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