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Dr. Harshvardhan Harshvardhan

Professor Emeritus Clouds and Aerosol Dr. Harshvardhan Harshvardhan

Curriculum Vitae

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

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

Teaching Interests

  • Atmospheric Physics, Atmospheric Radiation, Climate Forcing, Introduction to Atmospheric Science
  • EAS 22100 Survey of Atmospheric Science
  • EAS 42100 Atmospheric Thermodynamics
  • EAS 53300 Atmospheric Physics II
  • EAS 63000 Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • EAS 63800 Atmospheric Radiation

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

  • 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 distributrion over the South African-Atlantic region. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD026421.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, doi:10.1029/2008JD010589 (in press).
  • Harshvardhan, Zhao, G., Di Girolamo, L., and Green, R.N., 2009. Satellite-observed location of stratocumulus cloudtop heights in the presence of strong inversions. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 47, doi: 10.1109/ TGRS. 2008.2005406 (in press).

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