Xiang Gao

Xiang Gao Research Scientist xgao304@mit.edu 617 253 9474 E19-429B
Ph.D., University of Arizona, M.S., Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, B.S., Nanjing Institute of Meteorology
Bio and Interests
Dr. Gao's research is focused on the development and application of land-surface models, and using satellite remote sensing data to investigate precipitation events and hydrologic properties, including storm frequency and duration, soil wetness, and vegetation biophysical parameters. Her recent work has addressed land-climate interactions, the global water cycle, Arctic processes, and remote sensing of vegetation biophysical parameters. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Gao was a Research Scientist at the Center for Ocean Land Atmosphere Studies (COLA) in Calverton, Maryland.
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