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Sudheer Bhimireddy
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305-3328


Sudheer Bhimireddy joined GSL as a Research Scientist with the CIRES at CU Boulder in the Fall of 2023. Prior to joining GSL, Sudheer worked as a Postdoctoral researcher with the Climate and Atmospheric Sciences group at the Illinois State Water Survey located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2020-2023. Sudheer is interested in using the numerical weather prediction models such as Unified Forecast System (UFS) and Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) at high spatial resolutions in order to test and improve the model parameterizations. For his doctoral thesis, Sudheer modified the WRF model framework to simulate user given buoyant emissions from large area sources mimicking wildfire emissions. He has hands-on experience with instrumentation platforms such as Doppler LiDAR, 3D Sonic anemometers, air quality sensors, Schlieren and thermal imaging sensors.

Research Interests

  • Boundary layer turbulent processes
  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Transport and dispersion modeling of airborne elements
  • High-resolution numerical modeling of extreme weather events


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA (2020)
  • M.Tech, Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India (2012)
  • B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (2010)


  • Research Scientist I at Earth Prediction Advancement Divisions at GSL/NOAA and CIRES at University of Colorado Boulder, 2023 - present
  • Postdoctoral research associate at Climate and Atmospheric Science section, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020 - 2023
  • Graduate Research Assistant at Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Texas, San Antonio, 2016 - 2020
  • Engineering Analyst, Oceaneering International Inc, India, 2013 - 2015
  • Software Analyst, Hexagon Pvt. Ltd., India, 2012 - 2013

Social and Personal Websites


  • Bhimireddy, S.R., and Kristovich, D.A., Identification of Convective Boundary Layer Depth over Great Lakes Region using Aircraft Observations: A Comparison of Various Methods, under review in Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 2023
  • Bhimireddy, S.R., Sun, J., Wang, J., Kristovich, D.A., and Hiscox, A., Effect of Small-Scale Topographical Variations and Fetch from Roughness Elements on the Stable Boundary Layer Turbulence Statistics, accepted for publication in Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 2023
  • Hiscox, A., Bhimireddy, S.R., Wang, J., Kristovich, D.A., Sun J., Patton N., Oncley S., and Brown B.: Exploring influences of shallow topography in stable boundary layers: The SAVANT Field Campaign, 2022, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 104(2), pp 520-541,
  • Bhimireddy, S.R., Wang, J., Hiscox, A., and Kristovich, D.A., Influence of Stability, and Surface Roughness on Turbulence during the Stable Atmospheric Variability and Transport (SAVANT) Field Campaign, 2022, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 61 (9), pp 1273-1289,
  • Bhimireddy, S.R., and Bhaganagar, K., Implementation of Buoyant flow transport in Weather Research and Forecast model to study Buoyant plume release in varying convective conditions, 2021, Monthly Weather Review, 149 (7), pp 2299-2319,
  • Bhaganagar, K. and Bhimireddy, S.R., Local atmospheric factors that enhance air-borne dispersion of coronavirus-High-fidelity numerical simulation of COVID19 case study in real-time, 2020, Environmental research, 191, 110170,
  • Bhaganagar, K. and Bhimireddy, S.R., Numerical Investigation of Starting Turbulent Plumes Released in Neutral Atmosphere, 2020, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 900, A32,
  • Bhimireddy, S.R., and Bhaganagar, K., Performance Assessment of Dynamic Downscaling of WRF to Simulate Convective Conditions during Sagebrush Phase I Tracer Experiments, 2018, Atmosphere, 9(12), 505,
  • Bhimireddy, S.R., and Bhaganagar, K., Short-term Passive Tracer Plume Dispersion in Convective Boundary Layer using a High Resolution WRF-ARW Model, 2018, Atmospheric Pollution Research, 99(5), pp 901-911,
  • Bhaganagar, K. and Bhimireddy, S.R., Assessment of the plume dispersion due to chemical attack on April 4, 2017, in Syria, 2017, Natural Hazards , 88(3), pp.1893-1901,

Memberships and Service

    1. Member of the Volunteer Review Board at Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
    2. Reviewer for the following journals: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology (AMS), Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Atmosphere, Energies, Remote Sensing, Animals (Bird Flight and the Atmosphere special collection), Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
    3. Served as a judge for American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting Student Conference, 2020

Service on International Research 

Served as  a Community Scientist with American Geophysical Union: Thriving Earth Exchange program, Project title: Predicting Odor Consequences of a Large Confinement Hog Rearing Operation in Burnett County, Wisconsin, 2022-2023

Memberships and service to Cooperative Institutes and Universities beyond your normal duties

Served as a judge in Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase, University of Texas, San Antonio, 2017-2019

Invited Talks

    1. The Role of Remote Sensing in Understanding Complex Atmospheric Flows with the help of Observations, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 2023 
    2. Understanding Complex Environmental Flows with the help of Observations, Opportunities and Challenges in the XXI Century, Illinois Mexican & Mexican-American Students Initiative, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 2023 
    3. Remote Sensing: RADAR and LiDAR applications, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2020 
    4. Turbulent Buoyant Flows in Atmosphere and Oceans, NASA MIRO CAMEE center research seminar series, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 2019C

M.S. and Ph.D. Committees

M.S. Committee member: Sophia Sagrestano, 2023, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign