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Curriculum Vitae:

Jonathan H. Jiang

Education
  • B.Sc. Astrophysics, Beijing Normal University, China (1985)
  • M.Sc. Astrophysics, York University, Toronto, Canada (1991)
  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Physics, York University, Toronto, Canada (1996)

Research Interests
  • Global climate model simulation, evaluation and analysis
  • Microwave cloudy sky radiative transfer modeling
  • Multiple "A-Train" satellite data collocation and analysis
  • Pollution transport, aerosols, clouds, water vapor, and their climate impacts
  • Stratospheric gravity wave studies using satellite data

Projects

MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder Icon MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder
The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) experiments measure naturally-occurring microwave thermal emission from the limb (edge) of Earth's atmosphere to remotely sense vertical profiles of atmospheric gases, temperature, pressure, and cloud ice.


Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Scientist / Research Scientist (2001-Present)
    • Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres: Associate Editor (2013-2016)
    • NASA ROSES Funded Research Projects:
      • MAP Program: Co-Investigator/Principal Investigator (2008-present)
      • Aura Science Team: Co-Investigator/Principal Investigator (2007-present)
      • COUND Program: Principal Investigator (2011-present)
      • CloudSat/CALIPSO Science Team: Co-Investigator (2009-present)
      • NEWS Program: Co-Investigator (2012-present)
      • IDS Program: Co-Investigator/Principal Investigator (2007-2010)
      • AC & ACMAP: Co-Investigator/Principal Investigator (2002-2010)
  • California Institute of Technology: Post-Doctoral Scholar (1999-2001)
  • University of Quebec at Montreal: Research Associate (1998-1999)
  • McGill University: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (1996-1997)
  • York University: Research Assistant (1992-1995)
  • Space Astrophysics Lab: Assistant Astronomer (1989-1991)
  • Nanking Institute of Technology: Assistant Lecturer of Physics (1985-1988)
  • University of Waterloo: Lecturer of Astronomy (Part-time, 1996, 1999)
  • Trent University: Lecturer of Physics (Part-time, 1997-1998)
  • York University: Physics Laboratory Instructor (Part-time, 1989-1995)

Selected Awards
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (2013)
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (2010)
  • NASA TC4 Team Achievement Award (2008)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for Aura MLS Team (2006)
  • Co-author, Ed Stone Award for Outstanding Research Paper (2006)
  • Space Act Award for Significant Contribution to National Space Program (2005)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for the Aura Project (2005)
  • GSFC Group Achievement Award for the Aura Team (2005)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Ground Data System Development Team (2005)
  • Canadian NSERC Research Scholarship Award (1999)
  • AMS Global Change Scholarship Award (1996)

    Selected Publications
    1. Jiang, J.H., H. Su, C. Zhai, V.S. Perun, et al., Evaluation of Cloud and Water Vapor Simulations in CMIP5 Climate Models Using NASA A-Train Satellite Observations, J. Geophys. Res. 117, D1410, 24 PP, 10.1029/2011JD017237, July 2012.
    2. Huang, L., J.H. Jiang, J.L. Tackett, H. Su, R. Fu, Seasonal and diurnal variation of aerosol extinction profile and type distribution from CALIPSO 5-year observation, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/ 2013JD019720, 2013.
    3. Su, H., J.H. Jiang, C. Zhai, V.S. Perun, J.T. Shen, et al., Diagnosis of Regime-dependent Cloud Simulation Errors in CMIP5 Models Using A-Train Satellite Observations, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 7, 2762-2780, 10.1029/2012JD018575, 2013.
    4. Su, H., and J.H. Jiang, Tropical Clouds and Circulation Changes During the 2006-07 and 2009-10 Niños,, J. Climate, 26, 2, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-1200 152.1, 2013.
    5. Wu, L., H. Su, J.H. Jiang, and W.G. Read, Hydration or dehydration: competing effects of upper tropospheric cloud radiation on the TTL water vapor, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12, 7727-7735, 10.5194/acp-12-7727-2012, August 2012.
    6. Huang, L., R. Fu, J.H. Jiang, J.S. Wright, and M. Luo, "Geographic and seasonal distributions of CO transport pathways and their roles in determining CO centers in the upper troposphere," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12, 4683-4698, doi:10.5194/acp-12-4683-2012, May 2012.
    7. Gu, Y., K. Liou, J.H. Jiang, H. Su, and X. Liu, Dust aerosol impact on North Africa climate: a GCM investigation of aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions using A-Train satellite data, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12, 1667-1679, doi:10.5194/acp-12-1667-2012, February 2012.
    8. Small, J.D., J.H. Jiang, H. Su, and C. Zhai, Relationship between aerosol and cloud fraction over Australia, Geophys. Res. Lett. 38, L23802, doi:10.1029/2011GL049404, 2011.
    9. Bhawar, R.L., J.H. Jiang, and H. Su, Variation of upper tropospheric clouds and water vapor over the Indian ocean, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 21769-21787, doi:10.5194/acpd-11-21769-2011, 2011.
    10. Wu, L., H. Su, J.H. Jiang, Regional simulations of deep convection and biomass burning over South America: Part 2. Biomass burning aerosol effects on clouds and precipitation, J. Geophys. Res. 116, D17209, doi:10.1029/2011JD016106, 2011.
    11. Su, H., Jiang, J.H., X. Liu, J.E. Penner, W.G. Read, S.T. Massie, M.R. Schoeberl, P. Colarco, N.J. Livesey, and M.L. Santee, Observed Increase of TTL Temperature and Water Vapor in Polluted Clouds over Asia, J. Climate 24, 11, 2728-2736, 2011.
    12. Su, H., J.H. Jiang, J. Teixeira, A. Gettelman, X. Huang, G. Stephens, D. Vane, and V.S. Perun, "Comparison of Regime-Sorted Tropical Cloud Profiles Observed by CloudSat with GEOS5 Analyses and Two General Circulation Model Simulations," J. Geophys. Res., 116, D0910, doi:10.1029/2010JD014971, 2011.
    13. Jiang, J.H., H. Su, C. Zhai, S.T. Massie, M.R. Schoeberl, P.R. Colarco, S. Platnick, Y. Gu, and K.N. Liou, Influence of convection and aerosol pollution on ice cloud particle effective radius, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11, 457-463, doi:10.5194/acp-11-457-2011, 2011.
    14. L'Ecuyer, T., J.H. Jiang, Touring the atmosphere aboard the A-Train, Physics Today 63, 7, 36-41, 2010.
    15. Su, H., J.H. Jiang, J.D. Neelin, B.H. Kahn, J.W. Waters, N.J. Livesey, and Y. Gu, Reply to comment by Roberto Rondanelli and Richard S. Lindzen on "Variations of tropical upper tropospheric clouds with sea surface temperature and implications for radiative effects. ", J. Geophys. Res., 115, D06203, doi:10.1029/2009JD012872, 2010.
    16. Jiang, J.H. et al., Five-year (2004-2009) Observations of Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor and Cloud Ice from MLS and Comparisons with GEOS-5 analyses, J. Geophys. Res. 115, D15103, doi:10.1029/2009JD013256, 2010.
    17. Su, H., Jiang, J.H., G.L. Stephens, D.G. Vane, and N.J. Livesey, Radiative effects of upper tropospheric clouds observed by Aura MLS and CloudSat, Geophys. Res. Lett. 36, L09815, doi:10.1029/2009GL037173, 2009.
    18. Jiang, J.H., H. Su, S.T. Massie, P.R. Colarco, M.R. Schoeberl, and S. Platnick, Aerosol-CO relationship and aerosol effect on Ice cloud particle size: Analyses from Aura Microwave Limb Sounder and Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer observations,/ J. Geophys. Res. 114/, D20207, doi:10.1029/2009JD012421, 2009.
    19. Su, H., Jiang, J.H., D.G. Vane, and G.L. Stephens, Observed Vertical Structure of Tropical Oceanic Clouds Sorted in Large-scale Regimes, Geophys. Res. Lett.35, doi:10.1029/ 2008GL035888, 2008.
    20. Su, H., J.H. Jiang, Y. Gu, J.D. Neelin, B.H. Kahn, D. Feldman, Y.L. Yung, J.W. Waters, N.J. Livesey, M.L. Santee, Tropical upper tropospheric clouds: variation with sea surface temperature and radiative effects, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D10211, doi:10.1029/2007JD009624, 2008.
    21. Wu, D., J.H. Jiang, W.G. Read, R.T. Austin, C.P. Davis, A. Lambert, B.H. Kahn, C.J. Nankervis, M. Sneep, J.P. Veefkind, H.C. Pumphrey, G.L. Stephens, D.G. Vane, and J.W. Waters, Validation of the Aura MLS Cloud Ice Water Content (IWC) Measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 113, doi:10.1029/2007JD008931, 2008.
    22. Namboothiri, S., Jiang, J.H., P. Kishore, K. Igarashi, C.O. Ao, and L.J. Romans, "CHAMP observations of global gravity wave fields in the troposphere and stratosphere," J. Geophys. Res. 113, D07102, doi:10.1029/2007JD008912, 2008.
    23. Jiang, J.H., H. Su, M. Schoeberl, S.T. Massie, P. Colarco, S. Platnick, N.J. Livesey, Clean and polluted clouds: relationships among pollution, ice cloud and precipitation in South America, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L14804, doi:10.1029/2008GL034631, 2008.
    24. Li, J., Jiang, J.H., D.E. Waliser, and A.M. Tompkins, "Assessing Consistency between EOS MLS and ECMWF Analyzed and Forecast Estimates of Cloud Ice," Geophys. Res. Lett. 34, L08701, doi:10.1029/2006GL029022, 2007.
    25. Jiang, J.H., N.J. Livesey, H. Su, L. Neary, J.C. McConnell, and N.A. Richards, Connecting surface emissions, convective uplifting, and long-range transport of carbon monoxide in the upper-troposphere: New observations from the Aura Microwave Limb Sounder, Geophys. Res. Lett. 34, L18812, doi:10.1029/2007GL030638, 2007.
    26. Su, H., D.E. Waliser, Jiang, J.H., J-L. Li, W.G. Read, J.W. Waters, and A.M. Tompkins, 2006: "Relationships of upper tropospheric water vapor, clouds and SST: MLS observations, ECMWF analyses and GCM simulations," Geophys. Res. Lett. 33, L22802, doi:10.1029/2006GL027582, 2006.
    27. Su, Hui, W.G. Read, Jiang, J.H., J.W. Waters, D.L. Wu, E.J. Fetzer, "Enhanced positive water vapor feedback associated with tropical deep convection: New evidence from Aura MLS," Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L05709, doi:10.1029/2005GL025505, 2006.
    28. Wu, D.L., Jiang, J.H., C.P. Davis, "EOS MLS cloud ice measurements and cloudy-sky radiative transfer model," IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 44, no. 5, 1156-1165, May 2006.
    29. Jiang, J.H., S.D. Eckermann, D.L. Wu, and D.Y. Wang, Inter-annual variation of gravity waves in the Arctic and Antarctic winter middle atmosphere, Adv. Space Res. 38, 2418-2423, 2006.
    30. J. Li, D.E. Waliser, Jiang, J.H., D.L. Wu, W.G. Read, J.W. Waters, A. Tompkins, L.J. Donner, J. Chern, W. Tao, B. Atlas, Y. Gu, K.L. Liou, A. DelGenio, M. Khairoutdinov, A. Gettelman, "Comparisons, of EOS MLS Cloud Ice Measurements with ECMWF analyses and GCM Simulations: Initial Results," Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L18710, doi:10.1029/2005GL0023788, 2005.
    31. Li, Q., Jiang, J.H., D.L. Wu, W.G. Read, N.J. Livesey, J.W. Waters, Y. Zhang, B. Wang, M.J. Filipiak, C.P. Davis, S. Turquety, S. Wu, R.J. Park, R.M. Yantosca, D.J. Jacob, "Convective outflow of South Asian pollution: A global CTM simulation compared with EOS MLS observations," Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L14826, doi:10.1029/2005GL022762, 2005.
    32. Jiang, J.H., S.D. Eckermann, D.L. Wu, K.Hocke, B. Wang, Y. Zhang, Seasonal variation of gravity wave sources from satellite observation, Adv. Space. Res. 35, 1925-1932, 2005.
    33. Wu, D.L., Jiang, J.H., "Interannual and Seasonal Variations of Diurnal Tide, Gravity Wave, Ozone, and Water Vapor as Observed by MLS during 1991-1994," Adv. Space. Res. 35, no.11, pp 1999-2004, 2005.
    34. Jiang, J.H., and D.L. Wu, "Ice and Water Permittivities for Millimeter and Sub-millimeter Remote Sensing Applications," Atmos. Sci. Lett., 5, 146-151, 2004.
    35. Jiang, J.H., S.D. Eckermann, D.L. Wu, and J. Ma, "A Search for Mountain Waves in MLS Stratospheric Limb Radiances from the Winter Northern Hemisphere: Data Analysis and Global Mountain Wave Modeling," J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 109, D3, D03107, 10.1029/ 2003JD003974, 2004.
    36. Jiang, J.H., B. Wang, K. Goya, K. Hocke, S.D. Eckermann, J. Ma, D.L. Wu, and W.G. Read, "Geographical Distribution and Inter-Seasonal Variability of Tropical Deep-Convection: UARS MLS Observations and Analyses," J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 109, D3, D03111, 10.1029/ 2003JD003756, 2004.
    37. Jiang, J.H., et al, "Comparison of GPS / SAC-C and MIPAS/ ENVISAT Temperature Profiles and Its Possible Implementation for EOS MLS Observations," in CHAMP Mission Results for Gravity and, Magnetic Field Maping, and GPS Atmospheric sounding, C. Reigber, H. Luehr, P. Schwintzer, J. Wickert (eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berline/Heidelberg/New York, pp. 573-578, 2004.
    38. Wu, D.L, and Jiang, J.H., "EOS MLS Algorithm Theoretical Basis for Cloud Measurements," Technical Report, D-19299, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2004.
    39. Jiang, J.H., D.L. Wu, S.D. Eckermann, and J. Ma, "Mountain Waves in the Middle Atmosphere, Microwave Limb Sounder Observations and Analyses," Adv. Space Res., Vol 32/5, 801-806, 2003.
    40. Jiang, J.H., D.L. Wu, and S.D. Eckermann, "Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) MLS Observation of Mountain Waves over the Andes," J. Geophys. Res., 107,D20, 8729, 10.1029/ 2002JD002091, 2002.
    41. Jiang, J.H. and D.L. Wu, UARS MLS Observations of Gravity Waves Associated with the Arctic Winter Stratospheric Vortex, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 527-530, 2001.
    42. For a complete list of publications, please see Dr. Jiang's CV.


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