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Annu Panwar
PhD student / Doktorandin


Annu Panwar
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
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Annu Panwar


  • 2017- Present : PhD at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany
  • 2014-2016 : Post graduation in Atmosphere and Ocean Science at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar, India
  • 2011-2014 : Graduation in Physics, Mathematics and Geology at D.B.S (PG) College, Dehradun, India

Research Interests:

Being from a multidisciplinary academic background I developed my interest in processes and interactions within the Earth system among which land-atmosphere interaction is fascinating. My Ph.D. research work is focussed on understanding the relationship between surface meteorological variables, specially temperatures and surface energy balance partitioning at sub-daily to diurnal scale. For instance,

  • How the growth in boundary layer explains the weaker evaporative cooling of air temperature?
  • How the surface and air temperautre respond to evaporative cooling in different vegetation types?
  • Analysing and quantifying the global patterns in coupling of surface and air temperature

In order to find answers to these interesting questions, I use local and global data, for example, FLUXNET and ERA5, and develope simplified model and expressions based on surface energy balance.

For my research stay I worked on evaporation and boundary layer model in collaboration with Boston University
I use MATLAB, CDO and R programming language for analysing and visualising the data


Turnbull, T., Katsikis, N., Renner, M., Panwar, A., Kleidon, A. (2021). Human alteration of energy flows within the Mississippi River Basin. The Anthropocene Review, “under review”

Panwar, A., Renner, M., and Kleidon, A.: Imprints of evaporation and vegetation type in diurnal temperature variations, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. (HESS),

Panwar, A., Kleidon, A., & Renner, M. (2019). Do surface and air temperatures contain similar imprints of evaporative conditions?. Geophysical Research Letters, 46.

Pandey, S. K., Vinoj, V., & Panwar, A. (2019). The short-term variability of aerosols and their impact on cloud properties and radiative effect over the Indo-Gangetic Plain. Atmospheric Pollution Research.

Mukherjee, T., Asutosh, A., Pandey, S. K., Yang, L., Gogoi, P. P., Panwar, A., & Vinoj, V. (2018). Increasing potential for air pollution over megacity new delhi: A study based on 2016 diwali episode. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 18(9), 2510-2518.

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