`POL­LU­TION AF­FECTS CLOUD FOR­MA­TION'

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The Cen­tre for Cli­mate Change Re­search (cccr) was es­tab­lished by the Union Min­istry of Earth Sci­ences (moes) in 2009 with an aim to im­prove the skill and ca­pac­ity of sci­en­tists in the coun­try so that they can ad­dress sci­en­tific is­sues per­tain­ing to cli­mate change. For this, our team of 30 sci­en­tists has adopted a two-pronged strat­egy: one, to im­prove ca­pac­ity in Un­der the Physics and Dy­nam­ics of Trop­i­cal Clouds pro­gramme of iitm,we study mech­a­nisms of con­vec­tion and cir­cu­la­tion that re­sult in cloud for­ma­tion and rain­fall. We also try to bet­ter understand the re­la­tion be­tween pol­lu­tion and cloud for­ma­tion and how pol­lu­tion af­fects rain­fall. Our other area of re­search is the im­pli­ca­tions and ap­pli­ca­tions of aerosols. We

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