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Published: April 3, 2014

Geosphere-biosphere interactions in a Future Earth symposium

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IGBP's 29th Scientific Committee meeting begins in Bangalore, India, 7 April with a symposium: Geosphere-Biosphere interactions in a Future Earth. Programme.

Hosted by:

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Divecha Centre for Climate Change (DCCC)
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

IGBP Symposium: 07 April 2014

09:00 - 09:30: Registration

09:30 - 11:00: Inaugural Session:
Chief Guest: Prof. U.R. Rao
Chairman, PRI Council; Secretary (formerly) Department of Space, Government of India
Chair: Prof. J. Srinivasan
Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science
Time Title Speaker
09:30 – 09:35 Welcome Prof. S.K. Satheesh, Chairman, IGBP-WCRP National Committee, INSA
09:35 - 09:50 Keynote address Prof. U.R. Rao, Chairman, PRL Council; Secretary (formerly), Department of Space, Govoernment of India
09:50 - 10:20 The Peril of Deltas on the Indian Subcontinent: Welcome to the Anthropocene Prof. James P. Syvitski, IGBP Chair
10:20 - 10:40 IGBP in India: The ISRO way Prof. K. Krishna Moorthy, ISRO HQ
10:40 - 11:00 National Carbon Project Dr. V.K. Dadhwal Director, NRSC, Hyderabad

Coffee / Tea Break 11:00-11:30

SESSION I TIMES: 11:30 - 12:30
Session I: Radiation and Climate: Chair: Dr. V.K. Dadhwal / Prof. A.K. Singhvi
11:20 – 11:30 - Invited Talk Aerosol Radiative Forcing Over India Dr. S. Suresh Babu, Space Physics Laboratory, ISRO
11:30 – 11:40 Studies on Aerosol, algal bloom and absorption budgeting along the eastern Arabian sea: Implications to climate studies Prof. Harilal B. Menon, Goa University
11:40 – 11:50 A dusty west Asian link to the Indian summer monsoon rainfall Dr. V. Vinoj, IIT Bhubaneswar
11:50 - 12:00 Atmospheric Aerosols in Delhi and Western Indo-Gangetic Plains: Characteristic Features and Impacts Dr. Sachchidanand Singh, National Physical Laboratory
12:00 – 12:10 Simulation of aerosols over Indian region with WRF-Chem Mr. Gaurav Goverdhan, Indian Institute of Science
12:10 – 12:20 Regional climate model simulations of aerosols over south Asia: Validation with ARFINET data Dr. Vijayakumar S Nair, Space Physics Laboratory, ISRO
12:20 – 12:30 Spatio-temporal variability of TOA SWARF over north-east India using merged CERES and MODIS observations Dr. Binita Pathak, Dibrugarh University

Lunch Break 12:30-13:30

SESSION II TIMES: 13:30 - 14:00
Session II: Remote Sensing: Chair : Dr. Y.V.N. Krishna Murthy / Prof. K. Niranjan
13:30 – 13:40 - Invited Talk Land surface characterization using microwave emissivity derived from Satellite radiometric Observations Dr. C. Suresh Raju, Space Physics Laboratory, ISRO
13:40 – 13:45 Retrieval of Sea Surface Wind Speed and Sea Surface Temperature from satellite based Microwave Radiometer Dr. D. Swain, IIT Bhubaneswar
13:45 – 13:50 Rainfall characteristics and estimation from Saphir onboard Meghatropiques Mr. Jayesh M Goyal, Indian Institute of Science
13:50 – 13:55 Does "Critical Cloud Fraction" depend on Single Scattering Albedo? Ms. Kruthika Eswaran, Indian Institute of Science
13:55 – 14:00 Outflow of continental aerosols from peninsular India to Bay of Bengal Ms. Kala Nair, Indian Institute of Science
SESSION III TIMES: 14:00 - 15:15
Session III: Geosphere – Biosphere Interactions Chair: Prof. R. Srinivasan / Prof. R. Ramesh
14:00 – 14:30 - Invited Talk Interpreting land change behind the great acceleration: Examples from the Amazon Prof. Eduardo Brondizio, IGBP SC Member
14:30 – 14:45 - Invited Talk Upscaling point data to Regional and Global Scale, and their implication on Stratigraphic Correlations on Global Change time scale: How realistic are these? Prof. A.K. Singhvi, Physical Research Laboratory
14:45 – 15:00 - Invited Talk Evidence for a new Neoarchean glaciation event Ca 2700 Ma from the Dharwar Supergroup of India Prof. R. Srinivasan, INSA Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Science; Editor, Current Science
15:00 – 15:15 - Invited Talk Deforestation and Urbanization: Sustainability and Change in Indian Cities and Forests Prof. Harini Nagendra, Professor, Azim Premji University and Scientific Steering Committee Member, Global Land Project, IGBP

Coffee / Tea Break 15:15-15:40

SESSION III TIMES: 15:40 - 16:30
Session III: Geosphere – Biosphere Interactions (continues):  
15:40 – 15:50 Geosphere-Biosphere interactions in Indian Caves: Frontier areas of research Prof. R. Bhaskar, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology
15:50 – 15:58 Human Induced Land Use Land Cover Change and its Impact on Hydrological Regime of a basin Dr. Vaibhav Garg, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
15:58 – 16:06 Amplified forest fire occurrences in response to drought and vegetation stress in the western Ghats of India Dr. N. Kodandapani, Indian Institute of Science
16:06 – 16:14 Impact of improved chulha for rural area households in India Dr. A.H. Rajanna, University of Mysore
16:14 – 16:22 The role of sulphate reducing bacteria in groundwater quality management: an assessment of few cases studies from the metropolitan cities in India Dr. S. Satapathy, IISER, Bhopal
16:22 – 16:30 Emission of biogenic traces gases from Indian monsoonal estuaries and coastal waters Mr. R. Viswanadham, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
SESSION IV TIMES: 16:30 - 18:04
Session IV: Atmospheric Aerosols: Chair: Dr. K. Krishna Moorthy / Prof. M.M. Sarin
16:30 - 16:45 - Invited Talk Atmospheric black carbon and organic aerosols over Northern India Prof. M. M. Sarin, Physical Research Laboratory
16:45 - 17:00 - Invited Talk Long term trends in aerosol physical properties over eastern coastal region of peninsular India Prof. K. Niranjan, Andhra University
17:00 - 17:08 Aerosol CCN activity at a high altitude Himalayan environment: Relationships with optical properties Dr. Mukunda Gogoi, Space Physics Laboratory, ISRO
17:08 - 17:16 Optical and scattering properties of atmospheric aerosols over a semi-arid station, southern India Prof. K. Ramagopal, SK University
17:16 - 17:24 Seasonal variability in secondary aerosol formation over Indo-Gangetic plain Dr. Neeraj Restogi, Physical Research Laboratory
17:24 - 17:32 Studies on black carbon mass concentration and aerosol optical depth over a semi urban coastal environment Dr. T.V. Lakshmi Kumar, SRM University
17:32 - 17:40 Seasonal air pollutants studies over semi-urban and semi–arid station over western indian tropical region with special reference on long-range transport phenomena Prof. B. M Vyas, M.L.S.University, Udaipur
17:40 - 17:48 Aerosol black carbon characteristics over Tripura Dr. Anirban Guha, Tripura University
17:48 - 17:56 Source apportionment of aerosols using the isotopic composition of osmium Dr. Indra S. Sen, IIT Bhubaneswar
17:56 – 18:04 How fast black carbon responds to its anthropogenic sources? Mr. Sobhan K. Kompalli, Space Physics Laboratory, ISRO
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