- i) To develop high resolution climate models or Earth System Models (ESM) to
address scientific questions on attribution and projection of regional climate change.
- ii) To use regional climate models to produce projections of Indian monsoon under different
scenarios and assess the uncertainty in these projections.
- iii) To study Monsoon Variability and Predictability by identifying regional and global
climate drivers for monsoon inter-annual variability and to identify useful predictors
and to understand the dynamics of dry and wet epochs of the Indian summer monsoon
rainfall (ISMR) and their relation to the ENSO and other global coupled phenomenon.
- iv) To document chief features of regional monsoon climate change based on climate
reconstructions derived from high resolution proxies and to understand the long-term
monsoon climate variability over the Asian region.
- v) To build in-house capacity in global and regional climate modeling to address
all issues concerning the science of regional climate change with particular
emphasis on the South Asian monsoon system.
- vi) To generate reliable climate inputs for impact assessments.
- vii) To develop hydrological model for large-scale estimation of run-off and soil moisture
using satellite derived data.
- viii) To understand the role of aerosol loading over the Indian region in monsoon
interannual variability and its possible implications on the Indian Monsoon.
- ix) To study and understand the role of aerosol chemistry (both organic and inorganic ionic species)
in radiative forcing and regional climate change.