Alumni

Post-Doc Researchers

Dr. Huiqing Liu (2006-2010)
Research Associate

Dr. Shiqiu Peng (2002-2009)

Dr. Xuejin Zhang (2007-2008)

Graduated Ph.D. Students

Qianhong Tang (2010)
Thesis [PDF]: Modeling Tropical Cyclone Induced Inland Flooding at Tar Pamlico River Basin of North Carolina.

Yanyun Liu (2010)
Thesis [PDF]: Simulation of Ocean Circulation around the Galápagos Archipelago Using a Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM).

William Sweet (Aug. 2008, Co-chair)
Thesis [PDF]: Mechanisms of variability within the upper ocean of the Galápagos Archipelago.

Xuejin Zhang (May 2007)
Thesis [PDF]: Adapting the weather research and forecasting model for the simulation of regional climate in East Africa.

Meng Xia (May 2007)
Thesis [PDF]: Cape Fear river estuary modeling system.

Kristen Foley (2006, Co-chair)
Thesis [PDF]: Multivariate spatial temporal statistical models for applications in coastal ocean prediction.

Tingzhuang Yan (Dec. 2006)
Thesis [PDF]: Interannual variability of climatology and tropical cyclone tracks in North Atlantic and Western North Pacific.

Huiqing Liu (Dec. 2006)
Thesis [PDF]: Analysis and modeling of wave-current interaction.

Binyu Wang (Dec. 2006)
Thesis [PDF]: Intercontinental and regional modeling of air pollutants transport over the Pacific regions.

Xiaoming Liu (Aug. 2006)
Thesis [PDF]: Numerical simulations of Gulf Stream meanders and eddies and their effects on the cross-shelf transport off the Carolina coast.

Shaowu Bao (Aug. 2002, Co-chair)
Thesis [PDF]: Numerical simulation of the mesoscale air-sea interaction over western Pacific warm pool.

Machuan Peng (May 2002)
Thesis [PDF]: A numerical modeling study of the hydrodynamics of the Croatan-Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary System, North Carolina.

Yi Song (2001, Co-chair)
Thesis [PDF]: A numerical modeling study of the coupled variability of Lake Victoria in East Africa and the regional climate.

Vigayakumar Manghnani (Dec. 2000, Co-chair)
Thesis [Link]: A numerical study of the seasonal to interannual variability in the Indian Ocean.

Hao Jin (1998, Co-chair)
Thesis [Link]: Regional ocean-atmosphere prediction systems (ROAPS) and its application to land-air-sea interaction processes in the southeastern United States.

Graduated M.S. Students

Katelyn(Katie) Costa (Aug. 2012)
Thesis [PDF]: Downscaling of Climate Change Impacts on Wind Energy Resources in the Continental United States (CONUS).

Yao Zhao (Aug. 2011, Co-chair)
Thesis [PDF]: Reconstructing the Gulf of Mexico Ocean Temperature and Color Time Series Based on Satellite Observations.

Joshua Palmer (Aug. 2008)
Thesis [PDF]: Geostatistical modeling of subclimatic tropical precipitation in the Carolinas.

Timothy Kent (Aug. 2008)
Thesis [PDF]: Analysis of meteorological and oceanic conditions during rip current events along the Outer Banks of North Carolina during the 2006 and 2007 summer seasons.

Elinor Keith (Aug. 2008)
Thesis [PDF]: Analysis and prediction of Atlantic tropical cyclone activity.

Neil Davis (Aug. 2007, Co-chair)
Thesis [PDF]: Dynamic and stochastic modeling of various components of the hydrological cycle for East Africa.

Peng Su (Dec. 2005)
Thesis [PDF]: Spatial-temporal characteristic of meteorological variables associated with air pollution in Beijing area.

Meredith Croke (Dec. 2005, Co-chair)
Thesis [Link]: Examining planetary, synoptic and mesoscale features that enhance precipitation associated with landfalling tropical cyclones in North Carolina.

Robert Bright (Dec. 2003)
Thesis [PDF]: A statistical and synoptic investigation of tropical cyclone intensity changes over the Gulf stream along the southeast coast of the United States.

Douglas Hilderbrand (Dec. 2002)
Thesis [PDF]: Risk assessment of North Carolina tropical cyclones (1925-2000).

Xiaoming Liu (Aug. 1998, Co-chair)
Thesis [Link]: Sensitivity of seasonal to interannual variability of tropical pacific sea surface temperature to atmospheric forcing parameterization in an ocean model.

Douglas Schneider (Aug. 1998, Co-chair)
Thesis [Link]: Structural and intensity changes in Hurricane Opal (1995) and Hurricane Fran (1996).

Visiting Scholars

Tao Gao
Visiting Ph.D. Student from Ocean University of China (11/2012-05/2013)

Rui Li
Visiting Ph.D. Student from Ocean University of China (09/2011-09/2012)

Dr. Yan Li
Trainee from State Oceanic Administration(SOA) of China (01/2010-04/2010)

Xiang Fu
Trainee from State Oceanic Administration(SOA) of China (01/2010-04/2010)

Dr. Jingtian Guo
Trainee from State Oceanic Administration(SOA) of China (01/2010-04/2010)

Dr. Panjun Du
Trainee from State Oceanic Administration(SOA) of China (01/2010-04/2010)

Yindong Zeng
Trainee from State Oceanic Administration(SOA) of China (01/2010-04/2010)

Juan Zhang
Trainee from State Oceanic Administration(SOA) of China (01/2010-04/2010)

Dr. Hailong Wang
Trainee from Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute(GEDI), China (12/2009-02/2010)

Yun Ding
Trainee from Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute(GEDI), China (12/2009-02/2010)

Dr. Dongliang Zhao
Senior Visiting Scholar from Ocean University of China (02/2009-03/2010)

Zengan Deng
Visiting Scholar (08/2007-08/2009)

Yuemei Zhang
Visiting Scholar (10/2008-08/2009)

Yingjuan Zhang
Visiting Scholar (05/2009-08/2009)

Yi-Chin Liu
Ph. D. Student (2007-2008)

Ping Liang
Visiting Scholar (2006)

Xiaohui Shi
Visiting Scholar (2005)

Dr. Changlong Guan
Senior Visiting Scholar (2002-2003)

Dr. Kejian Wu
Visiting Scholar (2001)

Interns

Kenny Xie
High school student intern (2013 Summer)

Samira Alhertani
Undergraduate intern (2013 Summer)

Stephanie Rushley
Undergraduate intern (2013 Spring)

Nan Zhang
Graduate intern (2012 Fall)