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Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences


Prof. Bala is currently a Professor at the Center for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He received his Ph.D in atmospheric and oceanic sciences in 1994 from McGill University, Canada. His main research interests are modelling of climate change, carbon and water cycle, land cover change and climate engineering. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers on climate change and carbon cycle. He and his collaborators from China and USA won the prestigious World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Norbert Gerbier MUMM International Award for 2014. Prof. Baa has served as a Lead Author for the 5th and 6th assessment IPCC WG1 report. He is a member of the “Earth Commission” constituted by Future Earth in 2019 to identify the safe and just corridor for a resilient planet. Prof. Bala also serves as a member on the editorial boards of the journals “Earth System Dynamics” and “Environmental Research Letters".