CICERO - Center for International Climate Research
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E-mail: sourangsu.chowdhury@cicero.oslo.no

An atmospheric scientist researching air pollution, heat stress and human health

 

Prior to joining CICERO I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Atmospheric Chemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, where I worked on modelling air pollutants using a global atmospheric chemistry model and satellite retrievals and assessing their impact on human health.

I received my PhD in 2019 from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (Thesis title: Ambient PM2.5 exposure and associated premature mortality burden for India in present and future climate). During my PhD tenure, I was a Nehru-Fulbright fellow at School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley where I researched contribution of household air pollution to ambient air pollution.  

Though I work on multiple facets of air pollution research, my primary research interest is to quantify impact of particulate matter on human health using multi-pronged modelling techniques

 

Projects

  • HEATCOST HEATCOST will quantify health risks attributable to heat and air pollution (with a particular focus on air pollution from wildfires) in main world regions under selected climate scenarios and socioeconomic pathways. 
  • EXHAUSTION Increasing temperatures and heat waves due to climate change, combined with air pollution, constitute major health risks, and could cause an increase in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases across Europe. EXHAUSTION (Exposure to heat and air pollution in Europe – cardiopulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation) aims to quantify the changes in cardiopulmonary mortality and morbidity due to extreme heat and air pollution (including from wildfires) under selected climate scenarios.

Web articles

  • EXHAUSTION Increasing temperatures and heat waves due to climate change, combined with air pollution, constitute major health risks, and could cause an increase in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases across Europe. EXHAUSTION (Exposure to heat and air pollution in Europe – cardiopulmonary impacts and benefits of mitigation and adaptation) aims to quantify the changes in cardiopulmonary mortality and morbidity due to extreme heat and air pollution (including from wildfires) under selected climate scenarios.
  • HEATCOST HEATCOST will quantify health risks attributable to heat and air pollution (with a particular focus on air pollution from wildfires) in main world regions under selected climate scenarios and socioeconomic pathways.