The Open Atmospheric Science Journal




ISSN: 1874-2823 ― Volume 12, 2018

Editor-in-Chief:

Yoav Yair (Biography
Yoav Yair

Prof. Yoav Yair is the Dean of the School of Sustainability at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). He holds the UNESCO chair in Sustainability in Israel. His main research fields include atmospheric electricity, thunderstorms and lightning (on Earth and other planets), space weather, climate effects of solar-terrestrial relations and transient luminous events (sprites). Prof. Yair earned his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Tel-Aviv University, 1995 (com laude). He is the author of several text books in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences and authored (and co-) over 75 refereed papers. He is also an expert on ICT and Learning Technologies, and served as head of the Center for Technology in Distance Education at the Open University of Israel (2004-2009), and Dean of Development and Learning Technologies at the Open University (2009-2012). From 2012-2014 he headed the Israeli national Inter-University Center for Learning Technologies.

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School of Sustainability
Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)
Herzliya
Israel



Co-Editor:

Xiushu Qie (Biography
Xiushu Qie

Dr. Qie got her Master and PhD degree in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Currently Dr. Qie is a Professor in the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She has published more than 200 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 10 issued Chinese patents.

Dr. Qie is currently the Co-Editor of this journal published by Bentham Science Publishers. She is also an associate Editor of Atmospheric Research published by Elsevier, and an Editor of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences and Journal of Meteorological Research published by Springer Publishers.

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Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing
China


Associate Editor:

Ying I. Tsai (Biography
Ying I. Tsai

Dr. Ying I. Tsai has received his Ph.D. degree in National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, in 1999. Currently, he is working as Tenured Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Science and Director at the Indoor Air Quality Research and Service Center, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan. He has honored many times as Yearly Talent Subsidy Incentives of Distinguished Talents Award of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He was interested in the chemical properties and long-range transport of aerosol, but recently he extended his attention to the emission identification in nano/micron aerosol from incense burning.

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Department of Environmental Engineering and Science
Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science
Tainan City
Taiwan


Editorial Board Members:

S.G. Aggarwal (Biography
S.G. Aggarwal

Dr. Shankar G. Aggarwal obtained his Ph.D. degree (1999) in Analytical Chemistry from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India. He is working as Senior Scientist, and his current research focus at National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Dehli, is ‘‘metrology for national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS)’’ in which he is involved in preparation of aqueous standards, preparation of gas standards and PM calibration work. So far, Dr. Aggarwal has published more than 50 papers in high impact factor journals, and has 4 patents. Recently, during 30th CITAC meeting in Paris, he received “CITAC Best Paper Award –2013” for one of his lead authored papers. He is the Principal Investigator of 2 ongoing projects (total funding ~210,000 USD).

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Gas Metrology
Environmental Sciences & Biomedical Metrology Division
New Delhi
India

K. Alam (Biography
K. Alam

Dr. Khan Alam is working as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Numerical and Physical Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan. He secured his PhD from the Department of Applied Geoinformatics (Aerosol Physics), University of Salzburg, Austria in 2011. He worked as visiting scientist at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary, during October-November, 2011. He also worked as a visiting scholar at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Wessling Germany during 2008-2011. His specialized research areas include measurement and characterization of atmospheric aerosol, aerosol-cloud-precipitation interaction, particulate matter, aerosol impact on air quality, climate and human health.

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Department of Physics
University of Peshawar
Peshawar
Pakistan

A. Andreotti (Biography
A. Andreotti

Prof. Amedeo Andreotti received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University Federico II, Naples, Italy. He is currently an Associate Professor at the same university, and his teaching activity is in the fields of power systems and electromagnetic compatibility. His research interests include transients in power systems, lightning effects on power systems, electromagnetic compatibility, power quality, and smart grids. He is Associate Editor of numerous technical journals in the field of power systems. Dr. Andreotti is a Member of the IEEE Working Group “Lightning Performance of Distribution Lines” and has been a Member of the Section MT600 of the TC1 of the International Electrotechnical Commission. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Naples “Federico II”
Naples
Italy

D. Bocchiola (Biography
D. Bocchiola

Daniele Bocchiola is an Associate Professor (Habil Full Professor, ASN 2016) in Hydrology at Politecnico di Milano, MS in Envir. Eng. (1998), PhD Hydrology (2003), part. fulfil. at MIT. His mission covers climate change & water resources, natural hazards, agriculture, cryosphere, in the Alps, Andes, Hindu-Kush Karakorum, Himalaya, Caribbeans. He has ca. 150 pubs., 60+ on peer reviewed journals, and serves as an Editor for of several journals. He is an Associate to EVK2CNR of Italy, and of several Unions and Associations in the field of Hydrology.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Politecnico di Milano
Milano
Italy

H.C. Boeckmann (Biography
H.C. Boeckmann

Christine Böckmann is a Professor of Numerics of Inverse Problems at the Institute of Mathematics, Potsdam University. She holds a PhD in Mathematics from Dresden University of Technology and a Habilitation degree in Atmospheric Physics and has more than 35 years’ experience in numerical research with respect to inverse ill-posed problems and regularization techniques as well as in application of mathematical methods in atmospheric physics. Christine Böckmann has published more than 60 scientific papers in international, peer-reviewed journals and she works as reviewer for international journals. She has more than 20 years’ experience in management and coordination of several research projects at national and European Union level. Christine Böckmann has been a principal investigator within EARLINET-Project (2000-2003), EARLINET-ASOS-Project (2006-2011) and Marie-Curie-Project ITaRS (2012-2016).

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Institute of Mathematics
University of Potsdam
Postdam
Germany

G. Cao (Biography
G. Cao

Dr. Cao obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy). Dr. Cao also holds a Master in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cagliari (Italy). Currently Dr. Cao is also Chairman of the Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Cagliari (Italy) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sardinian Aerospace District. He has published more than 170 scientific publications and is a named inventor of more than 10 issued worldwide patents.

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Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials
University of Cagliari
Cagliari
Italy

H. Chandra (Biography
H. Chandra

Prof. H Chandra obtained masters in Physics from Agra University in 1964 and started research work in ionospheric physics at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad. He was awarded Ph. D. in 1971 for work in equatorial ionosphere based on ionospheric drifts and radio soundings from Thumba near magnetic equator. Prof. Chandra, currently honorary Professor at PRL has worked on a variety of ground-based radio and optical methods to probe middle-upper atmosphere-ionosphere and on rocket-borne Langmuir probe experiments to study equatorial spread-F and mesospheric turbulence. He has worked at the University of Adelaide in South Australia and University of Wales in UK for a number of years. He has published over 220 papers in scientific journals and is in the editorial board of Asian journal of physics.

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Department of Space
Physical research Laboratory (PRL)
Ahmedabad
India

X. Chen (Biography
X. Chen

Dr. Chen received his Phd from University of Twente, The Netherlands in 2013. His research interesting is: atmospheric physics, land-air interaction, remote sensing, hydrometeorology, climate change, and numerical simulation and data assimilation. His recent work is about canopy –air turbulent exchange parameterization, and remote sensing global evapotranspiration.

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Department of Water Resources
University of Twente
Enschede
Netherlands

H. Choi (Biography
H. Choi

Dr. Choi received 2 Ph.D. degrees from Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (USA, 1984) and College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University (China, 2004) was an overseas invited senior researcher of Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (now, KIOST) by Korean Government, a high level researcher of National Fisheries & Research Development Institute (NFRDI) nominated by President of Korean Government, and Dean of the Graduate School of Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea. He is Editor-in-chief of 10 International journals (Editor of 20 ones) in USA, UK, India, and Director General of Atmospheric & Oceanic Disaster Research Institute (Korea), High-end foreign expert of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (China) and Adjunct Professor of Zhejiang Ocean University (China).

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Department of Atmospheric Environmental Sciences
Kangnung National University
Gangneung
South Korea

M.E. Conti (Biography
M.E. Conti

Marcelo Enrique Conti, PhD, is Associate Professor of Risk Assessment & Environmental Management at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Adjunct Professor of Environmental Economics, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia; Professor of Environmental Management & Sustainable Development, Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, Vatican. Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Environment and Health. He is Member of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH): Toxicology of Metals Scientific Committee and Nanomaterial Workers’ Health Scientific Committee; he is Member of the Scientific Committees of several international scientific journals. He is author of more than 180 scientific publications in the environmental monitoring & environmental policy field.

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Department of Management
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome
Italy

X. Cui (Biography
X. Cui

Dr. Cui obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in atmospheric science from Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He has published more than 80 scientific publications.

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Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing
China

F. Delfino (Biography
F. Delfino

Federico Delfino is Full Professor of Power Systems Engineering at the University of Genoa. His scientific activity is mainly related to: integration of renewable energy sources and storages into the power delivery system; modeling and control of smart power grids and sustainable microgrids; distributed generation for smart cities applications, power systems transients, power systems management and lightning modeling. He teaches “Circuit Theory & Applications” and “Power Systems Management”, at the Polytechnic School of the University of Genoa, respectively in the B.Sc. program in Industrial Engineering and in the M.Sc. program in Energy Engineering.

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Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Genoa
Genoa
Italy

K.N. Dirks (Biography
K.N. Dirks

Dr. Kim Dirks obtained a doctorate (PhD) in Physics and Environmental Science from the University of Auckland and is currently Associate Professor in the School of Population Health in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. Her research interests include urban air pollution, environmental noise and the impact of green space and urban design on healthy urban living. She has published over 50 journal articles and supervised over 30 postgraduate research projects (Masters and PhD). Dr. Dirks Editorial Board Member of four international journals including the The Open Atmospheric Science Journal.

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School of Population Health
The University of Auckland
Auckland
New Zealand

D. Ducci (Biography
D. Ducci

She is Full Professor at the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Federico II University of Naples, Italy. She is Secretary of the Italian Chapter the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH). She received the Diploma in Geology from the University of Naples in 1982, and in 1983 She obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Groundwater Hydrology (CIHS) from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain (UPC-Barcelona-ES). Author and co-author of more than 120 papers published in national and international conference proceedings and journals relating to use of Geographic Information System.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Naples Federico II
Naples
Italy

G. De Gennaro (Biography
G. De Gennaro

Researcher of the Environmental Chemistry and Cultural Heritage at the Department of Biology of the University of Bari Aldo Moro. Environmental Chemistry Lecturer at the Degree in Chemistry of the University of Bari (from 2011). Chairman of the Master's Degree "The REACH and CLP Regulations: value to sustainability of production processes and the protection of health" at the Uni of Bari. Vice President of the Company Italian Aerosol (IAS). Atmospheric chemistry expert and monitoring air quality indoor and outdoor, with particular reference to particles into the atmosphere and volatile organic compounds. It deals with the evaluation of emissions from materials, odor emissions, the human breath characterization. It has expertise on REACH and CLP Regulations and to the assessment of environmental sustainability of methodologies processes and products. He is the author of numerous publications on national and international scientific journals in which works as an editor and a referee. He is a member of scientific committees of numerous conferences and schools organized by national and international scientific societies.

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Department of Chemistry
University of Bari
Bari
Italy

L. Gimeno (Biography
L. Gimeno

Luis Gimeno is a professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Vigo, Spain. He received the Ph.D. degree in atmospheric physics from Complutense University, Madrid, in 1994. From 1991 to 1997, he worked for the Spanish Meteorological Institute. In 1997, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Physics at University of Vigo at Ourense, Spain and since 2009 as Professor. Dr. Gimeno is a Member of the American Geophysical Union, the European Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society. He has been working on several aspects of atmospheric sciences, mainly in troposphere-stratosphere coupling, climatic validation of synoptic conceptual models, and atmospheric moisture transport. He serves or has served in the Editorial Board of multiple journals such as Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Journal of Geophysical Research or Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology.

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Faculty of Ourense
University of Vigo
Ourense
Spain

P. Gupta (Biography
P. Gupta

Dr. Gupta is lead of NASA ARSET Air Quality Team and a research scientist in Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR), USRA at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has nearly 15 years of experience in research on atmospheric aerosols and remote sensing techniques of earth-atmosphere system. Dr. Gupta holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to air quality and climate change around the globe.

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GESTAR/USRA
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD
USA

G. Huang (Biography
G. Huang

Dr. Gordon Huang is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He holds BSC from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). Since the 1990s, Huang has led over 150 environment-related research projects, produced over 800 peer-refereed international journal papers (with an SCI-based H-index of 55 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters' Web of Science), and supervised over 100 Master/PhD students. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences.

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Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities
University of Regina
Regina, SK
Canada

Z. Li (Biography
Z. Li

Prof. Li was born in 1977 in China. He received Ph.d degree in Optics in 2004 and served as Post-Doc and research assistant in France during 2004-2009. He is now professor of Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His researches concern remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols from surface and satellite, characterization and modeling of aerosol and haze properties for environmental monitoring, earth observation and climate change studies.

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Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing
China

A.R. Lupo (Biography
A.R. Lupo

Dr. Anthony R. Lupo, is currently a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Atmospheric Science Program at the University of Missouri. He earned his BS in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1988, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in 1991 and 1995, respectively. His research has been in the areas of large-scale atmospheric dynamics, climate dynamics, and climate change including modeling, and has several peer-reviewed publications in each of these areas.

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Department of Soil
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO
USA

A. Mazzarella (Biography
A. Mazzarella

Degree in Physics; he is an Associate Professor of Meteorology and Climatology about University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy; he is head of Meteorological Observatory of University of Naples Federico II Naples, Italy; he is coordinator of different European and National projects of Environment Meteorology and Climatology; he has published more than 100 peer review papers on environmental topics like Urbanization and climate, Global warming and Chaotic and fractal characterization of natural phenomena.

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Department of Earth Science
University of Naples Federico II
Naples
Italy

L. Ning (Biography
L. Ning

Dr. Liang Ning is an associate professor in the School of Geographical Sciences at the Nanjing Normal University, and is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Liang Ning got his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University on 2012. His research expertise includes climate change and variability, climate dynamics and modeling, climate extreme events, and applications of climate changes on hydrological, ecological and environmental studies.

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Department of Geosciences
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA
USA

S. Pal (Biography
S. Pal

Dr. Sandip Pal has obtained Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Institute of Physics and Meteorology from the University of Hohenheim in Germany. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Zoology in Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College. He also worked as a Research Associate at the Department of Environmental Sciences in University of Virginia, and Charlottesville. His skills and expertise are in cancer Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Nanoparticles, Antioxidant Activity, Food Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Cancer Research, Protein Structure, Antioxidants. He has contributed more than 10 research items.

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Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
USA

F. Rachidi (Biography
F. Rachidi

Dr. Farhad Rachidi (IEEE Fellow) is currently a Titular Professor and the head of the EMC Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also an Honorary Professor at the Xi’an Jiaotong University in China. Dr. Rachidi is the author or coauthor of 150 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals and over 350 papers presented at international conferences. He has received numerous awards including the 2005 IEEE EMC Technical Achievement Award, the 2006 Blondel Medal from the French Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology and Communication, and the 2016 Karl Berger Award.

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)
Lausanne
Switzerland

C.G. Tzanis (Biography
C.G. Tzanis

Dr Chris G. Tzanis is an Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Physics at the Section of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His research interests include Climate Physics, Climate Dynamics, Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Remote Sensing, Air Pollution, Aerosols.

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Department of Physics
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens
Greece

Q. Wang (Biography
Q. Wang

Dr. Quan Wang received the Ph.D. degree in plant ecology from the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 1997. He is currently a Professor and a Faculty Member with the Faculty of Agriculture, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan. His recent research interests include remote sensing applications, radiative transfer models, carbon / water cycles, and climatic changes.

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Faculty of Agriculture
Shizuoka University
Saskatchewan
Japan

J. Yang (Biography
J. Yang

Dr. Yang joined Institute of Atmospheric Physics (CAS) in 2008. She has focused on studying lightning, sprites, jets and their effects in near-earth space environment. Her research involves building optical imaging systems, developing magnetic field measurement tools and analyzing data collected from ground- and satellite-based measurements. Her work has been published in JGR, Atmos. res., JASTP, TAO, Chin. Sci. bull., Adv. Atmos. Sci., etc. She received Award for Meteorological Science and Technology Outstanding Paper for Young and Middle-aged Scientist in 2014, Youth Innovation Promotion Association of CAS in 2013, Xie Yibing Meteorological Science and Technology Award for Yong Scientist in 2012, President Scholarship of CAS in 2008.

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Key Laboratory of Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observation (LAGEO)
Institute of Atmospheric Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing
China

P. Zhao (Biography
P. Zhao

Dr. Zhao is a professor and the vice president of the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences. He is in charge of the Third Tibetan Plateau Atmospheric Science Experiments of China as the chief scientist. Dr. Zhao got his Ph.D. in the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences. His research fields are in East Asian monsoon, climate mechanisms, and Tibetan Plateau meteorology. He has published more than 150 scientific publications.

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Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences
Beijing
China

A. Arola (Biography
A. Arola

Dr. Antti Arola (Research Prof., tenure track at FMI) is currently leading the Atmospheric Radiation group at the FMI’s Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland. He is also Docent (Adj. Prof.) in Remote Sensing at the University of Eastern Finland. He has expertise on several aspects of atmospheric radiation and on the effect of aerosols on solar radiation. He has participated in several EU projects (e.g. GEMS, MACC, MAUVE, SUVDAMA, EDUCE) and is the PI of surface UV product in the international OMI science team. He has published about 60 peer reviewed international journal articles.

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Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland
Finnish Meteorological Institute
Kuopio
Finland

G. Gerosa (Biography
G. Gerosa

Dr. Giacomo Gerosa is a professor at the Catholic University of Brescia. His research interests are focused on Forest and agricultural ecology, Bioinformatics, Ecotoxcology, Environmental monitoring, atmospheric pollutants, depositional and emission Modeling. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications and other non-refered 40 publications. He has participated in more than 40 national and international meeting on scientifical subjects related to the research activty with oral presentation, written papers and Posters.

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Department of Matematics and Physics
Università Cattolica del S.C.
Brescia
Italy

G.V. Jandieri (Biography
G.V. Jandieri

Giorgi Jandieri graduated from Tbilisi 55th high school with gold medal in 1966. In 1979, the Supreme Attestation Commission of the USSR awarded G. Jandieri the degree of physics mathematical sciences. He was actively involved in the work of the well-known physicist-theorist, Nobel laureate Lev Lantau. Since 1995 he is a professor of physics department of the Faculty of Informatics of the Technical University of Georgia. He is the author of the 2 monographs: "Türbüllen" in "1999" and "Razvay" and "Razvay" and 1999 " C. Jandier has published a 300-th scientific work on research and research in foreign scientific journals and international conferencing materials.

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Physics Department
Georgian Technical University
Tbilisi
Georgia

G. Ahmadi (Biography
G. Ahmadi

Dr. Ahmadi is a Clarkson Distinguished Professor, and Robert R. Hill Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University. He has obtained his MS and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He is a Fellow of ASME, ISME and ISCE. Among his many awards, he received the 2016 ASME Freeman Scholar Award.

He has authored three books and over 600 publications in archival journals. He also has made more than 1100 presentations including 20 plenary and keynotes at national and international technical conferences, and has given more than 160 invited talks and short courses at other institutions. He has been serving as the editor, editorial board and/or editorial advisor board of fifteen international journals.

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Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY
USA

P. Alpert (Biography
P. Alpert

Prof. Pinhas Alpert served as the Head of the Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel-Aviv University, till 2013, and Head of the Department of Geophysics. He coauthored more than 285 articles (217 peer-reviewed). His research focuses on atmospheric dynamics, climate, aerosol dynamics and climate change. Alpert served as co-director of the GLOWA-Jordan River BMBF/MOS project to study the water vulnerability in the E. Mediterranean and as the Israel representative to the IPCC TAR WG1. A novel method for monitoring rainfall employing the cellular network data was proposed by Alpert and colleagues. More details can be found at http://www.tau.ac.il/~pinhas/

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Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences
Tel-Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Israel

J.L. Awange (Biography
J.L. Awange

Joseph L. Awange, is currently a Professor of Environmental Geoinformatics at the Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University, Australia. His achievements include development of computer algebra software for solving Global Positioning System-N point problem, Global Positioning System codes; first to first person to introduce groebner basis and resultant techniques in geodesy. He is Member of Lake Net, International Association Geodesy, American Geophysical Union and International Association Impact Assessment.

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Department of Spatial Sciences
Curtin University of Technology
Perth
Australia

J. Bech (Biography
J. Bech

Joan Bech is Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Physics - Meteorology of the University of Barcelona, Spain. He was formerly Head of Remote Sensing (weather radar, total lightning and satellite systems and applications) at the Meteorological Service of Catalonia. Current activity includes teaching at university graduate and post-graduate level and research mainly focused on atmospheric physics, precipitation processes, remote sensing, and weather radar applications.

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Department of Applied Physics – Meteorology
University of Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain

J.A.T. Bye (Biography
J.A.T. Bye

John Arthur Tristram has earned his B.Sc. in Oceanography from Liverpool University. He further received Ph.D. in Metrology from London University. His professional interests are ocean circulation, air-sea interaction, climate, the dynamics of salt lakes and embayment, and historical oceanography and meteorology. He has served as an Analyst, Lecturer in Mathematics, Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences, Associate Professor in Earth Sciences, Honorary Research Fellow at South Australian Research and Development Institute and visiting scientist at Klima Campus, University of Hamburg, Germany. He has contributed more than 70 publications and he has been cited more than 500 times in different publications.

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School of Earth Sciences
University of Melbourne
Melbourne
Australia

P. Di Carlo (Biography
P. Di Carlo

Prof. Piero Di Carlo is assistant professor with tenure of atmospheric sciences at the University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara (Italy). He graduated (BS+MD) in Physics from University of L’Aquila (Italy) summa cum laude. His Ph.D. degree is in Physics with emphasis on atmospheric science from University of L’Aquila, with a year and half of study abroad at the Pennsylvania State University (USA). He held an appointment as a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor at the University of L’Aquila. He developed a TD-LIF system for measurements of NO2 and organic nitrates, installed on-board the UK research aircraft BAe-146, and used in different field campaigns. He was visiting professor at Harvard University, USA (2016), University of York, UK (2014) and at the Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan (2010). In 2011 and 2017 he was the director of summer schools organized by a EU network of research aircrafts (EUFAR).

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Department of Psychological, Health and Territorial Sciences
University "G. d'Annunzio
Chieti
Italy

A. Chandrasekar (Biography
A. Chandrasekar

Professor Chandrasekar obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in the area of Fluid Mechanics from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Professor Chandrasekar served as faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India for 21 years including a one year stint as Head, Center for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences at IIT Kharagpur. Currently Professor Chandrasekar is serving as a Senior Professor in Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvanathapuram, India since July 2009. He is also the Dean (Academics) at IIST and is also presently holding the additional charge of Registrar of IIST. Professor Chandrasekar has authored a book titled ′Basics of Atmospheric Sciences′ published by Prentice Hall India Limited in 2010. He has published several scientific publications and has recently contributed a chapter to the monograph titled ˈData Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II)ˈ eds. by Seon Ki Park and Liang Xu and published by Springer in 2013.

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Department of Space, Govt. of India
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Thiruvananthapuram
India

S. Chiao (Biography
S. Chiao

Over 15 years of experience in modeling and data analysis with emphasis on meso-tropical research including tropical cyclogenesis, dust outbreak, long-range transport of aerosols and trace gases, and cloud microphysics. My goal is to advance our understanding of fundamental science in the areas of weather and climate change, and their linkages to our environment. My research activities are conducted using many different methods striving to achieve high standards of understanding, depth and completeness.

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Department of Meteorology and Climate Science
San José State University
San Jose, CA
United States

T. Christoudias (Biography
T. Christoudias

Assistant Professor at the Cyprus Institute (CyI), working on atmospheric and climate modelling at the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC), responsible for the CyI Visualisation Lab. Previously a Computational Scientist and an Associate Research Scientist at the Cyprus Institute and an International Fellow at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), USA.

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Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center
Cyprus Institute
Nicosia
Cyprus

D. Contini (Biography
D. Contini

Dr. Contini is a physicist and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Florence in 1999. He became senior researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate of the Italian National Research Council (ISAC-CNR) and became Head of Division in 2009 at ISAC-CNR. His research interest is in atmospheric sciences, micrometeorology and pollution dispersal with specific focus on particulate matter and atmosphere composition. He his member of the Directive Committee of the Italian Aerosol Society (from 2012) and Secretary General of the European Aerosol Assembly (2016-2018). He coordinated several research projects at national and international levels and supervised several Ph.D. works being member of the Ph.D. evaluation board in environmental sciences at the University of Urbino. He has published more than 70 papers on International Scientific Journals.

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Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC)
National Research Council (CNR)
Lecce
Italy

M.K. Deb (Biography
M.K. Deb

Dr. Manas Kanti Deb obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, India in 1991. Currently, Dr. Deb is a Professor of Chemistry and also holds the position of Head at the School of Studies in Chemistry & the School of Studies in Environmental Science, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, India. He was awarded Indian National Science Academy (INSA)-Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship in 1999 to work with Prof. Tsuji and Prof. Imai in Kobe, Japan. He has published about 100 scientific publications in various international journals of repute.

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Department of Chemistry
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University
Raipur
India

M. Deshusses (Biography
M. Deshusses

Dr. Deshusses' interests are in novel reactors and processes for air, water and sludge treatment. Applications include treatment of odors, air toxics, biogas production, and novel sanitation technologies for developing countries. Dr. Deshusses holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. He is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University, Director of the Energy Engineering Program and a fellow of AAAS.

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Duke University
Durham, NC
USA

J.L. Domingo (Biography
J.L. Domingo

Jose L. Domingo was born in Tortosa (Catalonia, Spain) in 1951. He became Full Professor of Toxicology at the Universitat “Rovira i Virgili” (Tarragona/Reus, Spain) in 1993. Prof. Domingo is author or co-author of almost 600 papers (Scopus) published in international peer-reviewed journals. According to Google Scholar, these papers mean over 19,000 citations (h-index 70). Prof Domingo has received recognition by Thomson Reuters as Highly Cited Researcher (2002-2012) in the field of Agricultural Sciences and again in December 2015 (period 2003-2013). This makes him one of the top 1% of the most cited for his field.

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Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Rovira i Virgili University
Tarragona
Spain

A. Gagnon (Biography
A. Gagnon

Dr Alexandre Gagnon is a Lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland with research interests in Climatology, notably vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. He obtained a PhD in Physical Geography from the University of Toronto, a MSc in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alberta and a BSc in Physical Geography from Concordia University. Dr Gagnon is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society and also serves as co-leader of the Transformations in Society and Environmental Policy theme of the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (SAGES).

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Centre for Environmental Research
School of Science and Sport
University of the West of Scotland
Paisley
Scotland

A.D. Gilio (Biography
A.D. Gilio

Alessia Di Gilio is graduated cum laude in Chemistry at the University of Bari "A. Moro" in 2008, where in 2013 she obtained PhD in Chemical Sciences. Today she is researcher on Environmental Chemistry at the Department of Biology of the same University. She is author of several publications on national and international scientific and perr-reviewed journals on air quality assessment. She collaborates with the principal public and private research groups on issues related to air pollution. Her research is focused on atmospheric chemistry and indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring, with particular reference to particles in the atmosphere and the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

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Department of Biology
University of Bari
Bari
Italy

P.D. Girolamo (Biography
P.D. Girolamo

Prof. Paolo Di Girolamo is an Associate Professor of Physics in The University of Basilicata. His areas of expertise are Lidar, Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Physics, Meteorology, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Cloud Physics, Climatology, Climate Change, Water Vapour, and Atmospheric Aerosols. He received his Laurea degree in Physics from Università degli Studi di Roma in 1988. Later, he became a Ph.D. in Methods and Technologies for Environmental Monitoring in 1996 from the University of Florence.

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School of Engineering
University of Basilicata
Potenza
Italy

T. Gupta (Biography
T. Gupta

Teaching and research at IIT Kanpur since june, 2006. Graduated 6 PhD and 31 M.Tech. students.

Has published more than 85 articles in ISI indexed journals, 4 book chapters, numerous conference papers and filed 3 applications for Indian Patent and 3 design applications.

A submicron aerosol sampler designed, developed and evaluated at IIT Kanpur has been commercialized by Envirotech (Delhi). Has developed several low flow rate as well as high flow rate impaction based samplers and a non-selective membrane based diffusion denuder.

Awards and Distinctions: Selected member of INYAS (2016), NASI Scopus Young Scientist (2015), INSA Young Scientist (2011), INAE Young Engineer (2009), IEI Young Engineer (2008).

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Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur
Kanpur
India

D.G. Kaskaoutis (Biography
D.G. Kaskaoutis

Dr. Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis took his PhD in 2009 from the University of Ioannina, Greece. He is working on atmospheric Physics and more specifically on aerosol studies. He is Assistant Professor at Shiv Nadar University, India since 2013 and collaborative research scientist at the National Observatory of Athens since 2003. He has published about 95 papers in international scientific journals with more than 1480 citations by others. He was invited speaker at several Universities and research centers over the globe and participated in research projects in Greece and India.

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Department of Physics
Shiv Nadar University
Greater Noida
India

X. Liang (Biography
X. Liang

Dr. Liang’s research focuses on the development and application of the integrated Earth modeling. Dr. Liang’s expertise is in the areas of climate dynamics, with the focus on numerical modeling and physical understanding of land-ocean-atmosphere and convection-cloud-radiation interactions, seasonal climate predictions, future climate change projections and environmental consequences (terrestrial hydrology, ecosystem dynamics, air quality, water quality). He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and led interdisciplinary research projects funded by United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and United States Department of Energy.

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Department of Natural Resources
University of Illinois
Champaign, IL
USA

N.C. Markatos (Biography
N.C. Markatos

Prof. N.C. Markatos obtained DIC and Ph.D. in Engineering (1970-74) Imperial College London, UK. Since Jan 2016, Prof. Markatos is Visiting Professor at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Furthermore, from Dec 2011, he is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical Engineering at National Technical University of Athens, Greece, where he has also served as Full Professor, Head of Department, Director (of Computational Fluid Dynamics Unit) and Rector NTUA. He has authored/co-authored over 834 publications (353 papers in scientific journals, 320 in conference proceedings, rest as book chapters, etc.). Prof. Markatos has many awards, such as the NASA Certificate of Recognition for the Development of Innovative Technology (Jul 1980), etc.

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Department of Chemical Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Athens
Greece

V. Naddeo (Biography
V. Naddeo

Vincenzo Naddeo joined the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Salerno in 2006, after earning his MSc degree with honors in Civil Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. From 2014 dr. Naddeo is associate professor in Sanitary Environmental Engineering. He is expert of the European Union from 2007 in the seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) first and now in Horizon 2020.

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Department of Civil Engineering
University of Salerno
Fisciano
Italy

F. Öztürk (Biography
F. Öztürk

Dr. Fatma Öztürk obtained her Ph.D. from Middle East Technical University (METU), Environmental Engineering Department (Ankara, Turkey) in February 2009. She started to work in Abant Izzet Baysal University (AIBU), Environmental Engineering Department (Bolu, Turkey) in September 2009. She is currently Associate Professor at the same department. Her field of expertise includes monitoring of gaseous and particulate atmospheric pollutants with offline and online methods, to find the sources of atmospheric pollutants using advanced receptor techniques and to investigate the impacts of atmospheric pollutants on human health and ecosystem.

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Environmental Engineering Department
Abant Izzet Baysal University (AIBU)
Bolu
Turkey

R. Procopio (Biography
R. Procopio

Renato Procopio graduated cum laude and got his PhD in electrical engineering in 1999 and in 2004 at the University of Genoa where he is associate professor. He is co-author of more than 100 papers published in international journals or presented at international conferences. He is senior member of IEEE and member of the IEEE Technical Committee 5 - High Power Electromagnetics and of the editorial board of the Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is co-recipient of the Emerald Literati Awards' Outstanding Paper accolade for the best paper published in the Electrical Engineering Journal COMPEL (2003) for the paper “A full-Maxwell algorithm for the field-to-multiconductor line-coupling problem”.

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Department of Naval, Electric and ICT Engineering (DITEN)
University of Genoa
Genoa
Italy

R.B. Singh (Biography
R.B. Singh

Dr. R.B. Singh is Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, DSE, University of Delhi. Dr. Singh is Chair-Research Council-CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore and Member ICSU Scientific Committee-UHW. Prof. Singh is Vice-President, IGU since 2012. He is Member IAP Working Group for statement on Science and Technology for DRR. Dr. Singh is also Member-Research Council of CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow. He was awarded JSPS Research Fellowship and others for presenting papers and Chairing session in more than 40 countries. He has to his credit 13 books, 33 edited research volumes and more than 200 research papers. He has supervised 32 Ph.D. and 77 M.Phil students.

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Department of Geography
University of Delhi
Delhi
India

K. Vinay (Biography
K. Vinay

Dr. Kumar is a research Scientist at Texas A&M university, Corpus Christi, USA. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the weather-climate research, multi-model ensemble schemes, downscaling, extreme rainfall prediction, modeling suing WRF and data handling. Dr. Kumar holds a Ph.D. in Meteorology from Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), India and MTech from Pune University, India in Atmospheric Science. Notably, Dr. Kumar has authored more than 30 manuscripts including 2 book chapters.

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Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
Texas A&M University
Corpus Christi, TX
USA

T. Weidinger (Biography
T. Weidinger

Dr. Weidinger obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in geography (meteorology) from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He also C.Sc (Candidate of Sciences) in Mathematical and Physical Sciences from Russian State Hydrometeorological University (Sankt Petersburg). Dr. Weidinger holds a Master’s degree in Meteorology from the Eötvös Lorand University (Budapest, Hungary). Currently Dr. Weidinger is a habilitated Associate professor at Department of Meteorology, Eötvös Lorand University. His main research topics are surface-biosphere-atmosphere exchange processes (measuring and modeling), boundary layer meteorology, dynamical meteorology. His main teaching activities are general meteorology, dynamical meteorology, micrometeorology and applied numerical modeling. He is author or co-author of more than 70 refereed scientific journal publications.

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Department of Meteorology
Eotvos Lornad University (ELTE)
Budapest
Hungary

B. Yu (Biography
B. Yu

Bin Yu received his Ph.D. degree in atmospheric science from the Chinese Academy of Science, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington, Seattle and the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis. He has been a Research Scientist at the Climate Research Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada since 2004. Dr. Yu’s research interests involve climate variability and climate change, climate sensitivity and feedback, atmospheric circulation and teleconnection, and tropical meteorology. His research contributes to understanding of climate processes, climate variability, and climate change.

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Climate Research Division
Environment and Climate Change
Toronto, ON
Canada

U. Akkemik (Biography
U. Akkemik

Prof. Unal Akkemik is currently a Professor of Botany at Istanbul University. His main research areas of study are mainly on different branches of annual analysis of wood such as wood anatomy, wood definition of current and fossil woods, climatology, dating, geomorphology and dendroecology. He is associated with International Association of Wood Anatomist since 2000 and Tree-Ring Society since 2002.

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Department of Forest Botany
Istanbul University
Istanbul
Turkey

K. Dethloff (Biography
K. Dethloff

Klaus Dethloff was Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University Potsdam, and Head of the AWI research section Atmospheric Circulation of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Potsdam. He got his PhD in 1979 in Theoretical Physics from the University Rostock. His main research topics are physics of the atmosphere, physics of the climate system, hierarchy of atmospheric and climate models, global impacts of polar processes and nonlinear dynamics of the climate system. In 2016 he was elected as member of the Leibniz-Society.

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Research Unit Potsdam
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Potsdam
Germany

N. Hatzianastassiou (Biography
N. Hatzianastassiou

Nikolaos Hatzianastassiou is currently an Associate Professor at Physics Department at the University of Ioannina. His major research interests include Cloud Physics (aerosol-cloud interactions), Atmospheric Solar and Terrestrial Radiation Transfer, Aerosol physical, optical and radiative properties and Physical climatology. He has been an active participant at International workshops and is a referee of international peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Environment etc.

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Laboratory of Meteorology
Department of Physics
University of Ioannina
Ioannina

M.D.P.C. Troncoso (Biography
M.D.P.C. Troncoso

She is Head of the Department of Physical Geography of the Institute of Geography Titular teacher. Her areas of specialization are climatology, biogeography, hydrography and environmental education.Has published more than 50 scientific papers in national and international journals and a similar number of lectures at international conferences and conferences.She has published more than 20 books on Geography of Chile and has directed around 30 projects with national and foreign scientists. She was awarded for her scientific work by International Development Research Center of Canada.

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Geography and Civic Education
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Santiago
Chile


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A. El Kenawy (Biography
A. El Kenawy

Dr. Kenawy is currently a lecturer in Physical Geography in the Department of Geography, Mansoura University (Egypt). His research interests and activities are multidisciplinary, involving geography, atmospheric sciences, water resources management, geographic information sciences and remote sensing. In particular, his research squarely explores human-environment interactions, with special attention to climate change and variability across a variety of different spatial and temporal scales. Guided by observational results, he employs climate model output, numerical simulations, besides powerful techniques such as remote sensing and geographic information systems, to investigate atmospheric system and processes.

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Department of Geography
Mansoura University
Mansoura
Egypt

P. Lemaitre (Biography
P. Lemaitre

I obtained my Ph.D. in physics, specialising in energy in 2004. Since then, I have been working at the French institute for Radiological protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). My main research topic concerns the study, at microphysical scale, of the interactions between the aerosol particles with clouds and precipitations. This is performed, in order to be able to model the radioactive fallout in case of nuclear accident with radiological release. I also work on the development of optical airborne diagnostics to characterise droplets and ice crystals, in clouds.

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French institute for Radiological protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN)
Paris
France

S.T. Redondo (Biography
S.T. Redondo

Sergio Toledo Redondo is currently working as a Research fellow at European Space Agency, Madrid, Spain. He also worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Uppsala, Sweden and at University of Granada, Spain. He has earned Ph.D. in Physics by University of Granada in 2012.His skills and expertise are in Numerical Simulation Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetics, Atmosphere, Plasma, Waveguides, Plasma Physics, Satellite, Electromagnetism, Space Physics, and Electromagnetic Fields. He has contributed more than 20 publications.

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European Space Agency
Madrid
Spain

A.K. Gorai (Biography
A.K. Gorai

Dr. Amit K. Gorai serving in Department of Mining Engineering, NIT, Rourkela, Odisha, India. He did his graduation and post-graduation in Mining Engineering from IIEST, Shibpur, Howrah. Dr. Gorai obtained his PhD degree in Environmental Engineering from ISM Dhanbad, India. Dr. Gorai had also associated with the CIMFR Dhanbad, BIT Sindri, and BIT Mesra, Ranchi, Jackson State University, U.S.A. in different positions.

Dr. Gorai’s research focuses on the air quality monitoring, assessment, and modelling with an emphasis to understand the impact on human health. He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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Department of Mining Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Rourkela
India

L.-M. Ma (Biography
L.-M. Ma

I’m a professor from Shanghai Typhoon Institute. My research interest is mainly focused on numerical weather prediction, e.g., physical parameterization, data assimilation, and numerical simulation. I have proposed a new convective parameterization scheme with cooperation of Prof. Tan Z -M (Ma and Tan, 2009) for improving rainfall prediction, which has been introduced into the NCAR/WRF numerical model (V3.3~3.8). According to WRF’s official report, the scheme was verified effective in improving the false alarm problem of the original Kain-Fritsch scheme.

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Shanghai Typhoon Institute
Shanghai
China












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