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H Fernando

H Fernando

Affiliated Faculty, School of Sustainability

j.fernando@asu.edu

480-965-2807

School of Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical, and Materials Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 876106
Tempe, AZ 85287
USA

Titles

  • Professor, School of Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, School of Sustainability

Biography

Dr. Fernando's research interests are geophysical turbulence (turbulence in rotating and stratified fluids), turbulent dispersion, multi-phase flows, double diffusive phenomena, internal waves and turbulent jets and plumes. More recently his research focus has shifted to urban environmental issues, especially urban air pollution. Dr. Fernando directs the Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics (http://efd.asu.edu) and is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Geophysical Union, the European Geophysical Society, the American Oceanographic Society, the American Meteorological Society, and EUROMECH, the European Mechanics Society. Dr. Fernando is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Fernando's honors and awards include the 1986 Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, having been an AWU fellow at the Solar Energy Research Institute from 1987-1989, the 1997 Arizona State University Alumni Distinguished Research Award, and the 2001 Rieger Distinguished Scholar Award in Environmental Sciences from the Rieger Foundation.

Education

  • PhD, Fluid Mechanics, The Johns Hopkins University, 1983
  • MA, Fluid Mechanics, The Johns Hopkins University, 1982
  • BS, Engineering, The University of Sri Lanka, 1979

Expertise

Journal Articles

2015

Shaffer, S. R., H. J. Fernando, N. C. Ovenden, M. Moustaoui and A. Mahalov. 2015. Simulating meteorological profiles to study noise propagation from freeways. Applied Acoustics 92(May):102-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2014.12.010. (link )

2012

Dimitrova, R., N. Lurponglukana, H. J. Fernando, G. C. Runger, P. G. Hyde, B. C. Hedquist, J. R. Anderson, W. Bannister and J. C. Johnson. 2012. Relationship between particulate matter and childhood asthma – basis of a future warning system for central Phoenix. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12(5):2479-2490. (link )

2009

Ovenden, N. C., S. R. Shaffer and H. J. Fernando. 2009. Impact of meteorological conditions on noise propagation from freeway corridors. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 126(1):25-35. DOI: 10.1121/1.3129125. (link )

2007

Li, K., P. Zhang, J. C. Crittenden, S. Guhathakurta, Y. Chen, H. J. Fernando, A. Sawhey, P. H. McCartney, N. B. Grimm, R. Kahhat, H. Joshi, G. Konjevod, Y. J. Choi, E. Fonseca, B. R. Allenby, D. Gerrity and P. M. Torrens. 2007. Development of a framework for quantifying the environmental impacts of urban development and construction practices. Environmental Science and Technology 41(14):5130-5136. DOI: 10.1021/es062481d. (link )

2006

Lee, S. M., H. J. Fernando and S. Grossman-Clarke. 2006. MM5-SMOKE-CMAQ as a modeling tool for 8-h ozone regulatory enforcement: application to the state of Arizona. Environmental Modeling and Assessment 12(1):63-74. DOI: 10.1007/s10666-006-9053-7. (link )

2005

Brazel, A. J., H. J. Fernando, J. C. Hunt, N. J. Selover, B. C. Hedquist and E. Pardyjak. 2005. Evening transition observations in Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of Applied Meteorology 44(1):99-112. (link )

2001

Fernando, H. J., M. S. Lee, J. R. Anderson, M. Princevac, E. Pardyjak and S. Grossman-Clarke. 2001. Urban fluid mechanics 2001: Air circulation and contaminant dispersion in cities. Environmental Fluid Mechanics 1(1):107-164. DOI: 10.1023/A:1011504001479. (link )

1996

Chen, R. R., D. L. Boyer, H. J. Fernando and N. S. Berman. 1996. Physical model of diurnal heating in the vicinity of a long mountain. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences 62-85.

1995

Berman, N. S., D. L. Boyer, A. J. Brazel, S. W. Brazel, R. R. Chen, H. J. Fernando and M. J. Fitch. 1995. Synoptic classification and physical model experiments to guide field studies in complex terrain. Journal of Applied Meteorology 34:719-730.

1994

Perera, M. J., H. J. Fernando and D. L. Boyer. 1994. Turbulent mixing at an inversion layer.. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 275-298.

1991

Fernando, H. J. 1991. Turbulent mixing in stratified fluids.. Annual Reviews of Fluid Mechanics 455-493.

1943

DeSilva, I. P., H. J. Fernando, F. Eaton and D. Herbert. 1943. Kelvin-Helmholtz billows in nature and laboratory.. Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters (14):217-231.

Posters

2004

Grossman-Clarke, S., J. A. Zehnder, W. L. Stefanov, D. Hope and H. J. Fernando. 2004. Effects of land cover modifications in mesoscale meterological and air quality models in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium. Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2003

Anderson, J. R., H. J. Fernando, P. G. Hyde, C. L. Redman and H. Xin. 2003. Temporal patterns of "Unhealthy" to "Hazardous" concentration maxima for coarse particles (PM10) in southwest Phoenix during typical low wind speed connections. Presented at February 19, 2003,CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Grossman-Clarke, S., D. Hope, S. Lee, H. J. Fernando, P. G. Hyde, W. L. Stefanov and N. B. Grimm. 2003. Modeling temporal and spatial characteristics of nitrogen dry deposition in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Hope, D., S. Grossman-Clarke, S. Lee, H. J. Fernando, P. G. Hyde, W. L. Stefanov and N. B. Grimm. 2003. The importance of dry deposition to the nitrogen mass balance of an arid urban ecosystem. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2002

Grossman-Clarke, S., D. Hope, P. G. Hyde, W. L. Stefanov, H. J. Fernando and N. B. Grimm. 2002. Assessment of temporal and spatial characteristics of nitrogen dry deposition in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2009

Di Sabatino, S., B. C. Hedquist, W. Carter, L. S. Leo and H. J. Fernando. 2009. Phoenix urban heat island experiment: Building effects. Phoenix, AZ. Presented at the Eighth Conference on the Urban Environment at the January 10-15, 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

Dimitrova, R., B. C. Hedquist, P. G. Hyde, J. R. Anderson and H. J. Fernando. 2009. Air quality modeling in support of children's health studies. Phoenix, AZ. Presented at the Eighth Conference on the Urban Environment at the January 10-15, 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

Hedquist, B. C., A. J. Brazel, S. Di Sabatino, W. Carter and H. J. Fernando. 2009. Phoenix urban heat island experiment: Micrometeorological aspects. Phoenix, AZ. Presented at the Eighth Conference on the Urban Environment at the January 10-15, 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

Hedquist, B. C., S. Di Sabatino, H. J. Fernando, L. S. Leo and A. J. Brazel. 2009. Results from the Phoenix, Arizona, urban heat island experiment. Yokohama, Japan. Presented at the Seventh International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC-7).

2002

Grossman-Clarke, S., D. Hope, S. M. Lee, H. J. Fernando, P. G. Hyde, W. L. Stefanov and N. B. Grimm. 2002. Modeling temporal and spatial characteristics of nitrogen dry deposition in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B22B-0755, American Geophysical Union.

Hope, D., S. Grossman-Clarke, S. M. Lee, H. J. Fernando, P. G. Hyde, W. L. Stefanov and N. B. Grimm. 2002. The importance of dry deposition to the nitrogen mass balance of an arid urban ecosystem. Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract B22B-0756, American Geophysical Union.

Conference Papers

2004

Lee, S. M., S. Grossman-Clarke and H. J. Fernando. 2004. Some issues related to the simulation of contaminant distribution in complex-terrain areas. Proceedings of the January 2004, 85th AMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Reports

2013

Shaffer, S. R., H. J. Fernando and N. C. Ovenden. 2013. Investigations of environmental effects on freeway acoustics. Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Arizona State University. Final 605-2. (link )

2010

Fernando, H. J., N. C. Ovenden and S. R. Shaffer. 2010. Investigations of environmental effects on freeway acoustics. Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Arizona State University. Final 605(1). (link )