**Biographical Note**`Degrees:``-M.Sc. Degree in Technical Meteorology and Hydrology from Warsaw Polytechnical University in Poland,``-Ph.D. Degree in Technical Meteorology from Warsaw Polytechnical University in Poland,``-D.Sc. Degree (Scienti`æ`Doctorate -- in Pol."habiliacja"`)`in Meteorology from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland``Titles:``"Professor of the Geophysical Sciences" (granted for life by the President of the Polish Republic).``Research areas:``Geophysical Fluid Mechanics, Large-Eddy Simulations in the Atmospheres on the Earth and Mars, and also in Oceans and Lakes, Similarity Theories, Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Meteorology.``Teaching:``-Warsaw Polytechnical University, Warsaw, Poland,``-University of Washington, Seattle, Washington,``-University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,``-University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma,``-Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana,``-Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.``Awards:``The 1998 "Battan Award" of the American Meteorological Society for a book "Hands-on Meteorology"``Selected Grants:``-"Effects of shear, entrainment and moist convection in the atmospheric mixed layer``derived from a large-eddy simulation model" (1993-1996, NSF),``-"OASIS project: Oklahoma Atmospheric and surface-layer instrumentation system" (1997, NSF),``-"Study of diurnal transitions in the atmospheric boundary layer" (2004-2007, NSF).``-"Large-eddy simulations of turbulence and convection on Mars"(2005, WSGC),``-`"Aerosol Studies and the Boundary Layer: Things are Looking Up" (NASA, via the Space Science Institute, 2007).`Publications:``Scientific and popular books on meteorology (see the list below), published in English, Polish, and Japanese;``over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.``Service:``Associate Editor of "Acta Geophysica",`- A member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the series "Publications of the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences",
`A member of the Scientific Board (Rada Naukowa) at the Institute of Meteorology and Water Menagement (IMGW), Warsaw (2003-2007).`

**BOOKS:**Introduction to Numerical Weather Prediction , Warsaw Polytechical University Press, 1975 (in Polish).

**Sorbjan, Z.**

**Sorbjan, Z.**Turbulence and Diffusion in the Lower Atmosphere PWN, Warsaw, 1983 (in Polish).

**Sorbjan, Z.**Structure of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Prentice-Hall, 1989

**Sorbjan, Z.**Hands-on-Meteorology. American Meteorological Society, Project "Atmosphere", 1996,`-translated into Japanese (2001) and Polish (2001).``Sorbjan, Z.``Pogoda dla koneserow (in Polish, English title: Weather for Connoisseurs). Wydawnictwo_Meteor, 2004.``Sorbjan Z.``, 2004:`*Air-pollution Meteorology*. Chapter 4 in: Air Quality Modeling, Theories, Methodologies, Computational Techniques, and Available Databases and Software. vol. I, Ed. P. Zannetti.The EnviroComp Institute.`Sorbjan, Z.``, 2005:`*Large-eddy simulations of the atmospheric boundary layer*. Chapter 5B in: Air Quality Modeling, Theories, Methodologies, Computational Techniques, and Available Databases and Software. vol. II, Ed. P. Zannetti. The EnviroComp Institute.

`SELECTED PUBLICATIONS`

Sorbjan, Z. and M Uliasz, 1982: Some numerical urban boundary layer studies. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 22, 251-255`Sorbjan, Z., 1983: Rossby-number similarity in the atmospheric boundary layer over a slightly inclined terrain. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 40 (3), 718-728.``Sorbjan, Z., 1983: Effects of baroclinicity on resistance laws for atmospheric boundary layer over a slightly inclined terrain. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 40 (3), 729-737.``Sorbjan, Z., 1983: A model study of the stably statified steady-state atmospheric boundary layer over a slightly inclined terrain. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 41, 1864-1874.``Sorbjan, Z., 1986: On similarity in the atmospheric boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 34, 377-397.``Sorbjan, Z., 1986: On vertical distribution of passive species in the atmospheric boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 35, 73-81.``Sorbjan, Z., 1986: Local similarity of spectral and cospectral characteristics in the stable- continuous boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 35, 257-275.``Sorbjan, Z, Y. Kodama and G. Wendler., 1986: Observational study of the atmospheric boundary layer over Antarctica. Journal of Climatology and Applied Meteorology, 25, 641-651.``Sorbjan, Z., 1987: An examination of the local similarity theory in the stably-stratified boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 38, 63-71.``Sorbjan, Z., 1987: Comments on scaling the atmospheric boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 38, 411-413.``Sorbjan, Z., 1988: Structure of the stably-stratified boundary layer during the Sesame-1979 experiment. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 44, 255-260 .``Sorbjan, Z., 1988: Similarity in the convective boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 45, 237-250.``Sorbjan, Z., 1989: Local similarity functions derived from the second-order moment equations in the convective boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 46, 1-11.``Sorbjan, Z., 1989: On temperature spectrum in the convective boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 47,195-204.``Sorbjan, Z., 1989: Comments on velocity spectra in the stable boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 48, 203-204.``Sorbjan, Z., 1989, Similarity scales and universal profiles of statistical moments in the convective boundary layer. J. Appl. Met., 29, 762-779.``Sorbjan, Z., R. Coulter and M. L. Wesely: 1991, Sodar observations of the convective boundary layer during the FIFE-1987 experiment. Boundary-Layer Meteorology , 56, 33-50.``Sorbjan, Z., 1991: Evaluation of local similarity functions in the convective boundary layer. J. Appl. Met., 30, 1565-1583.``Sorbjan, Z., 1991: Monin-Obukhov similarity for scalar quantities revisited. J. Atm. Sci., 50, 3677-3679``Angevine, W. R. Doviak, and Z. Sorbjan, 1994: Vertical velocity variance and surface virtual heat flux measurements with a boundary layer profiler/RASS. J. Appl. Meteor, 33, 977-983.``Sorbjan, Z., 1995: Toward evaluation of heat fluxes in the convective boundary layer. J. Appl.Meteor., 34, 5, 1092-1098.``Sorbjan, Z., 1996: Reply. J. Appl.Meteor., 35, 8, 1374-1377.``Sorbjan, Z., 1996: Numerical study of penetrative and "solid-lid" non-penetrative convective boundary layers. J. Atmos. Sci., 53, 101-112.``Sorbjan, Z., 1996: Joint effects of subgrid-scale diffusion and truncation errors in large-eddy simulations of the convective boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 79, 181-189.``Sorbjan, Z., 1996: Effects caused by varying strength of the capping inversion based on a large-eddy simulation of the shear-free convective boundary layer. J. Atmos. Sci., 53, 2015-2024.``Sorbjan, Z., 1997: Comments on Convective Transport Theory. J. Atmos. Sci., 54, 576-578.``Sorbjan, Z., 1997: Self-similar structure of the planetary boundary layer. In: The PBL and its Parameterization. The 1995 ASP Summer Colloquium. Boulder, Colorado. Ed. C.-H. Moeng.``Sorbjan, Z., 1997: Decay of convective turbulence revisited. Bound.-Layer Meteor., 82, 501-515``Sorbjan, Z. and M. Uliasz, 1999: Large eddy simulation of air pollution in the nocturnal cloud-topped atmospheric boundary layer. Bound.-Layer Meteor., 91, 145-157.``Sorbjan, Z. 1999: Similarity of scalar fields in the convective boundary layer. J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 7, 2212-2221.``Margolin L.G., P. Smolarkiewicz, and Z. Sorbjan, 1999: Large eddy simulation of convective boundary layers using nonoscillatory differencing. Physica D 133 (1999) 390-397.``Sorbjan Z., 2001: An evaluation of local similarity on the top of the mixed layer based on large-eddy simulations.``Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 101, 183-207.``Sorbjan Z., 2004: Large-eddy simulations of the baroclinic boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 112, 57-80.``Zurn-Birkhimer, S.M, E.M.Agee, and Sorbjan Z., 2005: Convective structure in a cold air outbrak over Lake Michigan during Lake-ICE. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 62, 2414-2432.``Sorbjan Z., 2005: Statistics of scalar fields in the atmospheric boundary layer based on large-eddy simulations. Part I: Free convection. Boundary-Layer Meteorology,`116, 3, 467 - 486.`Sorbjan Z., 2005: Statistics of scalar fields in the atmospheric boundary layer based on large-eddy simulations. Part II: Forced convection. Boundary-Layer Meteorology,`119 4, 467 - 486.`Sorbjan Z., 2006: Local structure of turbulence in stably-stratified boundary layers. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences ,`63, 5, 5261537.`Sorbjan Z., 2006`: Comments on "Flux-gradient relationship, self-correlation and intermittency in the stable boundary layer".`Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society,(`April 2006, Part B, No. 617), 132, 1371-1373) (`click to see the reply)``Sorbjan Z., 2007:``Statistics of shallow convection on Mars based on large-eddy simulations. Part 1: Windless conditions. Boundary-Layer Meteorology,123,1,121-142.``Sorbjan Z., 2007`:`Statistics of shallow convection on Mars based on large-eddy simulations. Part 2: Effects of wind. Boundary-Layer Meteorology,123,1,143-157.``Sorbjan Z., 2007`:`Numerical study of daily transitions in the atmospheric boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology. Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 123, 365-383.``Sorbjan Z., 2008`:`Gradient-based similarity in the atmospheric boundary layer. Acta Geophysica, 56, 1, 220-233.``Sorbjan Z., 2008`: Local scales of turbulence in the`stable boundary layer boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology.`127, 2, 261-271.`Sorbjan Z.and B.B.Balsley, 2008:``Microstructure of turbulence in the nocturnal boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology,`129,

191-210.`Sorbjan Z., 2009: Improving non-local parameterization of the convective boundary layer.Boundar-Layer Meteorology,`130, 57-69.`Sorbjan Z., M. Wolff, and M.D.Smith, 2009`:`The thermal structure of the boundary layer on Mars based on Mini-TES observations.``Q.J.R.Met.Soc. 135, 644, 1776-1787.`- Sorbjan Z., A.A.Grachev, 2010: An Evaluation of the Flux-Gradient Relationship in the Stable Boundary Layer. Submitted to Bound-Layer Meteor.
- Sorbjan Z., 2010: Gradient-based scales and similarity laws in the stable boundary layer. Submitted to the Q.J.Roy.Met.Soc.
- Sorbjan Z., 2010:
*Recent Advances in the Similarity Theory of the Stable Boundary Layer.*Chapter in: Air Quality Modeling, Theories, Methodologies, Computational Techniques, and Available Databases and Software. vol. IV, Ed. P. Zannetti. The EnviroComp Institute. (in preparation) `Go to the top``[ Home | Vita | Research | Classes| Latest Papers | Books | Info | Art Gallery |New Activities | Links]`|Memoirs