atmospheric science

Establish continuous monitoring high altitude stations in the western Ghats

  • Establish continuous monitoring high altitude stations in the western Ghats
  • Study the formation and propagation of convective thunderclouds and associated lightning activity
  • Study the functional relation between cloud types, cloud droplet size and rain DSD to understand its diurnal & nocturnal variations
  • Study of orographic rain, connected microphysics and the influence of electrical characteristics of raindrops in DSD of tropical rain
  • Understand the influence of the Western Ghats on high lightning occurrences in adjoining regions
  • Derive an empirical model Z-R relation in this region