I am the faculty advisor for the mesoscale dynamics and modeling group in the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science at San Jose State University. My research work and interests include the analysis and modeling of the mesoscale, tropical meteorology and problems related to atmospheric boundary layer. My goal is to advance our understanding of fundamental science in the areas of weather and climate, hydrometeorology, and their linkages to the environmental science. My research activities are conducted using many different methods striving to achieve high standards of rigor, depth and completeness.
I have taught Remote Sensing for Meteorology, Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Marine Meteorology, Numerical Weather Prediction, Mesoscale Meteorology, Intro. to Environmental Flow Modeling, and Planetary Boundary Layer Meteorology, Synoptic Meteorology and Weather Briefing.I am continuously looking for energetic, creative people at all levels (undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists) to join my research group. I am always happy to discuss potential research projects. If you are interested in my research work, please contact me.
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Peer-reviewed publications (since 2010)
Chiao, S., and R. Dumais, 2013: Investigations of a down-valley flow event during T-REX 2006, Meteor. and Atmos. Phys., under review.
Jury, M., and S. Chiao, 2013: Representation of Ethiopian wet spells in global and nested models, JGR-Atmospheres, under review.
Whitehall, K., S. Chiao, M. Mayers-Als, 2013: Numerical Investigations of Convective Initiation in Barbados, Advances in Meteorology, under review.
Pelissero, J., and S. Chiao, 2013: The Impacts of Extratropical Reintensification on North Atlantic Shipping Routes, Meteorological Applications, in press.
Takeuchi, A., and S. Chiao, 2013: Comparative Case Studies of Tropical Cyclones and Phytoplankton Blooms over Atlantic and Pacific Regions, Earth Interactions, acceped with minor revision.
Jury, M., and S. Chiao, 2013: Lee-side boundary layer confluence and afternoon thunderstorms over Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 429-454.
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, 51-72. DOI: 10.1007/s00703-011-0167-3
Jury, M. and S. Chiao, 2011: Mesocirculation Associated with Summer Convection over the Central Antilles. Earth Interactions, 15, 1-19. doi: 10.1175/2011EI391.1(download)
Pattantyus, A., S. Chiao, and S. Czyzyk, 2011: Improving High-Resolution Model Forecasts of Downslope Winds in the Las Vegas Valley. J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50, 1324-1340.(download)
Weldegaber, M., B. Demoze, L. Sparling, and S. Chiao, 2011: Observational analysis of moisture evolution and variability in the boundary layer during the dryline on 22 May 2002 (IHOP 2002). Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 110, 87-102.(download)
Chiao, S. and G. Jenkins, 2010: Numerical investigations on the formation of tropical storm Debby during NAMMA-06. Wea and Forecasting, 25, 866-884. (download)
Pattantyus, A., and S. Chiao, 2010: Numerical studies of convective and stable boundary layer evolution in mountainous regions. Proceedings of the International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary Layer Remote Sensing (ISARS), Paris, France, June 28-30, 2010. (download)
Pattantyus, A., S. Chiao, S. Czyzyk, 2010: Numerical model forecasting of downslope winds in the Las Vegas Valley. The 5th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, Chapel Hill, NC, 23-27 May 2010. (download)
Carpenter, D. D. and S. Chiao, 2010: Modeling study of 2006 Central Florida wildfires using Fire Area Simulator. Florida Scientist, 73, 105-121. (download)