atmospheric modeling and analysis

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  • Over 20 years of experience in atmospheric research and applications in universities and private companies
  • Development of several numerical models of air pollution dispersion, atmospheric boundary layer and mesoscale phenomena on different computer platforms
  • Case and intensive numerical studies of mesoscale and regional air pollution transport including validation against field experiment data
  • Receptor-oriented dispersion modeling, footprints, and inverse problems of atmospheric transport.
  • Model evaluation and intercomparison. Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis.
  • Coupled LES-particle modeling
  • 12 years of teaching experience in air pollution and boundary layer meteorology
  • Extensive cooperation with different research groups in Europe and U.S.A. as a visiting scientist or consultant



  • Research

    • Development of numerical models and modeling systems

      • Mesoscale Dispersion Modeling System (MDMS) on a PC in 1980's; main components: 3D mesoscale meteorological model (MESO), Lagrangian particle dispersion (LPD) model and Eulerian grid dispersion (EGD) model.
      • HYPACT (Hybrid Particle and Concentration Transport) model (dispersion code designed to work with CSU RAMS).
      • Receptor-oriented dispersion modeling approach using adjoint diffusion equations and backward particle trajectories.
      • Computationally efficient version of Lagrangian particle model for regional applications.
      • Lagrangian particle model coupled with LES models.

    • Selected applications of numerical modeling

      • Investigation of urban effects on the structure of atmospheric boundary layer.
      • Simulations of sea breeze circulations in a coastal zone of the Baltic Sea.
      • Regional modeling of air pollution transport in the southwestern United States using CSU RAMS and LPD model for the entire year of 1992 (project MOHAVE). Source- and receptor-oriented dispersion modeling approach.
      • Application of Lagrangian particle model for analysis and visualization of output from different meteorological modeling systems (local and mesoscale circulations, LES).
      • Mesoscale modeling of transport and deposition of heavy metals in the southern Poland.
      • Coupled LES & Lagrangian particle modeling: dispersion in cloud topped nocturnal boundary layer; footprints calculations; Lagrangian statistics of turbulence.
      • Assimilation of satellite information (NDVI), NEXRAD precipitation, and soil moisture data in mesoscale modeling and forecasting.

    • Analysis of field experiments

      • Validation of MESO and LPD models with the aid of Øresund tracer experiment data.
      • Design and analysis of meteorological and tracer experiments for the Zarnowiec nuclear power plant under construction in the northern Poland.
      • Validation of regional transport simulations using a tracer of opportunity (halocarbons) and controled tracers in the southwestern United States.

    • Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis

      • Development, computer implementation and applications of methods for sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of mathematical models (adjoint techniques, Fourier Amplitude Sensitivity Test, Walsh Amplitude Sensitivity Procedure).

  • Consulting

    • Development of the HYPACT model (*ASTER, Inc.)
    • Several projects on applications of the Lagrangian particle dispersion model and influence function approach (Desert Research Institute, University of Athens, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, Warsaw University of Technology, NIWA)
    • Climatology of lightning data (FMA Research, Inc.)

  • Teaching

    • Lectures on general meteorology, boundary layer meteorology and air pollution modeling at the Warsaw University of Technology
    • Invited lecturer at summer schools and international courses

  • Reviewing

    • Reviews of papers prepared for J. Applied Meteorology, J. Atmospheric Science, Monthly Weather Review, Atmospheric Environment, Earth Science Reviews, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

Employment history

1999-present Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, BioCycle Group
Research Associate
1996-1999 Mission Research Corporation, *ASTER Division
Atmospheric Scientist
1994-present Atmospheric Modeling & Analysis - consulting
1991-1993 Atmospheric Simulation Research and Testing Inc.
Associate Scientist
1989-1996 Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
Research Scientist (1995-96)
Research Associate (1991-95)
Visiting Scientist (1989-90)
1977-1994 Institute of Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Assistant Professor (1986-94)
Research Associate (1977-86)


Author or senior co-author of over 20 scientific papers in reviewed journals, 3 chapters in books, and numerous papers in conference proceedings ( see selected publications ).

Cooperative ventures

  • Visiting Scientist

  • Invited lectures and presentations

    • USSR Academy of Science
    • Uppsala University (Sweden)
    • Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
    • National Agency of Environ. Protection (Denmark)
    • Bulgarian Academy of Science
    • Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
    • Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
    • Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium
    • Risø National Laboratory (Denmark)
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA)
    • College on Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Air Pollution Modeling, Trieste (Italy)
    • ISPRA (Italy)
    • University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)


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