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Atmospheric Science

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Samuel Haimov, Senior Research Scientist

Room 6018, Engineering Building
Office Phone: (307) 766-2726


  • M.S. 1977, Electrical Engineering, Sofia Technical University, Bulgaria
    Major: Automatic Control Systems and Telemechanics
  • M.A. 1979, Applied Mathematics, Sofia Technical University, Bulgaria
    Major: Engineering Applied Mathematics
  • Ph.D. 1982, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sofia Technical University, Bulgaria
    Thesis: "Analysis and Synthesis of Nonlinear Automatic Control Systems Described by Volterra Functional Series"

Research Statement

My expertise is in active remote sensing in general and mm-wave radars in particular. My research is concentrated on signal processing of radar data, development of algorithms for radar data analysis, and development of radar products from radar measurements of atmospheric processes.

Current Projects

  • Development and application of an 8-mm airborne radar (Ka-band Precipitation radar, KPR) as a precipitation and cloud physics research instrument
  • Development and application of a 3-mm airborne radar (Wyoming Cloud Radar, WCR) as a cloud physics research instrument
  • Development of radar data processing and data analysis software

Selected Publications:

  • Pazmany, A., Haimov, S., 2018: Coherent Power Measurements with a Compact Airborne Ka-band Precipitation Radar, J.Atmos.Oceanic Technol., 35, 1, pp 3-20, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0058.1.
  • Kingsmill, D., Ola G. Persson, S. Haimov, and B. M. Shupe, 2015: Mountain Waves and Orographic Precipitation in a Northern Colorado Winter Storm, Quart.J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 142, 836-853, doi: 10.1002/qj.2685.
  • Strauss, L., S. Serafin, S. Haimov, V. Grubisic, 2015: Turbulence in breaking mountain waves and atmospheric rotors estimated from airborne in situ and Doppler radar measurements, Quart. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc.,141, 3207–3225, doi:10.1002/qj.2604
  • French, J. R., S. J. Haimov, L. D. Oolman, V. Grubisic, S. Serafin, and L. Strauss, 2015: Wave-induced boundary-layer separation in the lee of the Medicine Bow Mountains. Part I: Observations, J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 12, pp 4845-4863, doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-14-0376.1
  • Haimov,S., A.R. Rodi, 2013: Fixed-antenna Pointing-angle Calibration of Airborne Doppler Cloud Radar, J.Atmos.Oceanic Technol., 30, pp 2320-2335, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00262.1.
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