Welcome to Home Page of Virendra P. Ghate
I am a research associate at the Rutgers University 's Department of Environmental Sciences (DES)
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.
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).
- Ghate, V. P., B. A. Albrecht, P. Kollias, H. H. Jonsson and D. W. Breed, 2007: Cloud Seeding
as a technique for studying aerosol-cloud interactions in marine Stratocumulus.,
Geophys. Res. Lett. , 34 , L14807, doi:10.1029/2007GL029748 pdf
- Ghate, V. P., B. A. Albrecht, C. W. Fairall, R. A. Weller, 2009: Climatology of surface meteorology, surface fluxes,
cloud fraction and radiative forcing over south-east Pacific from buoy observations. J. Clim , 22, 5227-5540
- Rauber, R. M. and co-authors, 2007: In the Driver's Seat
- RICO and Education. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 88 , 1929-1937. pdf
- Ghate, V. P., B. A. Albrecht and P. Kollias, 2010: Vertical velocity structure of non-precipitating continental boundary layer stratocumulus clouds. J. Geophys. Res. , 115, D13204, doi:10.1029/2009JD013091 pdf
- Zhu, P., B. A. Albrecht, V. P. Ghate and Z-D. Zhu, 2010: Multiple scale simulations of stratocumulus clouds. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D23201, doi:10.1029/2010JD014400. pdf
- Ghate, V. P., M. A. Miller and L. DiPretore, 2011: Vertical velocity structure of marine boundary layer trade wind cumulus clouds. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D23201, doi:10.1029/2010JD015344. pdf
- Zheng, X., B. Albrecht, H. H. Jonsson, D. Kelif, G. Feingold, P. Minnis, K. Ayers, P. Chuang, S. Donaher, D. Rossiter, V. Ghate, J. Ruiz-Plancarte and S. Sun-Mack, 2011: Observations of boundary layer, cloud and aerosol variability in the southeast Pacific near-coastal marine stratocumulus during VOCALS-REx., Atmos. Chem., Phys. , 11, 9943-9959. pdf
- Moran, K., S. Pezoa, C. Fairall, C. Williams, T. Ayers, A. Brewer, S. P. deSzoeke and V. Ghate, 2011: A motion-stabilized w-band radar for shipboard observations of marine boundary-layer clouds. Bound. Layer Meteor. doi: 10.1007/s10546-011-9674-5 pdf
- Miller, M. A., V. P. Ghate and R. Zahn, 2012: The radiation budget of the West African Sahel and its control:A perspective from observations and global climate models. J. Climate 25, 5976-5996. pdf
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