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Professional Activities - Xubin Zeng


Employment | Honors and Awards | Professional Memberships | Research | Teaching | Intramural Services
Advisory Committees | Services related to publications and Conferences



Employment:
  • 2014-present: Agnese N. Haury Chair in Environment, University of Arizona
  • 2008-present: Director, UA Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center (CDHC)
  • 2004-present: Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 2000-2004: Associate Professor (with tenure in 2002), Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • 1994-2000: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 
  • 1992-1994: Research Associate, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 
  • 1990-1991: President, Association of Chinese Students and Scholars Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 
  • 1988-1992: Visiting Scientist and Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 
  • 1986-1987: President, Graduate Association, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China  
  • 1984-1988: Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
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Honors and Awards:
  • NSF Special Creativity Award, 2014
  • Agnese N. Haury Endowed Chair, University of Arizona, 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Arizona's Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association (AAFSAA), 2014
  • Honorary Commander, 25th Operational Weather Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ, January 2012- December 2014
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society, 2011
  • Galileo Circle Fellow, the highest recognition awarded by the UA College of Science, 2011
  • Elected member, Executive Committee (2011-2013) and Council (2010-2013) of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
  • Member, National Academies Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC), 2008-2014
  • Over 90 invited talks at national/international conferences, workshops, and institutions
  • Corresponding Member, China Science Center of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences (2008)
  • Overseas Assessor, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), appointed by CAS President, 2004-2007
  • Visiting Fellow, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Reading, United Kingdom, July 2004
  • Honorary research professor, International Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences (ICCES), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2003
  • The Editor's Award, American Meteorological Society, 1999 
  • UCAR Climate System Modeling Project (CSMP) Post-Doctoral Associate 1992-1994 
  • American Meteorological Society Scholarship to attend the First Symposium on Global Change Studies, Anaheim, CA, 1990
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student, Colorado State University, 1990 
  • Outstanding Graduate Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1985 
  • One of only two Outstanding Undergraduate Students each year (1980-1983) from among all of the undergraduates who graduated from Nanjing University in 1984
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    Professional Membership:
  • Fellow, American Meteorological Society 
  • Member, American Association for the Advance of Science
  • Member, American Geophysical Union
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    Research:
    • 140 peer-reviewed publications (including invited ones) on atmosphere-ocean-land-ice interface processes, climate modeling, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, and nonlinear dynamics 
    • Development, analysis, and interpretation of remote sensing and in situ data over land, ocean, and sea-ice 
    • Development of land model and various parameterizations for weather and climate models  
    • Development of theories to understand the climate system
    • Close interdisciplinary collaborations with scientists in hydrology, ecology, geoscience, oceanography, remote sensing, and applied mathematics
    • Acting as a bridge linking measurement technology, in situ and satellite data, and modeling communities
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    Teaching:
    • UA/NATS 101 (prior to 2011, and called "ATMO 170A1" since 2011) (Undergraduate): ``Introduction to Weather and Climate'' (Developed and Taught in Fall Semester, 2007; taught in Fall Semester 2009 and Spring Semester 2012) 
    • UA/ATMO 350 (Undergraduate): ``Atmospheric Measurements'' (Developed and Taught in Spring Semester, 1999; Taught in Spring Semester, 2000 and 2001) 
    • UA/ATMO 410 (Undergraduate): ``Statistical Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences'' (Developed and Taught in Fall Semester, 1997) 
    • UA/ATMO 430/530 (Undergraduate/graduate): ``Computational Methods in the Atmospheric Sciences'' (Developed and Taught in Fall Semester, 2000) 
    • UA/ATMO 441A/541A (Undergraduate/graduate): ``Dynamic Meteorology: Part I'' (Developed and Taught in Fall Semester, 2002; Taught in Fall Semester, 2004, 2006, 2010-2014) 
    • UA/ATMO 441B/541B (Undergraduate/graduate): ``Dynamic Meteorology: Part II'' (Developed and Taught in Spring Semester, 2002; Taught in Spring Semester, 2003-2010, 2014) 
    • UA/ATMO 530 (Graduate): ``Micrometeorology'' (Developed and Taught in Fall Semester, 1999; Taught in Fall Semester, 2001 and 2003) 
    • UA/ATMO 595C (Graduate): ``Climate Observations and Modeling'' (Developed and Taught in Fall Semester, 2005; Taught in Spring 2011, 2013, 2015) 
    • UA/ATMO 596 (Graduate): ``Progress in Atmospheric Sciences'' (1-credit seminar course developed in Spring Semester, 2006) 
    • UA/ATMO 651 (Graduate): ``Cloud and Precipitation Physics'' (Team-Developed and Team-Taught in Fall Semester, 2002) 
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    Intramural Services (Since 2000):
    • Director, UA Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center (CDHC), 2008-present 
    • Co-Director, ATMO/HWR Hydrometeorology M.S. and Ph.D. Program, 2009-2011  
    • Member, University Distinguished Professors selection committee, 2008-2010 (appointed by Provost Meredith Hay)  
    • Member, Science Steering Committee of UA B2 Earthscience (including Biosphere 2), 2006-2015 (appointed by Dean Joaquin Ruiz) 
    • Member, Advisory Committee of the TRIF Water, Environmental and Energy Solutions (WEES) Initiave at UA, 2012-2014  
    • Member, 7-year Academic Program Evaluation of the UA Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, 2014, appointed by UA Vice Provost.  
    • Chair, 7-year Academic Program Review (APR) Report (of ~200 pages) of the UA Department of Atmospheric Sciences (2013-2014)  
    • Chair (2007, 2009-present) and member (2008, on sabbatical), Departmental Faculty Promotion and Tenure Committee  
    • Chair, Data assimilation faculty search, 2010  
    • Member, 5-Year Review Committee of Prof. Jonathan Overpeck, IE Co-Director, appointed by Vice President for Research, 2014  
    • Member, Climate dynamics and change faculty search, 2010  
    • Member, UA Institute of the Environment Faculty Advisory Committee, 2009-present  
    • Coordinator, ATMO/HWR Hydrometeorology White Paper, 2007  
    • Invited participant (representing the UA), California Council of Science and Technology (CCST) meeting, Sacramento, CA, 24 May 2007  
    • Chair, Faculty Search Committee (Mesoscale/Regional Meteorology), 2005 
    • Member, UA Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Committee (2005-present) 
    • Member, the Fifth-Year Review Committee of Prof. Joaquin Ruiz, Dean of UA College of Sciences, appointed by Provost George Davis, 2004-2005 
    • Treasurer (2005-2007) and Member (2004-2007), Board of Directors of the Asian American Faculty Staff Alumni Association at the University of Arizona  
    • Member, University Committee on Ethics and Commitment, 2003 - 2006 (elected by the Faculty Senate) 
    • Member, University Earth and Environment Science Study Team, 2003-2004 (appointed by Provost George Davis) 
    • Judge, University of Arizona Student Showcase, 2003, 2004 
    • Member, University Global Change Committee (1998-present) 
    • Member, College of Science Grade Appeal Committee (2000-2003)
    • Director, Graduate Studies in Atmospheric Sciences, 2002 - 2005
    • Chair, Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Committee, 2002 
    • Coordinator, Atmospheric Sciences Seminar Series, 2002 - present
    • Chair, Departmental Curriculum committee (2000-2002) 
    • Coordinator, Departmental Student Outcomes Assessment (2000-2002) 
    • Coordinator, ATMO-NWS collaboration, 2000 - 2002
    • Coordinator, ATMO-Air Force collaboration, 2000 - 2002
    • Member, Departmental faculty search committee  (2000, 2001);
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    Advisory Committees (Since 2000):
    • Chair, NASA Earth Science Community Workshop and White Paper on future directions in the Weather Focus Area, 2014-2015
    • Chair, AMS Researcher Involvement Committee, 2015-2017
    • Elected member, Executive Committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), 2011-2013
    • Elected member, Council (governing body) of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), 2010-2013
    • Member, National Academies Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC), 2008-2014
    • Co-Chair, National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Urban Meteorology: Scoping the Problem, Defining the Needs, 2011-2012
    • Co-Chair, NSF/AGS Community Workshop and White Paper on lower-atmosphere observing facilities (LAOF), 2012-2013
    • Member, NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) External Advisory Committee, 2015 - 2017
    • Member, National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Progress and Priorities of US Weather Research and Research-to-Operations Activities, 2009 - 2010
    • Panel Member, 5-year institutional review of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), appointed by the CAS President, 2013 - 2014.
    • Panel Member, Center proposal review of NASA GISS modeling and data analysis activities, 2013 - 2014
    • Panel Member, Center proposal review of NASA GMAO modeling and data analysis activities, 2013 - 2014
    • Member, AMS Planning Commission (2014 - 2018), appointed by AMS Council
    • Panel Member, NASA Earth Science Senior Review of almost all of NASA's current Earth-observing satellite missions, 2007
    • Member, AMS Membership Committee, 2010-2016
    • Member, International CLIVAR Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel, 2009-2012
    • Member, U.S. CLIVAR Process Studies and Model Improvement (PSMI) Panel (2007-2010), including preparing the evaluation report, representing the PSMIP, of the Intra Americas Study of Climate Processes (IASCLIP) Science and Implementation Plan, 2008
    • Member, National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Archiving and Accessing Environmental and Geospatial Data at NOAA (2006-2007)
    • Co-Chair, Scientific Steering Committee, National Key Laboratory of Atmospher ic Boundary Layer Physics and Atmospheric Chemistry (LAPC), Chinese Academy of s ciences (2006 - 2010)
    • Evaluator, award package for the National Science Medal of China (the highest award given by Chinese Government in natural science), 2012, 2014
    • Member, NASA IDS Proposal Review Panel 2012
    • Member, DOE Early Career Proposal Review Panel 2012
    • Review panelist, DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientific Focus Areas (SFAs) on hydrology and climate modeling 2012
    • Evaluator, faculty promotion package from University of Hawaii in Manoa, 2014
    • Evaluator, faculty promotion package from University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2014
    • Evaluator, faculty promotion package from Rutgers University, 2014
    • Evaluator, scientist promotion package DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2014
    • Evaluator, promotion package of a faculty at Arizona State University, 2013
    • Evaluator, promotion package of a faculty at Chapman University, 2013
    • Evaluator, promotion package of a faculty at UC-Merced, 2013
    • Evaluator, promotion package of a scientist at UC-Irvine, 2013
    • Evaluator, faculty promotion package from University of Connecticut, 2012
    • Evaluator, faculty promotion package from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011
    • Member, NASA Terra and Aqua Weather Program proposal review panel, 2010
    • Member, NSF CRI-EaSM Program proposal review panel, 2010
    • Evaluator, promotion package of a scientist at NCAR, 2010
    • Member, NOAA CPPA Program proposal review panel, 2009
    • Evaluator, promotion and tenure package from the University of Connecticut, 2007
    • Invited participant, NCAR water and biogeochemical cycles retreat (July 2006) and the BEACHON Meeting (November 2007) in Boulder, Colorado
    • Reviewer, papers for the 2004 NOAA/OAR Outstanding Paper Award, 2005
    • Member, Institute Evaluation Panel of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), appointed by the CAS President, 2004
    • Evaluator, promotion and tenure package from the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, 2005
    • Member, AGU Publications Committee, 2002-2006
    • Evaluator, Promotion and Tenure package from the University of Maryland, 2004
    • Contributor to the Report on the `Role of NEON in Addressing Ecological Implications of Climate Change', 2004
    • Member, International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP) Integrated Land Ecosystem - Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS) development team, 2003-2004
    • Chair (2000-2003) and member (1998-2000), AMS Committee on Air-Sea Interaction 
    • Coordinator (1998-2000), the Common Land Model (CLM) project 
    • Member, International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Ad Hoc Science Advisory Group (2000) 
    • External Reviewer, Atmospheric Science/Hydrology Tenure-Track Faculty Searches, National Taiwan University, 2002
    • Member, NCAR CLM code review committee, 2002
    • Member, Selection Panel of the Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Sciences (2001)  
    • Member, DOE PNNL Science Focus Area Science Plan Panel Review (2012)  
    • Member, DOE Early Career Panel Review (2012, 2014)  
    • Member, NASA Terra and Aqua Weather Program Panel Review (2010)  
    • Member, NSF CRI-EaSM Program Panel Review (2010)  
    • Member, NOAA CPPA Program Panel Review (2009)  
    • Member, NASA Land Cover/Land Use Change Panel Review (2001) 
    • Reviewed proposals from NSF, NOAA, NASA, DOE, MOST, CRDF, TRIF, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada (2000-present);
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    Services related to publications and Conferences (Since 2000):
    • Co-Chair, NSF/AGS Community Workshop on lower-atmosphere observing facilities (LAOF), Boulder, Colorado, 18-20 June 2012.
    • Co-Chair, National Academies Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC) Summer Study on Urban Meteorology: Scoping the Problem, Defining the Needs, Woods Hole, MA, 27-29 July 2011.
    • Editor, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 2009-present
    • Member of the Editorial Board, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 2011-present
    • Member, Advisory Board of The Edge - a book series addressing environmental science, law, and policy at the University of Arizona Press, 2008-present
    • Co-lead (Topic 1: Multi-scale behaviors of the water cycle), DOE Integrated Water Cycle Workshop, 2012
    • Chair, The first COSMOS Workshop, 15 December 2009, San Francisco, CA
    • Reviewer, a book proposal from Elsevier, 2010
    • Member, Scientific Committee of the International Workshop on "Development of Regional Earth System Model and Its Applications" in Kunming, China, 17-19 September 2008
    • Member, Scientific Committee of the Second International Symposium on Arid Climate Change and Sustainable Development (ISACS), Lanzhou, China, 11-13 September 2007
    • Member, Organizing Committee of the 4th Symposium on Southwest Hydrometeorology, Tucson, AZ, 20-21 September 2007
    • Co-organizer, the Ben Herman Symposium, Tucson, AZ, 24 October 2006
    • Member, organizing committee of the Hydrometeorology Workshop, Boulder, Colorado, 16-18 November 2006
    • Member, Scientific Committee for 2005 WMO/TWAS/CAS International Workshop on Land Surface Models and Their Applications, Zhuhai, China, 2005
    • Member, AGU Geophyscal Review Letters Editor Search Committee, 2003-2006
    • Member, AGU EOS Editor Search Committee, 2003-2004, 2005-2006
    • Member, Panel discussion on Modeling and Paleomodeling, CLIVAR/PAGES/IPCC Workshop: A multi-millennia perspective on drought and implications for the future, Tucson, Arizona, 2003
    • Working group rapporteur, the ILEAPS Open Science Conference, Finland, 2003
    • Program Co-Chair, Symposium on Observing and Understanding the Variability of Water in Weather and Climate, which is the main cross-cutting symposium during the 2003 AMS Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 9-13 February 2003
    • Program Chair, 11th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, San Diego, 14-18 May, 2001 
    • Member, Program Committee of the AMS Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2003
    • Session chair of various meetings and workshops (2000-present)  
    • Abroad member, Editorial board of Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 2002 - present
    • Reviewer, two-volume books entitled ``Large-Scale Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics I and II", and the review was published by the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society (BAMS) in 2004
    • Refereed for 45 different national and international professional journals (Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Applied Meteorology, Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Climate, JGR-Atmospheres, JGR-Oceans, JGR-Biogeosciences, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Monthly Weather Review, Tellus, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Contributions to Atmospheric Physics, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Boundary Layer Meteorology, Climatic Change, Physica D, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Journal of Hydrology, Palaeo-3, Water Resources Research, Remote Sensing of Environment , Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, Weather and Forecasting, Annales Geophysicae, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Global Change Biology, Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Regional Environmental Change, Global and Planetary Change, Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorological Society, Journal of Meteorological Society of Japan, Atmospheric Research, Nonlinear Dynamics,Climate and Environment, Ocean Science, Natural Hazards, Eos Transactions, Hydrological Processes, Acta Meteorologica Sinica, Science China-Earth Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Science China - Technological Science, Scientific Reports
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    -- Last updated February 2015