The Catholic University of America

Alexander A. Kutepov

Institute for Astrophysics and Computational Sciences
Physics Department
The Catholic University of America

Phone: 301-286-5411
Fax: 301-286-1771


E-mail: Alexander.A.Kutepov@nasa.gov

             Kutepov@cua.edu

Degrees

  • 1975, Ph.D., Leningrad State University.
  • 1972, M.S. (Atmospheric Physics), Leningrad State University.

Appointments

2009-present: Associate Research Professor, Physics Department, The Catholic University of America.

2006-2009: Research Associate, Physics Department, The Catholic University of America.

2003-2006: Senior NRC Research Associate, Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.

1992-2003: Research fellow, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Munich and Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics.

1991: Visiting Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Chemistry, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Mainz.

1989-1990: Visiting Scientist, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Munich.

1984-1989: Research Associate, Department of Atmospheric Physics, Leningrad State University.

1980-1981: Visiting Scientist, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado.

1978-1984: Lecturer in Physics, Leningrad Institute of Technology.

1975-1984: Research Associate, Department of Atmospheric Physics, Leningrad State University.

Research Experience

February 2013-present: PI, the NASA grant "Non-LTE diagnostics of CIRS observations of Titan's mesosphere".

2011-present: PI, the NASA grant ``Self-consistent multi-channel retrieval of atmospheric parameters from revised SABER/TIMED Level 1 data".

2008-2011: Co-I/Scientific PI, the NASA grant ``Non-LTE Diagnostics of the Infrared Limb Observations of the Earth's Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere".

2008-2011: PI, the NASA grant "Retrieval of temperatures of Martian atmosphere in the altitude region 60-100 km from the MGS/TES bolometer infrared limb radiances".

2006-2008: Co-I/Scientific PI, the NASA grant "Consideration of the Effects of Non-Local Thermal Equilibrium in Planetary Atmospheres".

2005-2007: Co-I/Scientific PI, the grant "New technique for retrieving pressure and temperature distributions in the Martian atmosphere from the infrared limb observations" of the German Research Society (DFG), Priority Program "Mars and terrestrial planets".

2005-2006: Co-I/Scientific PI, the DFG grant "Influence of irregular temperature variations caused by gravity waves on the infra-red radiative cooling/heating of the mesosphere/lower thermosphere", Priority Program "Climate and Weather in the Sun-Earth System (CAWSES)".

2002-2007: Co-PI, the DFG grant "The Martian atmosphere: observation and modeling", Priority Program "Mars and terrestrial planets".

2001-2004: Co-I/Scientific PI, the grant "Non-LTE study of the radiative impact of the lower atmosphere on the mesosphere and lower thermosphere" (RADIMP) of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), Climate Research Program (DEKLIM).

2000-2004: Co-I/Scientific PI, the BMBF grant "Non-LTE model of the infrared radiative cooling/heating of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere", Atmospheric Research program-2000 (AFO2000).

2000-2003: Co-I, the NASA grant "Analysis of MGS/TES Limb and Nadir Data to Model Observed High Altitude CO2 Radiative Heating/Cooling Mechanisms".

1997-2000: Co-I/Scientific PI, the grant "Non-LTE diagnostic of infra-red CRISTA limb spectra" of the the German Space Agency (DLR), program "Extraterrestrics".

1995-1996: Co-I, the European Space Agency grant NW/2241/HNE "Evaluation of Non-LTE effects in MIPAS pressure, temperature and volume mixing ratio retrievals".

1994-1998: Scientific Coordinator, the European Commission grant INTAS-93-2861 "Non-LTE radiation of the infra-red bands of CO2 in the atmospheres of Earth, Mars and Venus".

1992-1996: Co-I/Scientific PI, the DFG grant "Diagnostic of IR molecular bands for the remote sensing of the middle atmosphere", Priority Program "Physical methods of remote sensing of atmosphere and ocean".

Ph.D projects

2006-2011: Co-Advisor, Ph.D Project of L. Rezac "Multi-channel retrievals of pressure, temperature, and trace gas densities in the Earth's mesosphere and lower thermosphere from the broadband infra-red limb emission observations'', 2011, Hampton University.

2000-2003: Advisor, Ph.D Project of O. A. Gusev, "Non-LTE diagnostics of infrared observations of the planetary atmospheres'', 2003, University of Munich.

1987-1990: Advisor, Ph.D Project of V. P. Ogibalov, "Radiative transfer in the 4.3 &mu m band with vibration-rotational non-LTE in the atmospheres of Mars and Venus", 1990, Leningrad State University.

1985-1988: Advisor, Ph.D Project of A. I. Demyanikov, "Inverse problems of the remote sensing of the upper Earth's atmosphere in the 15 &mu m band", 1988, Leningrad State University.

Selected bibliography


Kutepov, A. A, A. G. Feofilov, A. S. Medvedev, U. Berger, M. Kaufmann, A. W. A. Pauldrach, Infra-red radiative cooling/heating of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere due to the small-scale temperature fluctuations associated with gravity waves, In: Lubken, F.-J. (ed) "Climate and weather of the sun-earth system (CAWSES)", Springer, 429-442 (2012)

Feofilov, A., and A. Kutepov, Infrared Radiation in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere: Energetic Effects and Remote Sensing, Surveys in Geophysics, 33(6), 1231-1280, doi:10.1007/s10712-012-9204-0 (2012)

Feofilov, A. G., A. A. Kutepov, C.-Y. She, A. K. Smith, W. D. Pesnell, and R. A. Goldberg, CO2(&nu2)-O quenching rate coefficient derived from coincidental SABER/TIMED and Fort Collins lidar observations of the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 9013-9023, doi:10.5194/acp-12-9013-2012 (2012)

Feofilov, A. G., A. A. Kutepov, L. Rezac, M. D. Smith, Extending MGS-TES temperature retrievals in the Martian atmosphere up to 90 km: Retrieval approach and results, Icarus, 221, 949-959, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2012.09.033 (2012)

Rezac, L., A. A. Kutepov, A. G. Feofilov, J .M. Russell III, On limb radiance calculations and convergence of relaxation type retrieval algorithms, Appl. Opt. , 50(28), 5499-5502 (2011)

Feofilov, A. G., A. A. Kutepov, L. Rezac, and M. D. Smith, Extending MGS-TES Temperature Retrievals in the Martian Atmosphere up to 90 km: Retrieval Approach and Results, submitted to Icarus, (2011),

Rezac, L, A. Kutepov, A. Feofilov, and J. Russell, On limb radiance calculations and convergence of relaxation type retrieval algorithms, Applied Optics, in press, posted 24 August 2011, (2011)

Yankovsky, V., R. Manuilova, A. Babaev, A. Feofilov, and A. Kutepov, Model of electronic-vibrational kinetics of the O3 and O2 photolysis products in the middle atmosphere: applications to water vapour retrievals from SABER/TIMED 6.3 &mum radiance measurements, International J. of Remote Sensing, 32, 1, (2011)

Feofilov, A. G., A. A. Kutepov, W. D. Pesnell, R. A. Goldberg, B. T. Marshall, L. L. Gordley, M. Garcìa-Comas, M. Lòpez-Puertas, R. O. Manuilova, V. A. Yankovsky, S. V. Petelina, and J. M. Russell III, Daytime SABER/TIMED observations of water vapor in the mesosphere: retrieval approach and first results, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 8139, (2009)

Kutepov, A. A., A. G. Feofilov, A. S. Medvedev, A. W. A. Pauldrach, and P. Hartogh, Small-scale temperature fluctuations associated with gravity waves cause additional radiative cooling of the mesopause region, Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, doi:10.1029/2007GL032392 (2007)

Kutepov, A.A., A.G. Feofilov, B.T. Marshall, L.L. Gordley, W.D. Pesnell, R.A. Goldberg, and J.M. Russell III, SABER temperature observations in the summer polar mesosphere and lower thermosphere: Importance of accounting for the CO2 &nu 2 quanta V-V exchange, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L21809, doi:10.1029/2006GL026591, (2006).

Gusev, O. A., and Kutepov, A. A., Non-LTE gas in planetary atmospheres, in book: Stellar Atmosphere Modeling, I. Hubeny, D. Mihalas, & K. Werner, eds., ASP Conference Series Vol. 288, 318, (2003)

Kaufmann, M., Gusev, O. A., Grossmann, K. U., Martín-Torres, F. J., D. R. Marsh, and Kutepov, A. A., Satellite observations of day- and nighttime ozone in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 108D, 10.1029/2002JD002800 (2003)

Kaufmann, M., Gusev, O. A., Grossmann, K. U., Roble, R. G., Hagan, M. E., Hartsough, C., and Kutepov, A. A., The vertical and horizontal distribution of CO2 densities in the upper mesosphere and lower thermosphere as measured by CRISTA J. Geophys. Res., D107, 8182, 10.1029/2001JD000704 (2002)

Ogibalov, V. P., Fomichev, V. I., and Kutepov, A. A., Radiative Heating Effected by Infrared CO2 Bands in the Middle and Upper Atmosphere, Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics, 36, 454 (2000)

Kutepov, A. A., Gusev, O. A., and Ogibalov, V. P., Solution of the non-LTE problem for molecular gas in planetary atmospheres: Superiority of accelerated lambda iteration, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transf. 60, 199 (1998)

Shved, G. M., Kutepov, A. A., and Ogibalov, V. P., Non-local thermodynamic equilibrium in CO2 in the middle atmosphere. I. Input data and populations of the &nu3 mode manifold states J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys. 60, 289 (1998)

Ogibalov, V. P., Kutepov, A. A., and Shved, G. M., Non-local thermodynamic equilibrium in CO2 in the middle atmosphere. II. Populations in the &nu2 mode manifold states. J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 60, 315 (1998)

Kutepov, A. A., Oelhaf, H., Fischer, H. Non-LTE radiative transfer in the 4.7 and 2.3 &mu m bands of CO: Vibration-rotational non-LTE and its effects on limb radiance. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transf. 57, 317 (1997)

Hummer, D. G., Kutepov, A. A. Algorithm for rapid evaluation of band transfer functions for linear molecules. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 51, 729 (1994)

Kutepov, A. A., Fomichev, V. I. Application of the second-order escape probability approximation to the solution of the NLTE vibration-rotational band radiative transfer problem, J. Atmos. Terr. Phys., 55, 1 (1993).

Kutepov, A. A., Kunze, D., Hummer, D. G., Rybicki, G. B. The solution of radiative transfer problems in molecular bands without the LTE assumption by accelerated lambda iteration method, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 46, 347 (1991).

Ogibalov, V. P., Kutepov, A. A. An approximate method for the solution of the radiative transfer problem in the 4.3 &mu m CO2 band in a planetary atmosphere with the rotational non-LTE. Astron. Zhurnal (Soviet Astron.), 66, 511 (1989).

Demyanikov, A. I., Kutepov, A. A. On the possibility of remote thermal sounding of the atmosphere on slant paths accounting for departure from local thermodynamic equilibrium. Izvestiya, Atmos. Ocean. Phys., 23, 510 (1987).

Kutepov, A. A., Shved, G. M. On the cooling of the lower thermosphere by radiation in the 15 &mu m CO2 band. Izvestiya, Atmos. Ocean. Phys., 21, 551 (1985).

Kutepov, A. A., Hummer, D. G., Moore, C. B. Rotation relaxation of the 0001 level of CO2 including radiative transfer in the 4.3 &mu m band of planetary atmospheres. J. Quant. spectrosc. Radiat. Transf., 34, No.2, 101 (1985).

Kutepov, A. A., Shved, G. M. Radiation intensity in the 4.3 and 15 &mu m CO2 bands in the Earth atmosphere under quiet conditions. Kosmicheskiye issled. (Soviet Space Res.), 1981, 19, 483 (1981).

Kutepov, A. A. Parameterization of the radiative flux divergence in the 15 &mu m CO2 band for the Earth atmosphere in the layer with non-LTE. Izvestiya, Atmos. Ocean. Phys., 14, 216. (1978).

Kutepov, A. A., Shved, G. M. Radiative transfer in the 15 &mu m CO2 band with non-LTE in the Earth atmosphere. Izvestiya, Atmos. Ocean. Phys., 14, 28 (1978).

Kutepov, A. A. Functions encountered in the theory of radiative transfer in the bands of linear molecules. Izvestiya, Atmos. Ocean. Phys., 11, 408 (1975).

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