Assistant Professor

Dr Shailendra Kumar

Department of Environmental Science

Interests

  1. Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere
  2. Nature of raining cloud systems over both the oceans and land masses of the tropics
  3. Mountains influence on precipitating cloud system

Education

2005

DDU Gorakhpur University,
India
BSc
(Physics, Mathematics, Statistics)

2008

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee,
India
MSc (Physics)

2016

Indian Institute of Science,
India
PhD

Experience

  • July. 2020 - Continue Postdoctoral Research Associate, Indian Institute of Science, India. INCOMPASS project
  • Jan. 2020 - Jun. 2020 Postdoctoral Research Associate, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in University of Toulouse, France.
  • Assistant Researcher, Geophysics Institute of Peru MAGNET-IGP
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, IIT Kanpur, India.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Professional Services

  • Journal Reviewer- Meteorological Applications
  • Journal Reviewer- Atmospheric Research
  • Journal Reviewer- Journal of Earth System Science
  • Journal Reviewer- International Journal of Remote Sensing
  • Journal Reviewer- Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics
  • Journal Reviewer- AAS Open Research 2020

Research Interest

  • Remote sensing of clouds and Atmosphere, Cloud micro-physics, Effect of synoptic conditions of extreme events, Radar observations, Radar retrieval algorithm, Meso-scale and cloud Modeling, Satellite meteorology, Radar precipitation retrieval, Thunderstorms, Satellite radar observations of tropical cloud systems, Nature of raining cloud systems over both the oceans and land masses of the tropics, Mountains influence on precipitating cloud systems, Vertical structure of clouds, Extreme weather events and remote sensing, Climate Chang/li>

Awards & Fellowships

  • Mar. 2008 Qualified GATE exam in Physics
  • Sep. 2008 Qualified NET exam in Physics
  • Mar. 2006 Qualified JNU entrance exam in Physics
  • Mar. 2006 Qualified JAM exam in Physics
  • Mar. 2006 Qualified JAM exam in Geo-Physics
  • Apr. 2006 Qualified BHU entrance exam in Physics
  • Jun. 2006 Qualified JEST exam in Physics

Memberships

  • Life-time membership Indian Meteorological Society

Publications

Journals
  • Kumar, Shailendra, Carlos Del Castillo-Velarde, Jose Luis Flores Rojas, Aldo Moya-Alvarez, Daniel Martinez Castro, Shweta Srivastava, and Yamina Silva. "Precipitation structure during various phases the life cycle of precipitating cloud systems using geostationary satellite and spacebased precipitation radar over Peru." GIScience & Remote Sensing 57, no. 8 (2020): 1057-1082.
  • Kumar, Shailendra, Carlos Del Castillo-Velarde, Jairo M. Valdivia Prado, Jose Luis Flores Rojas, Stephany M. Callanaupa Gutierrez, Aldo S. Moya Alvarez, Daniel Martine-Castro, and Yamina Silva. "Rainfall Characteristics in the Mantaro Basin over tropical Andes from a vertically pointed profile rain radar and in-situ field campaign." Atmosphere 11, no. 3 (2020): 248.
  • Flores-Rojas, Jose Luis, Aldo S. Moya-Alvarez, Jairo M. Valdivia-Prado, Manuel Pinas-Laura, Shailendra Kumar, Hugo Abi Karam, Elver VillalobosPuma, Daniel Martinez-Castro, and Yamina Silva. "On the dynamic mechanisms of intense rainfall events in the central Andes of Peru, Mantaro valley." Atmospheric Research 248 (2021): 105188.
  • Kumar, Shailendra, Aldo S. Moya-Alvarez, Carlos Del Castillo-Velarde, Daniel Martinez-Castro, and Yamina Silva. "Effect of low-level flow and Andes mountain on the tropical and mid-latitude precipitating cloud systems: GPM observations." Theoretical and Applied Climatology 141, no. 1 (2020): 157-172.
  • Castillo-Velarde, Del, Shailendra Kumar, Jairo M. Valdivia-Prado, Aldo S. Moya-Álvarez, Jose Luis Flores-Rojas, Elver Villalobos-Puma, Daniel MartínezCastro, and Yamina Silva-Vidal. "Evaluation of GPM Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar algorithms to estimate drop size distribution parameters, using ground-based measurement over the Central Andes of Peru." Earth Systems and Environment 5, no. 3 (2021): 597-619.
  • Flores-Rojas, José Luis, Yamina Silva, Luis Suárez-Salas, René Estevan, Jairo Valdivia-Prado, Miguel Saavedra, Lucy Giraldez et al. "Analysis of extreme meteorological events in the central Andes of Peru using a set of specialized instruments." Atmosphere 12, no. 3 (2021): 408.
  • Moya-Alvarez, Aldo S., Daniel Martinez-Castro, Shailendra Kumar, Jose L. Flores Rojas, Rene Estevan, Miguel Saavedra-Huanca, and Yamina Silva. "Statistical characterization of vertical meteorological profiles obtained with the WRF-ARW model on the central Andes of Peru and its relationship with the occurrence of precipitation on the region." Atmospheric Research 239 (2020): 104915.
  • Kumar, Shailendra, and Yamina Silva. "Distribution of hydrometeors in monsoonal clouds over the South American continent during the austral summer monsoon: GPM observations." International Journal of Remote Sensing 41, no. 10 (2020): 3677-3707.
  • Flores-Rojas, Jose Luis, Joan Cuxart, Manuel Pinas-Laura, Stephany Callanaupa, Luis Suarez- Salas, Shailendra Kumar, Aldo S. Moya-Alvarez, and Yamina SIlva. "Seasonal and diurnal cycles of surface boundary layer and energy balance in the central andes of peru, mantaro valley." Atmosphere 10, no. 12 (2019): 779.
  • Moya-Alvarez, Aldo S., Rene Estevan, Shailendra Kumar, Jose L. Flores Rojas, Joel J. Ticse, Daniel Martinez-Castro, and Yamina Silva. "Influence of PBL parameterization schemes in WRF_ARW model on short-range precipitation's forecasts in the complex orography of Peruvian Central Andes." Atmospheric Research 233 (2020): 104708.
  • Martinez-Castro, Daniel, Shailendra Kumar, Jose Luis Flores Rojas, Aldo Moya-Alvarez, Jairo M. Valdivia-Prado, Elver Villalobos-Puma, Carlos Del Castillo-Velarde, and Yamina Silva-Vidal. "The impact of microphysics parameterization in the simulation of two convective rainfall events over the central andes of peru using WRF-ARW." Atmosphere 10, no. 8 (2019): 442.
  • Kumar, Shailendra , and Yamina Silva. "Vertical characteristics of radar reflectivity and DSD parameters in intense convective clouds over South East South Asia during the Indian Summer monsoon: GPM observations." International Journal of Remote Sensing 40, no. 24 (2019): 9604- 9628.
  • Kumar, Shailendra, and G. S. Bhat. "Frequency of a state of cloud systems over tropical warm ocean." Environmental Research Communications 1, no. 6 (2019): 061003.
  • JL, Flores Rojas, and Moya-Alvarez AS. "Analysis of possible triggering mechanisms of severe thunderstorms in the tropical central Andes of Peru, Mantaro Valley." Atmosphere 10, no. 6 (2019): 301.
  • Kumar, Shailendra, Yamina Silva, Aldo S. Moya-Alvarez, and Daniel Martinez-Castro. "Seasonal and regional differences in extreme rainfall events and their contribution to the world’s precipitation: GPM observations." Advances in Meteorology 2019 (2019).
  • Kumar, Shailendra, Yamina-Silva Vidal, Aldo S. Moya-Alvarez, and Daniel Martinez-Castro. "Effect of the surface wind flow and topography on precipitating cloud systems over the Andes and associated Amazon basin: GPM observations." Atmospheric Research 225 (2019): 193-208.
  • Villalobos Puma, Elver Edmundo, Daniel Martinez Castro, Kumar Shailendra, Yamina Silva Vidal, and Octavio Fashe. "Estudio de tormentas convectivas sobre los Andes Centrales del Peru usando los radares PR-TRMM y KuPR-GPM." (2019).
  • Moya-Alvarez, Aldo S., Daniel Martinez-Castro, Shailendra Kumar, Rene Estevan, and Yamina Silva. "Response of the WRF model to different resolutions in the rainfall forecast over the complex Peruvian orography." Theoretical and Applied Climatology 137, no. 3 (2019): 2993-3007.
  • Lasher-Trapp, Sonia, Shailendra Kumar, Daniel H. Moser, Alan M. Blyth, Jeffrey R. French, Robert C. Jackson, David C. Leon, and David M. Plummer. "On different microphysical pathways to convective rainfall." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 57, no. 10 (2018): 2399- 2417.
  • Moya-Alvarez, Aldo S., Jose Galvez, Andrea Holguin, Rene Estevan, Shailendra Kumar, Elver Villalobos, Daniel Martinez-Castro, and Yamina Silva. "Extreme rainfall forecast with the WRFARW model in the Central Andes of Peru." Atmosphere 9, no. 9 (2018): 362.
  • Kumar, Shailendra. "Vertical structure of precipitating shallow echoes observed from TRMM during Indian summer monsoon." Theoretical and applied climatology 133, no. 3 (2018): 1051- 1059.
  • Sarangi, Chandan, S. N. Tripathi, Yun Qian, Shailendra Kumar, and L. Ruby Leung. "Aerosol and urban land use effect on rainfall around cities in Indo‐ Gangetic Basin from observations and cloud resolving model simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123, no. 7 (2018): 3645-3667.
  • Kumar, Shailendra : Vertical characteristics of reflectivity in intense convective clouds using TRMM PR data. Environment and Natural Resources Research. 2017. 7 (2),58
  • Kumar, Shailendra, and G. S. Bhat. "Vertical structure of orographic precipitating clouds observed over south Asia during summer monsoon season." Journal of Earth System Science 126, no. 8 (2017): 1-12.
  • Kumar, Shailendra. "A 10-year climatology of vertical properties of most active convective clouds over the Indian regions using TRMM PR." Theoretical and applied climatology 127, no. 1-2 (2017): 429-440.
  • Kumar, Shailendra, and G. S. Bhat. "Vertical profiles of radar reflectivity factor in intense convective clouds in the tropics." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 55, no. 5 (2016): 1277-1286.
  • Kumar, Shailendra. "Three dimensional characteristics of precipitating cloud systems observed during Indian summer monsoon." Advances in Space Research 58, no. 6 (2016): 1017-1032.
  • Bhat, G. S., and Shailendra Kumar. "Vertical structure of cumulonimbus towers and intense convective clouds over the South Asian region during the summer monsoon season." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120, no. 5 (2015): 1710-1722.
Field experiment and Training courses
  • 2009: Participated in field experiment took over Bay of Bengal, AWS measurements
  • 2009: Attended Training school held on Predictability of weather and climate at Indian institute of Science (India) 2010: Attended summer school held on Fluctuations and Turbulence in the Micro-physics and Dynamics of clouds at Porquerolles (France)
  • 2010: Attended summer school held on Fluctuations and Turbulence in the Micro-physics and Dynamics of clouds at Porquerolles (France)
  • 2011: Solar eclipse experiment in Rameswaram, India
  • 2018, 2019: Atmospheric measurement Field experiment in Huancayo, Peru
  • 2020: Attended Training school held on running the Meso-NH model at Toulouse (France)

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