Dr. Harshvardhan Harshvardhan - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University
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Dr. H. Harshvardhan


Professor Emeritus
Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D.- State University of NY, Stony Brook.

Research Interests
Radiative Transfer, Clouds and Aerosol, Remote Sensing, Climate

Awards and Honors

  • 1999 Fellow, American Meteorological Society.
  • 1993 Henry G. Houghton Award, American Meteorological Society.
  • 1977 National Research Council Resident Research Associate

Professional Experience

  • 2009-2010 Associate Dean, College of Science, Purdue University
  • 1996-2004 Head, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University.
  • 1994-Present Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University.
  • 1988-1994 Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University.
  • 1978-1988 University Research Associate, Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • 1977-1978 Resident Research Associate, Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

Selected Publications

  • Harshvardhan, Zhao, G., Di Girolamo, L., and Green, R.N., 2009.  Satellite-observed location of stratocumulus cloud-top heights in the presence of strong inversions. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 47, doi: 10.1109/ TGRS. 2008.2005406, 1421-1428.
  • Wilcox, E.M, Harshvardhan, and Platnick, S., 2009.  An estimate of the impact of absorbing aerosol over cloud on the MODIS retrievals of cloud optical thickness and effective radius using two independent retrievals of liquid water path. J. Geophys. Res., 114, D05210, doi:10.1029/2008JD010589.
  • Yang, P., Hong. G., Dessler, A.E., Ou, S.S.C., Liou, K.-N., Minnis, P., and Harshvardhan, 2010. Contrails and induced cirrus: Optics and radiation. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, doi: 10.1175/2009BAMS2837.1, 473-478.
  • Petrenko, M., Kahn, R.A., Chin, M., Soja, A.J., Kucsera, T. and Harshvardhan, 2012. The use of satellite-measured aerosol optical depth to constrain biomass burning emissions source strength in the global model GOCART. J. Geophys. Res., 117, D18, doi:10.1029/2012JD017870.
  • Horton, D.E., Harshvardhan, and Diffenbaugh, N.S., 2012. Response of air stagnation frequency to anthropogenically enhanced radiative forcing. Environ. Res. Lett., 7, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/044034.
  • Das, S., Harshvardhan, H., Bian, H., Chin, M., Curci, G., Protonotariou, A.P., Mielonen, T., Zhang, K., Wang., H., and Liu, X., 2017. Biomass burning aerosol transport and vertical distribution over the South African-Atlantic region. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 2016JD026421.
  • Fountoukis, C., Harshvardhan, H., Gladich, I., Ackerman, L., and Ayoub, M.A, 2019. Anatomy of a severe dust storm in the Middle east: Impacts on aerosol optical properties and radiation budget. Aerosol Air Qual.Res., 20, 155-165, doi:10.4209/aaqr.2019.04.0165.
  • Das, S., Harshvardhan, H., and Colarco, P.R., 2020. The influence of elevated smoke layers on stratocumulus clouds over the SE Atlantic in the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) Model. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.

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