University of California, Riverside

Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

Durga Kafle

durga kaflePost Doc

Ph.D., Utah State University, Atmospheric and Space Physics, 2009

Specialty: Atmospheric Dynamics and Remote Sensing


Phone: (951)-827-4549

Office: Geology 415C

Research Interests:

  • Climate and atmospheric dynamics
  • Remote sensing of the atmosphere
  • Aerosol-cloud interactions and their effects on atmospheric radiation budget
  • Applications of observations to model evaluation and improvement

Recent Projects:

  • Investigation of the global aerosol-cloud semi-direct effect
  • Evaluation of the ability of climate models to simulate observed vertical profiles of aerosol

Selected Publications:

Kafle D. N., and R. L. Coulter, 2013, Micropulse Lidar-Derived Aerosol Optical Depth Climatology at ARM Sites Worldwide, J. Geophys. Res.,118, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50536.

 Kafle, D.N., 2009, Rayleigh-Lidar Observations of Mesospheric Gravity Wave Activity above Logan, Utah, Digitalcommons@USU,

Hermann, R., F. Grandjean, D.N. Kafle, D.E. Brown, C. Johnson, S. Kauzlarich, and G. Long, 2007,  Antimony-121 Mössbauer Spectral Study of the Eu(14)MnSb(11)  and Yb(14)MnSb(11) Zintl Compounds, Inorg Chem., 46 (25), 10736-10740.

 Kafle, D.N., and B.K. Sapkota, 2001, Air Pollution Levels in Kathmandu Valley as Measured by Nephelometer and Particulate Monitor, Proceedings of the Second International Conference On Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA 2001), Kyoto, Japan, 2001.

 Kafle, D.N., and B.K. Sapkota, 1998, Particulate Mass loading in Kathmandu Valley, Tribhuvan  University Journal, XXI, 13-27.

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