National Weather Center Colloquium: Speaker Bio

Lidar and Meteorology – Airborne and Doppler Lidar Studies of Atmospheric Processes at NOAA/ESRL

Dr. Robert Banta
Senior Research Meteorologist
Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA

Dr. Banta is a lidar meteorologist specializing in the atmospheric boundary layer and mesoscale dynamics. He earned his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University in 1982, with dissertation entitled β€œAn Observation and Numerical Study of Mountain Boundary-Layer Flow.” Since coming to NOAA in 1988 he has specialized in lidar studies of the boundary layer and lower atmosphere, including studies of complex-terrain flows, air pollution transport, atmospheric turbulence, low-level jets, and stable boundary layers. During the past decade, these studies have emphasized the use of Doppler lidar and related measurement systems to assess wind energy applications. Dr. Banta is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

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