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Tirtha Banerjee

Dr. Tirtha Banerjee

Turbulence Modelling
group: Transport Processes in the Atmospheric Boundary-Layer
room: 263
phone: +49 8821 183 165
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Curriculum Vitae

Current Position (2015-present):

Postdoctoral Scientist, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany. Group: Transport Processes in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer; led by Dr. Matthias Mauder (http://imk-ifu.fzk.de/table.php).


Research Interests:

  • Investigating climate feedback of semi-arid ecosystems by means of Large eddy Simulation (LES) (http://imk-ifu.fzk.de/table_2244.php).
  • Phenomenological study of scaling laws of turbulence statistics in neutral and thermally stratified atmospheric surface layer (ASL) (Analytical approach).
  • Turbulent flow and associated exchange processes in the presence of vegetation-canopy heterogeneity and/or complex topography (Numerical approach).
  • Wind shear induced turbulence in water-bodies (Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) experiments and numerical modeling.

Journal Publications:


  1. Banerjee, T., D. Li, J.Y. Juang and G.G. Katul, 2015, A spectral budget model for the longitudinal turbulent velocity in the stable atmospheric surface layer, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAS-D-15-0066.1 Link to early online release

  1. Banerjee, T., D. Poggi, C.W. Huang, M. Kumar and G.G. Katul, 2015, Turbulence induced aerosol-sized particle deposition over forest edges and gaps situated on complex topography, Atmospheric Environment. To be submitted

  1. Majumdar. R and T. Banerjee, 2015, Effect of changing source capillary radius on bulk flow parameter scaling laws for hypersonically expanding arc-ablated polycarbonate plasma for fusion and space applications, Journal of Fusion Energy. DOI: 10.1007/s10894-015-9947-y. Full Manuscript in PDF


  1. Banerjee, T., M. Muste, G.G. Katul, 2014, Flume experiments on wind induced flow in static water bodies in the presence of protruding vegetation, Advances in Water Resources, DOI 10.1016/j.advwatres.2014.11.010. Full Manuscript in PDF

  1. Banerjee, T., G,G. Katul, S. Salesky and M. Chamecki, 2014, Revisiting the formulations for the longitudinal velocity variance in the unstable atmospheric surface layer, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, DOI 10.1002/qj.2472. Full Manuscript in PDF


  1. Banerjee, T. and, G. G. Katul, 2013, Logarithmic scaling in the longitudinal velocity variance explained by a spectral budget, Physics of Fluids, DOI 10.1063/1.4837876. Full Manuscript in PDF

  1. Banerjee, T., G.G. Katul, S. Fontan, D. Poggi and M. Kumar, 2013, Mean flow near edges and within cavities situated inside dense canopies, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, DOI 10.1007/s10546-013-9826-x.Full Manuscript in PDF

  1. Sahu, A., T. Banerjee, A. G. Niyogi and P. Bhattacharya, 2013, Active control of radiated sound from stiffened plates using IDE-PFC actuators, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Volume: 18 Issue: 3 Pages: 109-116, . First Page in PDF



Invited Lectures


  • Surface layer turbulence and canopy turbulence, Alpine Summer School on Land Atmosphere Interactions, course XXIII, Valsavarenche, Valle d'Aosta (Italy), June, 2015.


  • Turbulence in complex natural environments, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), Mumbai, India, October, 2014.

Conference Presentations:

  • , 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011; San-Francisco, CA, USA.
  • European Turbulence Conference, 2015, Delft, The Netherlands (Submitted).
  • American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, 2014, Denver, CO, USA.
  • 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD), 2014, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  •  International Workshop on Eco-hydrology of semiarid environments: Confronting mathematical models with ecosystem complexity, 2013, Be'er-Sheva, Israel.

Significant Honors and Awards:

  • Certificate in Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Duke University, NC, USA.
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) WISE (Working Internship in Science and Engineering) Fellowship, 2010.
  • Jadavpur University Medal for Excellence in Environmental Engineering, 2011.

Professional Service:

Reviewer for following Journals with number of reviews in bracket:

  • Advances in Water Resources (2).
  • Water Resources Research (2)
  • Experiments in Fluids (1)
  • Journal of Hydraulic Engineering (1)
  • Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology (1)
  • Journal of Hydrometeorology (1)