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  • Eiserloh Jr, A. and S. Chiao. 2015. Modeling studies of landfalling atmospheric rivers and orographic precipitation over northern California. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 127: 1-16.

  • Centeno Delgado, D. and S. Chiao. 2015. footprints of Saharan air layer and lightning on the formation of tropical depressions over the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 127: 17-32.

  • Jury, M. and S. Chiao. 2014. Representation of Ethiopian Wet Spells in Global and Nested Models. Advances in Meteorology 2014: 1-12.

  • Pelissero, J. and S. Chiao. 2014. influences of post‐tropical reintensification and dissipation on North Atlantic shipping routes. Meteorological Applications 21: 755-759.

  • Whitehall, K., S. Chiao and M. Mayers-Als. 2013. Numerical Investigations of Convective Initiation in Barbados. Advances in Meteorology 2013: 1-10.

  • Chiao, S. and R. Dumais Jr. 2013. down-valley low-level jet event during T-REX 2006. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 122: 75-90.

  • Merritt-Takeuchi, A. and S. Chiao. 2013. Case Studies of Tropical Cyclones and Phytoplankton Blooms over Atlantic and Pacific Regions. Earth Interactions 17: 1-19.

  • Jury, M. and S. Chiao. 2013. Leeside Boundary Layer Confluence and Afternoon Thunderstorms over Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 52: 439-454.

  • Tompkins, C. and S. Chiao. 2012. Modeling studies of impacts from the Guinea Highlands in relation to tropical cyclogenesis along the West African coast. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 115: 57-72.

  • Pattantyus, A., S. Chiao and S. Czyzyk. 2011. Improving High-Resolution Model Forecasts of Downslope Winds in the Las Vegas Valley. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 50: 1324-1340.

  • Jury, M. and S. Chiao. 2011. MESO-CIRCULATION ASSOCIATED WITH SUMMER CONVECTION OVER THE CENTRAL ANTILLES. Earth Interactions: 110629141914009.

  • Chiao, S. and G. Jenkins. 2010. Numerical Investigations on the Formation of Tropical Storm Debby during NAMMA-06. Weather and Forecasting 25: 866-884.

  • Carpenter, D. and S. Chiao. 2010. MODELING STUDY OF 2006 CENTRAL FLORIDA WILDFIRES USING FIRE AREA SIMULATOR. Florida Scientist 73: 105.

  • Jury, M., S. Chiao and E. Harmsen. 2009. Mesoscale Structure of Trade Wind Convection over Puerto Rico. Boundary-layer Meteorology 132: 289-313.

  • Chiao, S. and A. Barros. 2007. Numerical Study of the Hydrometeorological Dryline in Northwest India During the Monsoon. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan 85: 337-361.

  • Barros, A., S. Chiao, T. Lang, D. Burbank and J. Putkonen. 2006. From weather to climate—Seasonal and interannual variability of storms and implications for erosion processes in the Himalaya. Geological Society of America Special Papers 398: 17.

  • Lin, Y., H. Reeves, S. Chen and S. Chiao. 2005. Formation mechanisms for convection over the Ligurian Sea during MAP IOP-8. Monthly Weather Review 133: 2227-2245.

  • Chiao, S., Y. Lin and M. Kaplan. 2004. Numerical Study of the Orographic Forcing of Heavy Precipitation during MAP IOP-2B. Monthly Weather Review [H.W. Wilson - AST] 132: 2184.

  • Chiao, S. and Y. Lin. 2003. Numerical modeling of an orographically enhanced precipitation event associated with Tropical Storm Rachel over Taiwan. Weather and Forecasting 18: 325-344.

  • Chiao, S. 2003. dynamics of orographic precipitation a mesoscale modeling perspective. North Carolina State University.

  • Lin, Y., D. Ensley, S. Chiao and C. Huang. 2002. Orographic influences on rainfall and track deflection associated with the passage of a tropical cyclone. Monthly Weather Review 130: 2929-2950.

  • Lin, Y., S. Chiao, T. Wang, M. Kaplan and R. Weglarz. 2001. Some common ingredients for heavy orographic rainfall. Weather and Forecasting 16: 633-660.

  • Chiao, S. and 喬森. 1996. 侵台颱風的MM5數值研究. Atmospheric Science.

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Educational Background

  • 2004 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University (Hydrometeorology)

  • 2003 – Ph.D., North Carolina State University (Atmospheric Science)

  • 1999 – postgraduate study, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Meteorology)

  • 1996 – M.S., National Central University, Taiwan (Atmospheric Physics)

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  • NASA MIRO Center for Applied Atmospheric Research and Education (CAARE)

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