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Scientist - SE
Space and Atmospheric Sciences Division
E-mail: hgadhavi@prl.res.in
Telephone: +91-79-26314777

Research Interests

  • Biomass burning and its impact air quality and climate
  • Ground-based and satellite remote sensing of aerosol and trace-gases
  • Dispersion modelling

Professional Experience

Professional Recognitions

  • Group Head, Aerosol Radiation and Trace-gases Research Group of National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Gadanki, India
  • Reviewer for many national and international journals and funding agencies. See my reviewer profile on publons .


  1. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air, their importance and measurements, Earth Science India, 10, 1--15, 2017
  2. Loss of crop yields in India due to surface ozone: an estimation based on a network of observations, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1--10, 2017, DOI:10.1007/s11356-017-9729-3
  3. Study of Stratospheric Sudden Warming (SSW) over the tropical and subtropical regions of India using Rayleigh lidar, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38, 4285--4302, 2017, DOI:10.1080/01431161.2017.1317935
  4. Evaluation of black carbon emission inventories using a Lagrangian dispersion model – a case study over southern India, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 1447--1461, 2015, DOI:10.5194/acp-15-1447-2015
  5. Equatorial stratospheric thermal structure and ozone variations during the sudden stratospheric warming of 2013, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 122, 129--137, 2015, DOI:10.1016/j.jastp.2014.11.003
  6. Long-term trend analysis and climatology of tropical cirrus clouds using 16 years of lidar data set over Southern India, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 13833--13848, 2015, DOI:10.5194/acp-15-13833-2015
  7. Role of vertical structure of cloud microphysical properties on cloud radiative forcing over the Asian monsoon region, Climate Dynamics, 45, 3331--3345, 2015, DOI:10.1007/s00382-015-2542-0
  8. Tropical upper tropospheric ozone enhancements due to potential vorticity intrusions over Indian sector, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 132, 147--152, 2015, DOI:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.07.014
  9. Study of thermal structure differences from coordinated lidar observations over Mt. Abu (24.5° N, 72.7° E) and Gadanki (13.5° N, 79.2° E), Earth, Planets and Space, 67, 2015, DOI:10.1186/s40623-015-0258-3
  10. Infrequent occurrence of new particle formation at a semi-rural location, Gadanki, in tropical Southern India, Atmospheric Environment, 94, 264--273, 2014, DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.05.046
  11. Characteristics of cirrus clouds and tropical tropopause layer: Seasonal variation and long-term trends, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 121, 248--256, 2014, DOI:10.1016/j.jastp.2014.07.008
  12. Study of ozone and NO2 over Gadanki - a rural site in South India, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 71, 95--112, 2014, DOI:10.1007/s10874-014-9284-y
  13. Role of Coarse and Fine Mode Aerosols in MODIS AOD Retrieval: a case study over southern India, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7, 907--917, 2014, DOI:10.5194/amt-7-907-2014
  14. Atmospheric CO2 variations in Two Contrasting Environmental Sites Over India, Air, Soil and Water Research, 7, 61--68, 2014, DOI:10.4137/aswr.s13987
  15. Temporal and spatial variability of aerosol optical depth over South India as inferred from MODIS, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 94, 71--80, 2013, DOI:10.1016/j.jastp.2012.12.010
  1. Study of Atmospheric Forcing and Responses (SAFAR) campaign: overview, Annales Geophysicae, 28, 89--101, 2010, DOI:10.5194/angeo-28-89-2010
  2. Absorbing aerosols: contribution of biomass burning and implications for radiative forcing, Annales Geophysicae, 28, 103--111, 2010, DOI:10.5194/angeo-28-103-2010
  3. Estimates of surface ultraviolet radiation over north America using Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D21205+, 2008, DOI:10.1029/2007JD009308
  4. Airborne lidar study of the vertical distribution of aerosols over Hyderabad, an urban site in central India, and its implication for radiative forcing calculations, Annal. Geophysic, 24, 2461--2470, 2006, DOI:10.5194/angeo-24-2461-2006
  5. Physical and optical properties of aerosols over an urban location in western India: Seasonal variabilities, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D24206+, 2006, DOI:10.1029/2006JD007392
  6. Wintertime aerosol properties during foggy and nonfoggy days over urban center Delhi and their implications for shortwave radiative forcing, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D15217+, 2006, DOI:10.1029/2005JD007029
  7. Spatial variations in aerosol characteristics and regional radiative forcing over India: Measurements and modeling of 2004 road campaign experiment, Atmos. Environ., 40, 6504--6515, 2006, DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.01.034
  8. Single scattering albedo of aerosols over the central India: Implications for the regional aerosol radiative forcing, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L18803+, 2005, DOI:10.1029/2005GL023903
  9. In situ ship cruise measurements of mass concentration and size distribution of aerosols over Bay of Bengal and their radiative impacts, Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, D06205+, 2005, DOI:10.1029/2004JD005325
  10. Features in wavelength dependence of aerosol absorption observed over central India, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L13821+, 2005, DOI:10.1029/2005GL023023
  11. Aerosol characteristics and aerosol radiative forcing over Maitri, Antarctica, Current Science, 86, 296-304, 2004
  12. Aerosol Optical Depth Variation Observed using Sun-Photometer Over Indore, Indian Journal of Radio Space Physics, 32, 229--237, 2003


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