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Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS)


The Centre for Atmospheric Sciences was established in 1982 under the chairmanship of Prof. Roddam Narasimha. This became the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in 1996. Owing to its interdisciplinary nature, over the years, the centre has attracted faculty and students from different branches of science and engineering. In addition its intellectual character, research in atmospheric and oceanic science addresses issues relevant to our society and our future. Through its history, the centre has received generous support from the Department of Ocean Development, the Department of Space, the Department of Science and Technology, the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Human Resources Development.

Our research has revolved around the tropical climate with a focus on understanding the monsoon and its variability. For example, our analysis of data from rain gauges and satellites has helped in revealing the complex spatial and temporal structure of monsoon variability as well as the critical role played by clouds in modulating the tropical climate. In addition, we have used a hierarchy of numerical and analytical models to study atmosphere-ocean coupling over many timescales to help understand the factors that control this variability. At present the faculty in residence at the Centre have research interests that span the entire realm of atmosphere-ocean-climate science.

Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore- 560012

Department Phone Numbers: 080-22932505 , 23600450

Fax :080-23600 865

Email - Address: [email protected]


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