Branko Kosovic

Branko Kosovic
RAL Prog Dir

Dr. Kosović is the Director of the Weather Systems and Assessment Program and the Program Manager for Renewable Energy for the Research Applications Laboratory. He joined NCAR in 2009 after seven years at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado (1996), M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University (1991), and B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rijeka, Croatia (1988). Dr. Kosović’s expertise is in boundary layer meteorology with a focus on high-resolution simulations of boundary layer flows. He has been involved in research and development activities in atmospheric transport and dispersion, turbulence simulations and modeling for renewable energy applications. He has also worked on inverse problems using nonlinear optimization and Bayesian inference with stochastic sampling. Dr. Kosović is currently working on extending multiscale modeling capabilities in numerical weather prediction models for wind and solar energy and wildland fire prediction applications.