Satellite Remote Sensing

Institute for Troposheric Research

Bomidi Lakshmi Madhavan

CONTACT DETAILS:

Office   : Room 118, House 23.5
                Remote Sensing Group / Department of Physics
                Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS)
                Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone  : +49 (0)341 2717 7187 (O)
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RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Atmospheric aerosols and clouds - observations & modelling, aerosol-cloud interaction studies, lidar & satellite remote sensing, multi-variate factor analytic techniques for source apportionment & receptor modelling

CURRICULUM VITAE:

Education:    Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (INDIA)

  • 1999-2002B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  • 2002-2004:  M.Sc. in Physics 
  • 2004-2009:  Ph.D in Physics (under the supervision of Prof. K. Niranjan)          
    Thesis
     title: "Aerosol Physico-Chemical Characterization during Indian Summer Monsoon - Implications to Radiative Forcing"

Post-doctoral Research:

  • Oct 2009 - Sept 2011:  NOAA-CREST Center at the City College of New York (CUNY), New York (USA) 
    (Advisor: Prof. Barry Gross)

                        Research ActivityDevelopment of ground based remote sensing approach for 
                                                     aerosol-cloud interaction studies; development of aerosol 

                                                     retrieval algorithms for satellite sensors (e.g., GOES, 
                                                     LANDSAT) 
with emphasis to urban surface contamination.

  • Oct 2011 - Jan 2013:    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai (INDIA)
     (Advisor: Prof. Chandra Venkataraman)
                 Research Activity: (Indo-French Project on "Air Pollution Lidar")
                                              Development of an approach for quantifying particulate
                                              mass (PM) concentrations from the lidar signal with the
                                              aid of multi-variate factor analytic techniques (e.g., PCA).  
  • Feb 2013 - Current:     Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig (GERMANY)
      (Advisors: Prof. Andreas Macke & Dr. Hartwig Deneke)
                 Research Activity: "High Definition Clouds & Precipitation for advancing
                                               Climate Prediction - HD(CP)2 project"
                                               Cloud radiation budgeting observations and modelling
                                               with 
    3D Monte Carlo Radiation transfer  

PUBLICATIONS:

(a) Journals (peer reviewed): (for citation index refer: Google Scholar profile)

2005

1. Niranjan,K., B. Melleswara Rao, P.S. Brahmanandam, B.L. Madhavan, V. Sreekanth, and K. Krishna Moorthy (2005), Spatial characteristics of aerosol physical properties over the north-eastern parts of peninsular India, Annales Geophysicae, 23, 3219-3227.

2006
 
2. Niranjan, K., V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhavan, and K. Krishna Moorthy (2006), Wintertime aerosol characteristics at a north Indian site Kharagpur in the Indo-Gangetic plains located at the out-flow region into Bay of Bengal, Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmosphere), 111, D24209, doi:10.1029/2006JD007635.
 
2007
 
3. Niranjan,K., B.L. Madhavan, and V. Sreekanth (2007), Micro pulse LIDAR observation of high altitude aerosol layers at Visakhapatnam located on the east coast of India, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L03815, doi:10.1029/2006GL028199.
 
4. Nair, V.S., K. Krishna Moorthy, Denny P. Alappattu, P.K. Kunhikrishnan, Susan George, Prabha R. Nair, S. Suresh Babu, B. Abish, S.K. Satheesh, S.N. Tripathi, K. Niranjan, B.L. Madhavan, V. Sreekanth, C.B.S. Dutt, K.V.S. Badrinath, and R. Ramakrishna Reddy (2007), Wintertime aerosol characteristics over the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP): Impacts of local boundary layer processes and long-range transport, Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmosphere), 112, D13205, doi:10.1029/2006JD008099.
 
5. Sreekanth, V., K. Niranjan, and B.L. Madhavan (2007), Radiative forcing of black carbon over eastern India, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L17818, doi:10.1029/2007GL030377.
 
6. Niranjan, K., V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhavan, and K. Krishna Moorthy (2007), Aerosol characteristics and Radiative forcing at the out-flow region from the Indo-Gangetic plains during typical clear and hazy periods of wintertime, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L19805, doi:10.1029/2007GL031224.
 
2008
 
7. Vijayakumar S Nair, K. Krishna Moorthy, S. Suresh Babu, K. Narasimhulu, L. Siva Sankara Reddy, R. Ramakrishna Reddy, K. Rama Gopal, V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhavan,  and K. Niranjan (2008), Size segregated aerosol mass concentration measurements over the Arabian Sea during ICARB, Journal of Earth System Science, 117, S1, July 2008, pp. 315-323.
 
8. Niranjan, K., V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhavan, T. Anjana Devi, B. Spandana (2008), Temporal characteristics of aerosol physical properties at Visakhapatnam on the east coast of India during ICARB - Signatures of transport onto Bay of Bengal, Journal of Earth System Science, 117, S1, July 2008, pp. 421-427.
 
9. Madhavan, B.L., K. Niranjan, V. Sreekanth, M.M. Sarin and A.K. Sudheer (2008), Aerosol Characterization during Summer monsoon period over a tropical coastal Indian Station, Visakhapatnam, Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmosphere), 113, D21208, doi:10.1029/2008JD010272.
 
2011
 
10. Niranjan, K., B. Spandana, T. Anjana Devi, V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhava(2011), Measurements of aerosol intensive properties over Visakhapatnam, India for 2007, Annales Geophysicae, 29, 973-985, doi:10.5194/angeo-29-973-2011.
 
 
12. Niranjan, K., T. Anjana Devi, B. Spandana, V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhavan (2011), Evidence for control of Black Carbon and Sulfate relative mass concentrations on composite aerosol radiative forcing: Case of a coastal urban areaJournal of Geophysical Research (Atmosphere), 117, D05205, doi:10.1029/2011JD016752.
 
2012
 
13. Bomidi Lakshmi Madhavan, Yuzhe He, Yonghua Wu, Barry Gross, Fred Moshary, Samir Ahmed (2012), Development of a Ground Based Remote Sensing Approach for Direct Evaluation of Aerosol-Cloud Interaction, Atmosphere, 3(4), 468-494, doi: 10.3390/atmos3040468. [Chosen as 'Research Highlight' at US DoE ARM Climate Facility]
 
2013
 
14. Daniela Viviana Vladutescu, Bomidi Lakshmi Madhavan, Barry Gross, Qi Zhang, Shan Zhou (2013), Aerosol transport and source apportionment using sunphotometers, models and in-situ chemical composition measurements, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. PP (99), doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2227489 .
 
2014
 
15. Daniela Viviana Vladutescu, Bomidi Lakshmi Madhavan, Barry Gross, Antonio Aguirre, Fred Moshary, Samir Ahmed, Mohammad Razani, and Reginald Blake (2014), Assessment of Langley and NASA-GISS Calibration Techniques for MFRSR aerosol retrieval, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. PP, Issue 99, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2293633
 
16. Pankaj Sadavarte, B.L. Madhavan, Chandra Venkataraman, Sarika Kulkarni, Gregory R Carmichael, Bhupesh Adhikary, Ribu Cherian, Alessio D'Allura, Sampa Das, Tarun Gupta, David Streets, Chao Wei, Qiang Zhang, Seasonal contrast in aerosol abundance and aerosol induced shortwave forcing over northern South Asia, (Under Revision)
 
Published Proceedings:

2010

1. Ana Picon, Bomidi Madhavan, Barry Gross, Fred Moshary and Sam Ahmed (2010), Quanti fication and assessment of urban surface reflection ratios and their eff ect on aerosol retrieval using high spatial resolution LANDSAT retrievals, Proceedings of SPIE, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems and Hydrology XII, 782402 (October 07, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.865143

2011

2. Gross, B., Cordero, L., He, J., Madhavan, B., Moshary, F., Ahmed, S (2011), Application of a multi-fi lter shadowband radiometer and microwave radiometer for ground based evaluation of aerosol-cloud interactions, Proceedings of SPIE 8177, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVI, 81770N (October 26, 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898366.

3. Gan, C.-M., Wu, Y., Bomidi, L.M., Gross, B., Moshary, F (2011), Application of active optical sensors to probe the vertical structure of the urban boundary layer and assess anomalies in Air Quality Model PM2.5 forecasts, Proceedings of SPIE 8182, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing VII, 81820P (October 07, 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898360.
 
(c) Books / Book Chapters:
 
1. Min M Oo, Lakshmi Madhavan Bomidi, Barry Gross (2011), Measurement of Aerosol Properties over Urban Environments from Satellite Remote Sensing, Chapter 15, Environmental Remote Sensing and Systems Analysis, Edited by Ni-Bin Chang, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, LLC, published March 2012.
 
2. Bomidi Lakshmi Madhavan and Yonghua Wu (2013), Spectroscopic Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing, in the book titled "Spectroscopic Techniques for Security, Forensic and Environmental Applications", NOAA Science Publishers, USA - Submitted in July 2013
 
(d) Conference Presentations:
 
2006
 
1. Niranjan,K., B.L. Madhavan, V. Sreekanth, Wintertime aerosol characteristics over an urban location in the eastern part of Indo-Gangetic plains, National Space Science Symposium-2006, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 9-13 Feb 2006.
 
2. Niranjan,K., V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhavan, Spatial characteristics of aerosol physical properties over the northeastern parts of peninsular India-A comparison with long term data base from Visakhapatnam, National Space Science Symposium-2006, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 9-13 Feb 2006.
 
2007
 
3. Niranjan, K., V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhavan, B. Spandana, T. Anjana Devi, Temporal and spatial variability of aerosol BC mass concentration and its radiative forcing over parts of eastern India, International Symposium on Aerosol-Chemistry-Climate Interactions, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 20-22 Nov 2007.
 
4. Niranjan, K., V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhavan, T. Anjana Devi, B. Spandana, Micro Pulse Lidar Observations of the Atmospheric aerosol vertical structure at a tropical Indian station Visakhapatnam, International Symposium on Aerosol-Chemistry-Climate Interactions, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 20-22 Nov 2007.
 
2008
 
5. Spandana, B., T. Anjana Devi, V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhavan and K. Niranjan, Spatial and temporal distribution of aerosol physical properties at select locations on the east coast of India, National Space Science Symposium-2008, Radio Astronomy Centre (TIFR), Ooty, 26-29 Feb 2008.
 
6. Anjana Devi, T., B. Spandana, V. Sreekanth, B.L. Madhavan and K. Niranjan, Micro-Pulse Lidar observation of Aerosol Vertical distribution at Visakhapatnam: Eff ects of synoptic and mesoscale weather on the temporal variations, National Space Science Symposium-2008, Radio Astronomy Centre (TIFR), Ooty, 26-29 Feb 2008.
 
7. Sreekanth, V., B.L. Madhavan, T. Anjana Devi, B. Spandana and K. Niranjan, Temporal characteristics of Aerosol physical properties at Visakhapatnam on the east coast of India during ICARB, National Space Science Symposium-2008, Radio Astronomy Centre (TIFR), Ooty, 26-29 Feb 2008.
 
8. Madhavan, B.L., V. Sreekanth, K. Niranjan, M.M. Sarin, A.K. Sudheer, Aerosol Optical, Physical and Chemical Characterization during a Summer Monsoon period over an East coast station of India, National Space Science Symposium-2008, Radio Astronomy Centre (TIFR), Ooty, 26-29 Feb 2008.
 
2010
 
9. Bomidi L Madhavan, Barry Gross and Fred Moshary, Development of an MFRSR Network for Aerosol-Cloud interaction Studies, 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, San Franscisco, California, December 13-17, 2010.
 
2011
 
10. Mark Arend, E. Gutierrez, B. Madhavan, C. M. Gan, S. Abdelazim, B. Gross, D. Santoro, F. Moshary, J. Gonzalez, and S. Ahmed, Characterizing urban boundary layer dynamics using radar, lidar, sodar, surface observations and predictions from numerical models, 91st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle (WA), January 23-27, 2011.
 
11. Yuzhe He, Bomidi Madhavan, Barry Gross, Fred Moshary and Sam Ahmed, Ground Based Approach to direct evaluation of Aerosol-Cloud interaction, 91st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle (WA), January 23-27, 2011.
 
12. B.L. Madhavan, Julia He, Barry Gross, Fred Moshary and Sam Ahmed, Aerosol-Cloud interaction Studies using Ground based Observations, 2011 Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Symposium, Asheville, North Carolina, August 17-18, 2011.
 
13. Ana Picon, Madhavan L. Bomidi, Barry Gross, Fred Moshary, Sam Ahmed, Improvement of Aerosol Retrieval over Urban Scenes by Refi ning Surface Albedo Model, Cooperative Research Program (CoRP) Symposium, Asheville, North Carolina, August 17-18, 2011. (Abstract: http://www.cicsnc.org/corp/abstracts/pdfs/Picon.pdf)
 
2012
 
14. Ana J. Picon, Bomidi Madhavan, Barry Gross, Fred Moshary, Sam Ahmed, PM2.5 Retrieval Improvements Over Urban Scenes by Refi ning Surface Albedo Model, 92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Air Quality Instrumentation and Remote Sensing, New Orleans (USA), January 22-26, 2012.
 
15. Viviana Vladutescu, Antonio Aguirre, Barry Gross, Bomidi Madhavan, Ernie Lewis, Mohammed Razani, Fred Moshary, Samir Ahmed, Aerosol optical depth by fine and coarse mode measured by MFRSR and CIMEL sunphotometers during the IOP at BNL in the summer of 2011, 92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Air Quality Instrumentation and Remote Sensing, New Orleans (USA), January 22-26, 2012.
 
16. Julia He, Ana J. Picon, L. Cordero, Bomidi Madhavan, Barry Gross, Fred Moshary, Potential Difficulties for GOES-R to Extract Aerosol Optical Depth and Surface PM2.5 in an Urban Environment, 92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Air Quality Instrumentation and Remote Sensing, New Orleans (USA), January 22-26, 2012.
 
17. Lakshmi Madhavan Bomidi, Yuzhe He, Natali Pujolis, Barry Gross, Fred Moshary and Sam Ahmed, Quantifying the Aerosol-Cloud Interaction from Ground based Observations, 92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting - Fourth Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions: Aerosol-Cloud Interactions From Cloud-Scale to Large-Scale Circulation-III, New Orleans (USA), January 22-26, 2012.
 
18. Chuen-Meei Gan, B. Gross, Y. Wu, B. Madhavan, F. Moshary and S. Ahmed, Application of Active Optical Sensors to probe the vertical structure of the urban boundary layer and assess anomalies in Air Quality Model  PM2.5 forecasts, 92nd American Meteorological Society Meeting, New Orleans (USA), January 22-26, 2012.  
 
2013
 
19. Daniela Viviana Vladutescu, S. E. Schwartz, B. MadhavanB. Gross, Q. Zhang, R. Wagener, and A. Aguirre, MFRSR instrument calibration and applications to source attribution of aerosols during the 2011 BNL IOP (paper 3.5), 15th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, Austin, Texas (USA), January 9, 2013.
 
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