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 CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute

(Formerly CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation)

A constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Western Ghats forest cover vital for Tamil Nadu’s South-West monsoon rainfall

Researchers have found one more reason why urgent steps have to be taken to stop deforestation in the Western Ghats. The dense vegetation in the Western Ghats determines the amount of rainfall that Tamil Nadu gets during the summer monsoon.


The study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters also found that deforestation of the Ghats led to 0.25 degree C increase in surface temperature across the State. The work was done in collaboration with Prof. Raghu Murtugudde of University of Maryland and Dr K. Rajedran from CSIR-Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR-4PI), Bangalore.



Dr K C Gouda awarded "Indo Australia Early and Mid-Career Researchers Fellowship Programme 2016 -2017 "

The Indian National Science Academy (INSA) has awarded Dr K C Gouda the Indo Australia Early and Mid-Career Researchers Fellowship Programme 2016 -2017 for conducting advanced research on the project titled "Evaluation of conformal cubic atmospheric model (CCAM) for the regional climate simulation over India" for a duration of 4 months at the CSIRO, Australia.