Tian's Research

Dr. Tian is an atmospheric and climate scientist with the Atmospheric Physics and Weather group (329E) in Earth Science Section at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and a project scientist in the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He studies the Earth's climate variability and change in the past, present, and future using satellite remote-sensing datasets and climate model simulations. He is an expert on the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Level 3 (L3) and Observations for Model Intercomparison Project (Obs4MIPs) products, climate model evaluation, tropical deep convection, Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), diurnal cycle, intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), and MJO-related aerosol and trace gas variations. Dr. Tian is one member of the NASA AIRS science team at JPL and has led the development of the AIRS V6/V7 L3 and Obs4MIPs V1.0/V2.0/V2.1 products. As of 4/5/2023, he has 32 first-authored publications and 75 publications in total including 57 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and 18 technical reports and miscellaneous papers. His current H-index is 25 according to the Web of Science (WoS) and 30 according to the Google Scholar (GS).

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