Robert D. Bornstein

Department of Meteorology

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192 USA

Phone: 408.924.5205 FAX: -5191 PBLMODEL@HOTMAIL.COM

 

         EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

City College of New York:                   B.S. Meteorology (1964)

    New York University:                        M.S. Meteorology (1968)

   (School of Engineering)                       Ph.D. Meteorology (1972)

 

PROFESSORSHIPS/RESEARCH POSITIONS

San Jose State University (1969?present): Department of Meteorology, Tenured Full Professor 

Consiglio Nacionale Recerce and IBM, Venice, Italy (1977): Visiting Scientist

Stanford University (1981 ?92): Civil Engineering Department, Consulting Research Prof.

University of Vienna, Austria (1985): Department of Meteorology, Visiting Professor

Univ. of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Fall Semester 1992): Dept. of Atmospheric Sci., Visiting Professor

EU/Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy (1993-7): Environ. Institute, Visiting Scientist/Consultant

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (Spring Semester 2000): Visiting Professor

Ben Gurion University, Israel (Spring Semester 2005): Visiting Scientist

Cambridge University, UK (Spring Semester 2005): Senior Academic Visitor

National Autonomous University (UNAM), Mexico City: Visiting Lecturer (Spring 2007)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Researcher (1964?1969): with Dr. Ben Davidson on U.S. EPA project on urban air pollution

Sponsored Researcher (1969-): EPA, NSF, NASA, CARB, IBM, NATO, AeroVironment,

ARL, Battelle, ABAG, CCWD, NRL, LMMS, LLNL, EPRI, COMET, USAID, BAAQMD, DHS

projects on observation, analysis, and simulation of polluted coastal/urban PBLs

 

JOURNAL EDITORSHIPS

Atmospheric Environment (1987?present): Executive Editor or Editor Emeritus

Environmental Software (1986?1993): Associate Editor

Journal of Applied Meteorology (1989?1996): Associate Editor

 

AWARDS/HONORS

Fulbright Fellowships: National Research Council, Venice, Italy: 1977

University of Vienna, Austria (travel only): 1985;  University of Sao Paulo, Brazil: 1992

SJSU Outstanding Professor, 1988: one award per year

Phi Kappa Phi, SJSU Chapter, Distinguished Academic Achievement Award: 1989

Rieger Environmental Fellow, U.S. lecturer in Israel: 2000 (one per year)

SJSU Science/Engineering, Wang Family Award: 2001 (one per CSU Campus per year)

Fellow, American Meteorological Society, 2004

Helmut Landsberg Urban Climate Award, American Meteorological Society, 2008

Luke Howard Urban Climate Award, International Association for Urban Climate, 2008


Current and Recent Positions

 

Bay Area Air Quality Management District: Tech. Advisory Committee (2003-); Chair (2006)

American Metr. Society: Urban Board (2003-6), Weather Modification Committee (2003-6)

World Meteorological Organization: US Rep., Commission for Urban Climatology (2004-)

International Association for Urban Climate: Elected member, Board of Directors (2003-6)

Liberty Science Center, Skyscraper Project advisor (2004-6)

 

P. I. on Recent Research Grants

 

$140K from NASA to simulate Atlanta environmental impacts (1996-2001)

$70K from LLNL for support of student researchers in environ-mental sciences (1996-2001)

$240K from LMMS to incorporate satellite cloud info into LAPS and MM5 (1995-2001)

$300K from California Air Resources Board for MM5 simulation of LA air quality (1998-02)

$67K from TECQ for MM5 simulations of Houston sea breeze fronts (2003-2004)

$1.5M from USAID to simulate environmental impacts from Tel Aviv and Gaza (1999-2006)

$250K from NSF for 106 CPU cluster for atmospheric modeling (2003-5)

$75K from DHS for MM5 simulations of NYC for ER warning system (2004-6)

$180K from $1.5 M NSF grant to simulate Portland and Houston sea breeze flows (2006-9)

$27K from $500K USAID grant to simulate pollutant transport patterns in Israel and Jordan (2007-9)

$27K from $350K USAID grant to simulate pollutant transport patterns in Israel and Lebanon Jordan (2009-10)

 

Recent Papers

 

Schayes, G, P. Thunis, and R. Bornstein, 1996: Development of the Topographic Vorticity-model Mesoscale (TVM) Model: Part I--Formulation.  J. Appl. Meteor., 35, 1815-1823.

Bornstein, R. et al., 1996: Development of the Topographic Vorticity-mode Mesoscale (TVM) Model: Part II--Evaluation.  J. Appl. Meteor., 35, 1824-1834.

Thunis, P., and R. Bornstein, 1996: Hierarchy of mesoscale flow assumptions and equations. J. Atm. Sci., 53,380-97.

Sistla, G., S. T. Rao, R. Bornstein, et al. 1996: Effects of uncertainties in meteorological inputs on UAM predictions and ozone control strategies. Atmos. Environ., 30, 2011-2025.

Chen, J., L. Linsey, and R. Bornstein, 1999: Transport of the Navajo Power Plant plume to Grand Canyon National Park. J. Appl. Meteor., 38, 1049-1068.

Lin, Q., and R. Bornstein, 2000: Urban heat islands and summertime convective thunderstorms in Atlanta.  Atmos. Environ., 34, 507-516.

Dabberdt, W., R. Bornstein, et al., 2000: Forecast issues in the urban zone.  Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 81, 2047-2064.

Oliveira, A., R. Bornstein, and M. Molero, 2003: Annual and diurnal wind patterns in the city of Sao Paulo. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus, 3, 3-16.

Boucouvala, D., R. Bornstein, J. Wilkinson, and D. Miller, 2003: MM5 simulations a 1997 Southern California Ozone Study (SCOS97) episode.  Atmos. Environ., 37(S2), 95-118.

Boucouvala, D., and R. Bornstein, 2003: Meteorological analysis of observations from a 1997 Southern California Ozone Study (SCOS97) episode.  Atmos. Environ., 37(S2), 73-94.

Pullen, J., T. Holt, A. Blumberg, and R. Bornstein, 2007: Atmospheric response to local upwelling in vicinity of NY/NJ Harbor. J. Appl. Meteor. & Climatology., 46, 1031-1052.

Weinroth, E., R. Bornstein, et al., 2008: Simulations of Mideast transboundry ozone transport: A source apportionment case study. Atmos. Environ., 42, 3700-3716.

Balmori, R., H. Taha, and R. Bornstein, 2008a: Land-use / land-cover modification effects on the

urban heat island of Houston, Texas for ozone transport studies; Part 2: Formulation. In Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows in Air Pollution Modelling, Lecture Series 2008-06, ISSN377-8312, Edited by J. van Beeck, J.-M. Buchlin, and A. Petrosyan, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium, 11 pp.

Balmori, R., H. Taha, and R. Bornstein, 2008b: Land-use / land-cover modification effects on the

        urban heat island of Houston, Texas for ozone transport studies; Part 2: Results. In Atmos-

pheric Boundary Layer Flows in Air Pollution Modelling, Lecture Series 2008-06, ISSN 377-8312, Edited by J. van Beeck, J.-M. Buchlin, and A. Petrosyan, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium, 19 pp.

Kasakseh, S., R. Bornstein, and E. Weinroth, 2008: Synoptic and mesoscale flow influences on

summertime Middle-east ozone.  In Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows in Air Pollution Modelling, Lecture Series 2008-06, ISSN 377-8312, Edited by J. van Beeck, J.-M. Buchlin, and A. Petrosyan, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Belgium, 22 pp.

Lebassi, B., R. Bornstein, et al., 2009 A global-warming reverse-reaction coastal summer day-time cooling in California.  Accepted, J. Climate.

Pullen, J., J. Ching, D. Sailor, B. Bornstein, and D. Koracin, 2009: Progress towards meeting the

challenges of our coastal urban future.  To appear, Bull Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Kasakseh, S., R. Bornstein, and E. Weinroth, 2009: Observed synoptic and mesoscale influences on summertime Middle-east pollutant transport-patterns. Re-submitted, Mon. Wea. Rev.