SPL [एसपीएल] is closely entwined with the evolution of Space Sciences and Space Research in India and dates back to more than four decades. Making a humble beginning as a ground support provider for the sounding rocket experiments, with the expansion of the horizon covering the whole gamut of atmospheric and space sciences, the Space Physics Laboratory, with its autonomy in science programs, has traveled a long way. Today, it has attained the status of a vibrant academic institution with front ranking research areas and problems, and a strong and vibrant research fellows program and a leading Atmospheric, Space, and Planetary Research Laboratory in the country, with international repute. It interacts very closely with the academia and other research institutions in India and abroad. Recognition, in the form of awards and accolades, has been coming-in along with the Laboratory’s evolution and growth. SPL has ambitious programs for the years to come, with the extensive support from ISRO. 


Our Vision

Scientific understanding of the energetics, dynamics and chemistry of the terrestrial and planetary environments, and implications to the society

  OUR DIRECTOR / हमारे निदेशक  

Dr. K. Rajeev / डॉ के राजीव





  • Ajay et al., 2023, "Effects of atmospheric aerosols on heat stress over South Asia, Environtal Research: Climate, 2, View
  • Das et al., 2023, "Impact of annular solar eclipse on the trace gases and dynamics of the lower and middle atmosphere: Results inferred from an integrated campaign
    “Suryagrahan-2019”. Earth and Space Science, View
  • Sathiyamoorthy et al., 2023, "Characteristics of the strong winds on the exit region of the Palghat gap during the Indian summer monsoon season", Climate Dynamics, View
  • Ramya et al., 2023, Water-soluble organic aerosols over South Asia - seasonal changes and source characteristics, Science of the Total Environment, View.
  • Prijith and Kumar, 2023, "On the genesis of multi-peak vertical structure of quasi-two-day waves in the mesosphere lower thermosphere", Earth, Planets and Space, View
  • Kompalli et al., 2023, “Aging of biomass burning emissions in the Indo-Gangetic Plain outflow: Implications for black carbon light-absorption enhancement”, Atmospheric Research, View.
  • Gogoi et al., 2023, "Satellite (GOSAT-2 CAI-2) retrieval and surface (ARFINET) observations of aerosol black carbon over India", Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. View
  • Ambili et al., 2023, "The role of the storm-time prompt penetrating electric field on the net distribution of plasma density over the low latitude ionospheric regions", Advances in Space Research. View
  • Smitha and Mukundan, 2023, "The global response of terrestrial ionosphere to the December 2015 space weather event", Advances in Space Research, View
  • Sandhy et al., 2023, "CO2 over a Coastal Urban Location and its Forcing", Journal of Petroleum and Environmental Biotechnology. View
  • Jayadev et al., 2023, "Solar Occultation Experiments (SOE) in the Venusian Atmosphere: Effect of Orbital Parameters on the Spatiotemporal Distribution of Measurements", Royal Astronomical Society Techniques and Instruments (RASTAI). View
  • Veenus et al., 2023, "Ozone changes due to sudden stratospheric warming-induced variations in the intensity of Brewer-Dobson Circulation: A composite analysis using observations and chemical-transport model", Geophysical Research Letters. View
  • Manju et al., 2023, "Generation of post sunset E region electron density stratifications at the magnetic equator: An analysis using in situ measurements and theoretical estimations", Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. View
  • Kumar et al., 2023, "Characteristics of cloud properties over South America and over Andes observed using CloudSat and reanalysis data", International Journal of Remote Sensing. View
  • Renju et al., 2023, "Retrieval of atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles over a tropical coastal station from ground-based Microwave Radiometer using deep learning technique", Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics. View
  • Rubia et al., 2023, "Electrostatic Solitary Waves in the Venusian Ionosphere Pervaded by the Solar Wind: A Theoretical Perspective", The Astrophysical Journal, View
  • Ajith et al., 2023, "Formation pathways of organic aerosols over a tropical coastal atmosphere". Atmospheric Environment, View
  • Sijikumar et al., 2023, "High-Resolution Bayesian Inversion of Carbon Dioxide Flux Over Peninsular India, Atmospheric Environment", Atmospheric Environment, View
  • Vineeth et al., 2023, "On the behavior of thermospheric O1D 630.0 nm dayglow emission during counter electrojet events", Advances in Space Research", View
  • Mosarraf et al., 2023, "Nocturnal thermospheric neutral wind and temperature measurement using a Fabry-Perot Interferometer: First results from an equatorial Indian station", Advances in Space Research, View
  • Anjumol et al., 2023, "Very high-resolution Net Ecosystem Exchange over India using Vegetation Photosynthesis and Respiration Model (VPRM) simulations", Ecological Modelling. View
  • Prijith and Kumar, 2023, "Investigation on the anomalous weakening of diurnal tides in the mesosphere-lower thermosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research, View
  • Lakshmi et al., 2023, "Mineral dust aerosols over the Himalayas from polarization-resolved satellite lidar observations", Atmospheric Environment, View


Microwave and
Boundary Layer Physics



Ionosphere Thermosphere Magnetosphere Physics






Aerosols, Trace gases and
Radiative Forcing







Atmosphere Modelling












Atmospheric and
Space Sciences