iRAD2018 Program

Sessions / Programme Schedule: iRAD2018, 8-11 January 2018

Time Program
08th January 2018 (08:00 – 17:30 IST) Short-term course: Space-borne radars and applications
08:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 11:00 Precipitation radars: Technique and algorithms by Prof. T. Iguchi
11:00 – 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 – 13:00 Space-borne SAR by Dr. Luca Baldini
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30 Cloud radars: Technique and algorithms by Prof. V. Chandrasekhar
15:30 – 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 – 17:30 Multisatellite precipitation estimates by Prof. T. Ushio
09th January 2018 (09:00 – 17:30), Conference Day 01
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 11:00 Inauguration
Session – 01: Advances in emerging weather radar technology and signal processing
11:00 – 11:30 Lead Talk 1
11:30 – 11:40 Indigenous design and development of X-Band polarimetric Doppler weather
radar by V. K. Anandan
11:40 – 11:50 Next generation signal processors for polarimetric Doppler weather radar by
Shashi Ranjan Kumar
11:50 – 12:00 Concept of developing a adaptive signal processing technique to abrogate noise from weather radar echoes by N. Erfan
12:00 – 12:10 Prognostic and diagnostic weather products in the validation of TERLS C- band polarimetric
Doppler weather radar by K. V. S. Namboodri
12:10 – 12:20 Identification characteristic dispersion of volcanic ash using PUFF model with weather radar on eruption of Mt. Rinjani August 2016 by Sulton Kharisma
12:20 – 12:30 Bright band estimation in the Tropical monsoon rainfall using micro rain radar at a coastal site
in Thiruvananthapuram by E. A. Resmi
12:30 – 12:40 Retrieval and evaluation of very high resolution ocean surface winds from RISAT-1 Synthetic
aperture radar by Abhisek Chakraborty
12:40 – 12:50 Development of geophysical model function for global ocean surface wind vector retrieval from SCATSAT-1 scatterometer by Rajesh Sikhakolli
12:50 – 13:00 Development of e-scan radar system for probing rapidly varying weather systems
by M. Durga Rao
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Session – 02: Young Scientist Award (YSA) presentations
14:00 – 14:20 3D Geo-referenced visualization software for weather radars by D. K. Ashwin Raju
14:20 – 14:40 Development and validation of timing and control signal generator (TCSG) for active phased
array MST radar by Kalluri M. V. Prasad
14:40 – 15:00 Comprehensive approach in developing radar controller software for active phased array radars by J. Kamal Kumar
15:00 – 15:20 Deep and shallow rain occurrence and vertical structure of precipitation with SST over
Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea during the southwest monsoon season as inferred
by TRMM-PR by K. Saikranthi
15:20 – 15:40 An algorithm to detect and correct the aliasing errors in micro rain radar associated with
strong vertical winds by A. S. Lavanya
15:40 – 16:00 Statistical evaluation of convective storms in high resolution models using DWR
by K. Amar Jyothi
16:00 – 16:30 Tea Break (Poster Viewing)
Session – 03: Radar calibration, Quality control techniques and Operational radar networks
16:30 – 16:40 Validation of S-band polarimetric Doppler weather radar at Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya
by C. Pradeep Kumar
16:40 – 16:50 Utilization of ground clutter for calibration of radar reflectivity for operational Indian Doppler weather radars by K. Amar Jyothi
16:50 – 17:00 Indigenously developed C-Band dual polarization Doppler weather radar at Thumba (8.50 N, 770 E):
Initial results and validation by K. Kishore Kumar
17:00 – 17:10 Rain attenuation correction and its performance analysis for X-band radar reflectivity
by Subrata Kumar Das
17:10 – 17:20 Aliasing effects due to convective rain on micro rain radar reflectivity profile at a Tropical location
by Animesh Maitra
17:20 – 17:30 Convective cloud base detection using indigenously developed lidarby Y. Bhavani Kumar
20:30 – 22:00 Director’s dinner at NARL Guest House–Tirupati
10th January 2018 (09:00 – 17:30), Conference Day 02
Session – 04:Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE), Applications of radar data in meteorology, Hydrology and Urban planning
09:30 – 10:00 Lead Talk 2
10:00 – 10:10 Neural network based methodology to estimate surface rainfall rate using ground and space borne
radar observations by SrinivasaRamanujam
10:10 – 10:20 Radar rainfall retrieval algorithm at X-band frequency: Investigation over the Western Ghats
by Yogesh Kisan Kolte
10:20 – 10:30 Verification rainfall estimation from radar Doppler products in Pangkalan Bun
by Muhammad Aldino Putra
10:30 – 10:40 Developing an operational thunderstorm nowcasting system for NE region of India using polarimetric Doppler weather radar data by Shyam S. Kundu
10:40 – 10:50 Monsoon clouds over Thumba: A C-band polarimetric Doppler weather radar perspective
by K. V. Subrahmanyam
10:50 – 11:00 Characterisation of first radar echoes in convective clouds over the Western Ghats
by Ambuj Kumar Jha
11:00 – 12:00 Tea Break (Poster Viewing)
12:00 – 12:10 Vertical structure of convection during dry and wet phases of monsoon over the Western Ghats using X-band radar observations by UtsavBhowmik
12:10 – 12:20 Radar observations of cloud and precipitation over the Western Ghats in diurnal scale by S. K. Das
12:20 – 12:30 Identification of sea breeze front from Doppler products along the coastline of Visakhapatnam
by P. Amarendra
12:30 – 12:40 Overview of convection studies over the Western Ghats: IITM X-band radar observations
by Sachin Deshpande
12:40 – 12:50 Determination of convective initiation and evolution using C-band Doppler radar, Himawari-8, and
sounding data in Jakarta region and its surrounding, Indonesia by AzhariPutriCempaka
12:50 – 13:00 Comparison of the NCUM liquid-water content during monsoon depression with aircraft and DWR:
A case study by A. Sandeep
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Session – 05:Severe weather observations, Storm electrification,Microphysical studies and Dual-polarization observations
14:00 – 14:30 Lead Talk 3
14:30 – 14:40 Radar observation of tropical cyclones by Subhadeep Maishal
14:40 – 14:50 Hail storm study by dual frequency radar by Durba Das
14:50 – 15:00 Thunderstorm over Chandipur, analysis using Doppler weather radar by Bibekanda Panda
15:00 – 15:10 Objective storm tracking and prediction using Doppler weather radar data over a Tropical Indian
station by Bipasha Paul Shukla
15:10 – 15:20 Quantification of raindrop size distribution over tropical coastal station Thumba (8.51N, 76.87E)
by S. Lavanya
15:20 – 15:30 A study of spatial and seasonal variation of rainfall contribution by a height spectrum of convective
systems with special reference to deep and intense systems: A multi-sensor climatological
perspective over the south Asian region by Partha Roy
15:30 – 15:40 On design problems in developing atmospheric electric field meter by C. Jayant
15:40 – 16:00 Tea Break
Session –06: Use of Radar Data for NWP Models
16:00 – 16:10 Doppler weather radar observations of a mesoscale convective system over Thumba and its
assimilation into the ARPS atmospheric model: A case study by K. N. Uma
16:10 – 16:20 Multiple DWR data assimilation in real time in NEXRAD format by Kuldeep Srivastava
16:20 – 16:30 Assessing the impact of weather radar observations in predicting local air quality in Delhi city
by Chandrasekhar
Session – 07:Industrial Session
16:30 – 17:00 Industry presentations
17:00 – 18:00 Visit to NARL facilities
11th January 2018 (09:00 – 17:30), Conference Day 03
Session – 08:Moving platforms: Space-borne, Air-borne and Ship-borne Radars
09:30 – 10:00 Lead Talk 4
10:00 – 10:10 Remote sensing of rainfall over coastal oceans: spatiotemporal match between GPM, DWR and
INSAT – 3Dby SanjeevDwivedi
10:10 – 10:20 A multi-satellite analysis of precipitation features observed during the Indian Summer Monsoon
by Ipshita Dey
10:20 – 10:30 Regional variation of DSD over India and adjoining oceans during the southwest monsoon as
inferred from GPM DPR by K. Saikranthi
10:30 – 10:40 Variabilities and tendencies of South Asian precipitation as observed by TRMM precipitation radar
by S. Sridharan
10:40 – 10:50 Characteristics of precipitating convective clouds over the two different convective regimes of India
using the observation from GPM and CloudSat satellitesby Imolemba
10:50 – 11:00 Structure of convective echoes over south peninsular India during pre-monsoon season using
precipitation radar on-board Tropical rainfall measuring mission satelliteby Geeta Agnihotri
11-00 – 11:30 Tea Break (Poster Viewing)
Session – 09:Millimeter Wavelength Radars for cloud observations
11:30 – 11:40 SST – Cloud thickness relation: observations using CloudSat and CALIPSO by A. K. M. Nair
11:40 – 11:50 3D cloud structure analysis using advanced image processing techniques by Ameya Manas
11:50 – 12:00 The characteristics of clouds and precipitation as observed by Ka-band cloud radar and disdrometer
during the contrasting year of Indian monsoon by Kaustav Chakravarthy
12:00 – 12:10 Is diurnal cycle associated with radar measured spectral width inferring the Indian summer monsoon
vigour? by A. Srinivas
12:10 – 12:20 Regional differences in relations between cloud vertical structure and sea surface temperature over
the Tropical Indian and West Pacific Oceans using CloudSat and CALIPSO data by V. Ravikiran
12:20 – 12:30 Enlightening different phases of monsoon by the cloud micro physical parameters extracted from a
cloud profiling radar by Sukanya Patra
12:30 – 12:40 A daytime and nighttime difference in characteristics of convective clouds over the North-Eastern part of India and its adjoining region - Multisensor observation by B. Rupraj
12:40 – 12:50 Role of cloud vertical structure in investigating the vigour of Indian summer Monsoon
by M. C. R. Kalapureddy
12:50 – 13:00 CloudSat observations of three-dimensional distribution of cloud types in Tropical cyclones
by K. V. Subramanyam
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
Session –10:Wind profiling radars
14:00 – 14:30 Lead Talk 5
14:30 – 14:40 Dynamical and thermo-dynamical coupling between lower and middle atmosphere observed during Indian summer monsoon onset by M. V. Ratnam
14:40 – 14:50 Estimation of turbulence parameters using spectrum width observed by the 205 MHz Radar at Cochin by S. Athulya
14:50 – 15:00 Characterisation of gust for wind biasing the rocket launches, using VHF wind profiler measurements by S. Satheesh Kumar
15:00 – 15:10 Improved boundary layer height estimation using a fuzzy logic method - diurnal and seasonal
variability of the convective boundary layer over a tropical station by P. Yashoda
15:10 – 15:20 Algorithm for the separation of turbulence echo from the multi-peaked VHF radar spectra observed
during Precipitation by Shridhar Kumar
15:20 – 15:30 Gadanki active phased array MST radar: New capabilities and initial results by M. DurgaRao
15:30 – 15:40 Design and implementation of micro controller zigbee based califynetwork for optical based auto
phase calibration in active array MST radar by P. Kamraj
15:40 – 15:50 Calibration of receiver and antenna of active phased array radar by T. Rajendra Prasad
15:50 – 16:00 Vertical coupling from the lower atmosphere to the ionosphere: Observations inferred from Indian
MST radar, GPS radiosonde, Ionosonde and SABER/TIMED instrument over Gadanki by PriyankaGhosh
16:00 – 16:10 Statistical analysis of convective indices derived from radiosonde and a wind profiling Radar
by K. Arun
16:10 – 16:30 Tea Break
16:30– 17:30 Valedictory function and feedback
09-11 January 2018
Poster presentations (During the Tea Breaks)
Author Title Poster ID
D. Harikrishna Calibration and maintenance of IITM’s weather radar PS-01
J. Raghavendra Implementation of digital down converter chain on FPGA for atmospheric
radar receiver applications
K. V. S. Namboodiri Microwave and fluid dynamic properties of metallic sphere and corner reflector balloon payloads:
Experience from the TERLS C BAND polarimetric Doppler weather radar calibrations.
K. Jayaraj Design, development and validation of RF system for active phased array MST radar PS-04
M. Rahul Estimation of three dimensional velocity of wind over a station using Doppler weather radar data PS-05
M. Rahul Radar clutter rejection based on radial velocity of scatterers PS-06
Ramakrishna Datta Limitation of the use of X-Band radar at on board aircraft to avoid mishap PS-07
Sulton Kharisma Identify of difference between heavy rain and hail based on single polarization of
weather radar in Bima
Savita B. Morwal Convection over the north peninsular region using radar PS-09
Shivangi Mishra A Study and comparison of vertical profile of reflectivity (VPR) of precipitation over Kerala
region during Southwest monsoon season using C-Band DWR and GPM satellite
Shivangi Mishra Empirical relation development for rainfall estimation by C-Band polarimetric Doppler
weather radar in India
Arpita Rastogi Case study for lightning in Bihar in 2016 PS-12
Gyana Ranjan Mati An empirical precipitation accumulation (PAC) estimation using polarimetric radar data PS-13
Himanshu Sharma Heavy to very heavy rainfall monitoring using polarimetric C-band weather radar PS-14
Indranil Talukdar An analysis of the differences between daily rainfall estimated by Kolkata DWR using different
values of ‘A’ and ‘b’ in Z - R relation and conventional rainfall data during the pre-monsoon season
M.C.R. Kalapureddy Investigating the role of cirrus cloud in association with ISM phases using cloud radar PS-16
S. Satheesh Kumar High resolution wind profiler and lidar measurements for quantification of turbulence
in the cirrus clouds
Sushanta Kundu Observation and analysis of pre-monsoon storm using polarimetric Doppler weather radar PS-18
Ved Prakash Singh Object-oriented Precipitation Forecast (OPF) model - A new tool using
DWR based QPE derived from Mmachine learning process
S. Sudheendran Diurnal variation of rainfall over the peninsular India and adjoining Seas as observed
by INSAT-3D satellite
Animesh Maitra Anomalous radar reflectivity during intense convection in the boundary layer PS-21
S Sridharan Tropical precipitating systems and their role in the generation of nonmigrating tides PS-22
Y. Bhavani Kumar Laser radar for remote sensing of rainfall PS-23
M. Durga Rao Indigenous development of meteor radar system at NARL, Gadanki PS-24
Debasis Jana Susceptibilities of the Indian low latitude ionosphere to intense geomagnetic storms PS-25
P. Yasodha Development of 445 MHz multi-receiver radar at NARL PS-26
P. Parvathi The Atmospheric Boundary Layer FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave)
bi static Radar
K. N. Uma Evolution, structure and dynamics of Tropical cyclone using doppler weather
radar and MST Radar
V. K. Anandan First time observation of precipitation and drop-size distribution during
Indian monsoon using 205 MHz VHF wind profiler radar
Parthasarathy Mishra Microphysical study of induced rainfall over industrial region using space borne
radar and NWP model