Dr. Manish Naja
iCACGP Commission Member
Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES
Nainital, INDIA
Research Interests        Awards        Publications        Detailed CV

1990-1991: M. Sc., Dr. H.S.G. University, Sagar

1991-1992: Post Graduate Diploma in Space Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

1992-1997: Ph. D., Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Thesis Supervisor: Prof Shyam Lal, Thesis Title: Tropospheric Chemistry in the Tropics

1997-1999: Post Doctoral Fellow, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad,

1999-2005: Postdoctoral Scientist, Frontier Research Center for Global Change (FRCGC), Yokohama, Japan

2005-2006: Post Doctoral Fellow, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan

2006- now: Scientist, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital, India

Research Interest, Research Campaigns/Program and Community Activities:   

His major research interest is in the observations of the trace gases and aerosols using surface based and ship-borne instruments. He is actively involved in studying the influence of long-range transport, regional air-pollution, and air quality over the South Asia. He is also studying the vertical distributions of ozone and meteorological parameters using balloon-borne sensors. His recent interests are in the regional (WRF-Chem) & box modeling and studies of trace gases, aerosols and meteorology using satellites data over the South Asia. A wind profiler (Stratosphere-Troposphere Radar) is also coming-up at ARIES and he is the project manager of this radar facility.

He has been involved in the INDOEX, Greenhouse Gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT), GVAX (Ganges Valley Aerosol Experiment) programs. He is the PI of ISRO¬Ęs AT-CTM (Atmospheric Trace gases Chemistry Transport and Modeling) project at ARIES.

He is a life member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fellow of the International Congress of Chemistry and Environment and member of Astronomical Society of India. He has received the best paper award from National Space Science Symposium Organizing Committee in 1997. At ARIES, he teaches pre Ph. D. courses on the introduction to atmospheric sciences, atmospheric chemistry and meteorology. Presently, he is supervising three Ph. D. students at ARIES.

Selected Publications:   

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 (23N), India. Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 81-84, 1996.

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. and S. Lal, Surface ozone and precursor gases at Gadanki (13.5oN, 79.2oE), a tropical rural site in India. J. Geophys. Res., 107, (D14), doi:10.1029/2001JD000357, 2002. Manish Naja Page 2 of 2

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.

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.

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, In press, J. Geophys. Res.(2009JD013715) 2010.

Detailed CV