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Peer-Reviewed Articles

  *Corresponding Author, **MSc/PhD Students


  1. Sagar, V.K.**, K.A. Laxmi, R.K. Nayak, S. Fadnavis, V.P. Kanawade, Chemical kinetics of near-surface ozone at a suburban location in India, Front. Environ. Sci: Atmosphere and Climate, 11, 2023, LINK

  2. Singh, A., Raj, S.S., Panda, U., S. M. Kommula, C. Jose, T. Liu, S. Huang, B. Swain, M. L. Pöhlker, E. Reyes-Villegas, N. Ojha, A. Vaishya, A. Bigi, R. Ravikrishna, Q. Zhu, L. Shi, J. Allen, S. T. Martin, G. McFiggans, M. O. Andreae, U. Pöschl, H. Coe, F. Bianchi, H. Su, V. P. KanawadeP. Liu & Sachin S. GuntheRapid growth and high cloud-forming potential of anthropogenic sulfate aerosol in a thermal power plant plume during COVID lockdown in India. npj Clim Atmos Sci 6, 109, 2023. LINK

  3. Mishra, S., Tripathi, S.N., Kanawade, V.P., Haslett, S.L., Dada, L., Ciarelli, G., Kumar, V., Singh, A., Bhattu, D., Rastogi, N., Daellenbach, K.R., Ganguly, D., Gargava, P., Slowik, J.G., Kulmala, M., Mohr, C., El-Haddad, I., Prevot, A.S.H. Rapid night-time nanoparticle growth in Delhi driven by biomass-burning emissions. Nature Geoscience 16, 224–230, 2023. LINK

  4. Bhattacharya, A.**, A. Thomas**, V.K. Soni, P.S. Roy, C. Sarangi, and V.P. Kanawade*, Opposite trends in heat waves and cold waves over India, Journal of Earth System Science, 132,67,  2023. LINK


  1. Kanawade, V.P.*, Zhao Y and Lee S-H (2022) Editorial: Atmospheric aerosol particle formation and growth. Frontier in Environmental Science 10:1034285. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.1034285. 

  2. Roy, P. S., R.M. Ramachandran, O. Paul, P.K. Thakur, S. Ravan, M.D. Behera, C. Sarangi and V.P. Kanawade, Anthropogenic Land use and land cover changes – a review on its environmental consequences and climate change, Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 2022.

  3. Sebastian, M.**, S.K. Kompalli, A.V. Kumar, S. Jose, S.S. Babu, G. Pandithurai, S‪. Singh, R. K. Hooda, V. K. Soni, J. R. Pierce, V. Vakkari, E. Asmi, D. M. Westervelt, A.-P. Hyvärinen, and V.P. Kanawade*: Observations of particle number size distributions and new particle formation in six Indian locations, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2022. LINK

  4. Kanawade, V.P.*, Mathew Sebastian**, and P. Dasari, Reduction in anthropogenic emissions suppressed new particle formation and growth: Insights from the COVID-19 lockdown, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 127, 2022. LINK 

  5. Kanawade, V.P.*, Mathew Sebastian**R. K. Hooda, A.-P. Hyvärinen, Atmospheric new particle formation in India: Current understanding and knowledge gaps, Atmospheric Environment, 270, 118894, 2021. LINK


  1. Kaustav Chakravarty, Arun Nair**, Praful Yadav, Rupali Bhangale, P.Murugavel, V.P. Kanawade, J. Mohmmad, K.S.Hosalikar, and G.Pandithurai, Characteristics of precipitation microphysics during Tropical Cyclone Nisarga (2020) over an orographic region of Western Ghat in Indian sub-continent, Atmospheric Research, 264, 2021. LINK

  2. Sebastian, M.**, V.P. Kanawade*, and J. Pierce, Observations of sub-3nm particles and new particle formation at an urban location in India. Atmospheric Environment, 256, 2021. LINK

  3. Sebastian, M.**, V.P. Kanawade*, et al., New Particle Formation and Growth to Climate‐relevant Aerosols at a background remote Site in the Western Himalaya. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, 2021. LINK

  4. Thomas, A.**V.P. Kanawade*, et al., Effect of COVID-19 shutdown on aerosol direct radiative forcing over the Indo-Gangetic Plain outflow region of the Bay of Bengal. Science of the Total Environment, 2021. LINK

  5. Srivastava, A.K., A. Thomas**, R.K. Hooda, V.P. Kanawade, A.P. Hyvarinen, D.S. Bisht, S. Tiwari, How secondary inorganic aerosols from Delhi influence aerosol optical and radiative properties at a downwind sub-urban site over Indo-Gangetic Basin? Atmospheric Environment, 2021. LINK

  6. Srivastava, A.K., P. Bhoyar, V.P. Kanawade, D. Panuganti, A.Thomas** & V.K. Soni. Improved air quality at an urban megacity over the Indo-Gangetic Basin: From stringent to relaxed lockdown phases. Urban Climate, 2021. LINK

  7. Vemula, V**., V.P. Kanawadeand A.C. Narayana, Spatio-temporal variability of near-surface air pollutants at four distinct geographical locations in Andhra Pradesh State of India, Environmental Pollution, 115899, 2021. LINK

  8. Thomas, A.**, V.P. Kanawade*, K. Chakravarty, A.K. Srivastava, Characterization of raindrop size distributions and its response to cloud microphysical properties, Atmospheric Research, 249, 2021. LINKCorrigendum 


  1. Krishnamoorthy, S., Muthalagu, A., Priyamvada, H., S. Akkal, A. E. Valsan, R. Raghunathan, V.P. Kanawade, and Sachin S. Gunthe, On distinguishing the natural and human-induced sources of airborne pathogenic viable bioaerosols: characteristic assessment using advanced molecular analysis. SN Applied Sciences 2, 1162 (2020). LINK

  2. Phillips, V.T.J., M. Forementon, V.P. Kanawade, Linus Karlsson, Sachin Patade, Jiming Sun, Christelle Barthe, Jean-Pierre Pinty, Andrew G. Detwiler, Weitao Lyu, and Sarah A. Tessendorf, Multiple environmental influences on the lightning of cold-based continental cumulo-nimbus clouds. Part I: Description and validation of model, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences77, 12, 2020. LINK

  3. Kanawade, V.P.*, et al., Chemical characterization of sub–micron aerosols during new particle formation in an urban atmosphere, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 20: 1294–1305, 2020. LINK

  4. Nair, A.**, S. Das, A. Thomas**, C. Sarangi, and V.P. Kanawade*, Role of Cyclone “Ockhi” in the re-distribution of aerosols and its impact on the precipitation over the Arabian Sea, Atmospheric Research, 2020. LINK

  5. Kanawade, V.P.*, et al., What caused severe air pollution episode of November 2016 in New Delhi?, Atmospheric Environment, 222, 2020. LINK


  1. Thomas, A.** C. Sarangi and V.P. Kanawade*, Recent increase in winter hazy days over Central India and the Arabian Sea, Scientific Reports, 9, 2019. LINK


  1. Sarangi, C., V.P. Kanawade*, et al., Aerosol-induced intensification of cooling effect of clouds during Indian Summer Monsoon,9, Nature Communications, 2018. LINK 

  2. Srivastava, A.K., A. Misra, V.P. Kanawade, et al., Aerosol characteristics in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere region during successive and contrasting Indian summer monsoon season, Atmospheric Environment, 172, 46-52, 2018. LINK


  1. Bhavani, P., P.S. Roy, V. Chakravarthi and V.P. Kanawade, Satellite remote sensing for monitoring agricultural growth and agricultural drought vulnerability using long-term (1982-2015) climate variability and socio-economic dataset, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India, Section A Physical Sciences, 1-18, 2017. LINK

  2. Yu, Huan, L. Ren. and V.P. Kanawade*, New particle formation and growth mechanisms in highly polluted environments, Current Pollution Reports, 1-9, 2017. LINK

  3. Thamban, N., S.N. Tripathi, Shamjad P. Moosakutty, P. Kuntamukkala and V.P. Kanawade, Internally mixed black carbon in the Indo-Gangetic Plain and its effect on absorption enhancement, Atmospheric Research, 197, 211-223, 2017. LINK

  4. Phillips, V. T. J., J.-I. Yano, M. Formenton, E. Ilotoviz, V.P. Kanawade, I. Kudzotsa, J. Sun, A. Bansemer, A. Khain, and S. Tessendorf, Ice multiplication by break-up in ice-ice collisions. Part 2: Numerical simulations, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 2017. LINK

  5. Sarangi, C., S.N. Tripathi, V.P. Kanawade, I. Koren, and S. Pai, Investigation of the aerosol-cloud-rainfall association over Indian Summer Monsoon region, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17, 5185-5204, 2017. LINK 

  6. Yu, H., L. Dai, V.P. Kanawade, S. N. Tripathi , X. Ge , M. Chen and S-H. Lee, Laboratory observations of temperature- and humidity-dependencies of nucleation and growth rates of sub-3 nm particles, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 122(3),1919-1929, 2017. LINK


  1. Lee, S.-H. J. Uin, A.B. Guenther, J. Gouw, A.H. Goldstein, A.B. Nadykto, F. Yu, J. Herb, N. Ng, A. Koss, G. Isaacman-VanWertz, L.D. Yee, K. Olson, J. Sanchezh, L. Xu, W. Brune, K. Baumann, V.P. Kanawade, F. Keutschm, D.B. Millet, and A. Nenes, Isoprene suppression of new particle formation: Potential mechanisms and implications, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 121, 2016. LINK

  2. Misra, A., V.P. Kanawade, and S.N. Tripathi, Quantitative assessment of AOD from 17 CMIP5 models based on satellite derived AOD over India, Annales Geophysicae, 34,657-671, 2016. LINK

  3. Srivastava, A.K., A. Misra, V.P. Kanawade, and P.C.S. Devara, Aerosol characteristics in the UTLS region: A satellite-based study over north India, Atmospheric Environment, 125, 222-230, 2016. LINK


  1. Yano, Jun-ichi., V.T.J. Phillips, and V.P. Kanawade, Explosive ice multiplication by mechanical breakup in ice-ice collision: A dynamical-system based study, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 2015. LINK

  2. Kamra, A.K., D.K. Siingh, A.S. Gautam, V.P. Kanawade, S.N. Tripathi, and A.K. Srivastava, Ion-aerosol interactions during new particle formation events at a tropical location, Pune, India, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society,141,3140-3156, 2015. LINK

  3. Ningombam, S.S., A.K. Srivastava, S.P. Bagare, R.B. Singh, V.P. Kanawade, and N. Dorjey, Assessment of aerosol optical and micro-physical features retrieved from direct and diffuse solar irradiance measurements from Skyradiometer at a high altitude station at Merak, Environmental Science Pollution Research, 1-10, 2015. LINK


  1. Kanawade, V.P.*, S.N. Tripathi, D.K. Siingh, A.S. Gautam, A.K. Srivastava, A.K. Kamra V.K. Soni and V. Sethi, Observations of new particle formation at two distinct Indian subcontinental urban locations, Atmospheric Environment, 96, 2014. LINK

  2. Gaur, A., S.N. Tripathi, V.P. Kanawade*, V. Tare and S.P. Shukla, Four-year measurements of trace gases (SO2, NOx, CO, and O3) at an urban location, Kanpur, in Northern India, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 2014. LINK

  3. Yu, H., J. Ortega, J.N. Smith, A.B. Guenther, V.P. Kanawade, Y. You, Y. Liu, K. Hosman, T. Karl, R. Seco, S.G. Pallardy, L. Gu, J. Mikkilä, and S.-H. Lee, New particle formation and growth in an isoprene-dominated Ozark forest: From sub-5 nm to CCN-active sizes, Aerosol Science & Technology, 48(12), 2014. LINK

  4. Kanawade, V.P.*, S.N. Tripathi, D. Bhattu, and P.M. Shamjad, Sub-micron particle size distributions characteristics at an urban location, Kanpur, in the Indo-Gangetic Plain, Atmospheric Research, 147-148, 2014. LINK

  5. You, Y., V.P. Kanawade, J.A. de Gouw, A.B. Guenther, S. Madronich, M.R. Sierra-Hernández, M. Lawler, J.N. Smith, S. Takahama, G. Ruggeri, A. Koss, K. Olson, K. Baumann, R.J. Weber, A. Nenes, H. Guo, E.S. Edgerton, L. Porcelli, W.H. Brune, A.H. Goldstein, and S.-H. Lee, Atmospheric amines and ammonia measured with a Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer (CIMS), Atmospheric Chemistry, and Physics, 14, 2014.  LINK

  6. Ningombam, S.S., A.K. Srivastava, V.P. Kanawade, R.B. Singh, and S.K. Pandey, Temporal asymmetry in aerosol optical characteristics: A case study at a high-altitude station, Hanle, in Ladakh region, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 121, 2014. LINK

  7. Srivastava, A.K., V.K. Soni, S. Singh, V.P. Kanawade, N. Singh, S. Tiwari and S.D. Attri, An early South Asian dust storm during March 2012 and its impacts on Indian Himalayan foothills: A case study, Science of the Total Environment, 493, 2014. LINK

  8. Kanawade, V.P.*, S. Shika, C. Pöhlker, D. Rose, M.N.S. Suman, H. Gadhavi, A. Kumar, S.M. Shiva Nagendra, R. Ravikrishna, H. Yu, L.K. Sahu, A. Jayaraman, M.O. Andreae, U. Pöschl, and S.S. Gunthe, Infrequent occurrence of new particle formation at a semi-rural location, Gadanki, in Southern tropical India, Atmospheric Environment, 94, 2014. LINK

  9. Yu, H. A.G. Hallar, Y. You, A. Sedlacek, S. Springston, V.P. Kanawade, Y.N. Lee, J. Wang, C. Kuang, R. L. McGraw, I. McCubbin, J. Mikkila and S.-H. Lee, Sub-3 nm particles observed at the coastal and continental sites in the United States, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 119, 2014. LINK


  1. Ningombam, S.S., S.P. Bagare, N. Sinha, R.B. Singh, A.K. Srivastava, E. Larson, and V.P. Kanawade, Characterization of aerosol optical properties over the high altitude station Hanle, in the trans-Himalayan region, Atmospheric Research, 138, 2013. LINK

  2. D'Andrea, S.D., S.A.K. Häkkinen, D.M. Westervelt, C. Kuang, E.J.T. Levin, V.P. Kanawade, W.R. Leaitch, D.V. Spracklen, I. Riipinen, and J.R. Pierce, Understanding global secondary organic aerosol amount and size-resolved condensational behaviour, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 2013. LINK

  3. L.–H. Young, S.–H. Lee, V.P. Kanawade, T.–C. Hsiao, Y.L. Lee, B.–F. Hwang, Y.–J. Liou, H.–T. Hsu, and P.–J. Tsai, New particle growth and shrinkage observed in subtropical environments, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 2013.  LINK


  1. Kanawade, V.P.*, D.B. Benson, and S.–H. Lee, Statistical analysis of 4–year observations of aerosol sizes in a semi-rural continental environment, Atmospheric Environment, 39, 2012. LINK

  2. Srivastava, A.K., S.N. Tripathi, S. Dey, V.P. Kanawade, and S. Tiwari, Inferring aerosol composition over the Indo–Gangetic basin from ground-based sunphotometer measurements, Atmospheric Research, 109–110, 2012. LINK

  3. Srivastava, A.K., S. Singh, S. Tiwari, V.P. Kanawade, and D.S. Bisht, Variation between near-surface and columnar aerosol characteristics during the winter and summer at Delhi in the Indo-Gangetic Basin, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 77, 2012. LINK


  1. Kanawade, V.P.*, B. Jobson, A.B. Guenther, M.E. Erupe, S.N. Pressely, S.N. Tripathi, and S.–H. Lee, Isoprene suppression of new particle formation in a mixed deciduous forest, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 2011.  LINK

  2. Parker, R.J., J.J. Remedios, D.P. Moore, and V.P. Kanawade, Acetylene C2H2 retrievals from MIPAS data and regions of enhanced upper-tropospheric concentrations in August 2003, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 2011. LINK

  3. Ghude, S.D., S.H. Kulkarni, P.S. Kulkarni, V.P. Kanawade, S. Fadnavis, S. Pokhrel, C. Jena, G. Beig and D. Bortoli, Anomalous low tropospheric column ozone over Eastern India during 2002 severe drought event: A case study, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 18, 2011. LINK

  4. Ghude, S.D., G. Beig, P.S. Kulkarni, V.P. Kanawade, S. Fadnavis, and J.J. Remedios, Regional CO pollution over the Indian–subcontinent and various transport pathways as observed by MOPITT, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32, 2011.  LINK


  1. Iwanski, R., A. Odzimek, L. Clausen, V.P. Kanawade, I. Cnossen, and N. Edberg, Meteorological study of the first observation of red sprites from Poland, Acta Geophysica, 57, 2009. LINK

  2. Tare, V., S.N. Tripathi, N. Chinnam, A.K. Srivastava, S. Dey, M. Manar, V.P. Kanawade, A. Agarwal, S. Kishore, R.B. Lal and M. Sharma, Measurement of atmospheric parameters during ISRO-GBP land campaign II at a typical location in Ganga basin: Part–II–Chemical properties, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 111, 2006. LINK

  3. Tripathi, S.N., V. Tare, N. Chinnam, A.K. Srivastava, S. Dey, A. Agarwal, S. Kishore, R.B. Lal, M. Manar, V.P. Kanawade, S.S.S. Chauhan and M. Sharma, Measurement of atmospheric parameters during ISRO-GBP land campaign II at a typical location in Ganga basin: Part-I-Physical and optical properties, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 111, 2006. LINK

  4. Kanawade, V.P. and S.N. Tripathi, Evidence for the role of ion-induced particle formation during an atmospheric nucleation event observed in TOPSE, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 111, 2006. LINK


  1. Young, L.–H., S.–H. Lee, V.P. Kanawade, et al., Atmospheric observations of new particle growth and shrinkage, 19th ICNAA, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1527 426-429, 2013.

  2. Odzimek, A., L.B.N. Clausen, V.P. Kanawade, et al., SPARTAN Sprite–Watch campaign 2007, YSC15 Proceedings, 200

  3. Remedios, J.J., R. Parker, D. Moore, V.P. Kanawade, et al., Infra–red sensing for the retrieval of tropospheric composition from space, The remote sensing of atmospheric constituents from space: ACCENT–TROPSAT–2 (AT2) Report, edited by J. Burrows and P. Borrell, 2007.

Book Chapters

  1. Bhavani, P., R. Das, M. Jamilah, V.P. Kanawade, C. Biradar, P.S. Roy, 2022, Impact of Climate Extremes on Agriculture and Land Use Dynamic over Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra. In: Vadrevu, K.P., Le Toan, T., Ray, S.S., Justice, C. (eds) Remote Sensing of Agriculture and Land Cover/Land Use Changes in South and Southeast Asian Countries. Springer, Cham., LINK

  2. Kanawade, V.P., Arun, N., C. Sarangi, A. Thomas., 2022. Study of Aerosol – Cloud Interaction over Indian region using satellite remote sensing. Book Chapter in Atmospheric Remote Sensing: Principles and Applications, 1st Edition. Elsevier Publications. ISBN: 9780323992626, LINK

Conferences/Workshops (Selected)

  1. Kanawade, V.P. et al., Reduction in anthropogenic emissions inhibited the growth of sub-3nm particles during the COVID-19 lockdown, National Symposium on Tropical Meteorology, TROPMET 2022, 29 Nov. – 02 Dec. 2022, IISER Bhopal.

  2. Sebastian, M.**, V.P. Kanawade et al., “New particle formation and growth suppressed during COVID-19 lockdown in urban Hyderabad”, International Conference on Environmental Science and Engineering, 20 – 22 Jan 2022, ESED, IIT-Bombay

  3. Sebastian, M.**, V.P. Kanawade, and Jeffrey Pierce, Frequent occurrence of sub-3nm particles in an urban location in India, AGU Fall Meeting, 13-17 December 2021.

  4. Thomas, A.**,