Since the 1960s, cutting-edge
research related to climate and climate change has been carried by a number of
scientists at the University at Albany, SUNY, including its Atmospheric
Sciences Research Center (ASRC). With a number of recent new hires, the
Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) is rapidly
expanding into climate science. The following is a list of faculty members
whose research is directly related to climate variability and climate change. Their expertise includes:
We encourage prospective students
to contact the individual scientists for applying to the graduate program in
||Aiguo Dai, Associate Professor; PhD, Columbia University, 1996. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (518) 442-4474.
Research interests: Global and regional climate changes, future climate
projections, the global water cycle, hydroclimate
changes, drought, and climate data analysis.
Notables: Dr. Dai is well-known for
his work on precipitation, streamflow, drought, model evaluation, and the
diurnal cycle. As of 10/2012, Dr. Dai chairs the Committee on Climate
Variability and Change of the American Meteorological Society, and serves as an Editor of the Journal of Climate. He published about 80 peer-reviewed journal
articles with total citations over 6500 and an H-index of 41 based on Google Scholar(4500 and 36 based on Web of Science).
Jiping Liu, Assistant Professor;
PhD, Columbia University, 2003. Email: email@example.com, phone: (518) 437-8799.|
Research interests: Climate-Cryosphere Dynamics, Feedbacks and Modeling, Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Interactions, Application of Remote Sensing in Climate.
Notables: Dr. Liu has made substantial contributions to understanding sea ice variability and its role in climate dynamics.
Scott Miller, Research Associate, ASRC;
PhD, University of California, Irvine, 1998. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (518) 437-8799.|
Research interests: Micrometeorology, exchange of momentum, heat,
and trace gases (e.g., carbon dioxide) between the atmosphere and earth's
Notables: Dr. Miller has extensive field experience measuring
atmospheric turbulence and fluxes from towers, small boats (lakes and rivers),
and research ships. He has served on the
editorial board of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and is a member of the
advisory group for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON).
||Qilong Min, Research Associate and Professor,
ASRC; PhD, Univ of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1993. Email:
email@example.com, phone: (518) 437-8742.
Research interests: Radiative transfer, remote
sensing, instrument development, aerosol-cloud-precipitation interaction, and
atmosphere-terrestrial ecosystem exchange
Notables: Dr. Min is well-known for
his work on remote sensing. He participated in multiple NASA missions and led
oxygen A-band retrieval efforts for CloudSat PABSI.
||Justin Minder, Assistant Professor; PhD, Univ. of Washington, 2010. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (518) 437-3732.
Research interests: Mountain weather and climate, regional climate & climate change, mesoscale dynamics & modeling, hydrometeorology.
Notables: Dr. Minder's work synthesizes field observations, theory,
and numerical modeling. He was a Richard Foster Flint postdoctoral
fellow at Yale University from 2010-2012. He has played a major role
in field projects that include: DOMEX (Dominica, Caribbean, 2011), and
the Olympic Mountain Rainfall Climatology (Washington, USA,
Roundy, Associate Professor; PhD, Penn State University, 2003. Email: email@example.com, phone: (518) 442-4476.
Research interests: Dr. Roundy studies convection organized on large
spatial scales in the tropics, associated with atmospheric and oceanic waves
and climate modes such as the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO). He studies
different mechanisms whereby global climate signals can interact with the
weather in the tropics and around the globe to feed back on the climate system.
He also analyzes associations between organized convection in the tropics and
the global atmospheric circulation.
Notables: Professor Roundy serves as an Editor for Monthly Weather Review. He also forges
connections with private industry and facilitates transfer of research results
at the boundary between weather and climate into the hands of those who might
benefit in the public and private sectors.
||Brian Tang, Assistant Professor; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, 2010. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (518) 442-4572.
Research interests: Tropical meteorology and climate, mesoscale dynamics, synoptic meteorology, and
Notables: Dr. Tang is interested in the seasonal
variability of tropical disturbances and the two-way interaction between
tropical cyclones and the general circulation. He received the Max Eaton Prize
in 2008 for his work on the ventilation of tropical cyclones and was the Joanne
and Bob Simpson Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric
Research from 2010-2012.
Department Chair; PhD, Univ. of Reading, UK, 1989. Email: email@example.com, phone: (518) 442-4555.
Research Interests: Tropical
meteorology, tropical waves and the West African monsoon, and African weather and climate
impacts on hurricanes.
Notables: Dr. Thorncroft is a well-known expert on the West African monsoon and
African easterly waves.
||Mathias Vuille, Associate Professor; PhD, University of Bern
(Switzerland), 1995. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (518) 442-4472.
Research interests: Climate variability and climate change in tropical
South America and East Africa, tropical glacier-climate interactions, tropical
Notables: Dr. Vuille is a Senior Fellow in the U.S. State
Department’s Energy and Climate Program (ECPA) and serves on the U.S. Committee
for the International Union of Quaternary Research (INQUA). He collaborates
with the UNESCO International Hydrologic Program on climate change adaptation
in the Andes.
||Junhong (June) Wang Research Associate Professor; PhD,
Columbia University, 1997. Email:
email@example.com, phone (518) 442-3478.
Research interests: Climate observations, climate changes and
variability, the global water cycle, climate data creation and analysis, Global
Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) measurements and applications, and sounding
technology and data quality.
Notables: Dr. Wang is a lead expert on atmospheric sounding
technology and GPS meteorology. She has actively involved in instigating,
planning and implementing GCOS (Global Climate Observing System) Reference Upper
Air Network (GRUAN) since 2006. She
served as an Editor of J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech, and published about 40 peer-reviewed journal
||Wei-Chyung Wang, Professor of Applied Sciences, ASRC; DESc,
Columbia University 1973. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: (518) 437-8708.
Research Interests: Global and regional model study of
climate-chemistry interactions involving atmospheric greenhouse gases and
ozone, and aerosol-cloud-precipitation-climate interactions. Analyses of 2,000-years of proxy climate data in China to
study climate extremes and their causes.
Notables: Dr. Wang has been serving as the U.S. Chief Scientist for the
"Climate Sciences" agreement between the U. S. Department of Energy and the
China's Ministry of Sciences and Technology. He has over 150
refereed publications in more than thirty journals including Science and Nature. He is a member of Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters,
and was awarded by SUNY-Albany in 1994 for Excellence in Research and by
European Physical Society/Balkan Physical Union in 2002 for Scientific Achievements
in Environmental Physics.
||Fangqun Yu, Research Associate and Professor, ASRC; PhD, UCLA, 1998. Email: email@example.com, phone: (518) 437-8767.
Research interests: Aerosol direct/indirect radiative forcing,
aerosol modeling and comparisons with observations, climate feedback
Notables: Dr. Yu is well-known for his
development of the ion-mediated nucleation theory and an advanced particle
microphysics model, which have been incorporated into widely used community
models such as GEOS-Chem, WRF-Chem,
and CAM5. He has actively involved in the AEROCOM-project, an open
international initiative of scientists interested in the advancement of the
understanding of the global aerosol and its impact on climate. He serves as an Editor of Atmos. Chem. Phys., and published about 85 peer-reviewed journal
||Liming Zhou, Associate Professor; PhD, Boston University, 2002. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (518) 442-4446.
Research interests: Land surface remote sensing, land surface modeling,
land-human-climate interactions, climate impact of
Notables: I have >50 peer-reviewed journal articles with total
citations of 3335 and an H-index of 28 based on Google Scholar.
I have been active in professional service activities as an NSF's Program Director
of Climate and Large-scale Dynamics from 2008-2011 and as a reviewer for >20
leading geophysical journals and for NSF and NASA proposals.