Dr. Manish Naja
Atmsopheric Science Group Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences
Manora Peak,
Nainital, Uttarakhand 263129, India
Tel: +91-5942-233735
Fax: +91-5942-233439
e-mail: manish at aries.res.in
URL: http://www.aries.res.in/~manish
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Reseaerch Experience and Education:

Present - Scientist -- ARIES, Nainital, India
2006 - Postdoctoral Fellow -- NIES, Tsukuba, Japan
2005 - Postdoctoral Scientist -- FRCGC, JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan
1999 - Postdoctoral Fellow -- Physical Research Laboratory(PRL), Ahmedabad, INDIA
1997 - Ph.D. -- PRL (Thesis submitted to Gujarat University, Ahmedebad, INDIA)
1992 - P.G.D in Sp. Sc. -- Gujarat University
1991 - M.Sc. -- Sagar University (Physics)

Research area:

Surface based, Ship-borne, and balloon-borne observations of trace gases and aerosols
Regional and box modeling
Regional air-pollution and intercontinental transport
Tropospheric studies from satellite data
Stratosphere Troposphere (ST) Radar (Wind Profiler)
Air quality and climate change

Members (including former):

Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Dr. Naredra Ojha
Mrs Tapaswini Sarangi
Ms. Hema Joshi
Mr. Piyush Bhardwaj

Selected publication: .............................. (Google Scholar)

Naja, M., and S. Lal, Changes in surface ozone amount and its diurnal and seasonal patterns, from 1954-55 to 1991-93, measured at Ahmedabad (23oN), India, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 81-84, 1996.

Naja, M., and S. Lal, Solar eclipse induced changes in surface ozone at Ahmedabad, Indian J. Radio & Space Phys., 26, 312-318, 1997.

Lal, S., M. Naja, and A. Jayaraman, Ozone in the marine boundary layer over the tropical Indian Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 18907-18917, 1998.

Naja, M., S. Lal, S. Venkataramani, K. S. Modh, and Duli Chand, Variabilities in O3, NO, CO and CH4 over the Indian Ocean during winter, Current Science, 76, 931-937, 1999.

Lal, S., M. Naja, and B. H. Subbaraya, Seasonal variations in surface ozone and its precursors over an urban site in India, Atmospheric Environment, 34, 2713-2724, 2000.

Naja, M., and S. Lal, Surface ozone and precursor gases at Gadanki (13.5oN, 79.2oE), a tropical rural site in India, in Press, J. Geophys. Res., 2002.

Chand, D., S. Lal, and M. Naja, Variations of ozone in the marine boundary layer over the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean during the 1998 and 1999 INDOEX campaigns. J. Geophys. Res., 108, (D6), doi:10.1029/2001JD001589, 2003.

Naja, M., S. Lal, and D. Chand, Diurnal and Seasonal variabilities in surface ozone at a high altitude site Mt Abu (24.6oN, 72.7oE, 1680 m asl) in India, Atmospheric Environment, 37, 4205-4215, 2003.

Naja, M., H. Akimoto, and J. Staehelin, Ozone in background and photochemically aged air over central Europe: Analysis of long-term ozonesonde data from Hohenpeissenberg and Payerne, J. Geophys. Res., 108, (D22), doi:10.1029/2002JD002477, 2003.

Lal, S., D. Chand, S. Venkataramani, K. S. Appu, M. Naja and P.K. Patra, Trends in methane and sulfur hexafluoride at a tropical coastal site, Thumba (8.6oN, 77.oE), in India, Atmospheric Environment, 38, 1145-1151, 2004.

Naja, M., and H. Akimoto, Contribution of regional pollution and long-range transport to the Asia-Pacific region: Analysis of long-term ozonesonde data over Japan, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D21306, doi:10.1029/2004JD004687, 2004.

Sundareshwar et al. (Including M. Naja), Environmental monitoring network for India, Science, 316, 204-205, 2007.

P. Hegde, P. Pant, M. Naja U. C. Dumka, Ram Sagar, Aerosol observations over a high altitude site in the Northern India during a dust episode, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L23802, doi:10.1029/2007GL030692, 2007.

Kumar R., M. Naja S. Venkatramani, and O. Wild, Variations in surface ozone at Nainital, a high altitude site in the central Himalayas, J. Geophys. Res. 115, D16302, doi:10.1029/2009JD013715, 2010.

Kumar R., M. Naja S. K. Satheesh, N. Ojha*, H. Joshi, T. Sarangi*, P.Pant, U. C. Dumka, P. Hegde, and S. Venkataramani, Influences of the springtime Northern Indian biomass burning over the central Himalayas, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D19302, doi: 10.1029/2010JD0155059, 2011. [Listed as one of the most popular article in this journalís web page as on 10th Oct 2011].

Srivasatava, S., S. Lal, M. Naja S. Venkataramani, S. Gupta, Influences of regional pollution and long range transport over western India: Analysis of ozonesonde data, Atmospheric Environment, 47, 174-182, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.11.018, 2012.

Kumar R., M. Naja G. G. Pfister, M. C. Barth, and G. P. Brasseur, Simulations over South Asia with the Weather Research and Forecasting Model with Chemistry (WRF-Chem): set-up and meteorological evaluation Geoscientific Model Development, 5, 321-343, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-321-2012, 2012.

Kumar R.,M. Naja G. G. Pfister, M. C. Barth, C. Wiedinmyer, G. P. Brasseur, Simulations over South Asia with the Weather Research and Forecasting Model with Chemistry (WRF-Chem): Chemistry evaluation and initial results. Geoscientific Model Development, 5, 1-30, doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1-2012, 2012.


I would love to dump the excess amount of the tropospheric ozone in to the stratosphere.

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