The University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences

Land-Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction

The Land-Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction (LAOI) Group is directed by Prof. Xubin Zeng.

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Vision: To be an integrator of global remote sensing and field survey data with global modeling; and to act as a bridge among global data, parameterization, and climate modeling as well as weather forecasting communities on interface processes.

Research areas: Atmosphere-ocean-land-ice interface processes; Climate modeling; Hydrometeorology; Remote sensing; Nonlinear dynamics

Research style: to address a particular issue using observation data from a variety of sources (insitu, aircraft, satellite) at time scales from hours to decades and at space scales from meters to global, and using a hierarchy of models (large-eddy turbulence model, cloud-resolvable model, mesoscale model, as well as global model).

Achievement indicator: One of the good indicators of our research achievements is the wide use of our research products in the world, including the implementation of model parameterizations and value-added global datasets in the NCEP and ECMWF operational models for weather forecasting, in the NCAR Community Earth System Model (CESM) for climate studies, in WRF for regional studies, and in other regional and global models.

Research Highlights in value-added data, model and algorithm, and theoretical developments

Research Grants from NSF, NASA, DOE, NOAA, EU, and private sector

Research projects (Also see our Research Showcase Program below)

2018 Spring Research Showcase
2017 Spring Research Showcase
2016 Spring Research Showcase
2015 Spring Research Showcase
2014 Spring Research Showcase
2013 Spring Research Showcase
2012 Spring Research Showcase
2011 Spring Research Showcase
2009 Fall Research Showcase
2009 Spring Research Showcase
2008 Spring Research Showcase
2007 Fall Research Showcase
2007 Spring Research Showcase
2006 Fall Research Showcase
2006 Spring Research Showcase
2005 Fall Research Showcase
2005 Spring Research Showcase
2004 Annual Research Showcase
2003 Annual Research Showcase

-- Last updated September 2017