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Gouri Prabhakar

Assistant Professor Of Practice EAPS Gouri Prabhakar
Curriculum Vitae
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  • 2014  PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona
  • 2012  MS, Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona
  • 2007  MS, Physics, Bangalore University
  • 2005  BS, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, St. Joseph's College (affiliated with Bangalore University)

Research Interests

Studying aerosol-cloud interactions, and impacts of atmospheric aerosols on climate and regional air quality. I analyze ground and aircraft observations to understand chemical and physical processes in the atmosphere that dictate the formation of aerosols and their interaction with cloud droplets.

Teaching Interests

  • EAPS 36000: Great Issues in Science and Society
  • EAPS 22100: Survey of Atmospheric Science
  • EAPS 52100: Atmospheric Chemistry


  • Armin Sorooshian, Alexander B. MacDonald, Hossein Dadashazar, Kelvin H. Bates, Matthew M. Coggon, Jill S. Craven, Ewan Crosbie, Scott P. Hersey, Natasha Hodas, Jack J. Lin, Arnoldo Negron Marty, Lindsay C. Maudlin, Andrew R. Metcalf, Shane M. Murphy, Gouri Prabhakar , Tracey A. Rissman, Taylor Shingler, Varuntida Varutbangkul, Zhen Wang, Roy K. Woods, Patrick Y. Chuang, Athanasios Nenes, Haflidi H. Jonsson, Richard C. Flagan and John H. Seinfeld (2018): A multi-year data set on aerosol-cloud-precipitation-meteorology interactions for marine stratocumulus clouds, Sci. Data , doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.26.
  • Gouri Prabhakar , Caroline Parworth, Xiaolu Zhang, Hwajin Kim, Dominique Young, Andreas J. Beyersdorf, Luke D. Ziemba, John B. Nowak, Timothy H. Bertram, Ian C. Faloona, Qi Zhang and Christopher D. Cappa (2017): Observational assessment of the role of nocturnal residual-layer chemistry in determining daytime surface particulate nitrate concentrations, Atmos. Chem. Phys. , doi: 10.5194/acp-17-14747-2017.
  • A. Sorooshian, G. Prabhakar , H. Jonsson, R.K. Woods, R.C. Flagan and J.H. Seinfeld (2015): On the presence of giant particles downwind of ships in the marine boundary layer, Geophys. Res. Lett. doi: 10.1002/2015GL063179
  • Gouri Prabhakar , Armin Sorooshian, Emily Toffol, Avelino F. Arellano and Eric Betterton (2014): Spatiotemporal distribution of airborne particulate metals and metalloids in a populated arid region, Atmos. Environ. , 92, 339-347, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.04.044
  • Gouri Prabhakar , B. Ervens, Z. Wang, L. Maudlin, M.M. Coggon, H.H. Jonsson, J.H. Seinfeld and A. Sorooshian (2014): Sources of nitrate in stratocumulus cloud water: Airborne measurements during the 2011 E-PEACE and 2013 NiCE studies (2014): Atmos. Env. , 97, 166-173, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.08.019.
  • Gouri Prabhakar , E.A. Betterton, W. Conant and B.M. Herman, Effect of urban growth on aerosol optical depth - Tucson, AZ, 35 years later (2014): Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology , 53, 1876-1885, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0001.1.
  • Z. Wang, A. Sorooshian, G. Prabhakar , M.M. Coggon and H.H. Jonsson (2014): Impact of emissions from shipping, land, and the ocean on stratocumulus cloud water elemental composition during the 2011 E-PEACE Field Campaign, Atmospheric Environment , doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.01.020.

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