Makhan L. Virdi

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Makhan Virdi is a researcher at NASA’s ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center for biogeochemical dynamics. His current research interests include management and visualization of geospatial and time-series data. Currently, he is developing subsetting and visualization tools for MODIS data from Terra and Aqua satellites.

Makhan Virdi joined the Environmental Sciences Division in September 2013. He received a Ph.D. in Water Resources from the University of South Florida in 2013, a BS (B.Tech) in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. While at USF, he worked for the U.S. Geological Survey from 2007 to 2010 studying surface-groundwater interactions by modeling long- term climatic effects on a karst lake. His graduate research included geospatial analysis, time-series analysis, hydrological modeling, variably-saturated flow modeling, and numerical simulations.

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