The overarching theme of my research is developing new measurement capabilities for aerosol, cloud, precipitation, water vapor, and temperature to understand interactions of aerosol, cloud, and precipitation as well as land-atmosphere and ocean-atmosphere interactions, leading to the improvement of the parameterizations of cloud-related physical processes and the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) in weather and climate models. The four themes of my research are: Research Theme 1: Instrumentation and Multi-Sensor Remote Sensing Algorithm Development. Research Theme 2: Cloud Properties, Processes, and Parameterizations. Research Theme 3: Atmosphere-Land-Ocean-Ice Interactions. Research Theme 4: ABL Structure, Process, and Parameterization.
Cloud physics, atmospheric remote sesning, multi-sesnor remote sesning, global aerosol and cloud distributions, Airborne Raman lidars