Baike Xi, Ph.D
Dr. Baike Xi received her Ph.D degree from the Department of Meteorology at Penn State University in 1999 under the guidance of Dr. Dennis Lamb. Her B. S. degree was from Beijing University, P. R. China. From 1999 to 2002, she worked as a postgraduate research associate at the University of Utah. While there she was involved with the NASA TRMM project and validated the satellite measured precipitation by using aircraft in-situ and ground based measurements during TEFLUN-A, TEFLUN-B/CAMEX3, LBA, KWAJEX, and CEMEX4. She is currently an associate research professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Dakota.
Dr. Xi is taking part in the following research projects: DOE ARM, NASA CERES, NEWS, MAP. She is also developing sophisticated algorithms/methods to analyze the global surface radiation data and validate the satellite retrieved cloud and radiation properties, providing the statistics of relationship between the cloud properties and radiations by using long-term surface and satellite observations. Most of her advised student research revolves around: Investigating Arctic snow cover and radiation budgets; Evaluating NASA GISS SCM; Developing 3-D cloud structure by using combine satellite and ground-base observational data; Investigating the Asian dust and pollution intercontinental transport and chemical evolution process; Studying the extreme precipitation events during summer 2007 at the SGP by using both WRF model and the observational data. She enjoys working with students and feels very proud of her students whenever they make any progress.
Cloud microphysics retrieval from ground base measurements, atmospheric radiative transfer, cloud and radiation parameterizations in climate model, ground and satellite remote sensing of clouds and radiation, heterogeneous reaction in clouds, Asian dust/pollution transport.