Xubin Zeng

Professor, Hydrology / Atmospheric Sciences

Member of the Graduate Faculty

Professor, Global Change - GIDP

Professor, Remote Sensing / Spatial Analysis - GIDP

Dr. Xubin Zeng is the Agnese N. Haury Endowed Chair in Environment and professor of atmospheric science at the University of Arizona (UA). He is also the Founding Director of the UA Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center (CDHC). Through over 260 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Zeng's research interests include land-atmosphere-ocean interface processes, climate modeling, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, nonlinear dynamics, and big data analytics. He has given over 180 invited talks at conferences and institutions. His research products (including computer models, algorithms, and value-added global datasets) have been used by major national and international research centers and numerous groups worldwide. He also co-founded the Hydrometeorology M.S. and Ph.D. Program, which is the first such program in the U.S. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and American Geophysical Union (AGU), a Corresponding Member of the China Science Center of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, a Galileo Circle Fellow of the UA College of Science, and a Fellow of the UA Academic Leadership Institute. Dr. Zeng also received the Special Creativity Award in 2014 from the National Science Foundation, and received the 2021 AMS Charles Franklin Brooks Award for Outstanding Service to the Society. He was names a Distinguished Visiting Scientist (2022-2024) by the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He has held numerous leadership positions at national and international organizations and committees, including co-chair, International GEWEX Scientific Steering Group (2021-present) and Chair, Science Team of the Global Precipitation EXperiment (GPEX) - A new WCRP Lighthouse Activity.

Offering Research Opportunities?


Prerequisite Courses

have taken some quantitative courses

Majors Considered

physics, math, or other majors with good quantitative background

Types of Opportunities

Description of Opportunity

No description given

Start Date

August 2023

End Date

May 2024

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