A three day Lecture Workshop on Air Pollution, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change: Global and Regional Perspective was organized by the Centre for Atmospheric Studies and the Department of Physics during 27-29 April, 2017. The Workshop was sponsored by the joint Academies of Sciences: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, the National Academy of Sciences, Allahabad under their 'Science Academies’ Education Programmes'. Partial support to the Workshop was also availed from UGC SAP DRS II of the Department of Physics. Students from the various departments, including the Centre for Studies in Geography, DU institute for Engineering and Technology, Environmental Science, Physics and Centre for Atmospheric Studies of Dibrugarh University, North-East Space Application Centre, Tezpur University, Mizoram University and Digboi College participated in the Workshop.
Four eminent scientists, who are the Fellows of all the Science Academies of the country made the deliberations to 120 students including undergraduate, postgraduate, research Scholars, faculties and scientists from across the North-East India. The Workshop began with the Welcome Address by the Co-ordinator of the Workshop, Prof. P. K. Bhuyan, and inaugurated by Professor Alak K Buragohain Vice Chancellor. Prof. E. S. Rajagopal Emeritus Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru who was the Convener of the Workshop introduced the theme of the Workshop. Professor K. Bhuyan, the Head of the Department of Physics introduced the Resource Persons, the elected Fellows of all the three Academies of Science- from IISc Bangaluru, Professor K. Krishnamoorthy, a distinguished Visiting Scientist and Professor S. K. Satheesh, Professor in the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (CAOS) and Prof. U. C. Mohanty Visiting Professor of the School of Earth Ocean and Climate Sciences (SEOCS), Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar.
Professor K. Krishnamoorthy delivered the Key Note Address on the basic aspects of Climate Change emphasizing on the climate forcing agents causing temperatures to rise or fall, disrupting the energy balance. Altogether 13 lectures were held during the 3 day Workshop. The stimulating deliberations on the Climate Change had been an enriching experience for the participants. The lecture series covered the broad domains of Climate Science which included the climate sensitivity parameters, details of the radiative transfer equations used in the Earth’s Radiation Budget, Atmospheric Chemistry and evolution of Climate Model reaching to an extent of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP). The lecture series evoked brainstorming interactions between the Speakers and the participants which helped in raising and answering various queries on the regional and global Climate Change scenario.