Dr. Tarendra Lakhankar is a research scientist and co-leads the 'Water Prediction and Ecosystem Services' theme. His research interests include Remote Sensing of Floods and Droughts, Data Science and Data Assimilation, and Remote Sensing of Snow and Soil Moisture. He designed, and led three major field campaign sites, helped several Ph.D. and M.S. students’ research. These sites include Snow-SAFE, Caribou, ME, Soil moisture field campaign (CUNY-SMART at Millbrook, NY, and PR-SMART at Puerto Rico). He designed, executed, and made operational NYC Citywide field campaigns using 20 weather stations installed at NYC public schools, NYCHA properties, Botanical gardens, Library, and community colleges for research and education outreach within the NY City called NYC-urban HydroMet Testbed. These weather station sites could help find solutions to the urban climate crises (Flood and heatwave). Dr. Lakhankar is an extremely passionate and dedicated mentor to CESSRST students.
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