Welcome to the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS).

We are a centre within the Division Mechanical Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. Our research addresses a wide variety of topics within the broad realm of atmosphere-ocean-climate science. Formally, we offer graduate degrees at the Masters and Doctoral level. We are also closely associated with the Divecha Centre for Climate Change.

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Research at CAOS revolves around the tropical climate. In addition to the theme of understanding the monsoon and its variability, current faculty interests span a wide range of topics in the realm of atmosphere-ocean-climate sciences.

Aerosol Measurements and Impacts

Atmosphere-ocean-coupled General Circulation and Climate Modeling

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Nonlinear dynamics

Satellite Meteorology

Space-time Structure and Scaling in Geophysical Fields