Dr. Tian is a research scientist with the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) atmospheric science group at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He is also a visiting assistant researcher at the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Tian’s research expertise is tropical deep convection and its variability, particularly the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). He studies the MJO and its physical and chemical impacts on the global climate system through a combination of satellite/in-situ/reanalysis data analysis as well as general circulation model and chemical transport model simulations.
Biography Updated on 22 September 2011