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Var Limpasuvan, Ph.D.

Professor, Kerns Palmetto Professor of Applied Physics

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Ph.D., Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington  
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
B.A., Physics, Occidental College

Var Limpusaven's vita

Affiliated Organizations

  • Dual-Degree Engineering Program
  • CCU Cyberinfrastructure Project

Research Interests

  • Large-scale atmospheric climate variations
  • Middle atmosphere dynamics
  • Interaction of planetary-scale atmospheric waves and atmospheric gravity waves
  • Numerical simulations of atmospheric processes

Courses Taught

  • CMSS 611 (Modeling of the Marine Environment)
  • CMSS 534/Physics 434 (Atmospheric Physics)
  • CMSS 531/Physics 431 (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics)
  • CMSS 530/Physics 430 (Fluid Dynamics)
  • Physics 310 (Mathematical Methods in Physics)
  • Physics 211 (Essentials of Physics I)
  • Physics 212 (Essentials of Physics II)
  • Engineering 101 (Introduction to Engineering)

Recent Publications


Limpasuvan, V., Y. J. Orsolini, A. Chandran, R. R. Garcia, A. K. Smith, 2016: On the Composite Response of the MLT to Major Sudden Stratospheric Warming Events with Elevated Stratopause, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi: 10.1002/2015JD024401.


Stray, N. H., Y. J. Orsolini, P. J. Espy, V. Limpasuvan, and R. E. Hibbins, 2015: Observations of Planetary Waves in the Mesosphere-Lower Thermosphere during Stratospheric Warming events, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 4997-5005, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-4997-2015.

Stray, N. H., P. J. Espy, V. Limpasuvan, and R. E. Hibbins, 2015: Characterisation of Quasi-Stationary Planetary Wave in the Northern MLT during Summer, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2014.12.003.

Gong, J., D. L. Wu, and V. Limpasuvan, 2015: Meridionally-tilted ice cloud structures in the tropical Upper Troposphere as seen by CloudSat, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 6271-6281, doi:10.5194/acp-15-6271-2015.


De Wit, R. J., R. E. Hibbins, P. J. Espy,Y. J. Orsolini, V. Limpasuvan, and D. Kinnison, 2014: Observations of gravity wave forcing of the mesopause region during the January 2013 major Sudden Stratospheric Warming, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL060501.

Whetstone, B., V. Limpasuvan, D. B. Larkins, 2014: GPU Acceleration of the Advanced Regional Prediction System (ARPS), Proceedings to the 52nd Association for Computing Machinery Southeast, Kennesaw, GA. 


Tweedy, O. V., V. Limpasuvan, Y. J. Orsolini, A. K. Smith, R. Garcia, C. Randall, O.-K. Kvissel, D. Kinnison, F. Stordal, V. Harvey, and A. Chandran, 2013: Nighttime Secondary Ozone Layer during Major Stratospheric Sudden Warmings in Specified-Dynamics WACCM, Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50651.


Limpasuvan, V., J. H. Richter, Y. J. Orsolini, F. Stordal, and O.-K. Kvissel, 2012: The roles of planetary and gravity waves during a major stratospheric sudden warming as characterized by WACCM, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 78-79, p. 84-98, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.03.004.

Kvissel, O.-K., Y. J. Orsolini, F. Stordal, V. Limpasuvan, J. H. Richter, and D. R. Marsh, 2012: Mesospheric intrusion and anomalous chemistry during and after a major stratospheric sudden warming, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 78-79, p. 116-124, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2011.08.015.