Involves both field observations and modeling analysis, for process studies, hypothesis – driven experimentation, and societal applications. Research focus is on studying and representing land surface processes and effects of vegetation – atmosphere interactions on environmental processes at different scales. Current research projects are in following areas: Severe weather prediction, droughts, heavy rainfall processes, applications of satellite remote sensing data, cyberinfrastructure, agriculture meteorology, applied climatology, hydrometeorology, boundary layer and mesoscale processes, landfalling tropical cyclones, Remote and Land based Observational Systems.
Weather and Climate – during Spring semester (undergraduate course)
Land Surface Modeling – during Fall semester (graduate course)
other courses depending on student requirements and research underway.
State Climatologist for Indiana and Director State Climate Office of Indiana
The State Climate Office is the source of all climate information and official climate data for the State.
The State Climate Office is engaged in research, outreach and educational activities related to monitoring, predicting, and developing applications of climate information that would benefit the citizens and organizations in the state. The state climatologist is also a link with the national climate programs and studies and provides expertise on various aspects of climate and environmental studies.
|02/05 – onwards
||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 |
||Adjunct Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University |
||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 |
Awards and Honors:
NSF CAREER 2010
Seeds for Success award from Purdue University
Invited member to various AMS, AGU committees.
Editorial board/ associate editor for AMS Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, AGU Journal of Water Resources Research, Review Editor for Climate Research.
Ph.D. (Atmospheric Sciences) – North Carolina State University, 2000
Dissertation: Biosphere Atmosphere Interactions coupled with CO2 and Soil Moisture Changes
Date joined staff: February 2005