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G. S. Bhat

Address          :  Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

                              Indian Institute of Science

                              Bangalore 560 012, INDIA

                             e-mail: bhat@caos.iisc.ernet.in

                             Phone: 080-2393 3071

                             Fax    : 080-23600 865


B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering , IIT Bombay  1981

M. E. in Mechanical Engineering, IISc Bangalore 1983

Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, IISc Bangalore 1990

Research Interests: 

Tropical  convection, cloud dynamics, mesoscale convection, laboratory modelling of atmospheric phenomena, field experiments, ocean-atmosphere coupling, atmospheric boundary layer.


Positions Held:

 Chairman                       CAOS, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore         2006-

 Professor                         Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore                    2003-

 Associate Professor        Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore                    1997-2003

 Assistant Professor         Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore                    1991-97

 Scientific Officer            Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore                    1989-91

 Scientific Assistant        Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore                     1984-89


Awards & Recognitions:

1. PRL Award for the year 2001 in the field of Earth and Planetary Sciences given by

    Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad.


2. 2002 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary

    Sciences, given by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi.


3. P S Narayana medal for the best Ph.D. thesis in  the  Division  of  Mechanical Sciences,          

    Indian Institute of  Science, for  the year 1990.  


4. Sabita  Choudhuri   medal  for  the  best  Ph.D.  thesis  in   the Department of        

    Aerospace Engineering  Indian  Institute  of  Science,  for the year 1990.


Fellow/Membership of Professional Bodies:

  Fellow, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore India

  Member, India Meteorological Society, New Delhi.

Some Important Publications

1. G. S. Bhat 2006: The Indian drought of 2002 – a subseasonal phenomenon?, Q. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc.,     132, 2583-2602.

2. G. S. Bhat 2006: Near surface temperature inversion over the Arabian Sea due to natural aerosols.        Geophys. Res.Lett.. 33, L02802, doi:10.1029/2005GL024157.

3. G. S. Bhat, 2005: Convection inhibition energy of the inversion and the suppressed rainfall  over the Arabian Sea during July 2002. Mausam (ARMEX Special Issue), 56, 89-96.

4. G. S. Bhat, G. A. Vecchi and S. Gadgil , 2004: Sea Surface Temperature of the Bay of Bengal derived from TRMM Microwave Imager. J. Atmos. Ocean Tech.  21, .1283-1290.

5. Bhat, G. S., 2003: Measurement of air-sea fluxes over the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal.  J. Climate, 16, 767-775.

6.  Bhat, G. S., M.  A. Thomas, C. P. Chandrasekhar and J. V. S. Raju, 2003: Surface characteristics over the central tropical Indian Ocean observed during INDOEX IFP99. Boundary-Layer Meteor, 106, 263-281.

7. L. Venkatakrishnan, R. Elavarasan, G. S. Bhat, A. Krothapalli and L. Lourenco, 2003: Particle image velocimetry study of a cloud-like flow. Current Science, 85, n4, 778-785.

8. Sengupta, D., P. K. Ray and G. S. Bhat, 2002: Spring warming of the Eastern Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal from buoy data. Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 29, No. 15, C. No. 1734, 2002GL015340).

9.  Bhat, G. S., 2002: Near surface variations and surface fluxes over the North Bay of Bengal during the 1999 Indian Summer Monsoon. J. Geophys. Res., Atmospheres,   107, 4336, 10.1029/2001JD000382.

10.  Bhat, G. S., 2001: Near surface atmospheric characteristics over the North Bay of Bengal during the Indian summer Monsoon. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 987-990.

11. Bhat G. S,  S. Gadgil, P. V. Harish Kumar, S. R. Kalsi, Madhusoodanan, V. S. N. Murty, C. V. K. Prasada Rao, V. Ramesh Babu, L. V. G. Rao, R. R. Rao, M. Ravichandran, K. G. Reddy, P. Sanjeeva Rao, D. Sengupta, D. R. Sikka, J. Swain, P. N. Vinayachandran, 2001: BOBMEX - the Bay of Bengal Monsoon Experiment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 82, 2217-2243.

12. Gambheer, A. V., and G. S. Bhat, 2001: Diurnal variation of deep cloud systems over the Indian region using INSAT-1B pixel data. Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. 78, 215-225.

13. Gambheer , A. V. and G. S. Bhat, 2000: Life Cycle characteristics of deep cloud systems over the Indian Region Using INSAT-1B Pixel Data. Mon. Wea. Rev., 128, 4071–4083.

14. Bhat, G. S. and A. Krothapalli, 2000: Simulation of a round jet and a plume in a  regional atmospheric model. Mon. Wea. Rev.,  128,  4108–4117.

15. Venkatakrishnan, L.,  G. S. Bhat and R. Narasimha, 1999: Experiments on a plume with off-source heating: Implications for cloud fluid dynamics. J. Geophys. Res., 104D, 14271-14281.

16. Bhat, G. S., 1998: The dependence of deep cloud mass flux and area cover on    convective and large-scale processes. J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 2993-2999.

15. Venkatakrishnan, L.,  G. S. Bhat, A. Prabhu,  and R. Narasimha, 1998: Visualization studies on cloud-like flows. Current Science, 74, 597-606.

16. Bhat, G S and R Narasimha, 1996: A volumetrically heated  jet: Large eddy structure and entrainment characteristics.  J. Fluid Mech. 325, 303-330

17. Bhat, G S, J Srinivasan and  Sulochana  Gadgil, 1996: Tropical deep convection, convective available  potential  energy  and  sea surface temperature.   J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 74,155-166.

18. Elavarasan, R., G S Bhat, R Narasimha and A Prabhu, 1995:   An  experimental study of a jet with local buoyancy enhancement. Fluid Dyn. Res. 16, 189-202.

19. Bhat, G S, R Narasimha and S Wiggins, 1990: A simple dynamical system that  mimics  open-flow  turbulence.   Physics  of  Fluids, A2(11), 1983-2001.

20. Bhat, G S and V H  Arakeri,  1989:  Dynamics  of  a  two-phase bubble. Reg. J Energy Heat and Mass Transfer, 11, No. 2,  103-107.

21. Bhat G S, R Narasimha and V H Arakeri, 1989: A new  method  of  producing  local  enhancement  of  buoyancy   in   liquid   flows. Experiments in Fluids, 7, 99-102.

22. Das, P K, G S Bhat and V H Arakeri, 1987: Some  investigations on the propagation of phase change front in a superheated  liquid. Intl. J Heat & Mass Transfer, 30, 631-638.