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IITM scientists elected as Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) member of International Projects
  • Dr. Anoop Mahajan has been appointed as a member of the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of the international Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) project from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021. Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) project is an international research initiative aiming to understand the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere. Achievement of this goal is important to understand and quantify the role that ocean-atmosphere interactions play in the regulation of climate and global change.(

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  • Dr. Sachin Ghude has been elected as a Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) member of The international Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP) 2019-2022. iCACGP is one of the Commissions in IAMAS (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences), which in turn is one of the associations within IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics) under the non-governmental ICSU (International Council for Science) family. iCACGP supports atmospheric chemistry research that contributes to solving the basic societal issues of water supply, food production and human/ecosystem health. This is done through an enhanced understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that control atmospheric composition and development of improved predictive capabilities. The Commission was founded in 1957 as the Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Radioactivity. In 1971 the name was changed to the Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution. iCACGP co-sponsors the international research project IGAC (International Global Atmospheric Chemistry) together with the International Geosphere- Biosphere Programme (IGBP), and the international SOLAS (Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study) together with IGBP, the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).


  • Dr Suvarna Fadnavis is Steering Committee member of “SSiRC – Stratospheric Sulfur and its Role in Climate” since 2017. SSiRC is the program of  SPARC-WCRP. The purposes of SSiRC (Stratospheric Sulfur and its Role in Climate) include: (1) providing a coordinated structure for the various individual activities already underway in different research centres; (2) encouraging and supporting new instrumentation and measurements of sulfur-containing compounds, such as COS, DMS, and non-volcanic SO2 in the UTLS globally; and (3) initiating new model/data intercomparisons. SSiRC is expected to feed into the GeoMIP activity as it deals with more fundamental questions relating to sulfur and aerosols in the stratosphere.
  • Dr. A. Suryachandra Rao is appointed as member of CLIVAR-GEWEX Monsoons Panel for the period 31 January 2019- 31 December 2021.