Haiyan Jiang

Assistant Professor

Department of Earth & Environment, Florida International University E-Mail: haiyan.jiang@fiu.edu 11200 SW 8th Street PC 342B, Miami, FL 33199 Phone: 305-348-2984 Fax: 305-585-3877


·         Ph.D.- Meteorology, Tropical Convection Research Group, Meteorology, University of Utah, 2004

·         M.S. - Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, 1995

·         B.S. - Atmospheric Physics, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, 1992

Research Interests:

·         Tropical Cyclones: Rainfall, Intensity Change, and Climatology

·         Remote Sensing on Cloud, Precipitation, and Wind Field

·         Microwave Retrieval Algorithms

·         Cloud Resolving Model (graduate class project): Development of a simple 2-D cloud resolving model with ice-microphysics prosesses

Funded Research Proposals:

·         2009-2013: NASA Hurricane Science Research Program (HSRP): A TRMM-based Tropical Cyclone Precipitation Feature Database and Its usage on Intensification Study. (Principal Investigator)

·         2008-2011: NASA New Investigator Program (NIP) in Earth Science: The Relationships between Environmental Factors, Convection, and Precipitation in Tropical Cyclones. (Principal Investigator)

·         2008-2011: NASA Precipitation Processing System (PPS): Population of Precipitation Systems Observed by Space-borne Radar and Microwave Radiometers. (Co- Investigator)

·         2007-2010: NASA Precipitation Measuring Mission (PMM): Differences and Similarities of Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Over Land and Sea Using Multisatellite Analyses: Implications for Inland Flooding Prediction. (Principal Investigator)

·         2003-2004: NASA Earth System Science (ESS) Fellowship: Variability of Ice and Liquid Precipitation Contents and Shape of Radar Reflectivity Profiles in Tropical Cyclones. (Principal Investigator)


·         Co-teach Tropical Meteorology (6310) Fall 2008: A Satellite-based Tropical Cyclone Module

·         Severe Weather Teaching Module for k-12 students

Recent Publications:

1.      Jiang, H., and E. J. Zipser, 2009 Contribution of Tropical Cyclones to the Global Precipitation from 9 Years of TRMM Data: Regional, Seasonal, and Interannual Variations. J. Climate., to be submitted.

2.      Jiang, H., and E. J. Zipser, 2009: The relationship between tropical cyclone rapid intensification and the strength of its convective precipitation features. Mon. Wea. Rew., to be submitted.

3.      Jiang, H., J. B. Halverson, and E. J. Zipser, 2008: Effects of Environmental Moisture on Tropical Cyclone Precipitation: Land/Ocean Difference. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L17806, doi:10.1029/2008GL034658.

4.      Jiang, H., J. B. Halverson, J. Simpson, and E. J. Zipser 2008: Hurricane "Rainfall Potential" Derived from Satellite Observations Aids Overland Rainfall Prediction. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 47, 944-959.

5.      Jiang, H., J. B. Halverson, and J. Simpson, 2008: On the difference of storm rainfall of hurricanes Isidore and Lili. Part I: Satellite observations and rain potential. Wea. Forecasting, 23, 44-61.

6.      Jiang, H., J. B. Halverson, J. Simpson, and E. J. Zipser, 2008: On the difference of storm rainfall of hurricanes Isidore and Lili. Part II: Water budget. Wea. Forecasting, 23, 29-43.

7.      Jiang, H., and E. J. Zipser, 2006: Retrieval of Hydrometeor Profiles in Tropical Cyclones and Convection from Combined Radar and Radiometer Observations. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., Vol. 45, pp. 1096-1115.

8.      Jiang, H., P. G. Black, E. J. Zipser, F. D. Marks, and E. W. Uhlhorn, 2006: Validation of rain rate estimation in hurricanes from the Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer: algorithm correction and error analysis. J. Atmos. Sci., Vol. 63, No. 1, pp. 252-267.

9.      Ph.D. Dissertation 2004: [Abstract][Chapter 1][Chapter 2][Chapter 3][References] (in PDF format)

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