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Prasad S. Kasibhatla, Professor in the Division and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

 

Prasad S. Kasibhatla

The overarching theme of my research is to develop a fundamental and quantitative understanding of the factors that determine the chemical composition of the atmosphere. I am particularly interested in delineating natural and anthropogenic impacts on the chemical composition of the atmosphere, and in exploring the potential for these impacts to affect natural ecosystems. My research involves the use of numerical models in conjunction with remote and insitu measurements of atmospheric composition.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  Room 5114, Environment Hall, 9 Circuit Drive, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 613-8075
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/prasad/prasad.html

Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • ENVIRON 89S.01, FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Synopsis
    Env Hall 1111, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • ENVIRON 898.08, PROGRAM AREA SEMINAR Synopsis
    Env Hall 1101, F 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Teaching (Spring 2018):
  • ENVIRON 529.01, OUR CHANGING ATMOSPHERE Synopsis
    Env Hall 1101, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • ENVIRON 898.08, PROGRAM AREA SEMINAR Synopsis
    Env Hall 1101, F 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • ENVIRON 979.01, DEL: SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE Synopsis
    LSRC ONLINE, Tu 07:30 PM-08:30 PM

Education:

Ph.D.University of Kentucky at Lexington1988
M.S.University of Kentucky at Lexington1984
B.S.University of Bombay, St. Xavier College1982
B Chem EUniversity of Bombay

Specialties:

environmental chemistry
Atmospheric Science
biogeochemistry
Climate Modeling
global climate change

Research Interests:

Atmospheric chemistry, Regional and Global Modeling and Atmospheric chemical data analysis

Keywords:

Aerosols • Asia • Atmosphere • Atmospheric chemistry • Carbon compounds • Carbon Dioxide • Carbon Monoxide • Climate • Climate Change • Clouds • Conservation of Natural Resources • Droughts • Ecosystem • Fires • Meteorology • Remote sensing • Satellite Communications • Smoke • Sphagnopsida • Troposphere

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Jr, AFA; Kasibhatla, PS; Giglio, L; Werf, GRVD; Randerson, JT; Collatz, GJ, Time-dependent inversion estimates of global biomass-burning CO emissions using Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 111 no. 9 (2006), pp. 17 pp. -, ISSN 0148-0227 [2005JD006613], [doi]  [abs]
  2. van der Werf, GR; Randerson, JT; Collatz, GJ; Giglio, L; Kasibhatla, PS; Arellano, AF; Olsen, SC; Kasischke, ES, Continental-scale partitioning of fire emissions during the 1997 to 2001 El Niño/La Niña period., Science, vol. 303 no. 5654 (January, 2004), pp. 73-76 [14704424], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Jr, AFA; Kasibhatla, PS; Giglio, L; Werf, GRVD; Randerson, JT, Top-down estimates of global CO sources using MOPITT measurements, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 31 no. 1 (2004), pp. L01104 1-5  [abs]
  4. Arellano, AF; Kasibhatla, PS; Giglio, L; van der Werf, GR; Randerson, JT, Top-down estimates of global CO sources using MOPITT measurements (vol 31, art no. L01104, 2004), Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 31 no. 12 (June, 2004), pp. 1 pp. -, ISSN 0094-8276 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  5. Giglio, L; Pinzon, J; Kasibhatla, P, Comment on "Seasonal, intraseasonal, and interannual variability of global land fires and their effects on atmospheric aerosol distribution" by Y. Ji and E. Stocker, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), vol. 108 no. D24 (2003), pp. ACH 3-1 - ACH 3-5 [2003JD003548], [doi]  [abs]
  6. Yu, SC; Kasibhatla, PS; Wright, DL; Schwartz, SE; McGraw, R; Deng, AJ, Moment-based simulation of microphysical properties of sulfate aerosols in the eastern United States: Model description, evaluation, and regional analysis, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, vol. 108 no. D12 (June, 2003), pp. AAC 4-1 - AAC 4-25, ISSN 2169-897X [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  7. Wright, DL; Yu, S; Kasibhatla, PS; McGraw, R; Schwartz, SE; Saxena, VK; Yue, GK, Retrieval of aerosol properties from moments of the particle size distribution for kernels involving the step function: Cloud droplet activation, Journal of Aerosol Science, vol. 33 no. 2 (2002), pp. 319-337, ISSN 0021-8502 [S0021-8502(01)00172-0], [doi]  [abs]
  8. Kasibhatla, P; Arellano, A; Logan, JA; Palmer, PI; Novelli, P, Top-down estimate of a large source of atmospheric carbon monoxide associated with fuel combustion in Asia, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 29 no. 19 (2002), pp. 6-1 [2002GL015581]  [abs]
  9. Cooke, WF; Ramaswamy, V; Kasibhatla, P, A general circulation model study of the global carbonaceous aerosol distribution, J. Geophys. Res. (USA), vol. 107 no. D16 (2002), pp. 2 - 1  [abs]
  10. Cooke, WF; Ramaswamy, V; Kasibhatla, P, A general circulation model study of the global carbonaceous aerosol distribution, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 107 no. 16 (2002), pp. 2-1-2-32, ISSN 0148-0227 [2001JD001274], [doi]  [abs]
  11. Roelofs, GJ; Kasibhatla, P; Barrie, L; Bergmann, D; Bridgeman, C; Chin, M; Christensen, J; Easter, R; Feichter, J; Jeuken, A; Kjellstrom, E; Koch, D; Land, C; Lohmann, U; Rasch, P, Analysis of regional budgets of sulfur species modeled for the COSAM exercise, Tellus B, Chem. Phys. Meteorol. (Sweden), vol. 53B no. 5 (2001), pp. 673-694, ISSN 0280-6509  [abs]
  12. Barrie, LA; Yi, Y; Leaitch, WR; Lohmann, U; Kasibhatla, P; Roelofs, G-J; Wilson, J; McGovern, F; Benkovitz, C; Melieres, MA; Law, K; Prospero, J; Kritz, M; Bergmann, D; Bridgeman, C; Chin, M; Christensen, J; Easter, R; Feichter, J; Land, C; Jeuken, A; Kjellstrom, E; Koch, D; Rasch, P, A comparison of large-scale atmospheric sulphate aerosol models (COSAM): overview and highlights, Tellus B, Chem. Phys. Meteorol. (Sweden), vol. 53B no. 5 (2001), pp. 615-645, ISSN 0280-6509  [abs]
  13. Hogrefe, C; Rao, ST; Kasibhatla, P; Hao, W; Sistla, G; Mathur, R; McHenry, J, Evaluating the performance of regional-scale photochemical modeling systems: Part II - Ozone predictions, Atmospheric Environment, vol. 35 no. 24 (2001), pp. 4175-4188, ISSN 1352-2310 [S1352-2310(01)00183-2], [doi]  [abs]
  14. Hogrefe, C; Rao, ST; Kasibhatla, P; Kallos, G; Tremback, CJ; Hao, W; Olerud, D; Xiu, A; McHenry, J; Alapaty, K, Evaluating the performance of regional-scale photochemical modeling systems: Part I - Meteorological predictions, Atmospheric Environment, vol. 35 no. 24 (2001), pp. 4159-4174, ISSN 1352-2310 [S1352-2310(01)00182-0], [doi]  [abs]
  15. Davis, DD; Grodzinsky, G; Kasibhatla, P; Crawford, J; Chen, G; Liu, S; Bandy, A; Thornton, D; Guan, H; Sandholm, S, Impact of ship emissions on marine boundary layer NO x and SO 2 distributions over the Pacific Basin, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 28 no. 2 (2001), pp. 235-238, ISSN 0094-8276 [2000GL012013]  [abs]
  16. Kasibhatla, P; Chameides, WL, Seasonal modeling of regional ozone pollution in the eastern United States, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 27 no. 9 (2000), pp. 1415-1418, ISSN 0094-8276 [doi]  [abs]
  17. Kasibhatla, P; II, HL; Moxim, WJ; Pandis, SN; Corbett, JJ; Peterson, MC; Honrath, RE; Frost, GJ; Knapp, K; Parrish, DD; Ryerson, TB, Do emissions from ships have a significant impact on concentrations of nitrogen oxides in the marine boundary layer?, Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 27 no. 15 (2000), pp. 2229-2232, ISSN 0094-8276 [doi]  [abs]
  18. Holloway, T; II, HL; Kasibhatla, P, Global distribution of carbon monoxide, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 105 no. D10 (2000), pp. 12123-12147, ISSN 0148-0227 [1999JD901173]  [abs]
  19. Houyoux, MR; Vukovich, JM; Jr, CJC; Wheeler, NJM; Kasibhatla, PS, Emission inventory development and processing for the Seasonal Model for Regional Air Quality (SMRAQ) project, Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 105 no. D7 (2000), pp. 9079-9090, ISSN 0148-0227 [1999JD900975]  [abs]