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.
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
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 -
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 -
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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