Jian-Hua Qian is an Atmospheric and Climate Scientist in the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University in the City of New York, NY, USA. He got his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Nanjing University in China in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He got his Ph.D. degree in atmospheric science from the North Carolina State University at Raleigh in USA in 1996. After his graduation, he has had the privilege of working at prestigious US institutions such as NCAR, NASA, and the IRI at Columbia University. He has research experience and interests in broad areas of atmospheric and climate sciences, such as multiscale climate process studies, dynamical and statistical regional climate downscaling and prediction, global and regional climate model development, mesoscale atmospheric dynamics and modeling, global nonhydrostatic atmospheric model development, theoretical studies on nonhydrostatic atmospheric normal modes, and climate risk management.
Biography Updated on 7 June 2011