- Field of Specialization:
- ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE: AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
- 1. Broad Area of Research :
- Air Quality, Weather and Climate Sciences
- 2. Sub-Areas :
- (a) Short Term Climate Predictions
- (b) Changing Climate with Changing Atmospheric Chemistry and
- (c) Impact of Climate and Air Quality on Health and Agriculture.
- Fundamental Science backed Services to Nation
- TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOR THE COUNTRY:
- Development of first ever Development of "System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research"- SAFAR -INDIA
- Providing location specific information on current and up to 3-days advance forecast for air quality and weather parameters along with current ultraviolet index (skin related) and emission scenario over the city area. Disseminating the information in an easy to understand format in terms of Air Quality Index (AQI) based health advisories for the benefit to society. More.
- Major National Awards:
- Recipient of coveted SHANTI SWARUP BHATRNAGAR AWARD in the discipline of Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences conferred by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India for outstanding scientific contributions. More
- Major International Awards:
- First Indian Citizen to win the WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO, United Nations) Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award conferred by WMO-Headquarters, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. More
- Research and Teaching Experience:
- 36 years of research experience (since 1983 onwards)
- 15 years of Teaching experience.
Brief Scientific Achievements of Prof. (Dr.) Gufran Beig
- Institution /Address
- Designation - Scientist-G and Program Director, SAFAR
- Email -email@example.com
- Web - http://safar.tropmet.res.in/beig
- Phone - +91-20-25904261
- Fax : - +91-20-25865142
- Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)
- Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan
- Pune - 411 008, Maharastra, INDIA
- Earth System Science Organization (ESSO)
- MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES, GOVT. OF INDIA
Dr. Gufran Beig has identified important anthropogenic climate change signal in the upper atmosphere
and made reliable estimate of role of atmospheric chemistry on regional climate change.
Nominee's work includes path breaking contributions in the area of 'Chemical Climate' which led to the development of first air quality forecasting system in India for Delhi with significant societal impact. Exploited the global change signals in the upper atmosphere which revealed significant cooling resulting in its shrinking, influence to navigation system, satellite movement and lower atmospheric climate-weather patterns.
Careful separation of natural variability from climate change signal by the Nominee unraveled a significant
anthropogenic cooling trend in the upper atmosphere resulting in shrinking of the ionosphere with significant potential
influence on radio propagation and navigation systems. Further, he used coupled 3-D chemistry-climate model to quantifying reliably
the role of atmospheric chemistry on regional climate change of the lower and middle atmosphere. In this context, gridded emission
inventory of several pollutants for India along with their decadal growth have been constructed and resulted radiative forcing