Dr. Pawan Gupta

Dr. Pawan Gupta

  • Research Associate
  • 301.614.5229
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 614
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: USRA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Pawan Gupta is a Research Scientist at the Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR), Universities Space Research Association. He has completed his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He focused on retrieval of particulate matter air quality at the surface from satellite observations during his time in graduate school. His main research expertise is in the application of satellite remote sensing for air quality monitoring and assessment around the world. He is also interested in research on air quality in growing mega cities, spatial and temporal trends in aerosols over urban regions, radiative effects of aerosols, development of statistical models to estimate surface level particulate matter air quality, aerosols and clouds data validation and retrieval of cloud products from UV satellite measurements. Dr. Gupta currently works with OMI and MODIS science team on development and validation of new aerosols products. He also currently participate in developing and conducting remote sensing technical workshops and capacity building activities for the NASA Applied Sciences Program, where he teaches the application of satellite imagery to environmental decision-making activities, with a focus on surface air quality.

    Research Interests

    Atmospheric Aerosols


    Satellite Remote Sesning of Aerosols & Clouds


    Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Pollution & Air Quality


    Climate Change


    Earth Radiation Budget


    Multi Sensor Data Fusion


    Current Projects

    Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) Program

     http://arset.gsfc.nasa.gov/airquality

    Positions/Employment

    5/2010 - Present

    Research Scientist

    Universities Space Research Association, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Naeger, A. R., P. Gupta, B. T. Zavodsky, and K. M. McGrath. 2016. "Monitoring and tracking the trans-Pacific transport of aerosols using multi-satellite aerosol optical depth composites." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (6): 2463-2482 [10.5194/amt-9-2463-2016]

    Sherman, J. P., P. Gupta, R. C. Levy, and P. J. Sherman. 2016. "An Evaluation of MODIS-Retrieved Aerosol Optical Depth over a Mountainous AERONET Site in the Southeastern US." Aerosol Air Qual. Res., (In Press) [10.4209/aaqr.2015.09.0568]

    Gupta, P., J. Joiner, A. Vasilkov, and P. K. Bhartia. 2016. "Top-of-the-atmosphere shortwave flux estimation from satellite observations: an empirical neural network approach applied with data from the A-train constellation." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (7): 2813-2826 [10.5194/amt-9-2813-2016]

    Gupta, P., R. C. Levy, S. Mattoo, L. A. Remer, and L. A. Munchak. 2016. "A surface reflectance scheme for retrieving aerosol optical depth over urban surfaces in MODIS Dark Target retrieval algorithm." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9 (7): 3293-3308 [10.5194/amt-9-3293-2016]

    Xiong, X., L. Chen, Y. Liu, U. Cortesi, and P. Gupta. 2015. "Satellite Observation of Atmospheric Compositions for Air Quality and Climate Study." Advances in Meteorology, 2015: 1-2 [10.1155/2015/932012]

    Naeger, A. R., P. Gupta, B. Zavodsky, and K. M. McGrath. 2015. "Monitoring and tracking the trans-Pacific transport of aerosols using multi-satellite aerosol optical depth retrievals." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, 8 (10): 10319-10360 [10.5194/amtd-8-10319-2015]

    Sinha, P., P. Gupta, D. Kaskaoutis, et al. L. Sahu, N. Nagendra, R. K. Manchanda, Y. B. Kumar, and S. Sreenivasan. 2015. "Estimation of particulate matter from satellite- and ground-based observations over Hyderabad, India." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 36 (24): 6192-6213 [10.1080/01431161.2015.1112929]

    Duncan, B. N., A. I. Prados, L. Lamsal, et al. Y. Liu, D. Streets, P. Gupta, E. Hilsenrath, R. A. Kahn, J. E. Nielsen, A. Beyersdorf, S. Burton, A. Fiore, J. Fishman, D. Henze, C. Hostetler, N. A. Krotkov, P. Lee, M. Lin, S. Pawson, G. Pfister, K. E. Pickering, R. B. Pierce, Y. Yoshida, and L. Ziemba. 2014. "Satellite data of atmospheric pollution for U.S. air quality applications: Examples of applications, summary of data end-user resources, answers to FAQs, and common mistakes to avoid." Atmospheric Environment, 94: 647-662 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.05.061]

    Aher, G. R., G. V. Pawar, P. Gupta, and P. C. Devara. 2014. "Effect of major dust storm on optical, physical, and radiative properties of aerosols over coastal and urban environments in Western India." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35 (3): 871-903 [10.1080/01431161.2013.873153]

    Gupta, P., M. Khan, A. M. Da Silva, and F. Patadia. 2013. "MODIS aerosol optical depth observations over urban areas in Pakistan: Quantity and quality of the data for air quality monitoring." Atmospheric Pollution Research, 4 (1): 43-52 [10.5094/APR.2013.005]

    Kaskaoutis, D. G., A. K. Prasad, P. G. Kosmopoulos, et al. P. R. Sinha, S. K. Kharol, P. Gupta, H. M. El-Askary, and M. Kafatos. 2012. "Synergistic Use of Remote Sensing and Modeling for Tracing Dust Storms in the Mediterranean." Advances in Meteorology, 2012 (Article ID 861026): 1-14 [10.1155/2012/861026]

    Rashki, A., C. J. Kaskaoutis, C. J. Kaskaoutis, et al. C. J. Kaskaoutis, P. Eriksson, M. Qiang, and P. Gupta. 2012. "Dust storms and their horizontal dust loading in the Sistan region, Iran." Aeolian Research, 5: 51-62 [10.1016/j.aeolia.2011.12.001]

    Joiner, J., A. P. Vasilkov, P. Gupta, et al. P. K. Bhartia, P. Veefkind, M. Sneep, J. D. Haan, I. Polonsky, and R. Spurr. 2012. "Fast simulators for satellite cloud optical centroid pressure retrievals; evaluation of OMI cloud retrievals." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 5 (3): 529-545 [Full Text (Link)] [10.5194/amt-5-529-2012]

    Kaskaoutis, D. G., R. A. Kahn, P. Gupta, A. Jayaraman, and A. Bartzokas. 2012. "Desert Dust Properties, Modelling, and Monitoring." Advances in Meteorology, 2012 (483632): 1-2 [10.1155/2012/483632]

    Christopher, S., P. Gupta, B. Johnson, and J. Haywood. 2011. "Multi-sensor satellite remote sensing of dust aerosols over North Africa during GERBILS." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 137 (658): 1168-1178 [10.1002/qj.863]

    Haywood, B., T. Johnson, S. R. Osborne, et al. A. Baran, M. Brooks, S. F. Milton, J. Mulcahy, D. Walters, R. Allan, M. Woodage, A. Klaver, P. Formenti, H. E. Brindley, S. Christopher, and P. Gupta. 2011. "Motivation, rationale and key results from the GERBILS Saharan dust measurement campaign." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc., 137 (658): 1106-1116 [10.1002/qj.797]

    Gupta, P., and S. A. Christopher. 2009. "Particulate matter air quality assessment using integrated surface, satellite, and meteorological products: Multiple regression approach." JGR, [DOI 10.1029/2008JD011496]

    Gupta, P., and S. A. Christopher. 2009. "Particulate matter air quality assessment using integrated surface, satellite, and meteorological products: 2. A neural network approach." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 114 (D20): [10.1029/2008JD011496]

    Patadia, F., P. Gupta, and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "First observational estimates of global clear sky shortwave aerosol direct radiative effect over land." Geophys. Res. Lett, 35 (4): L04810 [10.1029/2007GL032314]

    Gupta, P., F. Patadia, and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "Multisensor Data Product Fusion for Aerosol Research." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 46 (5): 1407-1415 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.916087]

    Douglass, A. R., R. S. Stolarski, M. R. Schoeberl, et al. C. H. Jackman, P. Gupta, P. Newman, E. L. Fleming, J. E. Nielsen, and E. L. Fleming. 2008. "Relationship of loss, mean age of air and the distribution of CFCs to stratospheric circulation and implications for atmospheric lifetimes." J. Geophys. Res., 113 (D14): D14309 [10.1029/2007JD009575]

    Patadia, F., P. Gupta, S. A. Christopher, and J. S. Reid. 2008. "A Multisensor satellite-based assessment of biomass burning aerosol radiative impact over Amazonia." Journal of Geophysical Research, 113 (D12): [10.1029/2007JD009486]

    Gupta, P., and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "Seven year particulate matter air quality assessment from surface and satellite measurements." Atmos. Chem. Phys.,, 8: [doi:10.5194/acp-8-3311-2008]

    Gupta, P., and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "An evaluation of Terra-MODIS sampling for monthly and annual particulate matter air quality assessment over the Southeastern United States." Atmospheric Environment, 42 (26): [doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.04.044]

    Gupta, P., S. A. Christopher, M. A. Box, and G. A. Box. 2007. "Multi year satellite remote sensing of particulate matter air quality over Sydney, Australia." IJRS, 28 (20): [10.1080/01431160701241738]

    Gupta, P., S. A. Christopher, J. Wang, et al. R. Gehrig, Y. C. Lee, and N. Kumar. 2006. "Satellite remote sensing of particulate matter and air quality assessment over global cities." Atmospheric Environment, 40 (30): [doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.03.016]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Pawan Gupta is a Research Scientist at the Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR), Universities Space Research Association. He has completed his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He focused on retrieval of particulate matter air quality at the surface from satellite observations during his time in graduate school. His main research expertise is in the application of satellite remote sensing for air quality monitoring and assessment around the world. He is also interested in research on air quality in growing mega cities, spatial and temporal trends in aerosols over urban regions, radiative effects of aerosols, development of statistical models to estimate surface level particulate matter air quality, aerosols and clouds data validation and retrieval of cloud products from UV satellite measurements. Dr. Gupta currently works with OMI and MODIS science team on development and validation of new aerosols products. He also currently participate in developing and conducting remote sensing technical workshops and capacity building activities for the NASA Applied Sciences Program, where he teaches the application of satellite imagery to environmental decision-making activities, with a focus on surface air quality.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Naeger, A. R., P. Gupta, B. T. Zavodsky, and K. M. McGrath. 2016. "Monitoring and tracking the trans-Pacific transport of aerosols using multi-satellite aerosol optical depth composites." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (6): 2463-2482 [10.5194/amt-9-2463-2016]

    Sherman, J. P., P. Gupta, R. C. Levy, and P. J. Sherman. 2016. "An Evaluation of MODIS-Retrieved Aerosol Optical Depth over a Mountainous AERONET Site in the Southeastern US." Aerosol Air Qual. Res. (In Press) [10.4209/aaqr.2015.09.0568]

    Gupta, P., J. Joiner, A. Vasilkov, and P. K. Bhartia. 2016. "Top-of-the-atmosphere shortwave flux estimation from satellite observations: an empirical neural network approach applied with data from the A-train constellation." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (7): 2813-2826 [10.5194/amt-9-2813-2016]

    Gupta, P., R. C. Levy, S. Mattoo, L. A. Remer, and L. A. Munchak. 2016. "A surface reflectance scheme for retrieving aerosol optical depth over urban surfaces in MODIS Dark Target retrieval algorithm." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 9 (7): 3293-3308 [10.5194/amt-9-3293-2016]

    Xiong, X., L. Chen, Y. Liu, U. Cortesi, and P. Gupta. 2015. "Satellite Observation of Atmospheric Compositions for Air Quality and Climate Study." Advances in Meteorology 2015 1-2 [10.1155/2015/932012]

    Naeger, A. R., P. Gupta, B. Zavodsky, and K. M. McGrath. 2015. "Monitoring and tracking the trans-Pacific transport of aerosols using multi-satellite aerosol optical depth retrievals." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions 8 (10): 10319-10360 [10.5194/amtd-8-10319-2015]

    Sinha, P., P. Gupta, D. Kaskaoutis, et al. L. Sahu, N. Nagendra, R. K. Manchanda, Y. B. Kumar, and S. Sreenivasan. 2015. "Estimation of particulate matter from satellite- and ground-based observations over Hyderabad, India." International Journal of Remote Sensing 36 (24): 6192-6213 [10.1080/01431161.2015.1112929]

    Duncan, B. N., A. I. Prados, L. Lamsal, et al. Y. Liu, D. Streets, P. Gupta, E. Hilsenrath, R. A. Kahn, J. E. Nielsen, A. Beyersdorf, S. Burton, A. Fiore, J. Fishman, D. Henze, C. Hostetler, N. A. Krotkov, P. Lee, M. Lin, S. Pawson, G. Pfister, K. E. Pickering, R. B. Pierce, Y. Yoshida, and L. Ziemba. 2014. "Satellite data of atmospheric pollution for U.S. air quality applications: Examples of applications, summary of data end-user resources, answers to FAQs, and common mistakes to avoid." Atmospheric Environment 94 647-662 [10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.05.061]

    Aher, G. R., G. V. Pawar, P. Gupta, and P. C. Devara. 2014. "Effect of major dust storm on optical, physical, and radiative properties of aerosols over coastal and urban environments in Western India." International Journal of Remote Sensing 35 (3): 871-903 [10.1080/01431161.2013.873153]

    Gupta, P., M. Khan, A. M. Da Silva, and F. Patadia. 2013. "MODIS aerosol optical depth observations over urban areas in Pakistan: Quantity and quality of the data for air quality monitoring." Atmospheric Pollution Research 4 (1): 43-52 [10.5094/APR.2013.005]

    Kaskaoutis, D. G., A. K. Prasad, P. G. Kosmopoulos, et al. P. R. Sinha, S. K. Kharol, P. Gupta, H. M. El-Askary, and M. Kafatos. 2012. "Synergistic Use of Remote Sensing and Modeling for Tracing Dust Storms in the Mediterranean." Advances in Meteorology 2012 (Article ID 861026): 1-14 [10.1155/2012/861026]

    Rashki, A., C. J. Kaskaoutis, C. J. Kaskaoutis, et al. C. J. Kaskaoutis, P. Eriksson, M. Qiang, and P. Gupta. 2012. "Dust storms and their horizontal dust loading in the Sistan region, Iran." Aeolian Research 5 51-62 [10.1016/j.aeolia.2011.12.001]

    Joiner, J., A. P. Vasilkov, P. Gupta, et al. P. K. Bhartia, P. Veefkind, M. Sneep, J. D. Haan, I. Polonsky, and R. Spurr. 2012. "Fast simulators for satellite cloud optical centroid pressure retrievals; evaluation of OMI cloud retrievals." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 5 (3): 529-545 [Full Text (Link)] [10.5194/amt-5-529-2012]

    Kaskaoutis, D. G., R. A. Kahn, P. Gupta, A. Jayaraman, and A. Bartzokas. 2012. "Desert Dust Properties, Modelling, and Monitoring." Advances in Meteorology 2012 (483632): 1-2 [10.1155/2012/483632]

    Christopher, S., P. Gupta, B. Johnson, and J. Haywood. 2011. "Multi-sensor satellite remote sensing of dust aerosols over North Africa during GERBILS." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 137 (658): 1168-1178 [10.1002/qj.863]

    Haywood, B., T. Johnson, S. R. Osborne, et al. A. Baran, M. Brooks, S. F. Milton, J. Mulcahy, D. Walters, R. Allan, M. Woodage, A. Klaver, P. Formenti, H. E. Brindley, S. Christopher, and P. Gupta. 2011. "Motivation, rationale and key results from the GERBILS Saharan dust measurement campaign." Q.J.R. Meteorol. Soc. 137 (658): 1106-1116 [10.1002/qj.797]

    Gupta, P., and S. A. Christopher. 2009. "Particulate matter air quality assessment using integrated surface, satellite, and meteorological products: Multiple regression approach." JGR [DOI 10.1029/2008JD011496]

    Gupta, P., and S. A. Christopher. 2009. "Particulate matter air quality assessment using integrated surface, satellite, and meteorological products: 2. A neural network approach." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 114 (D20): [10.1029/2008JD011496]

    Patadia, F., P. Gupta, and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "First observational estimates of global clear sky shortwave aerosol direct radiative effect over land." Geophys. Res. Lett 35 (4): L04810 [10.1029/2007GL032314]

    Gupta, P., F. Patadia, and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "Multisensor Data Product Fusion for Aerosol Research." IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 46 (5): 1407-1415 [10.1109/TGRS.2008.916087]

    Douglass, A. R., R. S. Stolarski, M. R. Schoeberl, et al. C. H. Jackman, P. Gupta, P. Newman, E. L. Fleming, J. E. Nielsen, and E. L. Fleming. 2008. "Relationship of loss, mean age of air and the distribution of CFCs to stratospheric circulation and implications for atmospheric lifetimes." J. Geophys. Res. 113 (D14): D14309 [10.1029/2007JD009575]

    Patadia, F., P. Gupta, S. A. Christopher, and J. S. Reid. 2008. "A Multisensor satellite-based assessment of biomass burning aerosol radiative impact over Amazonia." Journal of Geophysical Research 113 (D12): [10.1029/2007JD009486]

    Gupta, P., and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "Seven year particulate matter air quality assessment from surface and satellite measurements." Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8 [doi:10.5194/acp-8-3311-2008]

    Gupta, P., and S. A. Christopher. 2008. "An evaluation of Terra-MODIS sampling for monthly and annual particulate matter air quality assessment over the Southeastern United States." Atmospheric Environment 42 (26): [doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.04.044]

    Gupta, P., S. A. Christopher, M. A. Box, and G. A. Box. 2007. "Multi year satellite remote sensing of particulate matter air quality over Sydney, Australia." IJRS 28 (20): [10.1080/01431160701241738]

    Gupta, P., S. A. Christopher, J. Wang, et al. R. Gehrig, Y. C. Lee, and N. Kumar. 2006. "Satellite remote sensing of particulate matter and air quality assessment over global cities." Atmospheric Environment 40 (30): [doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.03.016]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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