The Space and Atmospheric Science research group in NESAC is devoted in conducting research to understand the atmospheric processes prevalent over the region through observation and modelling. The group also provides services related to disaster management support for floods, severe storms, lightning, etc, and providing meteorological data for different applications. Characterizing the major drivers of climate change and improving the short and medium range weather forecasting over North Eastern region (NER) of India are other key activities of the group. The centre is developing a Space and Atmospheric science research hub by procuring a series of equipments to study the aerosols, trace gases, solar radiation, upper atmosphere, atmospheric boundary layer, monsoon system, severe storms and lightning, etc. The emphasis is on developing a regional facility to conduct and promote research on Atmospheric and Space science in collaboration with the academic institutes and other research organizations.

Major research areas of the group