Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS)

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

080- 22932505


Faculty Profile

Govindsamy Bala


Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560 012
Ph: +91 80 2293 3428
Fax: +91 80 2360 0865



Google Scholar:Click here

Prof. G. Bala is a well-known climate and carbon cycle scientist who has made seminal contributions to the understanding of mechanisms involved in climate change caused by different forcing agents. He uses comprehensive Earth system models to identify robust responses of the global climate, carbon and water cycles. His scientific contributions in elucidating the “fast and slow feedbacks” in the global climate system, solar geoengineering and biophysical impacts of land cover change on climate are globally recognized. His research has important implications for mitigation strategies such as afforestation and climate intervention strategies such as solar geoengineering. He has served as Lead author, Contributing Author and Expert reviewer for the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) AR5 (2013) and AR6 (2021) WG1 reports. He was the National Coordinator for the Environmental Science and Climate Change Theme of IMPRINT, a flagship programme of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India during 2015-2018. He has served on the editorial boards of Earth System Dynamics (ESD) and Environmental Research Letters (ERL) Review. He is also member of the prestigious “Earth Commission” which is working on identifying science-based safe and just corridor for a resilient Earth system.