Publications and other literature for Abhay Devasthale

Peer-reviewed journal papers

Global Clouds

Karlsson, K.-G., Anttila, K., Trentmann, J., Stengel, M., Meirink, J. F., Devasthale, A., Hanschmann, T., Kothe, S., Jääskeläinen, E., Sedlar, J., Benas, N., van Zadelhoff, G.-J., Schlundt, C., Stein, D., Finkensieper, S., Håkansson, N., and Hollmann, R.: CLARA-A2: The second edition of the CM SAF cloud and radiation data record from 34 years of global AVHRR data, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2016-935, 2016.

Karlsson, K-G., E. Johansson and A. Devasthale, Karlsson, K. -G.; Johansson, E.; Devasthale, A. (2015). Advancing the uncertainty characterisation of cloud masking in passive satellite imagery: Probabilistic formulations for NOAA AVHRR data. Remote Sens. Env., 158, 126-139, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.10.028, 2015.

Devasthale, A. and M. A. Thomas, Sensitivity of cloud liquid water content estimates to the temperature dependent thermodynamic phase: a global study using CloudSAT data, J. Climate, 25, 7297–7307. doi: , 2012.

Devasthale, A. and M. A. Thomas, A global survey of aerosol-liquid water cloud overlap based on four years of CALIPSO-CALIOP data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 1143-1154, doi:10.5194/acp-11-1143-2011, 201

Arctic clouds and thermodynamics

Caian, M., Köenigk, T., Döscher, R., Devasthale, A., An interannual link between Arctic sea-ice cover and the North Atlantic Oscillation, Clim Dyn. doi:10.1007/s00382-017-3618-9, 2017. 

Elad Yom-Tov, Yoram Yom-Tov, Shlomith Yom-Tov, Mogens Andersen, Daniel Rosenfeld, Abhay Devasthale, Eli Geffen; The complex effects of geography, ambient temperature, and North Atlantic Oscillation on the body size of Arctic hares in Greenland. Biol J Linn Soc 2017; 120 (4): 909-918. doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/blw018

Johansson, E., A. Devasthale, M. Tjernström, A. M. L. Ekman, and T. L'Ecuyer (2017), Response of the lower troposphere to moisture intrusions into the Arctic, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 2527–2536, doi:10.1002/2017GL072687.

Devasthale, A., J. Sedlar, B. Kahn, M. Tjernström, E. Fetzer, B. Tian, J. Teixeira, and T. Pagano, 2016: A Decade of Spaceborne Observations of the Arctic Atmosphere: Novel Insights from NASA’s AIRS Instrument. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 97, 2163–2176, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00202.1.

Koenigk, T., Devasthale, A., and Karlsson, K.-G.: Summer Arctic sea ice albedo in CMIP5 models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 1987-1998, doi:10.5194/acp-14-1987-2014, 2014.

Devasthale, A., Sedlar, J., Koenigk, T., and Fetzer, E. J.: The thermodynamic state of the Arctic atmosphere observed by AIRS: comparisons during the record minimum sea ice extents of 2007 and 2012, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 7441-7450, doi:10.5194/acp-13-7441-2013, 2013.

Sedlar, J. and A. Devasthale, Clear-sky thermodynamic and radiative anomalies over a sea ice sensitive region of the Arctic, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2012JD017754, 2012.

Devasthale, A., Tjernström, M., Caian, M., Thomas, M. A., Kahn, B. H., and Fetzer, E. J.: Influence of the Arctic Oscillation on the vertical distribution of clouds as observed by the A-Train constellation of satellites, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 10535-10544, doi:10.5194/acp-12-10535-2012, 2012.

Devasthale, A., Sedlar, J., and Tjernström, M.: Characteristics of water-vapour inversions observed over the Arctic by Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) and radiosondes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 9813-9823, doi:10.5194/acp-11-9813-2011, 2011.

Devasthale, A., M. Tjernström, K-G. Karlsson, M. A. Thomas, C. Jones, J. Sedlar, and A. H. Omar, The vertical distribution of thin features over the Arctic analysed from CALIPSO observations. Part I: Optically thin clouds, Tellus B, 63, 1, 77-85, 2011.

Devasthale, A., M. Tjernström and A. H. Omar, The vertical distribution of thin features over the Arctic analysed from CALIPSO observations. Part II: Aerosols, Tellus B, 63, 1, 86-95, 2011.

Devasthale, A., U. Willen, K.-G. Karlsson, and C. G. Jones, Quantifying the clear-sky temperature inversion frequency and strength over the Arctic Ocean during summer and winter seasons from AIRS profiles, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 5565-5572, 2010.

Tropical clouds

Johansson, E., Devasthale, A., L'Ecuyer, T., Ekman, A. M. L., and Tjernström, M.: The vertical structure of cloud radiative heating over the Indian subcontinent during summer monsoon, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 11557-11570, doi:10.5194/acp-15-11557-2015, 2015.

Ramesh Kumar, K., A. Devasthale, G. Levy et al., A multi-sensor climatological view of double-ITCZ over the Indian Ocean, Int. J. Remote Sensing, 33(9), DOI:10.1080/01431161.2011.625056, 2012.

Devasthale, A., Karlsson, K.-G., Quaas, J., and Grassl, H.: Correcting orbital drift signal in the time series of AVHRR derived convective cloud fraction using rotated empirical orthogonal function, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 267-273, doi:10.5194/amt-5-267-2012, 2012.

Devasthale, A. and Fueglistaler, S., A climatological perspective of deep convection penetrating the TTL during the Indian summer monsoon from the AVHRR and MODIS instruments, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 4573-4582, doi:10.5194/acp-10-4573-2010, 2010.

Devasthale A., and H. Grassl, A daytime climatological spatio-temporal distribution of high opaque ice cloud classes over the Indian summer monsoon region from 25-year AVHRR data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 4185-4196, 2009.

Devasthale A. and H. Grassl, Dependence of frequency of convective cloud occurrence on the orbital drift of satellites, Int J. Remote Sens., 28(16), doi: 10.1080/01431160701294646, 2007.

Air pollution variability

Thomas, M. A., Kahnert, M., Andersson, C., Kokkola, H., Hansson, U., Jones, C., Langner, J., and Devasthale, A.: Integration of prognostic aerosol–cloud interactions in a chemistry transport model coupled offline to a regional climate model, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1885-1898, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-1885-2015, 2015.

Andersson, E., Kahnert, M., and Devasthale, A.: Methodology for evaluating lateral boundary conditions in the regional chemical transport model MATCH (v5.5.0) using combined satelliteand ground-based observations, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3747-3763, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-3747-2015, 2015.

Thomas, M. A. and Devasthale, A.: Sensitivity of free tropospheric carbon monoxide to atmospheric weather states and their persistency: an observational assessment over the Nordic countries, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 11545-11555, doi:10.5194/acp-14-11545-2014, 2014.

Thomas, M. A., A. Devasthale, and M. Kahnert, Exploiting the favourable alignment of CALIPSO’s descending orbital tracks over Sweden to study aerosol characteristics, Tellus B 2013, 65, 21155,, 2013.

Devasthale, A., and Thomas, M. A., An investigation of statistical link between inversion strength and carbon monoxide over Scandinavia in winter using AIRS data, Atmospheric Environment, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.03.042, 2012.

Thomas, M. A., Suntharalingam, P., Pozzoli, L., Devasthale, A., Kloster, S., Rast, S., Feichter, J., and Lenton, T. M.: Rate of non-linearity in DMS aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 11175-11183, doi:10.5194/acp-11-11175-2011, 2011.

Kahnert, M. and Devasthale, A.: Black carbon fractal morphology and short-wave radiative impact: a modelling study, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 11745-11759, doi:10.5194/acp-11-11745-2011, 2011.

Thomas, M. A., Suntharalingam, P., Pozzoli, L., Rast, S., Devasthale, A., Kloster, S., Feichter, J., and Lenton, T. M.: Quantification of DMS aerosol-cloud-climate interactions using the ECHAM5-HAMMOZ model in a current climate scenario, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 7425-7438, doi:10.5194/acp-10-7425-2010, 2010.

Precipitation from weather radars

Norin, L., Devasthale, A., and L'Ecuyer, T. S.: The sensitivity of snowfall to weather states over Sweden, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., doi:10.5194/amt-2017-25, in review, 2017.

Norin, L., Devasthale, A., L'Ecuyer, T. S., Wood, N. B., and Smalley, M.: Intercomparison of snowfall estimates derived from the CloudSat Cloud Profiling Radar and the ground-based weather radar network over Sweden, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 5009-5021, doi:10.5194/amt-8-5009-2015, 2015.

Devasthale, A. and Norin, L.: The large-scale spatio-temporal variability of precipitation over Sweden observed from the weather radar network, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1605-1617, doi:10.5194/amt-7-1605-2014, 2014.

Other clouds

Kokhanovsky A., C. Naud , and A. Devasthale, Intercomparison of ground-based radar and satellite cloud-top height retrievals for overcast single-layered cloud fields. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 47, 1901-1908, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2008.2010455, 2008.

Devasthale, A., O. Krüger, and H. Grassl, Impact of ship emissions on cloud properties over coastal areas, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L02811, doi:10.1029/2005GL024470, 2006.

Devasthale, A., O. Krüger, and H. Grassl, Change in cloud top temperatures over Europe, IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett., 2(3), 333–336, 2005.

Land remote sensing

Devasthale A. and H. Grassl, Comparison of low brightness temperatures derived from AVHRR thermal channels with in-situ measurements at Antarctica, Int. J. Remote Sens. 30(2), 525-532, 2009.

Devasthale A., B. Krishna Mohan, and E.P. Rao, The evaluation of JPEG-2000 Compression Standard for remote sensing applications, Asian Journal of Geoinformatics, 4(4), 2004.

Mohan, B. K., Devasthale, A. D., Rao, E. P., Generation of optimal quantization table for a rate constrained version of JPEG using Genetic Algorithm, International Archives of Photogrammetry: Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 34, 7/A, 161-163, 2003.