Welcome to Home Page of Virendra P. Ghate

I am an assistant atmospheric scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory 's Division of Environmental Sciences (EVS)
I am also a visiting scientist at the Rutgers University 's Department of Environmental Sciences (DES)


Education:
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Nagpur University, India 1998-2002
    Thesis Title: Design and fabrication of vortex tube.
Master of Science in Meteorology, University of Miami, USA 2003-2006
    Thesis Title: Characteristics of drizzle under stratocumulus using cloud Doppler radars.
Doctor of Philosophy in Meteorology, University of Miami, USA 2006-2009
    Dissertation Title: Turbulence and mass transports in stratocumulus clouds.


Research:
My research is mainly focused on boundary layer clouds and the associated processes to improve their representation in Global Climate Models. For doing that I use variety of observational datesets along with simple models. The bulk of my research is tied to the data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Mobile Facility (AMF).


Teaching:
11:670:431 Undergraduate Physical Meteorology, Spring 2011
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Publications:


Collaborators:
Dr. Mark A. Miller
Dr. Bruce A. Albrecht
Dr. Pavlos Kollias
Dr. Christopher W. Fairall
Dr. Haflidi H. Jonsson
Dr. Ping Zhu
Dr. Steve Decker


Field Campaigns:
Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) 2004
Rain In Cumulus over Ocean (RICO) 2005
Stratus 2005
Stratus 2006
Monterey 2006
VOCALS-REx 2008
Cloud and Precipitation Study (CPS) 2008
Key West Aerosol Cloud Experiment (KWACEX) 2012
Seven SouthEast Asian Studies (7-SEAS) 2012

Other:
Atmospheric Optics


Contact:
Division of Environmental Sciences,
9700 South Cass Avenue,
Argonne IL 60439
Tel: 630-252-1609
Fax: 630-252-4624
Email: vghate (at) anl [Dot] gov


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