Scientist-E & Head, Aerodrome Meteorological Office, Regional Meteorological Centre, IMD Chennai
Dr. B. Amudha is currently the Head of the Aerodrome Meteorological Office at IMD, Chennai. She obtained her Doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Madras. Her doctoral thesis brought out the characteristics of Indian northeast monsoon using INSAT satellite derived products and Doppler Weather Radar data. She was the Project Director for commissioning 550 Automatic Weather Stations in IMD with her expertise in surface meteorological observational instrumentation. She received the WMO Prof. Vilho Vaisala Award-2016 for developing countries in September 2016, for the contribution on “Alternatives for dangerous and obsolete instruments” when she was a member of the WMO Expert Team for Regional Instruments Centres, Calibration and Traceability during 2010-14. Sha has 18 research papers in peer reviewed journals and over 23 publications in national and international conferences.