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Dr. Dev Niyogi

Professor Dr. Dev Niyogi
Curriculum Vitae

Associated website(s): Google Scholar , Biography , Lab Website , Atmospheric Science , Center for the Environment , Geodata Science Initiative

  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
    Dissertation on Biosphere Atmosphere Interactions coupled with CO2 and Soil Moisture Changes, 2000.
  • M.S. Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
    Thesis on Dynamic Interactions in Soil Vegetation Atmosphere Transfer Processes, Fall 1996.
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Univ. of Poona, India
  • Report on Development, Validation, and Implementation of an Air Quality Model for an Industrial Area, Fall 1994.

Research Interests

  • Representing Land Surface Processes in mesoscale weather forecast models and Regional Climate Models for severe weather/ convection initiation
  • Satellite Remote sensing and data assimilation within weather and climate models
  • Regional Climate and Non greenhouse gas forcing of climate feedbacks
  • Current research projects are in following areas: Terrestrial Ecosystem and Atmosphere, Agricultural Air Quality, Carbon and Hydrological Cycle, Biospheric Processes in Weather and Regional Climate Models, Land Atmosphere Interactions, Agriculture Meteorology, Applied Climatology, Hydrometeorology, PBL and Mesoscale Processes, Climate Informatics, Remote and Land based Observational Systems.

Awards and Honors

  • Editor for  Remote Sensing , Review Editor for  Climate Research,  Associate Editor for  AMS Journal of Applied Climatology and Meteorology , Editor for  Heliyon , Editorial Board Member for  Urban Climate
  • Chair AMS Board on Urban Environment (BUE)
  • Elected Board Member International Association of Urban Climate (IAUC)

Professional Experience

  • 02/05 – 2018 Indiana State Climatologist, State Climate Office of Indiana, Purdue University
  • 02/05 – onwards Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, Purdue University
  • 02/05 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Departments of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, and Crop Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • 05/04 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Colorado State University
  • 01/01 – 02/05 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
  • 01/02 - 06/ 02 Acting State Climatologist and Director of State Climate Office of North Carolina, North Carolina State University
  • 01/01 – 03/03 Associate State Climatologist for North Carolina (NC ECO Net), State Climate Office of North Carolina, North Carolina State University
  • 02/98 – 12/00 Assistant State Climatologist (AgNet), State Climate Office of North Carolina, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Meteorologist, and Department of Horticulture Science, North Carolina State University

Selected Representative Publications (* indicates Dr. Niyogi's graduate student):

  • Freitag, B.M., Nair, U.S., and Niyogi, D. , 2018. Urban modification of convection and rainfall in complex terrain. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(5), 2507-2515. 
  • Paul, S., Ghosh, S., Mathew, M., Devanand, A., Karmakar, S. and Niyogi, D. , 2018. Increased Spatial Variability and Intensification of Extreme Monsoon Rainfall due to Urbanization. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 3918 ( )
  • Ching, J., Mills, G., Bechtel, B., See, L., Feddema, J., Wang, X., Ren, C., Brousse, O., Martilli, A., Neophytou, M., Mouzourides, P., Stewart, I., Hanna, A., Ng, E., Foley, M., Alexander, P., Aliaga, D., Niyogi, D. , Shreevastava, A., Bhalachandran, P., V. Masson, J. Hidalgo, J. Fung, M. Andrade, A. Baklanov, W. Dai, G. Milcinski, M. Demuzere, N. Brunsell, M Pesaresi, S. Miao, Q. Mu,  F. Chen, and N. Theeuwes, 2018: World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT), an urban weather, climate and environmental modeling infrastructure for the Anthropocene. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. ISSN 1520-0477 (In Press)
  • Niyogi, D. , Lei*, M., Kishtawal, C., Schmid, P*. and Shepherd, M., 2017. Urbanization impacts on the summer heavy rainfall climatology over the eastern United States. Earth Interactions, 21(5), 1-17.
  • Garcia-Dorado, I., Aliaga, D.G., Bhalachandran*, S., Schmid, P*. and Niyogi, D. , 2017. Fast weather simulation for inverse procedural design of 3D urban models. ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 36(2), 21.
  • Niyogi, D. , Jacobs*, E.M., Liu*, X., Kumar, A., Biehl, L., Rao, P.S.C., 2017.  Assessment of a Long-Term High-Resolution Hydroclimatic Dataset for the US Midwest. Earth Interactions, 21, 1-31.
  • Osuri K., R. Nadimpalli, U.C. Mohanty, F. Chen, M. Rajeevan, and D. Niyogi , 2017.  Improved prediction of severe thunderstorms over the Indian Monsoon region using high-resolution soil moisture and temperature initialization,  Scientific Reports, 7, 41377, doi:10.1038/srep41377
  • Zhang*, X., Chen, N., Li, J., Chen, Z. and D. Niyogi , 2017. Multi-sensor integrated framework and index for agricultural drought monitoring. Remote Sensing of Environment, 188, 141-163.
  • Liu*, X., Chen, F., Barlage, M., Zhou, G. and D. Niyogi , 2016: Noah‐MP‐Crop: Introducing Dynamic Crop Growth in the Noah‐MP Land‐Surface Model. Journal of Geophysical Research.
  • Kellner*, O., D. Niyogi , and Marks, F.D., 2016: Contribution of landfalling tropical system rainfall to the hydroclimate of eastern US Corn Belt 1981–2012. Weather Climate Extremes, 13, 54-67.
  • Niyogi D. , X. Liu*, J. Andresen, Y. Song, A. K. Jain, O. Kellner*, E. S. Takle, and O. C. Doering, 2015: Crop models capture the impacts of climate variability on corn yield, Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2015GL06384.
  • Liu Y., Z. Pan, Q. Zhuang, D. G. Miralles, A. J. Teuling, T. Zhang, P. An, Z. Dong, J. Zhang, D. He, L. Wang, X. Pan, W. Bai, and D. Niyogi, 2015: Agriculture intensifies soil moisture decline in Northern China, Nature Scientific Reports,  Article no. 11261, DOI: 10.1038/srep11261.
  • Shepardson D., A. Roychoudhury, A. Hirsch, D. Niyogi , S.M. Top, 2014: When the atmosphere warms it rains and ice melts: Seventh grade students’ conceptions of a climate system, Environmental Education Research, 20, 333-353.
  • Kellner O*, and D. Niyogi, 2014: Land-surface Heterogeneity Signature in Tornado Climatology? An Illustrative Analysis over Indiana 1950-2012, Earth Interactions, 18, 1-32.
  • Aliaga D.G., C. A. Vanegas, M. Lei*, D. Niyogi , 2013: Visualization-based Decision Tool for Urban Meteorological Modeling, Environment and Planning B, 40 (2), 271-288. 
  • Niyogi, D , P. Pyle, Ming Lei*, S. Pal Arya, C M. Kishtawal, M. Shepherd, F. Chen, B. Wolfe, 2011: Urban Modification of Thunderstorms: An Observational Storm Climatology and Model Case Study for the Indianapolis Urban Region. Journal of Applied Meteorology Climatology, 50, 1129-1144.
  • Niyogi, D. , C. Kishtawal, S.Tripathi, R.Govindaraju, 2010: Observational evidence that agricultural intensification and land use change may be reducing the Indian summer monsoon rainfall, Water Resources Research, 46, W03533, doi:10.1029/2008WR007082
  • Kishtawal, C.M., Niyogi, D. , Tewari, M., Pielke Sr, R.A. and Shepherd, J.M., 2010. Urbanization signature in the observed heavy rainfall climatology over India. International Journal of Climatology, 30(13), pp.1908-1916.
  • Chang*, H.I., Niyogi, D., Kumar, A., Kishtawal, C.M., Dudhia, J., Chen, F., Mohanty, U.C. and Shepherd, M., 2009. Possible relation between land surface feedback and the post‐landfall structure of monsoon depressions. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(15).
  • Chang, H.I., Kumar, A., Niyogi, D. , Mohanty, U.C., Chen, F. and Dudhia, J., 2009. The role of land surface processes on the mesoscale simulation of the July 26, 2005 heavy rain event over Mumbai, India. Global and Planetary Change, 67(1-2), pp.87-103.
Other Top-Cited Publications:
  • Pielke, R. A., Pitman, A., Niyogi, D. , Mahmood, R., McAlpine, C., Hossain, F., Goldewijk, K. K., Nair, U., Betts, R., Fall, S., Reichstein, M., Kabat, P., de Noblet, N., 2011: Land use/land cover changes and climate: modeling analysis and observational evidence. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. doi: 10.1002/wcc.144  (Co-lead on invited review).
  • Pielke Sr., R.A., G. Marland, R.A. Betts, T.N. Chase, J.L. Eastman, J.O. Niles, D. Niyogi , S. Running, 2002: The influence of land-use change and landscape dynamics on the climate system - Relevance to climate change policy beyond the radiative effect of greenhouse gases. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London) A. Special Theme Issue, 360 , 1705-1719.
  • Niu, G.Y., Yang, Z.L., Mitchell, K.E., Chen, F., Ek, M.B., Barlage, M., Kumar, A., Manning, K., Niyogi, D. , Rosero, E., Tewari, M., 2011. The community Noah land surface model with multiparameterization options (Noah‐MP): 1. Model description and evaluation with local‐scale measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 116(D12).
  • Chen, F., Manning, K.W., LeMone, M.A., Trier, S.B., Alfieri, J.G., Roberts, R., Tewari, M., Niyogi, D. , Horst, T.W., Oncley, S.P., Basara, J.B., 2007. Description and evaluation of the characteristics of the NCAR high-resolution land data assimilation system. Journal of applied Meteorology and Climatology, 46(6), pp.694-713.
  • Holt, T.R., Niyogi, D., Chen, F., Manning, K., LeMone, M.A., Qureshi, A., 2006. Effect of land–atmosphere interactions on the IHOP 24–25 May 2002 convection case. Monthly Weather Review, 134(1), pp.113-133.
  • Medina, S., Houze Jr, R.A., Kumar, A., Niyogi, D. , 2010. Summer monsoon convection in the Himalayan region: Terrain and land cover effects. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society: A journal of the atmospheric sciences, applied meteorology and physical oceanography, 136(648), pp.593-616.
  • Shepardson, D.P., Niyogi, D., Choi, S. , Charusombat, U., 2009. Seventh grade students' conceptions of global warming and climate change. Environmental Education Research, 15(5), 549-570.

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