SPL [एसपीएल] is closely .entwined with the evolution of Space Sciences and Space Research in India and dates back to more than four decades. Making a humble beginning as a ground support provider for the sounding rocket experiments, with the expansion of the horizon covering the whole gamut of atmospheric and space sciences, the Space Physics Laboratory, with its autonomy in science programs, has traveled a long way. Today, it has attained the status of a vibrant academic institution with front ranking research areas and problems, and a strong and vibrant research fellows program and a leading Atmospheric, Space, and Planetary Research Laboratory in the country, with international repute. It interacts very closely with the academia and other research institutions in India and abroad. Recognition, in the form of awards and accolades, has been coming-in along with the Laboratory’s evolution and growth. SPL has ambitious programs for the years to come, with the extensive support from ISRO.

Our Vision

Scientific understanding of the energetics, dynamics and chemistry of the terrestrial and planetary environments, and implications to the society

  OUR DIRECTOR / हमारे निदेशक  

Dr. K. Rajeev / डॉ के राजीव



  • Mridula et al., 2023, "Performance evaluation of ionospheric models over equatorial Indian region", Advances in Space Research, View
  • Uma et al., 2023, "Vertical structure of North Indian Ocean tropical cyclones: A composite analysis using TRMM and GPM", Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, View
  • Ajayakumar et al., 2023, Ajayakumar et al., 2023, "Processes governing the surface ozone over a tropical hill station in the Western Ghats", Atmospheric Environment, View
  • Shailendra, 2023, "Regional and seasonal diferences of radar refectivity slopes in lower troposphere in convective and stratiform precipitation using TRMM PR data", Theoretical and Applied Climatology, View
  • Nair et al., 2023, "Elevation-dependence of warming due to aerosol-induced snow darkening over the Himalayan-Tibetan region", Environ. Res. Lett., View
  • Satheesh et al., 2023, "Role of Deep Convection and Dynamics on the Tracer Distribution in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere Region during Active and Break Phases of the Asian Summer Monsoon", Climate Dynamics, View
  • Sunilkumar et al., 2023, "Origin and maintenance of Upper Tropospheric Inversion over the northern Indian Ocean during boreal winter of 2018", Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, View
  • Ambili et al., 2023, "Exploring sensitivity: Unveiling the impact of input parameters on Venus ionosphere V2 layer characteristics", Icarus, View
  • Jain et al., 2023, "Turbulence dynamics and flow speeds in the inner solar corona: results from radio-sounding experiments by the Akatsuki spacecraft", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society View
  • Deshmukh et al., 2023a, “Changes in the size distributions of oxalic acid and related polar compounds over northern Japan during spring”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, View
  • Deshmukh et al., 2023b, “Anthropogenic and biogenic sources drive the molecular fingerprints and atmospheric processing of water-soluble organic aerosols at a tropical hill station the Western Ghats of India”, Earth and Space Science, View
  • Renju et al., 2023, “Simulation analysis of microwave emission from lunar subsurface for SAR radiometric mode dual frequency (L/S Bands) observations onboard Chandrayaan-2”, Advances in Space Research, View
  • Anjana et al., 2024, "Retrieval of the Hadley circulation boundaries at regional scales using global positioning system-radio occultation measurements". GPS Solutions, View
  • Anjana et al. 2023, "New insights into the poleward migration of tropical cyclones and its association with Hadley circulation". Scientific Report, View
  • Sruthi et al., 2023, "On the in situ observations of irregularities during rocket flights from Thumba for different geophysical conditions and the associated causative mechanisms". Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, View
  • Ajith et al., 2023, “Evolution of organic aerosols in the South Asian outflow to the northern Indian Ocean”, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, View



Microwave and
Boundary Layer Physics


Ionosphere Thermosphere Magnetosphere Physics


Aerosols, Trace gases and
Radiative Forcing




Atmosphere Modelling






Atmospheric and
Space Sciences