Jayanarayanan Kuttippurath

D.Sc., University of Pierre Marie Curie Paris 6, Paris, France

Associate Professor

Centre for Ocean, River, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL)



Research Areas

  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
  • Climate Change and Climate Modelling
Dr. Jayanarayanan Kuttippurath is a climate scientist and has been doing research in the field of Chemistry-Climate interactions for the past 24 years. He has his Ph.D. from the University of Bremen, Germany, and Habilitation Degree (D. Sc.) from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie Paris 6, France. His Ph.D. was in Microwave Remote sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, and his D. Sc. thesis was on the interactions between polar ozone loss and climate change. He has 15 years of international research and teaching experience. Dr. Kuttippurath has working experience with several weather (WRF), climate (LMDZ), ocean (ROMS), chemistry (MIMOSA-CHIM, LMDZ-REPROBUS and WRF-CHEM), and Earth System models. He has also worked with different ground-based spectrometers and airborne radiometers, as illustrated in his publications. He has been using various surface, air, and satellite measurements for his research on different aspects of atmospheric chemistry and climate connection; including atmospheric pollution and its impact on climate, ocean-biogeochemistry, agriculture and health. Numerical and statistical model development to aid his on-going research and gridded data development for different trace gases for the Indian region are also performed. He has about 101 international peer-reviewed articles in high-impact journals, such as Remote sensing of Environment, Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Research Letters, Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Pollution, Chemosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Geophysical Research Letters, npj Climate and Atmospheric Science and Journal of Atmospheric Science. He has done commendable works on the ozone trends and variability in the Polar Regions, and his contributions towards understanding the chemistry and dynamics of polar ozone are well appreciated by the scientific community. He is also one of the editors of the prestigious journals Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (Impact factor 6.3) of the European Geosciences Union, and the Nature-Frontiers Journals of Frontiers in Environmental Science (IF = 4.6) and Frontiers in Marine Science (IF = 3.7).
  • Chapter 4: Polar Stratospheric Ozone: Past, Present, and Future Chipperfield M. P., Santee M. L., Alexander S. P., De Laat A. J., Kinnison D. E., Kuttippurath J. , Langematz U. , Wargan K. By Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2022 1-509 (2023)
  • Record high levels of atmospheric ammonia over India: Spatial and temporal analyses Kuttippurath J., Singh A. , Dash S. , Mallick N. , Clerbaux C. , Van Damme M. , Clarisse L. , Coheur P. , Raj S. , Abbhishek K. , Varikoden H. By Science of the Total Environment - (2020)
  • Causal discovery of drivers of surface ozone variability in Antarctica using a deep learning algorithm Kumar P., Kuttippurath J. , Mitra A. By Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts - (2022)
  • Decadal variations in CO2 during agricultural seasons in India and role of management as sustainable approach Singh A., Abbhishek K. , Kuttippurath J. , Raj S. , Mallick N. , Chander G. , Dixit S. By Environmental Technology & Innovation - (2022)
  • Photosynthetic trends in India derived from remote sensing measurements during 2000 2019: vegetation dynamics and key climatic drivers Kashyap R., Pandey A. , Kuttippurath J. By Geocarto International - (2022)
  • The dynamical evolution of Sudden Stratospheric Warmings of the Arctic winters in the past decade 2011 2021 Roy R., Kuttippurath J. By SN Applied Sciences - (2022)
  • Tropical cyclone induced cold wakes in the northeast Indian Ocean Kuttippurath J., Akhila R. , Martin M. , Girish Kumar M. , Mohapatra M. , Balan Sarojini B. , Mogensen K. , Sunanda N. , Chakraborty A. By Environmental Science: Atmosphere - (2022)
  • Exceptional loss in ozone in the Arctic winter/spring of 2019/2020 Kuttippurath J., Feng W. , Mueller R. , Kumar P. , Raj S. , Gopikrishnan G. , Roy R. By Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 - (2021)
  • Two decades of aerosol observations by AATSR, MISR, MODIS and MERRA-2 over India and Indian Ocean Kuttippurath J., Raj S. By Remote Sensing of Environment 257 - (2021)
  • Tropical storms trigger phytoplankton blooms in the deserts of north Indian Ocean Kuttippurath J., Sunanda N. , Martin M. V., Chakraborty K. By npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 4 1-12 (2021)

Principal Investigator

  • A Comprehensive Assessment of the Impact of the Atmospheric Pollutants O3, NO2, and SO2 on Climate and Agriculture Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)
  • A Coupled Atmosphere - Ocean Biogeochemistry Model for the North Indian Ocean Naval Research Board (NRB)
  • Accuracy Estimation of INSAT 3D/-3DR Ozone, Temperatureand Water Vapor Measurements: Application for Air-seaInteraction Studies ISRO, INDIA
  • Accuracy Estimation of INSAT-3D/-3DR Ozone, Temperature and Water Vapor Measurements: Application for Air-sea Interaction Studies KCSTC
  • Long-Term Changes in Winter Blooms in the Arabian Sea: Characteristics and Physical Forcing SPACE APPLICATIONS CENTRE, AHMEDABAD

Ph. D. Students

Akhila R S

Area of Research: Climate Change impact on tropical cyclones

Anagha K S

Area of Research: Atmospheric Chemistry and Agriculture

Anjali Sathyanath

Area of Research: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Interactions

Anjaneyan P

Area of Research: Atmospheric-Ocean Interactions and Climate Change

Arpita Rastogi

Area of Research: Extreme Weather Events

Babu Ram Sharma

Area of Research: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Interactions

Gopikrishnan G S

Area of Research: Atmospheric-Ocean Interactions and Climate Change

Mansi Pathak

Area of Research: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Interactions

Rahul Kashyap

Area of Research: Atmosphere-land Intereactions and Global Change

Rahul Kumar

Area of Research: Atmospheric changes and Climate variability

Rahul Raghudhas

Area of Research: Tropical cyclone study using coupled model in the NIO

Rony Peter

Area of Research: Air-sea interactions and trace gas exchanges

Subhadeep Maishal

Area of Research: Atmosphere and Ocean Interactions

Subhadip Sarkar

Area of Research: Atmospheric Water Vapour and Climate Change

Sunanda N

Area of Research: Atmospheric Pollution and Oceanbiogeochemistry

Syed Moosa Ali

Area of Research: Ocean Colour Remote sensing applications

Utpal Kanti Mukhopadhyay

Area of Research: Ozone and Chlorine Chemistry in the stratosphere

Vikas Kumar Patel

Area of Research: Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Interactions