Postdoc Directory

Sandip Pal

Research Associate
College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Remote Sensing of the Earth's Atmosphere

Ph.D. (Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere): University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

M.Tech. (Atmospheric Physics), University of Pune, Pune, India

M.Sc. (Physics with specilization in Electronics), University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India

B.Sc. (Physics Hons.), St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India.

At the University of Virginia, I am involved in the research activities related to the active and passive remote sensing of the atmospheric state variables to study  the atmospheric boundary layer processes including spatio-temporal variability in the boundary layer depths in mountaineous areas, near-surface turbulenece features, nocturnal wind flow, boundary layer dilution effect, etc. 


Some of the key research areas I am involved in are: Development and applications of lidar (also called laser radar) systems for remote sensing of the atmospheric aerosol particles, temperature, water vapor, ozone and wind, Carbon cycle, Boundary layer meteorology, Turbulence study and fluxes, Meteorological process studies (e.g., convection initiation), Wave activity, Urban heat island effect, Multi-instruments strategy to advance boundary layer process studies, New Methods (e.g., lidar signal inversion, turbulence structure retrievals).