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Obituary

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Forthcoming Events
  1. International Workshop on Changing Chemistry in Changing Climate: Monsoon (C4)
The C4 conference will be held at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune from May 1-3, 2013. The conference has few sessions dedicated current and emerging topics in air pollution and its link to climate and human health. It will be preceded by one day workshop (30th April, 2013) on "Metropolitan air quality forecasting and services". The deadline for "Abstract Submissions" is 25th February, 2013. More detailed information about this workshop can be found out in the conference website:
http://www.tropmet.res.in/c4
  1. 19th International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols
The 19th International conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols will be held in Colorado State University, USA from June 23-28, 2013. The conference will cover the broad topics such as "nucleation theory", "tropospheric and stratospheric aerosols", "aerosol-climate interactions", "cloud nucleation". The deadline for "Abstract Submissions" is 15th February, 2013.

More detailed information about this workshop can be found out in the conference website:
http://chem.atmos.colostate.edu/icnaa
  1. 2013 European Aerosol Conference (EAC 2013)
The 2013 European Aerosol Conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from September 1-6, 2013. The conference will cover the broad themes such as "aerosol nanotechnology", "aerosol chemistry", "aerosol modelling", "combustion aerosols", "Indoor aerosols", "Instrumentations" etc. The deadline for "Abstract Submissions" is 15th February, 2013. More detailed information about this workshop can be found out in the conference website:
http://eac2013.cz
  1. 128th FEA International Aerosol Congress and 17th Exhibition
The 28th FEA International Aerosol Congress & 17th Exhibition will be held in Madrid, Spain from September 24-26, 2013. The deadline for "early-bird registration" is 15th February, 2013. More detailed information about this workshop can be found out in the conference website:
http://www.aerosolmadrid2013.com/in
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Obituary
K. V. S. Badarinath, an internationally renowned Physicist, who made significant research contributions in remote sensing, aerosols, and climate change studies, died on Jan. 20th, Friday, 2012 at 9:15a.m due to heart attack. He was 53 and survived by his wife Mythili and two daughters Aditi and Aishwarya.

Born on the 18th May, 1959, Badarinath received his bachelorís degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (1977), Masters Degree in Physics with Electronics specialization from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam during (1979), and Ph. D degree in Experimental Solid State Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1984).

During 1986 till May 2011, he worked as a scientist in different levels at the National Remote Sensing Agency, (Department of Space-Government of India), Hyderabad, India. During his career, he received numerous awards. He received the International START visiting scientist award to work at National Resources Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Colorado, USA, during 1996-1997. He also worked as a visiting Professor at the Centre for Climate System Research headed by Prof. Nakajima, University of Tokyo, Japan, during July, 2010 to October, 2010. For several years, he also served as an expert on the Fire related issues from the India side and as an implementation team member for the international GOFC-GOLD program.

Dr. Badarinath supervised 9 PhD students and more than 50 M. Tech and B. Tech project studies on Digital Image Processing, Atmospheric sciences, Land surface temperature estimation studies, Environmental Monitoring and modeling, Mesoscale Model studies for dust prediction, cyclone track prediction and heat wave conditions. He had an excellent publication record, International Journals: 120; National Journals: 73; Total Publications: 193. He served as an editorial member for five contd.
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