Dr Pramitha M
Assistant Professor Grade I (Physics)
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One of the challenging targets in atmospheric science is resolving small-scale phenomena in global models; one such phenomenon is atmospheric gravity waves (GWs). I am interested in studying atmospheric gravity waves and the source mechanism behind these waves. I am also interested in exploring the influence of atmospheric waves on Brewer-Dobson Circulation (BDC) present in the stratosphere, Pole to Pole circulation present in the mesosphere, Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO), Semi-annual Oscillation (SAO) present in the tropical middle atmosphere, and Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) present in the winter polar stratosphere. Apart from this, I am also interested in studying middle atmospheric chemistry, composition, Atmospheric radiative transfer, and Hadley Circulation (HC) in the troposphere.

 

Education

Assistant Professor     IISER Trivandrum, Kerala, India (August 2022-present)                                                                         
DST-INSPIRE Faculty    IISER Trivandrum, Kerala, India (August 2022-present) 
DST-INSPIRE Faculty    National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala, India (September 2021 - July 2022)
Research Associate    Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC, Trivandrum, Kerala, India (December 2019- September 2021)
National Post-Doctoral Fellow         Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC, Trivandrum, Kerala, India (September 2017- September 2019)
PhD in Physics    National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Gadanki, Andhra Pradesh, India (2011-2017)
   Title: Identification of Gravity Wave Sources in the Tropical Region Using Ray Tracing Technique
MSc Physics    Calicut University, Calicut, Kerala, India (2009-2011)
BSc Physics    Govt. Arts & Science College, Calicut, Kerala, India (2006-2009)


Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Waves and Tides
  • Middle atmospheric Chemistry and Composition
  • Atmospheric Radiative Transfer
  • Atmospheric Circulation (BDC & HC)
  • Sudden Stratospheric Warming and Quasi-Biennial Oscillation