Physics and Geosciences

Department of Physics and Geosciences

Vinay Kumar, Adjunct Professor for Physics

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  • BSc (Physics, Math, Chemistry), Rohilkhand University, India
  • MSc (Physics), IIT Roorkee, India
  • M.Tech. (Atmospheric Physics), Pune University, India
  • Ph.D. (Physics), Pune University, India

Research Interests:

  • Climate Change, Extreme events, Landslides
  • Monsoon, monsoonal droughts and Predictability
  • Weather events, Fog, Aerosols
  • Teaching

Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist, TAMUK, 2019-2021
  • Assistant Research Scientist, TAMUCC, 2016-2018
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, FSU, 2008-2016

Honors and Awards

  • Associate Editor of "Weather and Forecasting" an American Meteorology Society (AMS) Journal
  • Guest Editor of MDPI Journals (Atmosphere, Remote Sensing)
  • Best Research Paper award 2010 from IITM, Pune


  • 2022, Kumar, V, R Patil, RL Bhawar, P.R.C. Rahul and S. Yelisetti, ‘Atmosphere’, “Increasing Wind Speeds Fuel the Wider Spreading of Pollution Caused by Fires over the IGP Region during the Indian Post-Monsoon Season”
  • 2022, Kulkarni, et al., ‘Land’, “Satarak”: Land slide prediction system over Western Ghats of India”.
  • 2021, Rohini Bhawar, R,  S. Fadnavis, V. Kumar, R. Reddy, T. Sinha, L. Simone, ‘Front. Environ. Sci.‘, “Radiative Impacts of Aerosols During COVID-19 Lockdown Period Over the Indian Region”
  • 2020, Kumar, V, PK Pradhan, T Sinha, SVB Rao, Chang Hao-Po, ‘Atmosphere’, ”Interaction of a low-pressure system, off-shore trough and mid-tropospheric dry air intrusion: Kerala flood August 2018.
  • 2019, Pradhan, PK, MLR Liberato, V Kumar, SVB Rao, J Ferreira, T Sinha, ‘Climate Dynamics’, “Simulation of mid-latitude winter storms over the North Atlantic Ocean: impact of boundary layer parameterization schemes
  • 2018, V. Kumar, S. Jana, A. Bhardwaj, R. Deepa, S. K. Sahu, P. K. Pradhan, S. A. Sirdas, ‘The Open Ecology Journal’, “Greenhouse gas emission, rainfall and crop production over north-western India”
  • 2017, Krishnamurti, V. Kumar, A. Simon, A. Thomas, A. Bhardwaj and Sweta Das, ‘Climate Dynamics’, “March of buoyancy elements during extreme rainfall over India”
  • 2016, Krishnamurti, TN, V Kumar, A Simon, A Bhardwaj, T Ghosh, R Ross, ‘Reviews of Geophysics’, “A Review of Multimodel Superensemble Forecasting for Weather, Seasonal Climate, and Hurricanes”

Contact Information

Department of Physics and Geosciences
Manning Hall 135
MSC 175 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-2767

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