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Fellows Of CIRA
Radiative Transfer; Satellite Remote Sensing; Precipitating Cloud Characteristics; Climate Trends in the Hydrologic Cycle.
Using satellite data to understand the relationship between environmental variables and precipitation at global as well as regional scales. Merging multiple satellite data streams to infer precipitation properties such as rainfall efficiency, the interaction of aerosols with clouds and precipitation and the relationship between water vapor and the morphology of clouds. Developing a physical framework to compare remotely sensed precipitation from surface and space-based observations with cloud resolving model output – and using these tools to develop better rainfall products for applications such as agriculture and extreme precipitation forecasts.
Polarimetric radar observations, radar system design, radar network development, image processing, neural network applications, large scale system simulation. Chandra has made pioneering contributions in the area of “polarimetric radar observations of the atmosphere.” He has extensive experience in radar system design, radar network development, DSP design as well as RF communication systems. Chandra has contributed significantly to the areas of weather radar and applications to atmospheric sciences and also conducts research on related topics including image processing, neural network applications and large-scale system simulation. He has organized and participated in six large multi-agency, national level experiments involving many radars, aircraft and ground instrumentation and is an avid experimentalist conducting special experiments to collect in-situ observations to verify the new techniques and technologies. Chandra is co-author of two textbooks: Polarimetric and Doppler Weather Radar (Cambridge University Press) and Probability and Random Processes (McGraw Hill).
Co-PI of the CSU-CHILL radar facility where he plays an important role in maintaining it as one of the most advanced meteorological radar systems in the world available for research. Chandra works actively with the CSU-CHILL radar supporting its research and education mission. He is also Co-PI and the associate director of the NSF Engineering Research Center, CASA (Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere), where he provides leadership for the sensing research.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality.
Tropical meteorology, forecast applications, satellite meteorology.
Global Carbon Cycle; Land-Atmosphere Interactions.
Numerical weather prediction, tropical cyclone dynamics, climate studies.
Application of satellite data to meteorological problems. http://cat.cira.colostate.edu/kidder/
Atmospheric chemistry and air quality; aerosol optical properties; aerosol-cloud interactions.
Climate; Weather; Mesoscale and Regional Modeling; Atmospheric Dynamics.
Satellite Meteorology; Global Observing Systems; Integrated Satellite Products; Severe Weather.
Cloud Physics; Radar Meteorology; Cloud Electricity and Lightning; Tropical Meteorology.
Satellite Meteorology; Atmospheric Radiation; Climate Studies.