Anand Inamdar

Anand Inamdar

AVHRR/ISCCP Processing and Analysis Phone: +1 828.271.4437 Email: Orcid:


Dr. Anand Inamdar obtained his PhD working on Numerical Analyses of Radiative Transfer in the Atmosphere from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India) in 1991. He then joined Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego, where he served as a co-investigator and participated as a science team member of the NASA/CERES (Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System) science team investigating the role of deep convection, sea surface temperature, and tropospheric water vapor distribution in the evolution of the atmospheric greenhouse effect.

Employing measurements in the CERES broadband longwave (LW) and window (8 – 2 micron) channels, he further examined the relative roles of vibration-rotation to pure rotation bands of water vapor and the water vapor continuum region on the longwave heating and cooling rates in the atmosphere. One of his primary contributions to the CERES was the development of the algorithm which estimates the surface LW radiation budget from measurements of top of atmosphere window and non-window spectral channels as well as other ancillary meteorological variables over both ocean and land surfaces, which is currently in operational use.

From 2005-2009, he worked at the USDA/Arid Land Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service (ARS/USDA). There he developed a model for the retrieval of diurnal cycle of land surface temperature on a 1 km scale from MODIS, GOES, and other merged geo-stationery satellite products over the Southwest United States for assimilation into land surface models for application in water resources management in agriculture.

His research interests include the study of earth radiation budgets, remote sensing of land surface parameters, and surface energy balance from satellites.

Dr. Inamdar joined NCICS as a research associate on October 18, 2010.



Arguez, A., S. Hurley, A. Inamdar, L. Mahoney, A. Sanchez-Lugo, and L. Yang, 2020: Should we expect each year in the next decade (2019-2028) to be ranked among the top 10 warmest years globally? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society,


Arguez, A., A. Inamdar, M. A. Palecki, C. J. Schreck, and A. H. Young, 2019: ENSO Normals: A new U.S. climate normals product conditioned by ENSO phase and intensity and accounting for secular trends. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 58, 1381-1397.


Young, A. H., K. R. Knapp, A. Inamdar, W. Hankins, and W. B. Rossow, 2018: The International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project H-Series climate data record product. Earth System Science Data, 10, 583-593.


Inamdar, A., and K. R. Knapp, 2015: Inter-comparison of independent calibration techniques applied to the visible channel of the ISCCP B1 data. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 32, 1225-1240.

Inamdar, A., and P. Guillevic, 2015: Net surface shortwave radiation from GOES imagery—product evaluation using ground-based measurements from SURFRAD. Remote Sensing, 7, 10788.


Inamdar, A., and P. C. Guillevic, 2014: A new approach to monitor net surface solar radiation from geostationary imagery. Proceedings of the American Meteorological Society's 95th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.


French, A., and A. K. Inamdar, 2010: Land cover characterization for hydrological modeling using thermal infrared emissivities. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31, 3867-3883. 10.1080/01431161.2010,483491


Inamdar, A. K., and A. French, 2009: Disaggregation of GOES land surface temperatures using surface emissivity, 2009: Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L02408.


Inamdar, A. K., A. French, S. Hook, G. Vaughan, and W. Luckett, 2008: Land surface temperature (LST) retrieval at high spatial and temporal resolutions over the southwestern US. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D07107.


Ramanathan, V., and A. Inamdar, 2006: The Radiative Forcing due to Clouds and Water Vapor. In Frontiers of Climate Modeling, J. T. Kiehl and V. Ramanthan, Editors, Cambridge University Press 2006, pp. 119-151.


Inamdar, A. K., V. Ramanathan, and N. G. Loeb, 2004: Satellite Observations of the water vapor greenhouse effect and atmospheric cooling rates: Relative roles of the continuum and vibration-rotation to pure rotation bands. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, D06104.


Inamdar, A. K., and V. Ramanathan, 1998: Tropical and Global Scale Interactions among water vapor, atmospheric greenhouse effect, and surface temperature. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 177-194.


Inamdar, A. K., and V. Ramanathan, 1997: On monitoring the atmospheric greenhouse effect from space. Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 49, 216-230.


Inamdar, A. K., and V. Ramanathan, 1994: Physics of greenhouse effect and convection in warm oceans. Journal of Climate, 7:715-731.<0715:pogeac>;2