Damyan Barantiev (Mr.)

Research Associate, Ph.D.
Climate, Atmosphere and Water Research Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (CAWRI – BAS)
Coordinator of the project REPLICA
; ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9908-9014;

SCOPUS Author iD: 55185261300; PUBLON iD: AAH-6052-2019

Shortly about education

In 2003 he has graduated with an MSc degree from the Faculty of Physics – Department of “Meteorology and Geophysics” in Sofia University “Saint Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria. Like graduating student, he spends one year as a scholarship fellow in the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology – Bulgarian Academy of Science (NIMH-BAS) through a National Scholarship Program related to the World Federation of Scientists. His final-year dissertation work was “Modelling of atmospheric pollution for decision-making purposes”. In 2016 he has finished his extramural Ph.D. education in the scientific field “Remote sensing of the earth and planets” at the NIMH-BAS. The topic of his Ph.D. study was associated with operational data from acoustic atmospheric remote sensing instrument (Scintec MFAS Flat Array Sodar) and ground Automatic Weather Station (AWS) measurements. The title of his Ph.D. dissertation work was “Characteristics of the coastal atmospheric boundary layer in Ahtopol estimated through sodar and model data”.

Professional career

From the end of 2018, he is appointed as a Research Associate at the Climate, Atmosphere and Water Research Institute – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (CAWRI-BAS). His scientific and professional career is mainly built as an employee of the Bulgarian National Weather Service (NIMH – BAS) for more than a decade. He has worked at Hydro Meteorological Observatory – Burgas (HMO-Bourgas) of the NIMH – BAS since the end of 2005. He started as a physicist, then became Assistant Professor in 2008, and in 2016 he has finished his extramural Ph.D. and became Chief Assistant Professor at NIMH-BAS, Section of Applied Meteorology at the Department of Meteorology. Over the years of his professional career, he has participated in many scientific projects, some of them international, others with foreign participation. Currently, he is involved in 6 scientific projects, 2 of which are again international (COST Action CA16202 “InDust” and COST Action CA18235 “PROBE”), and at 2 funded by Bulgarian National Science Fund (NSF) at one of which he is a coordinator of the research team. Results related to his scientific work have been presented more than 50 times at more than 40 scientific forums, workshops, and seminars 26 of which are international.

Research interests

Remote sensing measurements, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Coastal Meteorology and Climatology, Numerical Methods and Models Simulations, Mesoscale Modelling, Time-series analysis, Weather Forecasting, Physics, Mathematics, Informatics, Statistics

Practical experience in the fields of acoustic waves in the turbulent atmosphere, vertical profiles of the wind and turbulent parameters, day and night atmospheric boundary layer, time-series analysis, Weather Research, and Forecasting (WRF) model assessment, coastal meteorology, and climatology.

Theoretical knowledge on surface layer, mixing height, internal boundary layer, vertical profiles of temperature, lidar and sodar systems, radiometers, airborne measurements, SAR technology, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), meteorological balloons, and radars.

Digital competence

Work well with programs such as MS Windows, MS Office, MatLab, Adobe CS, and CorelDRAW. Knowledge of programming languages, such as BASIC, Pascal, and Fortran. Creating, processing, and analysis of 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D database of remote and ground measurements of meteorological parameters.