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Gourihar Kulkarni

Gourihar Kulkarni

Atmospheric Measurement & Data Sciences
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K4-28
Richland, WA 99352

Research Interests

  • Aerosol-cloud interactions and their representation in climate models
  • Ice nucleation and formation parameterizations
  • CFD modeling of atmospheric sampling instruments
  • Atmospheric research instrumentation

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
  • M.S., Computational Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds, UK
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Karnataka University, India

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member, American Geophysical Union
  • Member, National Society of Professional Engineers

PNNL Publications







  • Kulkarni GR, and S Dobbie. 2010. "Ice nucleation properties of mineral dust particles: Determination of onset RHi, IN active fraction, nucleation time-lag, and the effect of active sites on contact angles." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 10(1):95-105.  doi:10.5194/acp-10-95-2010


  • Kulkarni GR, S Dobbie, and J McQuaid. 2009. "A new thermal gradient ice nucleation diffusion chamber instrument: design, development and first results using Saharan mineral dust." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 2:221-229.  doi:10.5194/amt-2-221-2009

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