Virendra P. Ghate



Virendra P. Ghate is an atmospheric scientist working at the Argonne National Laboratory, a fellow of the Computation Institute and a visiting scholar of the Rutgers University. His research is primarily focused on boundary layer clouds and radiation processes with an ultimate goal of improving their representation in Global Climate Models that are used for predicting the future climate and energy needs. To conduct his research he uses data collected by various atmospheric in-situ and remote sensing instruments along with sophisticated atmospheric radiative transfer models.      Virendra holds a B.S degree in Mechanical engineering from Nagpur University and, M.S. and PhD degrees in Meteorology from University of Miami. Before joining Argonne in 2013 he worked as a research faculty at Rutgers University from 2009 to 2013. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and American Geophysical Union. He is also an active member of the Department of Energy (DOE)’s  Atmospheric System Research (ASR) program and co-leads the vertical velocity focus group within it.