Kishore Ragi

Kishore Ragi
Open to Post Doc Position in Air Quality Modeling

PhD in Atmospheric Sciences


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My main goals are to understand the atmospheric chemistry of many unknowns currently. To do so, I needed meteorological input to chemical transport models (CTMs). However, unfortunately, the current modeling efforts/techniques just cook the data without knowing how the calculations are made inside huge computers. Therefore, I had to take it up and think through it and develop the best atmospheric simulation methods. It's a paradigm shift from the present modeling practices.
Additional affiliations
July 2010 - August 2017
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
  • PhD in atmospheric sciences
May 2005 - May 2008
Jagruti Degree and PG College
  • Lecturer in Physical Chemistry
June 2003 - May 2005
Kakatiya University
Field of study
  • Physical Chemistry
June 1999 - August 2002
New Science Degree College, Affiliated to Kakatiya University
Field of study
  • Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics


Publications (7)
Leaf boundary layer (LBL) is crucial in the estimation of plant heat and chemical fluxes, thereby the estimation of ambient air temperature and chemical state in the surface level. The LBL's resistance depends on both the thickness and the thermal conductivity. These properties make the significant difference in the temperatures between plant leave...
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Plants are an integral part of the atmosphere; however, the impact of them on ground-level ozone is not clear. By employing the WRF-Chem model, we analyzed the behavior of the ozone chemistry by the impact of surrounding forests of the twin-capitals, Brazzaville-Kinshasa during the day of the dry month (June). The results showed that the biogenic e...
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An empirical relationship between the vegetation parameters and the convective precipitation in the Congo region showed that the surface vegetation holds the regional convective water cyclic system and the convective precipitation. In this study, the observational analysis revealed that the surface vegetation indices such as leaf area index (LAI)/e...
Research Proposal
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The threat of oil palm plantation in the Bas-Congo region on air pollution (ozone pollution) in twin capitals of Brazzaville and Kinshasa.
I found it tedious to prepare emissions for multiple times one by one, so I wrote shell script to do it easily. What you need is to modify your year, month according to your requirement.


Questions (10)


Projects (2)
There are several atmospheric chemistry mechanisms available out there. However, how they are performing and what the key elementary chemical reactions are contributing towards the formation/destruction of the secondary photochemical pollutants is the puzzle to the atmospheric chemistry research community. This project aims to solve some of those puzzles!
1. Looking at the transport of chemicals into or around polluted cities. 2. Understanding of chemical processes that form/destroy ozone.