Rama Krishna Karumuri, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow



Building 1, Level 4, Room 440

Research Interests

Atmospheric aerosols modeling and variability over the Arabian Peninsula.

Selected Publications

1.     Krishna, R.K., Ghude, S.D., Kumar, R., Beig, G., Kulkarni, R., Nivdange, S. and Chate, D., 2019. Surface PM2.5estimate using satellite-­‐derived aerosol optical depth over India. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 19(1), pp.25-­‐37.

2.     Krishna, R.K., Panicker, A.S., Yusuf, A.M. and Ullah, B.G., 2019. On the Contribution of Particulate Matter (PM2.5) to Direct Radiative Forcing over Two Urban Environments in India. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 19(2), pp.399-­‐410.

3.     Krishna, K.R. and Beig, G., 2018. Influence of Meteorology on Particulate Matter (PM)  and  Vice-­‐Versa  over  Two  Indian  Metropolitan  Cities. Open  Journal  of  Air Pollution, 7(03), p.244.

4.     Ghude, S.D., Karumuri, R.K., Jena, C., Kulkarni, R., Pfister, G.G., Sajjan, V., Pithani, P., Debnath, S., Kumar, R., Upendra, B. and Kulkarni, S.H., 2019. What is driving the diurnal variation in tropospheric NO2 columns over a cluster of high emission thermal power plants in India?. Atmospheric Environment: X, p.100058.

5.     Beig, G., Sahu, S.K., Singh, V., Tikle, S., Sobhana, S.B., Gargeva, P., Rama krishna, K., Rathod, A. and Murthy, B.S., 2020. Objective evaluation of stubble emission of North India and quantifying its impact on air quality of Delhi. Science of The Total Environment709, p.136126.

6.     Kulkarni, Santosh; Ghude, Sachin; Jena, Chinmay; Karumuri, Rama Krishna; Sinha, Baerbel; Sinha, V.; Kumar, Rajesh; Soni, V. K.; Khare, Manoj., How much large scale crop residue burning affect the air quality in Delhi?Environmental Science & Technology.


  • 2019 - Ph.D. (Atmospheric Science), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, PUNE India. 
  • 2011 - M.Sc (Meteorology), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • 2009 - B.Sc (Maths, Physics, Computer Science), Aditya Degree College, Andhra University,  Andhra Pradesh, India.

Professional Profile

  • 2019 - present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2018 - 2019: Project Scientist at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India.
  • 2014 - 2018: Junior Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India.
  • 2012 - 2014: Junior Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India.
  • 2012 - 2012: Junior Research Fellow at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota, India.

Research Interests Keywords

Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling Aerosols