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Deepak K. Ray
Institute on the Environment
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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Institute on the Environment
VoTech Building
1954 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108, USA  
Tel:  (612) 626-4029
Fax: (612) 626-5555


 

Professional Experience

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

         August 2009 - : Research Associate (with Jon Foley)

Purdue University, West Lafayette

         August 2005-July 2009  : Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Alabama, Huntsville

         August 1999-July 2005: Graduate Research Assistant

 

Education

Ph.D., Atmospheric Science, University of Alabama, Huntsville, USA, 2005

M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Alabama, Huntsville, USA, 2002

M.Sc., Environmental Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 1999

B.Sc., Geology (with distinction in Physics and Mathematics), Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 1997

 
 

Journal Paper Reviewer for
Remote Sensing of the Environment (1)
Journal of Climate (1)
Geophysical Research Letters (1)
Earth Interactions (1)
International Journal of Remote Sensing (4)
International Journal of Climate (1)

Grant Proposal Reviewer for
NASA (3), NSF (1)


Awards and Honors

NASA Earth System Science Fellows Travel Grant ($500)                                       2004 
 

Global Climate Change Scholarship                                                                        2004
Hotel, Airfare and Registration provided by the
American Meteorological Society to attend the
84th Annual Meeting, Seattle WA
 

Student travel grant                                                                                                      2003
Hotel, Airfare and Registration provided by the
American Meteorological Society to attend the
83rd Annual Meeting, Long Beach , CA

NASA Earth System Science Student Fellowship                                      2002-2005 
http://research.hq.nasa.gov/code_y/nra/current/Fellowship-ESS02/winners.html
$24,000/year

Outstanding Student Paper Award                                                                          2002
Bio-geosciences Section of the American Geophysical Union
Spring Meeting, Washington D.C.

Student travel grant                                                                                                      2002
$400

 

Publication

  1. Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Ray, D. K., U. S. Nair, R. M. Welch, Q. Han, J. Zeng, W. Su , T. Kikuchi, and T. J. Lyons (2003), Effects of land use in Southwest Australia: 1. Observations of cumulus cloudiness and energy fluxes, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D14), 4414, doi:10.1029/2002JD002654

2. Ray, D. K., R. M. Welch, R. O. Lawton, and U. S. Nair (2006), Dry Season Clouds and Rainfall in Northern Central America: Implications for the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, Global and Planetary Change, 54, 150162, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2005.09.004

3. Ray, D. K., U. S. Nair, R. O. Lawton, R. M. Welch, and R. A. Pielke Sr. (2006), Impact of land use on Costa Rican tropical montane cloud forests: Sensitivity of orographic cloud formation to deforestation in the plains, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D02108, doi:10.1029/2005JD006096

4. Nair, U. S., D. K. Ray, J. Wang, S. A. Christopher, T. J. Lyons, R. M. Welch, and R. A. Pielke Sr. (2007), Observational estimates of radiative forcing due to land use change in southwest Australia, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D09117, doi:10.1029/2006JD007505

5. Pijanowski, B. C., D. K. Ray, A. J. Kendall, J. M. Duckles, D. W. Hyndman (2007), Using Backcast Land Change and Groundwater Travel-time Models to Generate Land Use Legacy Maps for Watershed Management, Ecology and Society, Vol 12, 2

6. Welch, R. M., S. Asefi, J. Zeng, U. S. Nair, Q. Han, R. O. Lawton, D. K. Ray, and V. S. Manoharan (2008), Biogeography of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests, 1: Remote Sensing of Cloud Base Heights, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, DOI: 10.1175/2007JAMC1668.1

7. Nair, U.S., S. Asefi, R.M. Welch, D.K. Ray, R.O. Lawton, V.S. Manoharan, M. Mulligan, T.L. Sever, D. Irwin, A. Pounds (2008), Biogeography of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests, 2: Mapping of Orographic Cloud Immersion, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, DOI: 10.1175/2007JAMC1819.1

8. Ray, D. K., R. A. Pielke, Sr., U. S. Nair, R. M. Welch, and R. O. Lawton (2009), Importance of land use versus atmospheric information verified from cloud simulations from a frontier region in Costa Rica, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D08113, doi:10.1029/2007JD009565.

9. Long, D. T., M.J. Parsons, B.C. Pijanowski, D.K. Ray, C.H. Yansa, S.S. Yohn, C.E. McLean, R.G. Vannier (2009), Assessing Ecosystem Response to Land-Use Change Using Sediment-Chemical Chronologies and a Backcast Model: A Pilot Study (CEST2009), Α-756-763

10. Ray, D. K. and B. C. Pijanowski (2010), A Backcast Land Use Change Model to Generate Past Land Use Maps for the Muskegon River Watershed of Michigan, USA, Journal of Land Use Science, 5: 1, 1-29, doi: 10.1080/17474230903150799

11. Ray, D. K., R. A. Pielke, Sr., U. S. Nair, and D. Niyogi (2010), Roles of atmospheric and land surface data in dynamic regional downscaling, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D05102, doi:10.1029/2009JD012218

12. Mishra, V., K. A. Cherkauer, D. Niyogi, M. Lei, B. C. Pijanowski, D. K. Ray, L. C. Bowling and G. Yang (2010), A regional scale assessment of land use/land cover and climatic changes on water and energy cycle in the upper Midwest United States, International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.2095

13. Nair, U. S., D. K. Ray, R. O. Lawton, R. M. Welch and R. Pielke (2011), The impact of deforestation on orographic cloud formation in a complex tropical environment, In: Tropical Montane Cloud Forests, L. A. Bruijnzeel, F. N. Scatena and L. S. Hamilton (eds), Cambridge University Press, 750 (p)

14. Lawton, R. O., U. S. Nair, D. K. Ray, A. Regmi, A. Pounds, and R. M. Welch (2011), Quantitative measures of immersion in cloud and the biogeography of cloud forest, In: Tropical Montane Cloud Forests, L. A. Bruijnzeel, F. N. Scatena and L. S. Hamilton (eds), Cambridge University Press, 750 (p)

15. Ray, D. K., J. M. Duckles and B. C. Pijanowski (2010), The Impact of future land use scenarios on runoff volumes in the Muskegon river watershed, Environmental Management, doi:10.1007/s00267-010-9533-z

16. Ray, D. K., V. S. Manoharan and R. M. Welch, (2011), Cloud cover conditions and stability of the Western Ghats montane wet forests, in press, J. Geophys. Res.

17. Ray, D. K., B. C. Pijanowski, A. D. Kendall and D. W. Hyndman, An assessment of the sources of uncertainty in a coupled land use and groundwater model and its use for land use planning, Applied Geography, in review

18. Foley, J. A., and coauthors, Solutions for a cultivated planet, Nature, in review

 

 

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