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Abbas Ranjbar Saadatabadi | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr Abbas Ranjbar Saadatabadi, Atmospheric Science & Meteorological Research, ASMERC, Iran

Dr. Abbas Ranjbar Saadatabadi is an accomplished meteorologist with a B.Sc. in Applied Physics from the University of Shahid Bahonar, an M.Sc. in Meteorology from Geophysics Institute in Tehran, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from Islamic Azad University. He serves as Director of ASMERC, Tehran, and has held several key roles in atmospheric science research. His expertise spans atmospheric circulations, forecasting, and applied physics. Dr. Ranjbar is an active member of numerous professional associations and has significantly contributed to flood forecasting, extreme weather event analysis, and dust storm research in Iran. πŸŒ¦οΈπŸ“šπŸŒ

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πŸŽ“ With a solid foundation in Applied Physics from the University of Shahid Bahonar, Kerman, Iran (1988-1993), πŸŽ“ followed by a Master’s in Meteorology from the Geophysics Institute, Tehran, Iran (1994-1997), 🌦️ the scholar pursued a Ph.D. in Meteorology at the Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran (1999-2003). πŸŒͺ️ This extensive educational background has equipped them with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field of meteorology, contributing significantly to their professional and academic pursuits. πŸ“šβœ¨


🌦️ Since 2015, the Director of the Atmospheric Science and Meteorological Research Center (ASMERC) in Tehran, Iran, has led advancements in meteorological research. Previously, from 2013 to 2015, they served as the Deputy Director of ASMERC, and from 2012 to 2013, as a faculty member. They directed the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center (NDWMC) from 2011 to 2012 and served as Deputy Director from 2010 to 2011. Between 2005 and 2010, they were the Deputy Director of the National Weather Forecasting Center. Additionally, they headed the Department of Satellite Meteorology and New Technologies at IRIMO from 2004 to 2005 and worked as a forecaster from 1999 to 2004. β˜οΈπŸ›°οΈ

Membership of Professional Associations

πŸ“πŸŒ National Commission of UNESCO- National Committee of Man and the Biosphere, Associate Member (2012-current). πŸ›οΈπŸ”¬ Research Committee of Yazd, Kerman, and Sistan-o-Balochestan provinces (2013-2015). πŸŒπŸ”¬ Committee of Science and Technology Exchange in the Union of Countries bordering the Indian Ocean (2013-current). πŸ—žοΈπŸŒ¦οΈ Editorial Board Member, Journal of Climate Research (2015-current) and Journal of Nivar (IRIMO) (2010-current). πŸŒͺ️🌧️ Associate Member, Secondary Professional Work Group of Atmospheric Disasters and Storm (2015). 🌩️🌑️ Associate Member, Research Council of the Atmospheric Science and Meteorological Research Centre (2014-current). 🌊🌎 Scientific Secretary, 3rd International Conference of the Persian Gulf Oceanography (2015). πŸŒŠπŸ”¬ Vice Chairman, Iranian Marine Science and Technology Association (2019).

Project Involvement

πŸŒŠβ›‘οΈ Designed and operated a flood forecasting and warning system in Tehran (2018-2020). πŸŒ§οΈπŸ“ˆ Studied heavy rainfall forecasting in Ilam province (2019). πŸŒ¦οΈπŸ’» Developed a Meteorological and Hydrology Forecast Software System in Qom (2016-2017). πŸŒ©οΈπŸ“Š Evaluated extreme weather events using regional climate models in Iran (2016-2017). πŸŒ§οΈπŸ™οΈ Investigated precipitation causes of Qazvin urban floods (2016). 🌧️🌊 Analyzed atmospheric patterns for heavy rainfalls over Bushehr (2015). πŸŒ¬οΈπŸ“‰ Developed a wind atlas over Iran using numerical atmospheric models (2015). πŸŒͺοΈπŸ“‰ Evaluated the EURAD dust storm forecast model (2016). πŸŒͺοΈπŸŒ€ Studied atmospheric patterns for dust storms over Isfahan (2013). πŸŒͺοΈπŸ’¨ Designed an integrated system for air pollution and dust forecasting (2013). πŸŒͺ️🌊 Assessed SWAN and MIKE21 model outputs with buoy data in Bushehr (2015). πŸŒͺοΈπŸŒ€ Modeled dust storm trajectories over Kerman with WRF-Chem (2015). πŸŒͺ️❄️ Studied dust storm mechanisms and trajectories over Lorestan (2015).

Research focus

Dr. Ranjbar Saadatabadi’s research primarily focuses on atmospheric and environmental sciences, particularly in the context of Iran. His work includes studying climatic variations, synoptic and dynamic analysis of extreme weather events, dust transport modeling, and the impacts of ENSO on the Middle East’s climate. He utilizes advanced techniques like remote sensing, machine learning, and numerical models to analyze phenomena such as heavy rainfall, flash floods, and dust storms. His research aims to understand and mitigate the impacts of environmental changes and extreme weather on the region. πŸŒ¦οΈπŸ“ŠπŸŒπŸ“‰πŸ’¨

Publication top notes

A comprehensive investigation of the causes of drying and increasing saline dust in the Urmia Lake, northwest Iran, via ground and satellite observations, synoptic analysis and machine learning models

Estimating Particulate Matter Using Remote Sensing Data and Meteorological Variables Over Ahvaz, Iran

Synoptic and dynamic analysis of a flash flood-inducing heavy rainfall event in arid and semi-arid central-northern Iran and its simulation using the WRF model

The Impact of ENSO Phase Transition on the Atmospheric Circulation, Precipitation and Temperature in the Middle East Autumn

Intercomparisons of some dust models over West Asia

A finite-volume numerical model for the simulation of dust transport in the atmosphere

Assessment of climate variations in temperature and precipitation extreme events over Iran

Synoptic and thermodynamic characteristics of 30 March–2 April 2009 heavy rainfall event in Iran

The omega blocking condition and extreme rainfall in Northwestern Iran during 25 – 28 October 2008

Relationships between Arab sea and Indian Ocean surface temperature anomalies with precipitation over southern of Iran

Abbas Ranjbar Saadatabadi | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

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