Space and Atmospheric Sciences Division
|Chairperson: Prof. D. Pallamraju
OverviewThe activities of the Division aim to understand radiative, chemical, ionization and dynamical processes in the Earth's atmosphere by employing in situ rocket and balloon-borne experiments, ground based optical and radio probing, laboratory experiments, theoretical simulation and modelling of the Earth's atmosphere.
Faculty PositionsFaculty positions are currently available for persons with excellent academic and research credentials and working in research topics being pursued at Space and Atmospheric Sciences Division of PRL.
We are looking for young persons with post-doctoral experience, proven record of independent research and good publications. Openings are also possible for more experienced persons with excellent track record.
Application should include CV giving academic record, list of publications in refereed journals, awards and honours, a short research proposal and names of five referees for seeking professional opinion. Applications can be sent by mail to Dean, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad-380009, India or by e-mail to [email protected]
Broad Research Areas
Atmospheric Chemistry: Measurement and modeling of ozone and trace gases to study chemistry and dynamics of the lower atmosphere in the tropics.
Aerosols, Radiation and Climate: Characterization of atmospheric aerosols through observations; their role in modulating the Earth's radiation budget; Modeling.
Plasma and neutral interactions in the near – Earth space: Research involves characterization of plasma and neutral dynamics in the earth’s mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere under varying space weather conditions using experimental & theoretical investigations and simulation studies. Experiments include ground-based, balloon- and space-borne techniques.
Courses offered to research fellows
Prerequisites: [Background in Physics, Applied Physics, Space Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences Climate Science/Climate Change studies]