Research Assistant Professor · Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
- Office: 344 Clark Hall
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Bonasoni, P. P. Laj, , A. Marinoni, A., M. Sprenger, F. Angelini, J. Arduini, U. Bonafè, F. Calzolari, T. Colombo, S. Decesari, C. Di Biagio, A.G.di Sarra, F. Evangelisti, R. Duchi, C. Facchini, S. Fuzzi, GP. Gobbi, M. Maione, A. Panday , F.Roccato, K. Sellegri, H. Venzac, GP. Verza, P. Villani, E. Vuillermoz and P. Cristofanelli, P. Cristofanelli (2010), “Atmospheric Brown Clouds in the Himalayas: first two years of continuous observations at the Nepal-Climate Observatory at Pyramid (5079 m)”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 7515-7531. http://www.atmos-chem-phys.org/10/7515/2010/acp-10-7515-2010.html
Panday, Arnico K., and Ronald G. Prinn (2009), “The diurnal cycle of air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Observations”, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 114, D09305, doi: 10.1029: 2008JD009777. http://www.agu.org/journals/ABS/2009/2008JD009777.shtml
Panday, Arnico K., Ronald G. Prinn, and Christoph Schär (2009). “The diurnal cycle of air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: Part 2, Modeling results” Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 114, D21308, doi:10.1029/2008JD009808. http://www.agu.org/journals/ABS/2009/2008JD009808.shtml
Yu, Yong, Bo Galle, Elke Hodson, Arnico Panday, Ronald Prinn, and Shuhui Wang. 2009. “Observations of high NO2 – HONO conversion in the nocturnal atmospheric boundary layer an urban site in Kathmandu.” Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 9, 6401–6415. http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/9/6401/2009/acp-9-6401-2009.html
Yu, Yong, Arnico Panday, Elke Hodson, Bo Galle, and Ronald Prinn. 2007. “Monocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Kathmandu during the winter season.” Water, Air and Soil Pollution. doi: 10.1007/s11270-007-9607-6. http://www.springerlink.com/content/2451xvx2v3912487/
Panday, Arnico. 2006. The Diurnal Cycle of Air Pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Center for Global Change Science Report Series # 75, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. web.mit.edu/cgcs/www/MIT_CGCS_Rpt75.html
My research group studies the meteorological transport and chemical transformation of air pollutants, and their impacts on air quality and regional climate, using a combination of approaches, including field measurements of meteorology, gases, and aerosols, remote sensing, and chemistry transport modeling.
We are particularly interested in topics in mountain areas, and topics in southern Asia and central Africa.
Current research activities include:
* Studying the spatial variation of ozone in the mountain areas of Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA (in collaboration with Stephan de Wekker, UVA).
* Measuring ozone and carbon monoxide in Hanimaadhoo, Maldives, studying the outflow of polluted air from southern South Asia, and the inflow of clean air into southern South Asia (in collaboration with Madives EPA and UNEP).
* Studying the fate of air pollutants from the Ganges Basin as they are transported towards and lifted by the Himalayan foothills. Field measurements in Makwanpur, Nepal.
* Studying the diurnal and seasonal cycle of aerosol haze over the south slopes of the Himalaya and over the central Nepali foothills (in collaboration with NASA Aeronet). aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/new_web/photo_db/Pokhara.html
* Studying the transport of south Asian pollutants to the high Himalaya and towards the Tibetan Plateau, by doing field measurements in the Kali Gandaki Valley.
* Studying the factors controlling air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley during winter.
* Setting up a climate observations on Mt. Mugogo and Mt. Karisimbi in Rwanda.
Ksenia Brazhnik, http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/grad-student/brazhnik-ksenia/
Shradda Dhungel, http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/grad-student/dhungelshradda/