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Feiqin Xie

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 169-237
Pasadena, CA 91109


818 354-1165


818 393-4619

Curriculum Vitae:

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  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (2006)
  • M. S. in Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment, Peking University, Beijing, China (2001)
  • B. S. in Atmospheric Physics and Atmospheric Environment with honor, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China (1998)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Researcher - Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, UCLA, CA (2009-present)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA(2008-2009)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2006 - 2008)
  • Research Assistant - Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (2001 - 2006)
  • Research Assistant - Center for Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China (1998 - 2001)

Research Interests

  • Satellite remote sensing of the atmosphere
  • Spaceborne and airborne GNSS radio occultation technique
  • Atmospheric boundary layer and tropopause dynamics
  • Diurnal variations

Selected Awards

  • Full Research Assistant Scholarship, University of Arizona, (2001-2006)
  • GPSC Travel Scholarship, University of Arizona, 2005
  • Outstanding Student Award, Peking University, China, 2000
  • Honor Graduate Award, Lanzhou University, China, 1998

Selected Publications

  1. Xie, F., D. L. Wu, C. O. Ao, E. R. Kursinski and A. Mannucci, 2011: Advances and limitations of atmospheric boundary layer observations with GPS Occultation over southeast Pacific Ocean, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, submitted.
  2. Ao, C. O., D. E. Waliser, J.-L. Li, T. K. Chan, B. Tian, and F. Xie, 2011, Planetary Boundary Layer Depths from GPS Radio Occultation Profiles, J. Geophys. Res., submitted.
  3. Xie, F., D. L. Wu, C. O. Ao, E. R. Kursinski, A. Mannucci and S. Syndergaard, 2010: Super-refraction effects on GPS radio occultation refractivity in marine boundary layers, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, doi:10.1029/2010GL043299.
  4. Xie, F., D. L. Wu, C. O. Ao, A. Mannucci, 2010: Atmospheric diurnal variations observed from GPS radio occultation soundings, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, In review.
  5. Muradyan, P., J. S. Haase, F. Xie, J. L. Garrison, T. Lulich, and J. Voo, 2009: GPS/INS navigation precision and its effect on airborne radio occultation retrieval accuracy, GPS Solutions, In review.
  6. Xie, F., J. S. Haase, S. Syndergaard, 2008: Profiling the Atmosphere Using the Airborne GPS Radio Occultation Technique: A Sensitivity Study, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, DOI:10.1109/TGRS.2008.2004713.
  7. Xie, F., S. Syndergaard, E. R. Kursinski and B. M. Herman, 2006: An Approach for Retrieving Marine Boundary Layer Refractivity from GPS Occultation Data in the Presence of Super-refraction, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol, 23, 1629-1644.
  8. Cai, X., F. Xie, and J. Chen, 2002: Large-eddy Simulation for Unstable Surface Layers, Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis (in Chinese with English Abstract), 38 (5), 698-704.