Objectives/Vision of the ATRF Branch


  1. Development of a primary aerosol database over the Indian subcontinent and adjoining oceans by establishing and
    operating a network of aerosol observatories and conducting thematic field campaigns   

  2. Estimation of regional aerosol radiative forcing using ARFINET database   

  3. Assimilation of ARFINET database with regional climate models for the assessment of potential climate impacts   

  4. Quantification of the climate implications of the elevated atmospheric warming by absorbing aerosols   

  5. Implications of a long-term trend in aerosol loading on regional climate over the Indian region   

  6. Assessment of the effect of absorbing aerosols through aerosol-cryosphere-atmosphere interactions   

  7. Investigations on Aerosol-Cloud interaction and indirect radiative forcing of aerosols   

  8. To understand the processes of new particle formation in different environments   

  9. Development of satellite payloads for accurate estimation of aerosol properties from space