Dr. Binita Pathak

Dr. Binita Pathak
Dr. Binita Pathak
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Dibrugarh
913732370039/224
Assistant Professor
Physics
Atmospheric Studies

Profile

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree : Physics (2003), Duliajan College, Dibrugarh UNiversity
  2. Master’s Degree :Physics (2005), Dibrugarh UNiversity
  3. Ph.D.:Physics (2011), Dibrugarh UNiversity
  4. Other:
    1. M. Tech. in Space and Atmospheric Sciences, (2013), Andhra University
    2. Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Space and Atmospheric Sciences, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad (Organized by Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific, Affiliated to United Nations), 2009
    3. Diploma, European Research Course on Atmospheres’, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France, 2012

Areas of Interest/ Specialization:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, Atmospheric Sciences

Research Projects:

As Project Investigator

  1. "Characterization of biological aerosols in north-east india with reference to the overall atmospheric environment and possible impact on microclimate and human health" under Early Career Research Award, DST (Ongoing)
  2. “Assessment of the impact of aerosols on climate through estimation of radiative forcing over north-east India and adjoining areas” under FAST TRACK PROPOSALS FOR YOUNG SCIENTIST, DST (Completed)

As Co-Project Investigator

  1. ISRO GBP Aerosol Radiative forcing over India
  2. ISRO GBP Atmospheric Trace gases, Chemistry, Transport and Modelling

Ph.D Scholars:

Sl. No.

Name

Topic

Status

(On-going /Completed)

1

Lakhima Chutia

Chemistry -Climate interaction over South Asia : A Modeling Approach

On-going

2

Ajay Parottil

Atmospheric Chemistry and Impact Assessment Studies Over South Asia

On-going

3

Arshini Saikia

Meteorology and Air Quality Modeling over Eastern Himalaya

On-going

 

Extension Service:

  • Junior Associate, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, 2015-2020

Publications

 

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS  

 

  1. PATHAK, B., G. Kalita, K. Bhuyan, P. K. Bhuyan, K. K. Moorthy (2010), Aerosol temporal characteristics and its impact on shortwave radiative forcing at a location in the North East of India, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115 (19), D19204, doi: 10.1029/2009JD013462 (IF-3.303, citation-100).

  2. Gogoi, M. M., B. PATHAK, K. K. Moorthy, P. K. Bhuyan, S. S. Babu, K. Bhuyan, G. Kalita (2011), Multi-year investigations of near surface and columnar aerosols over Dibrugarh, north-eastern location of India: Heterogeneity in source impacts, Atmospheric Environment, 45 (9), 1714-1724 (IF-3.226, citation-42).

  3. Kalita G., B. PATHAK, K. Bhuyan, P. K. Bhuyan (2011), Impact of Zonal wind on latitudinal variation of total columnar ozone over the Indian Peninsula, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(24),  9509 – 9520 (IF-1.182).

  4. PATHAK B., P. K. Bhuyan, M.M. Gogoi, K. Bhuyan (2012), Seasonal heterogeneity in aerosol types over Dibrugarh, North-Eastern India, Atmospheric Environment, 47, 307-315 (IF-3.465, citation-36).

  5. K G Rao, N Reddy, G Ramakrishna, P K Bhuyan, K Bhuyan, G. Kalita, B. PATHAK, (2013),Near Surface atmospheric response to the Total Solar Eclipse at Dibrugarh on 22 July 2009, Journal of Atmospheric and solar Terrestrial Physics, Vol: 95-96, Pages 87–95 (IF-1.671).

  6. PATHAK B., Pradip Kumar Bhuyan, Jhuma Biswas and Toshihiko Takemura (2013), Long term climatology of Particulate Matter and associated microphysical and optical properties over Dibrugarh, North-East India and inter-comparison with SPRINTARS simulations, Atmospheric Environment, 69, 334-344 (IF-3.110, Citations: 10).

  7. PATHAK B., C K Bharali, J Biswas, P. K. Bhuyan (2013), Firework Induced Large Increase in Trace Gases and Black Carbon at Dibrugarh, India, Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, Vol.3, No. 8, 540-544 (Citation: 1).

  8. PATHAK B., A Borgohain, P K Bhuyan, S S Kundu, S Sudhakar, M Gogoi, T Takemura (2014), Spatial heterogeneity in near surface aerosol characteristics across the Brahmaputra Valley, Journal of Earth System Science, 123, No. 4, pp. 651-663 (IF: 0.695, Citations: 2).

  9. Pradip Kumar Bhuyan, Chandrakala Bharali, BINITA PATHAK, Gayatry Kalita (2014), The role of precursor gases and meteorology on temporal evolution of O3 at a tropical location in North East India, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi:10.1007/s11356-014-2587-3, PP-1-18, (IF: 2.85, Citations: 8).

  10. PATHAK B. and P. K. Bhuyan (2014), Absorbing and scattering properties of boundary layer aerosols over Dibrugarh, North East India, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(14), 5527-5543, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2014.926424 (IF: 1.138; Citations: 7).

  11. PATHAK B., J Biswas, C Bharali, P K Bhuyan (2014), Short term introduction of pollutants into the atmosphere at a location in the Brahmaputra Basin: A case study, Atmospheric Pollution Research, doi: 10.5094/APR.2015.026.(IF: 1.227).

  12. Chandrakala Bharali, BINITA PATHAK,and Pradip Kumar Bhuyan (2015), Spring and summer night-time high Ozone episodes in the upper Brahmaputra valley and their association with lightning, Atmospheric Environment, 109, 234-250 (IF-3.06).

  13. B PATHAK, P K Bhuyan (2015), Climatology of columnar aerosol properties at a continental location in the upper Brahmaputra basin of North East India: diurnal asymmetry and association with meteorology, Advances in Space Research, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2015.07.004 (IF-1.183).

  14. B PATHAK, T. Subba, P. Dahutia, P.K. Bhuyan, K. Krishna Moorthy, M.M. Gogoi, S. Suresh Babu, L. Chutia, P. Ajay, J. Biswas, C. Bharali, A. Borgohain, P. Dhar, A. Guha, B.K. De, T. Banik, M. Chakraborty, S.S. Kundu, S. Sudhakar, S.B. Singh (2016), Aerosol characteristics in north-east India using ARFINET spectral optical depth measurements,Atmospheric Environment, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.07.038 (IF-3.062).

  15. B PATHAK, L Chutia, C Bharali, P K Bhuyan (2016), Continental export efficiencies and delineation of sources for trace gases and black carbon in North-East India: Seasonalvariability, Atmospheric Environment, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.09.020 (IF-3.062).

  16. Hazarika J,B PATHAK, A. N. Patowary (2017), Study8ing Monthly Rainfall over Dibrugarh, Assam: Use of SARIMA Approach, Mausam, 68 (2), 349-356 (IF: 0.036).

  17. Gogoi M M., S. S. Babu, K. K. Moorthy, P. K Bhuyan, B PATHAK, T. Subba, C. Bharali, L. Chutia, S. S. Kundu, A. Borgahain, B. K. De, A. Guha, S. B. Singh (2017). Radiative effects of absorbing aerosols over Northeastern India: Observations and model simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres, DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025592 (IF: 3.44).

  18. Biswas J, B PATHAK, F Patadia, P K Bhuyan, M M Gogoi, S Suresh Babu (2017), Satellite retrieved direct radiative forcing of aerosols over North-East India and adjoining areas: climatology and impact assessment, International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.5004 (IF:3.609).

  19. P Dahutia, B PATHAK, PK Bhuyan (2017), Aerosols characteristics, trends and their climatic implications over Northeast India and adjoining South Asia, International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.5240 (IF: 3.609).

  20. Patowary A N, N Purakasthay, K Goswami, P J Hazarika, B PATHAK (2017), A study on long term rainfall pattern of Dhubri and Guwahati in Assam, India: A time series approach, International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science 8 (7).

  21. Subba T, M.M.Gogoi, B PATHAK, AjayP, P.K.Bhuyan, F.Solmon (2018), Assessment of 1D and 3D model simulated radiation flux based on surface measurements and estimation of aerosol forcing and their climatological aspects, Atmospheric Research, Volume 204, 15 May 2018, Pages 110-127 (IF: 3.778).

  22. Chutia L, B PATHAK, Ajay P., P.K.Bhuyan, Impact of microphysics parameterizations and horizontal resolutions on simulation of "MORA" tropical cyclone over Bay of Bengal, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics (Accepted).

    23. PATHAK B., P. K. Bhuyan, M.M. Gogoi, K. Bhuyan (2012), Seasonal heterogeneity in aerosol types over Dibrugarh, North-Eastern India, Atmospheric Environment, 47, 307-315 (IF-3.465, citation-36).

     

 

 CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

  1. PATHAK, B., P. K. Bhuyan, M.M. Gogoi, G. Kalita, K. Bhuyan, (2010),Validation of Satellite Derived AOD by Ground Observation over Dibrugarh, Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS & CLOUDS: CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol19, No 1& 2, pp-219-222.

  2. Kalita G.,B.PATHAK, K. Bhuyan, P. K. Bhuyan, (2010), Properties of near surface Black Carbon Aerosols in a Rural Tropical Location, Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS & CLOUDS: CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol19, No 1& 2, pp-444-447.

  3. Gogoi M.M. ,K. K. Moorthy, P. K. Bhuyan, K. Bhuyan, B. PATHAK, G. Kalita, S. S. Babu, (2010), Muliti-year Investigations of Near-surface and Columnar Aerosols over Dibrugarh, Northeastern Location of India, Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS & CLOUDS: CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol19, No 1& 2, pp-191-193.

  4. PATHAK,B.and K. Bhuyan, (2011), Vertical distribution of aerosols over Dibrugarh as observed from a space borne LIDAR- A pre-monsoon characteristics, Journal of Laser and Optical Science, ISSN NO- 2231-0959, Vol. 1, No. 1, 33-39.

  5. PATHAK,B.and P. K. Bhuyan, (2012),Heterogeneity in the vertical distribution of aerosols over Dibrugarh, Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS & CLOUDS: CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol 20, pp-273.

  6. PATHAK,B., J. Biswas and P. K. Bhuyan, (2012), Aerosol optical and radiative properties over north-east india derived from MODIS and CERES, Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS & CLOUDS: CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol 20, 277.

  7. Bharali C., B. PATHAK, G. Kalita, P K Bhuyan, (2012), Temporal characteristics of particulates, black carbon and trace gases over Dibrugarh, north-east India, Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS & CLOUDS: CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, 20, pp-117.

  8. PATHAK B,J Biswas, P. K. Bhuyan (2014), Temporal Characteristics of Boundary Layer Aerosols over Dibrugarh, Proc. Recent Developments in Natural Sciences, ISBN: 978-81-924389-0-0, pp 29-33.

  9. PATHAK B,, Lakhima Chutia, C Bharali, P K Bhuyan (2014), Export efficiency of atmospheric black cabron and trace gases over North-East India, Proceeding of Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS & CLOUDS: CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol 21, Issue 1 & 2, pp 599-602.

  10. T Subba, B PATHAK, P K Bhuyan (2014), Extensive study of scattering properties of aerosols at a location in Brahmaputra basin, North-East India, Proceeding of Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS & CLOUDS: CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol 21, Issue 1 & 2, pp 219-223

  11. PATHAK B, P Dahutia, G Kakoti, P K Bhuyan (2014), Assessment of the impact of aerosols on shortwave radiation and rainfall in North-East India, Proceeding of Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS & CLOUDS: CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol 21, Issue 1 & 2, pp 230-235

  12. J Biswas, T Subba, B PATHAK, P K Bhuyan (2014), Temporal characterization of black carbon aerosols and their contribution to radiative forcing over Dibrugarh, Proceeding of Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS & CLOUDS: CLIMATE CHANGE PERSPECTIVES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol 21, Issue 1 & 2, pp 214-218.

  13. J Biswas, B PATHAK and P K Bhuyan (2014), Studies of near surface atmospheric aerosols during the Diwali festival over Dibrugarh, North-East India, National Seminar on Recent Trends of Research in Science and Technology, 59th Annual Technical Session, Assam Science Society, Cotton College,  Cotton College State University, Guwahati, Assam, India, ISBN: 13-978-81930041-2-8, 15, Page No: 634-641.  

  14. T Subba, B PATHAK, M M Gogoi, Ajay P, P K Bhuyan (2016). Long term climatology of aerosol radiative forcing in the Brahmaputra valley and its implications. International Conference on climate change mitigation and technologies for adaptation (2016), Volume-1, ISBN 978-93-81693-07-2, Page No: 154-159.

  15. P Dahutia, B PATHAK, P K Bhuyan (2016). Long term study of absorbing aerosols over North East India and its association with Cloud Optical Depth and Net Shortwave Flux. International Conference on climate change mitigation and technologies for adaptation (2016), Volume-1, ISBN 978-93-81693-07-2, Page No: 65-71.

  16. C Bharali, L Chutia, B PATHAK, G Kalita, P K Bhuyan (2016). Atmospheric Trace Gases and their Implication on regional Climate. International Conference on climate change mitigation and technologies for adaptation (2016), Volume-1, ISBN 978-93-81693-07-2, Page No: 82-87.

  17. T Subba, B PATHAK, M M Gogoi, P K Bhuyan (2016).Implication of aerosols on the photosynthetically active radiation balance over north-east India, Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS AND CLIMATE CHANGE: INSIGHTS AND CHALLENGES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol 22, Issue 1 & 2.

  18. P Dahutia, B PATHAK, P K Bhuyan (2016). Vertical distribution of aerosols over north east India: spatio-temporal variatibity, Indian Science and Technology Association on AEROSOLS AND CLIMATE CHANGE: INSIGHTS AND CHALLENGES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol 22, Issue 1 & 2.

  19. J Biswas, B PATHAK, P K Bhuyan (2016). Spatial-Temporal variability of aerosols and trace gases over north-east India by using remote sensing data, Indian Science and Technology Association, AEROSOLS AND CLIMATE CHANGE: INSIGHTS AND CHALLENGES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol 22, Issue 1 & 2.

  20. A Parottil, B PATHAK, P K Bhuyan (2016). Regional chemistry simulation over India CORDEX domain: focusing north east India, Indian Science and Technology Association, AEROSOLS AND CLIMATE CHANGE: INSIGHTS AND CHALLENGES, ISSN NO-0971-4510, Vol 22, Issue 1 & 2.

  21. P Dahutia, B PATHAK, P K Bhuyan (2017). Precipitation and temperature anomaly in North East India: Role of aerosols and clouds, 10thNational Conference in Physics, Physics Association of North-East, conference proceeding 

  22. T Subba, B PATHAK, Ajay P., M M Gogoi, P K Bhuyan (2017) Climatic implication of Aerosols Over the Brahmaputra Valley: A climatology (2001-2015) Study from Observational and Modeling Approach, 10thNational Conference in Physics, Physics Association of North-East, conference proceeding 

 

 BOOK

 

  1. BINITA PATHAK, Optical and microphysical properties of aerosols over Dibrugarh: Radiative forcing and impact on climate, Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN- 10: 384650208; ISBN-13: 978-3846502082, September 30, 2011.

 

MONOGRAPH

 

Kusuma G Rao, N Narendra Reddy, G Ramakrishna, S Satyanarayana, P K Bhuyan, Kalyan Bhuyan, Gayatry Kalita, BINITA PATHAK, S S Kundu (2011), Field Experiment during the Total Solar Eclipse at Dibrugarh on 22 July, 2009, Publication by ISRO.

 

WORKSHOPS

INTERNATIONAL:

  1. International Training Workshop on ‘Remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols and their impacts’, Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Sharda University, Greater Noida, India, January 2-16, 2011.
  2. Workshop on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Summer Monsoon (ACAM), Kathmandu, Nepal, June 9-12, 2013.
  3. First Annual Regional Atmospheric Science Workshop, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, June 13-14, 2013.
  4. WRF-Chem Tutorial workshop, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, June 1-5, 2014.
  5. Second Annual Regional Atmospheric Science Workshop, Pokhra, Nepal, June 7-9, 2014.

NATIONAL:

  1. National workshop on Atmospheric and Space Sciences (NWASS), 2010, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Culcutta, November 23-24, 2010.

 

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