1st Edition

Climate Variability of Southern High Latitude Regions Sea, Ice, and Atmosphere Interactions

Edited By Neloy Khare Copyright 2022
    338 Pages 90 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    338 Pages 90 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of climate change–related investigations carried out by Indian researchers through initiatives in southern high latitude regions. It explains climate variability over the Southern Ocean and Antarctica; air, sea, ice, and atmosphere interactions; and the impact of climate variability on sea ice and the polar atmosphere. The data were gathered at two Indian research bases, Maitri and Bharti, which are ideal sites to study and understand climatic evolution in Antarctic in the past and recent changes. This book helps to understand climatological perspectives and to evaluate some of the most pressing issues in the south polar region.


    • Highlights the achievements of India in the contemporary field of Antarctic climatology
    • Presents four decades of research by Indian scientists in Antarctica, which is now shared for the first time with the global community
    • Includes case studies on climatological and environmental conditions of natural archives to shed light on climate scenarios in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic regions
    • Covers various aspects of climate variability and induced air-sea-ice-atmosphere interactions

    This book is edited by one of the top scientists and researchers of India in the field of paleoclimatology, and the contributors are experts in the Antarctic region.

    1. Antarctic Ozone: Trends and Variability in a Changing Climate

    V.K. Soni, Sanjay Bist and Jagvir Singh

    2. Stratospheric Dynamics and Its Role in Climate over Antarctica

    Karanam Kishore Kumar and N. Koushik

    3. Antarctic Weather and Climate Patterns

    S Sunitha Devi and R.S. Maheskumar

    4. Antarctic Aerosols and Climate: Measurements at a Coastal Antarctic Station

    Vimlesh Pant, Devendraa Siingh and A.K. Kamra

    5. Transient Variations in En Route Southern Indian Ocean Aerosols, Antarctic Ozone Climate and Its Relationship with HOx and NOx

    S.M. Sonbawne, P.C.S. Devara, P.R.C. Rahul and K.K. Dani

    6. Physicochemical Properties of Antarctic Aerosol Particles

    Vikas Goel and Sumit Kumar Mishra

    7. Impact of Near-Earth Space Environmental Condition to the Antarctic Sub-Auroral Upper Atmospheric Region

    Rupesh M. Das

    8. Intriguing Relationship between Antarctic Sea Ice, ENSO, and Indian Summer Monsoon

    Amita Prabhu, Sujata K. Mandke, R.H. Kripalani and G. Pandithurai

    9. Quantifying the Predictability of Southern Indian Ocean Sea-Ice Concentration in a Changing Climate Scenario

    Suneet Dwivedi and Lokesh Kumar Pandey

    10. Antarctic Decadal Sea-Ice Variability

    Alvarinho J. Luis

    11. Southern Hemispheric Climate Change, Interhemispheric Teleconnection, and the Observed Trends in the Seasonal Mean Monsoon Rainfall over the Indian Region in the Last Century (1871–2004)

    Rajib Chattopadhyay and A.K. Sahai

    12. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Physical Parameters in the Prydz Bay for Climate Change

    S.M. Pednekar


    Dr. Neloy Khare presently Adviser / Scientist G to the Government of India at Ministry of Earth Science, has an exceptional understanding not only of administration but also of quality science and research in his areas of expertise covering a large spectrum of geographically distinct locations like Antarctic, Arctic, Southern Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean etc. Dr Khare has almost 30 years of experience in the field of paleoclimate research using paleobiology Paleontology) / teaching / science management /administration / coordination for scientific programs (including Indian Polar Program) etc. Dr Khare has been conferred Honorary Professor and Adjunct Professor by many Indian Universities. He has an impressive list of publications to his credit (123 research articles in National and International Scientific journals; 3 Special Issues of National Scientific Journals as Guest Editor; edited Special Issue of Polar Science (Elsevier) as its Managing Editor. Authored/ edited many books, 130 Abstracts have been contributed to various seminars; 25 Popular Science Articles; 5 Technical reports). The government of India and many professional bodies have bestowed him with many prestigious Awards for his scientific contributions to past climate changes/oceanography / polar science and Southern oceanography. The most coveted award is Rajiv Gandhi National Award -2013 conferred by Honorable President of India.