Month: December 2011

December 2011

Guiling visited Hohai University and Tsinghua University, and gave a presentation on “Quantifying the coupling between soil moisture and precipitation: Recent progress and challenges”.
Rui Mei & Shanshan Sun attended the AGU Fall meeting in San Francisco. Rui presented results on land-atmosphere coupling strength in the United States based on comparisons among observations, re-analysis data, global climate models, and regional climate models; Shanshan presented results on quantifying soil moisture’s impact on precipitation using a feedback parameter and the complications related to the presence of low-frequency variability attributable to large-scale oceanic forcing. Their research was supported by funding from NOAA and NSF.