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  • PI: Roles of Land Surface Processes and Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation in Determining the Transition to Warm Season Precipitation Regime and Summer Drought in the Southeast United States, NOAA Climate Prediction Program for the Americas, April 2006 – March 2009.

  • PI: Investigating the Influences of Vegetation, Biomass Burning, clouds on Wet Season Onset over the Amazon Using Terra, Aqua in conjunction with In Situ and Other Satellite Data Sets, Earth System Science Research Using Data and Products from Terra, Aqua and ACRIM Satellites, NASA, July 2004 –June 2007.

  • Co-I: Dynamics and predictability of rainy season onset and demise for South America in observations and GCM simulations, NOAA CPPA, 2004 -2007.

  • PI: Symposium to Celebrate 40 years of Climate Research, DOE, the Office of Science (BER), 2005 (Grant No. DE-FG02-05ER64078).

  • PI: Characterize Mesoscale Convective Complex systems over Tibet Plateau using multiple satellite observations, Chinese NSF, 2005 - 2007.

  • PI: Diagnosis of the Mechanisms that Control the Seasonal Geographic Advancement and Retreat of the Rainy Areas over South America, Office of Global Program, NOAA, June 2003 – July 2006.

  • PI: Diagnostics of interannual variation of rainfall over South America and its interaction with atmospheric circulation over North Atlantic, Division of Climate, Modeling, Analysis and Prediction, NSF, February 2003 - January 2005.

  • PI: Investigating the influences of changes in convection types and boundary layer clouds on intraseasonal to interannual variations of precipitation over Amazon and on the tropical upper troposphere water vapor using ESE multi-satellite sensors, the Global Water and Energy Cycle Research Analysis, Office of Earth Sciences, NASA, 2002 – 2005.

  • PI: Investigating the influence of ocean and land surface vegetation on the seasonal and interannual variations of precipitation over Amazon through use of SeaWinds scatterometer data and atmospheric model simulations, Ocean Vector Winds Science Team (OVWST) of NASA Mission to Planet Earth and Earth Observing System Science, 2000 – 2005.

  • Co-I: Characteristics and predictability of the extratropical atmospheric response to the ENSO cycle, Office of Global Programs, NOAA, 2001 - 2004.

  • PI: What controls the seasonal and interannual variations of precipitation in tropical South America? - A combined observational and climate model study of ocean-atmosphere-land coupling for improving climate prediction, Office of Global Programs, NOAA, 1998 - 2001.

  • PI: Using UARS MLS to investigate the impacts of troposphere convection and planetary-scale and synoptic waves on the lower stratosphere water vapor in the tropics and mid-latitudes, NASA Mission to Planet Earth Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite Science Investigator Program, 1998 - 2000.

  • PI: The role of atmosphere-land-ocean coupling in determining clouds, precipitation and water vapor, NASA Mission To Planet Earth New Investigator Program, 1996 - 1999.

  • PI: A Career Development Plan with Primary Emphasis on a Process Study of Upper Troposphere Water Vapor in Midlatitude, NSF Early Career Development Program, 1995 - 1998.

  • PI: Use of Satellite and In situ Meteorological Data to Improve the Climate Predictions in the Equatorial and South America Through a Better Understanding of Amazon Convection, Office of Global Programs, NOAA, April 1, 1995 - March 31, 1997.

  • Co-I: Land-ocean-atmosphere interaction: mechanisms for the seasonal variations in precipitation over tropical land, NSF, 1998 - 2003.

  • Co-I: Land-Atmosphere Interactions - A Core Program in Support of Community Climate System Modeling, NSF, January 1, 1995 - December 31, 1997.
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