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Kiran Alapaty

Scientific Administration: Heading the research in the climate branch of the AMAD to develop and evaluate climate versions of regional meteorological and air pollution models to assess the climate impacts on air pollution; and also to develop a suite of modeling tools, known as GLIMPSE, to rapidly assess climate and air quality impacts of possible mitigation policy options. Before joining EPA, I was directing and managing the Atmospheric System Research/ARM program in the Climate & Environmental Sciences Division at the Department of Energy. Typical responsibilities include: Evaluation of scientific advances and opportunities in the Weather and Climate research, and scientific user facilities at National Laboratories (e.g., Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory…) and at universities. While working at NSF, Co-Managed Climate and Large-scale Dynamics (CLD) program in GEO/ATM. Duties: Implement, review, and fund meritorious atmospheric science proposals; perform post-award management. Contributed to the intellectual integration with Atmospheric Chemistry, Dynamical & Physical Meteorology, Hydrology programs and other cross-division programs (Geography, Biology, Polar Sciences, Oceanography).
Scientific Research: Developing non-local boundary, shallow and deep cumulus convection parameterization for regional and global climate models; Improving land surface formulations and soil moisture assimilation schemes for regional and global climate models Developing variable grid resolution regional atmospheric chemistry-transport models; dry deposition modeling; regional and intercontinental ozone and aerosol modeling.  

Kiran Alapaty

Biographical Information

Name: Kiran Alapaty
Title: Branch Chief

Contact Info:

Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
109 TW Alexander Drive
Rsearch Triangle Park, NC 27711

Phone: 919-541-3130
email: alapaty.kiran@epa.gov

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Sciences, 1987.
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, North Carolina State University, 1992.

Professional Experience
Chief, Applied Modeling Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, 2011-present.
Program Director, Atmospheric System Research/ARM, Department of Energy, Washington, DC, 2006-2010
Program Director, Climate & Large-scale Dynamics, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, 2004-2006
Research Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2003-2004
Research Scientist, North Carolina Supercomputing Center, Research Triangle Park, NC, 1993-2002
Meteorologist, Computer Science Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC, 1989-1992

Professional Societies and Affiliations
American Geophysical Union
Air & Waste Management Association

Selected Awards and Honors
Member, Science and Infrastructure Steering Committee, Department of Energy., 2006 - 2010
Ex-officio member of the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM) Scientific Steering Committee, 2004 - 2006
Ex-officio member of the CCSM Advisory Board (CAB), 2004 - 2006

Publications and Presentations

Wu Zhiyong, X. Wang, A. A. Turnipseed, F. Chen, A. B. Guenther, T. Karl, L. G. Huey, D. Niyogi, B. Xia, K. Alapaty, 2012: Comparison of the dry deposition velocities for peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN) by two community models with the observations over a coniferous forest, Journal of Geophysical Research, in Press.

Niyogi, D., K. Alapaty, S. Raman, and F. Chen, 2009, Development and Evaluation of a Coupled Photosynthesis-Based Gas Exchange Evapotranspiration Model (GEM) for Mesoscale Weather Forecasting Applications. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 48, 349-368.

Alapaty, K, D.S. Niyogi, F. Chen, A. Chandrasekar, and N. Seaman, 2008: Development of the Flux-Adjusting Surface Data Assimilation System using the MM5 model. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 47, No. 9, 2331–2350.

Mihailovic, D.T., K. Alapaty, and M. Sakradzija, 2008: Development of a non-local convective mixing scheme with varying upward mixing rates for use in chemical transport models. Environ. Sci. and Poll. Res. 15, No. 4, 296-302.

Alapaty, K., S. Xie, J. Herwehe, and S. Mishra, 2011: Estimation of Relaxation Timescale for Shallow Convective Clouds using TWP-ICE Measurements. Presented at AGU Fall 2011 Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, 6 December 2011.
Alapaty, K., 2008: Development and Testing of the Dynamic Formulation of Relaxation Timescale for use in Cumulus Convection Parameterizations. 2008 AGU Fall Meeting, 15-19 December, San Francisco, CA.
Hanna, A., K. Alapaty, S. Arunachalam, R. Mathur, 2008: Development of a Variable-Grid Resolution Air Quality Model. The 88th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting, 20 – 24 January 2008, New Orleans, LA.

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