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Dr. Unnikrishnan C.K

Scientist C, Atmospheric Science Group (ASG)

Email : unnikrishnan[dot]ck[at]ncess[dot]gov[dot]in

Phone(Off) : 0471-2511642

Fax : 0471-2442280


Ph. D. : 2014, Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, A.P, India
M. Tech. : 2009, Atmospheric sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India
M.Sc. : 2006, Physics, Calicut University, Kerala, India

Professional career:

2023 Sept -   Visiting Scientist (SERB SIRE), Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
2020 - present Scientist C, National Centre for Earth Science Studies
2016 - 2020 Scientist B, National Centre for Earth Science Studies
2013 - 2016 Project Scientist-C, National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF), ESSO-MoES, Govt. of India, Noida-62, U.P, India.
2009 - 2013 Research fellow, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, Gadanki, A.P, India.

Areas of Interests:

Atmosphere modeling, Land surface modeling and remote sensing, Thunderstorm studies.


  1. Received NARL-ISRO Junior Research Fellowship (2009-2011).
  2. Received NARL-ISRO Senior Research Fellowship (2011-2013).
  3. WMO-WCRP research travel grant (2013).
  4. APEC Climate Centre (South Korea) travel grant (2012).
  5. CSIR-UGC’s NET in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences (2010).
  6. CSIR-UGC’s NET in Physics (2007).
  7. Associate: Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) (Since 2012).
  8. Member: AsiaFlux (Since 2015)
  9. Member: Indian Meteorological Society (2017)
  10. Member: Indian Science Congress Association (2017)
  11. Member: Indian Society of Remote Sensing (2017)
  12. Member: Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
  13. Member: European Geosciences Union
  14. Member: Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (2019)
  15. Member: European Geosciences Union (2020)
  16. Member: American Meteorological Society (2022)
  17. Member: American Geophysical Union (2023)
  18. Received SIRE SERB International Research Experience (SIRE) fellowship (2023)

PhD Guideship:

  1. Kerala University (Physics).
  2. Cochin University of Science and Technology (Atmospheric Sciences).


  1. Short course on Radar Hydrology and Hydrologic Modelling on 4 February, 2020 (IRAD2020 conference) in IIT Madras, India.
  2. SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote sensing pre-symposium tutorials. 2 - 3 April 2016, New Delhi.
  3. WMO/WCRP, International workshop, 13-16 May 2013, Meteo France, Toulouse, France.
  4. APEC Climate Centre Training program 2012, 19-30 November 2012, APCC, Busan, South Korea.
  5. WMO 6th International Verification Methods Workshop, 17-19 March, MoES, New Delhi.
  6. ICTS (TIFR) International program on Dynamical modeling, 18-23 Feb. 2013, NARL, Department of Space, Gadanki.
  7. Special course on Satellite Observations and Products for Agro Meteorological Applications, 01-05 Dec. 2014, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing(IIRS), ISRO, Dehradun, India.
  8. Training course on Dynamic data assimilation: methods and algorithms, 23 July-3 August, 2012, NCMRWF, Govt. of India, Noida, India.
  9. Workshop and training on Atmospheric Modeling for weather and climate studies, 22 June-3 July, 2010, Andhra University, A.P, India.
  10. SERC School on global warming and climate change, 1-21 Dec. 2010, IITM, Pune, India.

Research campaigns:

  1. Participated in one-month Sagar Kanya Ship research Cruise (SK362) in 2019 for atmospheric studies.
  2. Attended airborne research campaign with UK Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements(FAAM) aircraft, 6-10 July 2016, Lucknow, India.
  3. Involved in MST RADAR research campaign in National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Dept. of Space, India (2009-2013).