Alex B. Kostinski

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Professor, Physics

  • PhD, Physics, University of Illinois-Chigaco

Research Description

Dr. Kostinski's recent research has been in cloud, aerosol, and precipitation physics; radar meteorology; astrophysics; wave propagation in random media; turbulent fluids; adaptive optics; and polarization optics. This research is largely supported by the National Science Foundation.

Specialties

  • Atmospheric Physics

Recent Publications

  • Yevgeny Derimian, Oleg Dubovik, Xin Huang, Tatyana Lapyonok, Pavel Litvinov, Alex B. Kostinski, Philippe Dubuisson, and Fabrice Ducos, “Comprehensive tool for calculation of radiative fluxes: illustration of shortwave aerosol radiative effect sensitivities to the details in aerosol and underlying surface characteristics”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5763-5780, (2016)
  • Amalia Anderson, Alex B. Kostinski, “Temperature variability and early clustering of record-breaking events”, Theor. Appl. Climatol., 124, 825-833 (2016)
  • A. R. Jameson, M. L. Larson, A. B. Kostinski, “An example of persistent microstructure in a long rain event”, J. Hydrometeor, 17, 1661-1673 (2016)
  • Reuven H. Heiblumm, Orit Altaratz, Ilan Koren, Graham Feingold, Alexander B. Kostinski, Alexander P. Khain, Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Erick Fredj, Guy Dagan, Lital Pinto, Ricki Yaish, Qian Chen, “Characterization of cumulus cloud fields using trajectories in the center of gravity versus water mass phase space: 1. Cloud tracking and phase space description”, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 6336-6355 (2016)
  • Reuven H. Heiblumm, Orit Altaratz, Ilan Koren, Graham Feingold, Alexander B. Kostinski, Alexander P. Khain, Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Erick Fredj, Guy Dagan, Lital Pinto, Ricki Yaish, Qian Chen, “Characterization of cumulus cloud fields using trajectories in the center of gravity versus water mass phase space: 2. Aerosol effects on warm convective clouds”, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 6356-6373 (2016)
  • A. R. Jameson, M. L. Larson, A. B. Kostinski, “On the Variability of Drop Size Distributions over Areas”, J. Atmos. Sci, 72, 1386-1397 (2015)
  •  A. R. Jameson, M. L. Larson, A. B. Kostinski, “Disdrometer Network Observations of Finescale Spatial–Temporal Clustering in Rain”, J. Atmos. Sci., 72, 1648-1666 (2015)
  • Xinxin Woodward, Alexander Kostinski, Swarup China, Claudio Mazzoleni, Will Cantrell, “Characterization of Dust Particles’ 3D Shape and Roughness with Nanometer Resolution”, Aerosol Science and Technology, 49, 229-238 (2015)
  • C. W. Gurganus, J. C. Charnawskas, A. B. Kostinski, and R. A. Shaw, “Nucleation at the Contact Line Observed on Nanotextured Surfaces”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 113, 235701 (2014)
  • M. L. Larson, A. B. Kostinski, A. R. Jameson, “Further evidence for superterminal raindrops”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 6914-6918 (2014)