The centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL) at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was established in March, 2005 for imparting quality teaching and advanced training in Earth System Science and Technology. The centre is offering a two-year Postgraduate Program i.e. Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Earth System Science and Technology. Meritorious students working in the research projects are allowed for MS. The centre is also having PhD programme. It is interesting to note that the start of the M. Tech in Earth System Science and Technology by CORAL coincides with the establishment of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) by the Government of India. The centre is involved in frontier research in oceanographic and atmospheric observations and modelling. In oceanography, the current research activities include numerical modelling of Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean, wave modelling and ocean circulation. In atmospheric research, the focus is on the observations and modelling of trace gases, atmospheric pollution and severe thunderstorms. Apart from that, the centre is involved in the mesoscale simulations of extreme weather events viz., tropical cyclone, heavy rainfall, flash floods, etc. The domains of specific interest in this direction are data assimilation and micro-physical processes. The centre is also involved in the modelling studies of urban boundary layer, regional climate, atmospheric chemistry and environmental impact assessment. Space based measurements, retrievals, validation and assimilation of geophysical parameters of ocean, atmosphere and land are the other areas of research at the centre. In view of India's active research in Antarctica, the centre is focusing on the remote sensing of sea-ice and southern ocean in relation to climate studies too. The centre is having a Computing and Visualization Laboratory for integration of numerical models and visualization of model results and analyses.??
I, HOC of the CORAL, warmly welcome you to the website of CORAL! In brief, the academic vision of our centre is to become a world class educational and research hub for the development of high quality manpower in the areas of Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Land System Science, River Science, and related physical, biological, and societal systems. Keeping this in view, the existing academic curriculum was framed accordingly. The curriculum and research activities would also act as a knowledge integrator and scientific innovator towards contributing to the development of predictive Earth System Science that can help to sustain earth?s habitat, improve environmental quality, and safeguard human health, and to provide suitable measures to mitigate natural disasters and extreme events. Please visit the individual faculty pages for additional information. In case of doubts, clarification and missing information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for visiting our webpage.
Ghoshal and Chakraborty: Best student Paper award, OSICON 2011
Deb et al.: Second Best Paper award, Int. Biodiversity and Climate Change Workshop
S. Nayak: Austrian Academy of Science Scholarship
S. Jana: Fulbright Scholarship
A. Battacharaya: DAAD Fellowship
I. Joshi: DAAD Fellowship
V. Goel: DAAD Fellowship
S. Joshi: DAAD Fellowship
Deb and Chakraborty: Third Best Poster Paper, OSICON 2009
Chitale et al: Third Best Paper award, Int. Biodiversity and Climate Change Workshop