Atmospheric Science Department

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Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Department (MASD), formerly known as Coastal Processes and Marine Resources Division (since its inception in 1986 to 1994) and Marine Sciences Division (1994 to August 2010), offers training & education courses and provides R&D opportunities and user services in the areas of coastal geomorphology & processes; coastal dynamics & hazards; sea level rise & salt water intrusion into coastal aquifers; modelling estuarine & coastal processes; satellite oceanography & meteorology; ocean color and primary productivity; air-sea interactions & climate change; Atmospheric Aerosols, numerical modeling & data assimilation, Indian summer monsoon studies, Climate Modelling, Extreme rainfall events, Atmospheric gases, global & regional transport modeling; air quality monitoring etc

The department has contributed in different research and operational projects of ISRO/DOS. Owing to the interdisciplinary nature, the specialization encourages professionals and students from different branches of science and engineering subjects to pursue course work under different training and educational programmes running at this department.

Department is also actively engaged in research and project works in the form of Technology Development Project (TDPs), ISRO-GBP, EOAM, NAPCC, INSAT- 3D Utilisation Programme and Oceansat II Utilization Programme. Departmental scientists have also actively participated in National level projects like Land Degradation Mapping, Coastal Zone Mapping and Monitoring, Ocean Color Project, Aerosol study etc. funded by ISRO and other user Organizations.

Regular Courses:

  • M.Tech. in RS&GIS with specialization ‘Marine and Atmospheric Sciences’ (2 years programme).
  • P.G Diploma in Natural Resources Management in Marine and Atmospheric Science s (10 months programme)
  • PG Diploma (9 month program) in Advanced RS & GIS for professionals from Asia-Pacific region sponsored by Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP) , United Nations
  • NNRMS short Course (for University/ Institute /college Teachers)
  • Summer school on ‘Usefulness of RS &GIS for Environmental Science’

Additionally the department has been providing regular guidance during project to students enrolled in the following courses:

  • Ph.D. in Marine/ Atmospheric Sciences
  • M.Tech/PGD in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Summer training of Post Graduate and Graduate level students.

Special Courses/Training:

  • Summer school on ‘Data Assimilation’ in collaboration of University of Reading, U.K
  • International short course on ‘Geospatial technologies for coastal & marine disaster management & climate change for Asia-Pacific countries
  • International course on RSGIS applications for coastal hazard mitigation & sustainable development for Pacific countries
  • Short course on Weather Forecasting using Numerical Weather Prediction Models for Asia-Pacific countries
  • Special Course on ‘Geoinformatics for Meteorology and Climatology Applications’
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Department is also engaged in many research projects and has collaboration with number of research organizations and universities in the country viz. IISc Bengaluru, Jadavpur, University, Kolkata, NIOT Chennai, SPL, VSSC Trivandrum, ARIES Nainital, JNU Delhi, IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, Doon University. Department is well equipped with variety of laboratory, field equipment’s/instruments and empirical models which students regularly use for their training and research projects.

Collaborations for instrumental measurements

  • Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC with ARFI Network, Aerosol instrumentation and Radiosonde balloon experiment.
  • National Remote Sensing Centre for the National Carbon Project.
  • NARL, PRL (Mount Abu Obser.) for CO2 instrumentation observations
  • ARIES, Nainital with respect to observations instruments related to Ozone, aerosol studies and CO2 observations.
  • Physics Dept. Punjabi University, Patalia for studies related to biomass burning and Aerosol studies.
Department : Marine & Atmospheric Sciences Department
Phone : +91-135-2524179
Email : masdoffice[at]iirs[dot]gov[dot]in
Address : 4, Kalidas Road,Dehradun- 248001 India
Page last updated: 4 October 2022, 12:28


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