I am Tirthankar Chakraborty (also known as TC), a Ph.D. candidate at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies with a focus on Atmospheric Science. My research interest is in understanding how the exchange of energy between the land surface and the atmosphere influences local weather and climate; and in particular, the influence of highly heterogeneous terrain, like cities, on boundary layer dynamics. For my PhD at Yale, I am working with Prof. Xuhui Lee and investigating the biophysical impacts of aerosols on surface climate by combining theory and global climate modeling.

While I have done field and lab work in the past, my current research involves sitting in front of the computer and coding. I have expertise in running numerical weather prediction and climate models, analyzing climate reanalysis datasets, and satellite remote sensing.

Over the last couple of years, I have been using the Google Earth Engine platform for large-scale geospatial analysis and algorithm development, and occasionally offer a workshop on its Javascript API. I have also used this platform to develop web applications to visualize and disseminate global-scale geospatial datasets.

I regularly use machine learning for classification and regression problems involving geospatial data and have a budding interest in climate informatics.

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