj and S. Chandra, 2006, New Directions: How representative are aerosol radiative impact assessments?, Atmospheric Environment 40, 3008–3010
  61. Pant, P., P. Hegde, U., C. Dumka, Ram Sagar, S. K. Satheesh and K. Krishna Moorthy, 2006, Study of aerosol black carbon radiative forcing at a high altitude location, J. Geophys. Res., 111 (D17): Art. No. D17206, doi:10.1029/2005JD006768
  62. Dumka UC, S. K. Satheesh, Pant P, P. Hegde and K. Krishna Moorthy, 2006, Surface changes in solar irradiance due to aerosols over central Himalayas, J. Geophys. Res., 33 (20): Art. No. L20809, doi:10.1029/2006GL027814
  63. S. K. Satheesh, Vinoj V and Moorthy KK, 2006, Vertical distribution of aerosols over an urban continental site in India inferred using a micro pulse lidar, J. Geophys. Res., 33 (20): Art. No. L20816, doi:10.1029/2006GL027729
  64. John, A., S. K. Satheesh, Mahadevan Pillai, V.P., 2006, Determination of aerosol extinction coefficient profiles from LIDAR data using the optical depth solution method, Proc. of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 6408, art. no. 64080Z, 1-5
  65. Suresh Babu, S., Krishna Moorthy, K., S. K. Satheesh, 2006, Temporal heterogeneity in aerosol characteristics at a tropical coastal station and the resulting radiative impacts, Proc. of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 6408, art. no. 640813, 5-9
  66. Moorthy, K.K., S. K. Satheesh and Babu, S.S., 2006, ICARB - An integrated campaign for aerosols, gases and radiation budget over India, Proc. of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 6408, art. no. 64080P., 25-31
  67. Jethva, H., S. K. Satheesh, J. Srinivasan, 2006, Systematic bias in MODIS dust aerosol retrieval at Kanpur (AERONET), Indo-Gangetic basin, Proc. of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 6408, art. no. 640816, 44-48
  68. *S. K. Satheesh, CBS Dutt, J. Srinivasan and U.R. Rao, 2007, Atmospheric warming due to dust absorption over Afro-Asian regions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34 (4): Art. No. L04805, doi:10.1029/2006GL028623*
  69. S. K. Satheesh, Moorthy KK, 2007, Multi-angle polarization imager: A satellite sensor for studies of continental aerosols, CURRENT SCIENCE 92 (2): 174-176
  70. Moorthy K.K., S.S.Babu, S. K. Satheesh, J. Srinivasan and CBS Dutt, 2007, Dust absorption over the "Great Indian Desert" inferred using ground-based and satellite remote sensing, J. Geophys. Res., 112 (D9): Art. No. D09206, doi:10.1029/2006JD007690
  71. Vinoj V, Anjan A, Sudhakar M, S. K. Satheesh and K. K. Moorthy, 2007, Latitudinal variation of aerosol optical depths from northern Arabian Sea to Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34 (10): Art. No. L10807, doi:10.1029/2007GL029419
  72. Nair VS, Moorthy KK, Alappattu DP, PK Kunhikrishnan, S. George, PR Nair, SS Babu, B. Abish, S. K. Satheesh, SN Tripathi, K. Niranjan, B.L. Madhavan, V. Srikant, CBS Dutt, KVS Badarinath and RR Reddy, 2007, Wintertime aerosol characteristics over the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP): Impacts of local boundary layer processes and long-range transport, J. Geophys. Res., 112 (D13): Art. No. D13205, doi:10.1029/2006JD008099
  73. S. K. Satheesh, Srinivasan J, Vinoj V, S. Chandra, 2007, Author's response to the comment on "New Directions: How representative are aerosol radiative impact assessments?" (Satheesh et al., 2006), Atmos. Environ., 41 (26): 5537-5539
  74. Tripathi, S.N., Srivastava, A.K., Dey, S., S. K. Satheesh, Krishnamoorthy, K., 2007, Atmospheric Heating Rate Altitude Profile due to Black Carbon Aerosols at Kanpur (Northern India), Atmos. Environ., 41 (32), 6909-6915
  75. Jethva H, S. K. Satheesh, Srinivasan J, 2007, Evaluation of Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) collection 004 (C004) aerosol retrievals at Kanpur, Indo-Gangetic basin, J. Geophys. Res., 112 (D14): Art. No. D14216, doi:10.1029/2006JD007929
  76. Jethva H., S. K. Satheesh, J. Srinivasan, 2007, Assessment of second-generation MODIS aerosol retrieval (Collection 005) at Kanpur, India, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L19802, doi:10.1029/2007GL029647
  77. K. Krishna Moorthy, S.S. Babu and S. K. Satheesh, 2007, Temporal heterogeneity in aerosol characteristics and the resulting radiative impact at a tropical coastal station - I: Microphysical and Optical properties, Annales Geophysicae, 25, 2293-2308
  78. K. Krishna Moorthy, S.S. Babu and S. K. Satheesh, 2007,Temporal heterogeneity in aerosol characteristics and the resulting radiative impact at a tropical coastal station - II: Direct short wave radiative forcing, Annales Geophysicae, 25, 2308-2320
  79. S. Suresh Babu, S. K. Satheesh, K. Krishna Moorthy, C. B. S. Dutt, Vijayakumar S Nair, Denny P Alappattu and P K Kunhikrishnan, 2008, Aircraft Measurements of Aerosol Black carbon from a coastal location in the north-east part of peninsular India during ICARB, J. Earth. Sys. Sci., 117, 263-272
  80. S Naseema Beegum, K Krishna Moorthy, Vijayakumar S Nair, S Suresh Babu, S. K. Satheesh, V Vinoj, R Ramakrishna Reddy, K Rama Gopal, K V S Badarinath, K Niranjan, Santosh Kumar Pandey, M Behera, A Jeyaram, P K Bhuyan, M M Gogoi, Sacchidanand Singh, P Pant, U C Dumka, Yogesh Kant, J C Kuniyal, Darshan Singh, 2008, Characteristics of Spectral Aerosol Optical Depths over India during ICARB, J. Earth. Sys. Sci., 117, 303-314.
  81. V. Vinoj, S. K. Satheesh and K. Krishnamoorthy, 2008, Aerosol Characteristics at a Remote Island: Minicoy in Southern Arabian Sea, J. Earth. Sys. Sci., 117, 389-398
  82. U. C. Dumka, K. Krishna Moorthy, S. K. Satheesh, Ram Sagar and P. Pant, 2008, Short Period Modulations in Aerosol Optical Depths over Central Himalayas: Role of Mesoscale Processes, J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 47, 1467-1475
  83. K.K. Moorthy, S. K. Satheesh, SS Babu and CBS Dutt, 2008, Integrated Campaign for Aerosols, gases and Radiation Budget (ICARB): An Overview, J. Earth. Sys. Sci., 117, 243-262
  84. R.R.Reddy, K. Rama Gopal, K. Narasimhulu, L. Siva Sankara Reddy, K. Raghavendra Kumar, Y. Nazeer Ahammed, V Vinoj and S. K. Satheesh, 2008, Measurement of CO and SO2 trace gases in southern India during ISRO-GBP Land Campaign-1, Ind. J. Radio & Space Phys., 37, 216-220
  85. V.S.Nair, S.Suresh Babu, S. K. Satheesh and K. Krishna Moorthy, 2008, Effects of sea surface winds on marine aerosols characteristics and impacts on longwave radiative forcing over the Arabian Sea, Atmos. Chem. Phys.-D, 8, 15855-15899
  86. *S. K. Satheesh, K.K. Moorthy, S.S. Babu, V. Vinoj and CBS Dutt, 2008, Climate Implications of large warming by elevated aerosols over India, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L19809/2008GL034944*
  87. S. K. Satheesh, O. Torres, L. A. Remer, S. S. Babu, V. Vinoj, T.F. Eck, R. G. Kleidman and B. N. Holben, 2009, Improved assessment of aerosol absorption using OMI-MODIS joint retrieval, , J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2008JD011024, 1-10
  88. S. K. Satheesh, K. K. Moorthy, S. S. Babu, V. Vinoj, V. S. Nair, S. N. Beegum, C.B.S. Dutt, D. P. Alappattu and P.K. Kunhikrishnan, 2009, Vertical structure and horizontal gradients of aerosol extinction coefficients over coastal India inferred from airborne lidar measurements during the Integrated Campaign for Aerosol, Gases and Radiation Budget (ICARB) field campaign, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2008JD011033, 1-12.
  89. V.S.Nair, S.Suresh Babu, S. K. Satheesh and K. Krishna Moorthy, 2008, Effects of sea surface winds on marine aerosols characteristics and impacts on longwave radiative forcing over the Arabian Sea, Atmos. Chem. Phys.-D, 8, 15855-15899
  90. S. Naseema Beegum, K. Krishna Moorthy, S. Suresh Babu, S. K. Satheesh, V. Vinoj, K.V.S. Badarinath, P.D. Safai, P.C.S. Devara, Sacchidanand Singh, Vinod, U.C. Dumka, P. Pant, 2009, Spatial distribution of aerosol black carbon over India during pre-monsoon season, Atmos. Environ., 43, 1071–1078
  91. *D. Chand, R. Wood, T. L. Anderson, S. K. Satheesh and R. J. Charlson, 2009, Satellite-derived direct radiative effect of aerosols dependent on cloud cover, NATURE Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO437, 181-184*
  92. V. S. Nair, K.K. Moorthy, S.S. Babu and S. K. Satheesh, 2009, Optical and Physical Properties of Atmospheric Aerosols over the Bay of Bengal during ICARB, J. Atmos. Sci., DOI: 10.1175/2009JAS3032.1, 2640-2658
  93. Jethva H, S. K. Satheesh, Srinivasan J and K.K. Moorthy, 2009, How Good is the Assumption of Surface Reflectance Ratio in MODIS Aerosol Retrieval over Land: A Comparison with Aircraft Measurements over an Urban Site in India, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 47, 1990-1998
  94. S.S. Babu, V.S.Nair, K.K.Moorthy and S. K. Satheesh, 2009, Spatial and vertical heterogeneities in aerosol properties over oceanic regions around India: Implications to radiative forcing, Q. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 135, 2131-2145
  95. Vinoj V, S. K. Satheesh and KK Moorthy, Optical, radiative and source characteristics of aerosols at Minicoy, a remote island in the southern Arabian Sea, , J. Geophys. Res., 115, D01201
  96. Kumar KR, Narasimhulu K, Balakrishnaiah GB, et al. 2010, A study on the variations of optical and physical properties of aerosols over a tropical semi-arid station during grassland fire, Atmos. Res, 95, 77-87
  97. Suresh Babu, S., Krishna Moorthy, S. K. Satheesh,2010, Latitudinal gradient in aerosol properties over the Indian and Southern Oceans during the austral summer,, Current Science, 99 (10),1384-1389
  98. Jethva, H., S. K. Satheesh., Srinivasan, J., and Levy, R.C.,, 2010, Improved retrieval of aerosol size-resolved properties from moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer over India: Role of aerosol model and surface reflectance, Journal of Geophysical Research, , 115 (18), 115, D18213, doi:10.1029/2009JD013218.
  99. S.S. Babu, K.K.Moorthy, and S. K. Satheesh, 2010, Vertical and horizontal gradients in aerosol black carbon and its mass fraction to composite aerosols over the east coast of Peninsular India from Aircraft measurements, Advances in Meteorology,, 2010, 1-7, doi:10.1155/2010/812075.
  100. V.S.Nair, S. K. Satheesh, K.Krishna Moorthy, S.Suresh Babu, Prabha.R.Nair, S.K.George, 2010, Surprising observation of large Anthropogenic Aerosol Fraction over the ‘near-pristine’ Southern Bay of Bengal: Climate Implications, , J. Geophys. Res., 115, D21201, doi:10.1029/2010JD013954.
  101. S. K. Satheesh, V. Vinoj and K. Krishnamoorthy, 2010, Improved assessment of aerosol radiative forcing over oceans adjacent to Indian sub continent, , Advances in Meteorology, 2010, 1-13, doi:10.1155/2010/139186.
  102. Kumar, K.R., Narasimhulu, K., Balakrishnaiah, G., Reddy, B.S.K., Gopal, K.R., Reddy, R.R., S. K. Satheesh, Moorthy and K.K., Babu, S.S., 2011, Characterization of aerosol black carbon over a tropical semi-arid region of Anantapur, India, , Atmospheric Research, 2011
  103. S. Suresh Babu, K. K. Moorthy, R. K. Manchanda, P. R. Sinha , S. K. Satheesh, D. P. Vajja, S. Srinivasan and V. H. A. Kumar, 2011, Free tropospheric black carbon aerosol measurements using high altitude balloon: Do BC layers build 'their own homes' up in the atmosphere?, , Geophysical Research Letters 2011.
  104. S. K. Satheesh, Vinoj V, and Moorthy K. KrishnaWeekly periodicities of aerosol properties observed at an urban location in India, ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, 101, 307-313, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2011.03.003, 2011.
  105. Kumar Rajesh; Naja Manish; S. K. Satheesh et al. Influences of the springtime northern Indian biomass burning over the central Himalayas, , JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 116, Article Number: D19302, DOI: 10.1029/2010JD015509, 2011.
  106. S. K. Satheesh Atmospheric chemistry and climate, , CURRENT SCIENCE, 102, 426-439, 2012
  107. Kambezidis H. D.; Kaskaoutis D. G.; Kharol Shailesh Kumar; K.K. Moorthy, S. K. Satheesh, et al., Multi-decadal variation of the net downward shortwave radiation over south Asia: The solar dimming effect,, ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 50, 360-372, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.11.008, 2012.
  108. K.K. Moorthy, SS Babu, M. Manoj and S. K. SatheeshBuildup of Aerosols over India, , Goephys. Res. Lett., 2012 (In Press).
  109. K.K. Moorthy N. Beegum, Nishi Srivastava, S. K. Satheesh, et al.,Performance evaluation of Chemistry Transport models over India, , Atmos. Env., 2012 (In Press).
Chapters Contributed to Books
  1. P.R. Nair, K. Krishna Moorthy, and S.K. Satheesh,1997, On the Climatology of Aerosol Columnar Size Distributions, in Changes, in Global Climate due to Natural and Human Activities, Allied Publishers , Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Bangalore-960094, INDIA, 84-87, 1997
  2. Krishna Moorthy, K., P.R. Nair and S.K. Satheesh, On the Climatology of Aerosol Optical Depths,, in Global Change Studies, Scientific Results from ISRO Geosphere Biosphere Programme (edited by B.H. Subbaraya, D.P. Rao, P.S. Desai, B. Manikiam, P. Rajaratnam), Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Bangalore-960094, INDIA, 45-66, 1998
  3. K.K.Moorthy, S.S. Babu, S.K.Satheesh , S.Lal, M.M.Sarin, S. Ramachandran, 2009, Climate implications of atmsopheric aerosols and trace gases: Indian Scenario, "Climate Sense", pp157-160, Published by WMO (ISBN: 978-92-63-11043-5), Tudor Rose, UK.
  4. A. Jayaraman, G. Beig, U.C. Kulshrestha, T. Lahiri, M.R. Ray, S.K. Satheesh , C. Sharma and C. Venkataraman, 2010, Atmospheric Composition Change and Air Quality in Global Environmental Changes in South Asia: A Regional Perspective, pp 171-221, Edited by A.P. Mitra and C. Sharma, Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi (ISBN: 81-85589-73-9).
Papers in Referred Proceedings
  1. Krishna Moorthy, K., S.K. Satheesh, and P.R. Nair, Studies on the characteristics of Marine Aerosols, Prof. Ind. Aerosol Sci. & Tech. Conference, 8, 1-13, 1995.<
  2. S. Suresh Babu, S.K. Satheesh, K. Krishna Moorthy, and V. Vinoj, Aerosol Radiative Forcing over Land due to Black Carbon Aerosols, Prof. Ind. Aerosol Sci. & Tech. Conference, 14, 88-90, 2002.
  3. V. Vinoj, S.K. Satheesh, S. Suresh Babu, and K. Krishna Moorthy, Seasonal Variation of Aerosol Spectral Optical Depths over Bangalore, Prof. Ind. Aerosol Sci. & Tech. Conference, 14, 130-132, 2002.
  4. Eswar Sumanth, S.Suresh Babu, K.Mallikarjun, V.Vinoj, S.K.Satheesh, and K. Krishna Moorthy, Aerosol optical depth measurements over indian landmass simultaneous with ARMEX crusies, Proc. ARMEX Workshop, pp143-144, NIOT, Chennai, 22-23 Dec, 2003.
  5. Krishnamoorthy,K., S.K.Satheesh, S.Suresh Babu, S. Eswar and K.Mallikarjun, Aerosol optical properties over the Arabian sea during the ARMEX field campaign: Effect of long-range transport, Proc. ARMEX Workshop, pp. 127-128, NIOT, Chennai, 22-23 Dec. 2003.
  6. K Krishna Moorthy, S Suresh Babu and S K Satheesh, Aerosol Black Carbon over Coastal Arabian Sea During Inter Monsoon and Summer Monsoon Seasons during ARMEX–II, Prof. Ind. Aerosol Sci. & Tech. Conference, vol. 16, 234-237, 2004.
  7. S Suresh Babu, K Krishna Moorthy and S K Satheesh, Aerosol Optical Properties over the Arabian Sea during Inter-Monsoon: Effect of Long-Range Transport, Prof. Ind. Aerosol Sci. & Tech. Conference, vol. 16, 238-240, 2004.
  8. Chandra Shekhar, S.K.Satheesh and J.Srinivasan, Can the State of Mixing of Black Carbon Aerosols Explain the Mystery of Excess Atmospheric Absorption?, Proc. of AOGS Annual General Meeting at Singapore, AOGS-05:58-OA-A0779, 2005.
  9. S. Suresh Babu, K. Krishna Moorthy, and S.K. Satheesh, Role of Long-range transport on Aerosol Radiative forcing over Arabian Sea: Results from ARMEX field campaign, Proc. of AOGS Annual General Meeting at Singapore AOGS-05:58-OA-A0339, 2005.
  10. Hiren Jethva, S.K. Satheesh and J. Srinivasan, Seasonal Variability of Aerosols over the Indo-Gangetic Basin, Proc. of AOGS Annual General Meeting at Singapore, AOGS-05:58-OA-A1109, 2005.
  11. K. Krishna Moorthy, S.K. Satheesh K. Niranjan, R Ramakrishna Reddy, and K.V.S. Badarinath, Wintertime Spatial characteristics of boundary layer aerosols over peninsular India, IASTA Bulletin, Proc. of 4th Asian Aerosol Conference, Mumbai, vol. 17, December 13-16, 2005.
  12. S Suresh Babu, K. Krishna Moorthy and S.K. Satheesh, Large reduction in Aerosol Radiative forcing over Arabian Sea during summer monsoon: Results from ARMEX-II field campaigns, IASTA Bulletin, Proc. of 4th Asian Aerosol Conference, Mumbai, vol. 17, 529-530, 2005, December 13-16, 2005.
  13. Chandra Shekhar and S.K. Satheesh , A New Look towards the Analytic Treatment of Scattered Light by a Spherical Shell, AOGS Annual General Meeting at Singapore, AOGS-06:59-AS-A0662, 2006.
  14. Naseema Begum, K. Krishna Moorthy, Vijayakumar S Nair, S.K. Satheesh , V Vinoj, R Ramakrishna Reddy, K Ramagopal, KVS Badarinath, K. Niranjan, Santosh Kumar Pandey, PD Safai, M Behera, A Jeyaram, P.K. Bhuyan, MM Gogoi, Sachchidanand Singh, P Pant, UC Dumka, Yogesh Kant, JC Kuniya, Prof. Ind. Aerosol Sci. & Tech. Conference, Aerosol characteristics over India during the ICARB, 17, 1-5, 2007.
Other Publications / Scientific Reports
  1. Satheesh, S.K. , and K. Krishna Moorthy, Studies of Coastal Aerosols over the Arabian Sea from shipborne and Ground Based MWR Observations during the IRS-P3 Validation Experiment, Scientific Report, SPL:SR: 001:96, Space Physics laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, December, 1996.
  2. Navalgund, R.R. et. al., Brief Report on the IRS-P3 Validation Experiment-Ocean Applications: Preliminary Results, Scientific Report, SAC/RSA/RSAG /IRSP3 /SN /01/97, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, January, 1997.
  3. Krishna Moorthy, K., Satheesh, S.K. , , and B.V. Krishna Murthy, Results on Aerosol Characteristics over Tropical Indian Ocean during the INDOEX Pre-Campaign Cruise #109 of Sagar Kanya, INDOEX Scientific Report, SR-97-02, Department of Space, Bangalore, September, 1997.
  4. V. Ramanathan, A. Inamdar, X.L. Jones, I.A. Podgorny, K. Rajeev, and S.K. Satheesh, Validation of CERES with INDOEX data, CERES Science Team Meeting Report, Eighteenth Science Team Meeting at University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, September 15-17, 1998.
  5. S.K. Satheesh, K. Krishna Moorthy and J. Srinivasan, Introduction to Aerosols and Impacts on Climate: Basic Concepts, ISRO-GBP SR 05, 2004.

Abstracts in National / International Conferences : 115

Citation Analysis of papers published by Dr. S. K. Satheesh (Data based on ISI Web of Science and SCOPUS) Total number of times cited: 4156 H-index = 31

  1. Number of paper cited more than 200 times: 2
  2. Number of paper cited more than 100 times: 3
  3. Number of paper cited more than 50 times: 10
  4. Number of paper cited more than 20 times: 28
Research Projects

Characterisation of aerosols
Funding Agency - ISRO

MWR Level-3 Station under ACE Estimation of aerosol radiative forcing
Funding Agency - ISRO
Co-Investigators - Dr. K. Krishna Moorthy (VSSC, ISRO)

Estimation of aerosol radiative forcing over the Indian region
Funding Agency - ISRO

Long term observations of aerosols and radiative fluxes at Minicoy: A site for regional climate change studies and satellite validation
Funding Agency - ISRO
Co-Investigators - Dr. K. Krishna Moorthy (VSSC, ISRO)

Study of aerosols & clouds over Indian region
Funding Agency - DST
Co-Investigators - Prof. J. Srinivasan and Dr. K. Krishna Moorthy(VSSC, ISRO)

Special campaign on aerosols Land based
Funding Agency - ISRO

ISRO-IGP Integrated Thematic Campaigns: Special Campaign for Marine Aerosols & Trace Gas Characterization
Funding Agency - ISRO
Co-Investigators - Dr. K. Krishna Moorthy (VSSC, ISRO)

ISRO-IGP Land Campaign over north Indian corridor for aerosol and trace gas characterization
Funding Agency - ISRO

Integration of long-term ISRO-GBP data to satellite data and estimation of regional radiative forcing
Funding Agency - ISRO
Co-Investigators - Dr. K. Krishna Moorthy (VSSC, ISRO)

Integrated campaign for aerosols, gases & radiation budget (ICARB)
Funding Agency - ISRO

Arabian sea monsoon experiment (ARMEX) Phase-II: Atmospheric observations, surface fluxes and solar penetration in the ocean from ORV Sagar Kanya
Funding Agency - DST
Co-Investigators - Prof. D. Sengupta is the PI in this project

Research Facilities

Aerosols are suspended particulates in the atmosphere and have implications for climate and health through different mechanisms. Several studies have suggested that aerosols may be mitigating global warming by increasing the planetary albedo, although the sign and magnitude of aerosol effects on climate are still uncertain as outlined in the International Panel of Climate change (IPCC) reports. Compounding to the complexity of this problem is the interaction of aerosols with clouds. Aerosols change cloud properties, alter precipitation patterns and have serious consequences for altering the hydrological balance of the earth-atmosphere system. Given this background, it is imperative that aerosol measurements from space, ground and aircraft are performed carefully to answer crucial questions related to climate change. An Aerosol Climate Observatory (ACO) was set up at Bangalore in 2001 with a number of sophisticated instruments for the measurements of various parameters related to aerosols as well as radiation with an objective to characterize aerosols over this region and to assess its radiative impact. The instruments set up include the following and the parameter measured is provided inside brackets.

  1. Multi-Wavelength solar Radiometer (spectral optical depth)
  2. Aethalometer (Aerosol black carbon)
  3. Micro-pulse LIDAR (Aerosol vertical distribution)
  4. Optical particle counter (aerosol size distribution)
  5. High-volume aerosol sampler (aerosol chemical composition)
  6. Sky-scanning radiometer (sky radiance)
  7. Shadow-band radiometer (direct, diffuse and global radiation)
  8. Three-wavelength Nephelometer (spectral scattering coefficient)
  9. Automatic Weather Station (meteorological parameters)
  10. Interferometer(Refractive index of aerosol
  11. Microtops(Aerosol Optical Depth)
  12. Particle Into Liquid Sampler(ionic composition of the aerosols)
  13. Dust Monitor
  14. GRIMM
  15. Polarizer

A similar observatory was set up at Minicoy island of Lakshadeep group of islands using a sub set of the above instruments. In addition to these two fixed observatories, for characterizing aerosol spatial heterogeneity, aerosol measurements were made using identical or nearly identical instruments, carried in several instrumented mobile platforms. Over ocean aerosol measurements were carried out onboard R/V Sagar Kanya (of Department of Ocean Development). Vertical distribution of aerosol properties were characterised by mounting a micro pulse lidar (MPL) onboard a research aircraft (of Department of Space) and by making measurements over continental and coastal India as well as over oceanic regions adjacent to Indian sub continent.

Angular Scattering Simulator

Angular Scattering Simulator

SODAR & RASS

Aethalometer

Interferometer

MWR

Sky Radio Meter

Polarisation Analyser

Nephelometer

Microtops

Particle Into Liquid Sampler-Ion Chromotograph(PILS-IC)

Dust Monitor

Positions held
  1. Junior Research Fellow (JRF), Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum (1993-1998).
  2. Post Doctoral Research Physicist, University of California, USA (May 1998-Nov 2000).
  3. Assistant Professor, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (December 2000-November 2006).
  4. Associate Professor, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (December 2006-February 2011).
  5. Professor, Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (March 2011-present).
Students & Staff
Present Students
  1. Gaurav Govardhan PhD 2011 - Present
  2. Kala Nair MSc 2011 - Present
Past Students
  1. V.Vinoj PhD 2003 - 2009, MSc 2001 - 2003
  2. H. Jethva PhD 2003 - 2008, MSc 2001 - 2003
  3. Nishi Srivastava PhD 2006 - 2011
  4. Kapil Dev Sindhu MSc 2006 - 2009
  5. Aswathy V Nair MSc 2009 - 2012
  6. DayaShree N Mtech 2010 - 2012
  7. Dhaneesh.K Mtech 2010 - 2012
Project Staff
  1. Ajay A
  2. Akila Harith
  3. Joyce George
  4. Karthika.B.S
  5. Anooj V
  6. Raju V
  7. Parvathy Krishnan K
Media/News
  1. Nature News, "Sooty air sweeps away clouds", Nature, doi:10.1038 /news000504-12, 2000.
  2. Science Magazine, In perspectives, "Absorbing Phenomena", Science, 288: 989-990, DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5468.989, 12 May 2000.
  3. The HINDU, India's National News Paper, "Aerosols polluting skies over Indian Ocean?", Science & Tech section, May 06, 2000.
  4. STRATEGIAN, The Strategic Guide to Quality Information in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and Psychology, Feature Articles, May 1-7, 2000 (http://strategian.com).
  5. The HINDU, India's National News Paper, "Sooty air sweeps away clouds", Science & Tech section, May 11, 2000.
  6. Environment News Service (ENS), "Soot Traps Sun's Heat", 16 May 2000 (http://www.ens-newswire.com).
  7. Scripps Institution of Oceanography News Letter, "Indian Ocean pollution substantially cuts sunlight reaching Earth's surface", 03 May, 2000 (http://scrippsnews.ucsd.edu).
  8. NASA Earth Observatory News, "Research Highlight Archive", May 2000 (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom).
  9. Rediff News, "Carbon dioxide has competition in global warming game", June 12, 2000 (http://rediff.com).
  10. FRONTLINE, India's National Magazine, "The play of environmental politics", volume 19, issue 20, October 12 - 25, 2002.
  11. Chandigarh Tribune, "Factors controlling monsoon discussed", November 10, 2002.
  12. University of Missouri-St. Louis Student News Paper, "The importance of being dusty", Oct 06, 2003 (http://media.www.thecurrentonline.com/media/storage /paper304/news/2003/10/06/Opinions).
  13. Nature News, "Climatologists seek clear view of Asia's smog", Nature 434, 128, doi:10.1038/434128a; 9 March 2005
  14. The HINDU, India's National News Paper, "Pollution, aerosols, and the climate", Leader Page Articles, Monday, Sep 04, 2006.
  15. Nature Geoscience "News and Views", "Aerosols above Clouds", Nature Geoscience, 2, March 2009.
Other Recognitions
  1. Laed Author, Chapter-7, IPCC AR5, United Nations, Geneva.
  2. Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research (American Geophysical Union).
  3. Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Atmospheric Environment, ELSEVIER.
  4. Associate Editor, CURRENT SCIENCE (India)
  5. Member, Haagen-Smit Prize 2012 Selection Committee, ELSEVIER
  6. Member, Scientific Committee (SC), International Geosphere Biosphere program (IGBP), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden.
  7. Member, Steering Committee, Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation, Climate (ACPC), which is a IGBP and World Climate Research Program (WCRP) effort, USA.
  8. Principal Investigator in India, Joint Indo-US project "Ganges Valley Aerosol Experiment (GVAX)"
  9. Member, "Core Science Team", Indian Satellite for Aerosols and Gases, Small satellite program of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
  10. Co-Principal Investigator, Multi-Angle Polarization Imager (MAPI), Small satellite of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
  11. Adjunct Professor, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Autonomous Institute under Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
  12. Member, Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) (2005-2007), Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Autonomous Institute under Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.
  13. Chief Mission Scientist, National Aircraft Campaign, Integrated Campaign for Aerosols, Gases and Radiation Budget (ICARB, a multi-platform, multi-institutional experiment by ISRO).
  14. Best Paper award, National Space Science Symposium, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahemedabad, 1997.
  15. Certificate of Merit from Swadeshi Science Movement, Cochi during Aryabhateeyam, 1999.
  16. Post Doctoral Fellowship (1998-2000) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA.
  17. Co-convener, National Space Science Symposium (NSSS), 2004, Kottayam, Kerala.
  18. Co-convener, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) conference 2005, Singapore.
  19. Member, Technical Programs Committee, Asian Aerosol Conference (AAC) 2005, Mumbai, India.
  20. Member, Program Committee, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, SPIE International symposium at Goa, 13-17 November, 2006.
  21. Member, Departmental Promotion Committee (Sci. "D" to "E") of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
  22. Member, committee for the assessment of environmental impact of Mass Rapid Transport Rail (METRO rail) project at Bangalore, India (2005-2007).
  23. Chairman and member of board of examiners for evaluation and conducting open defense of Ph. D theses (Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Kerala University, India and Cochin University of Science & Technology, India.
  24. Member, board of examiners for setting question papers and evaluation of M.Sc. and M. Tech for Cochin University of Science & Technology, India.
  25. Member, Team of Observers from India, US-German Science & Technology Forum Meeting at University of California, Irwin, USA during June 2002 (deputed by DST, New Delhi).
  26. Member-Secretary (2001-2002), National Committee on Aerosol Radiation Budget Studies (ARBS) (constituted by Indian Space Research Organization HQ).
  27. Member, Working Group-II, Indian Space Research Organization - Geosphere Biosphere Programme (ISRO-GBP) (2001-2007).
  28. Member, Working Group, Environmental Monitoring Research Centre (EMRC), India Meteorological Department (IMD), New Delhi, India.
  29. Member, Working Group, Hyperpsectral Signature Database Management System, NRDMS, Dept. of Sci. & Tech., New Delhi, India.
  30. Secretary, Indian Meteorological Society, Bangalore Chapter, India (2003-2006).
  31. Reviewer to funding agencies in India (ISRO, DST and CSIR) and abroad (NASA, NSF Israel Science Foundation and UNEP).
  32. Reviewer to 25 international journals [Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), IEEE Transactions on Geo Science & Remote Sensing, IEEE Geo Science & Remote Sensing Letters, Optical Engineering (USA), Current Science (IASc, India), Proc. Acad. Sci. (IASc, India), Mausam (IMD, India), Annales Geophysicae (EGS), TELLUS (Sweden), Atmospheric Environment (Elsevier Science), International J. of Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Research (Elsevier Science), J. Applied and Theoretical Climatology].
Research Supervision

Two students completed doctoral degree (PhD) under Prof. Satheesh's supervision and are currently pursuing post doctoral research at University of Hampton, USA and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA respectively. Four PhD students are currently doing PhD under his supervision. Five students completed M.Sc (Engg) degree and are pursuing PhD abroad including one student at Harward University. In addition, more than 20 students carried out B.E./B.S./B.Tech/M.Sc./M.Tech projects in this lab under the supervision of Prof. Satheesh. Prof. Satheesh has conducted several training programs to provide training on aerosols and radiative transfer models to PhD students in various institutions/Universities in India. Several of these students later became reputed scientists in aerosol and its impact assessment using raditive transfer models. Prof. Satheesh organised two training programs on satellite remote sensing jointly with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), where scientists from ISRO and NASA provided training on satellite remote sensing to PhD students, young scientists and University lecturers

Overseas Collaboration

Collaborations, which led to at least one journal publication only are listed

  1. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA.
  2. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland USA.
  3. NASA Langley Research Center, USA.
  4. Max Plank Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany.
  5. Laboratoire Image et Ville, Strasbourg, France.
  6. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
  7. University of Miami, Florida, USA.
  8. Laboratoire d?Optique Atmospherique (LOA), Lille, FRANCE.
  9. University of Bern, Bern, SWITZERLAND.
  10. Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, JAPAN.
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