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Centre of Atmospheric and Ocean Studies

The research in the area of Climate Dynamics Modelling has been started in the University of Allahabad with the establishment of twin centres namely K. Banerjee Centre of Atmospheric and Ocean Studies (KBCAOS) and M. N. Saha Centre of Space Studies (MNSCOSS) in the year 2000 and 2001 respectively with the financial support from National Centre of Atmospheric and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa (Ministry of Earth Science (MoES)) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) under the academic leadership of Dr Avinash C Pandey. The faculties associated with these centres have successfully completed projects fundings of more than Rs. 5.00 crores. KBCAOS participated in the scientific expedition to Southern Ocean/Antarctica on board R/V Akademik Boris Petrov (ABPetrov) in 2006 and 2009 to obtain surface, atmospheric and oceanic data of southern ocean. KBCAOS and MNSCOSS has multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional character, which made them national centers working in close collaboration with other national/international institutions involved in  Ocean and Atmosphere modelling research. Several scholars have already obtained doctoral degree from the centers in a wide variety of topics dealing with Mathematical Modeling of Atmosphere and Ocean and are well placed in the academic and research institutions of its repute. UGC has recognized KBCAOS and MNSCOSS as centers with potential of research excellence and established new permanent Department/Centre of Atmospheric and Ocean Science (AOS) at University of Allahabad, which came in existence on 29th October, 2009. The Department/Centre plans to start integrated M. Phill/ M.Tech/ D Phill. July, 2011. State-of-the art computing facility is available to perform Atmospheric and Ocean Modeling at AOS/ KBCAOS/ MNSCOSS. The department/centre has High Performance Computing (HPC) having one master node and 17 Compute nodes. In addition to this the department/centre has multiprocessor workstations of SGI, USA and HP.

Faculties of the department/centre are well exposed and trained at leading national and internationm institutions of its excellence as evidenced from there bio-data. The AOS has active reserch colloboration with International Centre for Theoratical Physics (Italy), Centre for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), USA and John Hopkins University, USA.