Dr. Xuguang Wang
Presidential Research Professor
School of Meteorology
120 David Boren Blvd
Norman, OK, 73072
- Ph.D., Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004.
- B.S., Atmospheric Science, Peking University, Beijing, China, 1998.
- 2014 Presidential Research Professorship, University of Oklahoma
- 2012 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship
- 2010 NASA New Investigator Award
- 2007 Innovative Research Program Award, University of Colorado/CIRES
My primary research interests lie within the area of atmospheric modeling, with a focus on advancing the skill of numerical weather prediction system. My research foci include
- i) developing new techniques and novel methodologies for data assimilation and ensemble prediction;
- ii) applying these techniques to global scale to convective scale modeling systems to improve predictive skill;
- iii) improving the understanding of atmos-pheric predictability and dynamics through data assimilation and ensemble approaches.
- iv) transition research to operations.
- Fall 2010 METR 4133: Atmospheric Dynamics III
- METR 5990: Ensemble Forecasting Seminar
Thesis and Dissertation finished
Johnson, A., 2011:Clustering analysis, verification and calibration of a convection-allowing ensemble forecast system. MS Thesis. School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma.
Holland, B., 2011: Effects of sequential or simultaneous assimilation of observations and localization methods on the performance of the ensemble Kalman filter. MS Thesis. School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma.
Vergara, H., 2011:Assimilating streamflow with the ensemble Kalman filter for improving flood prediction. MS Thesis. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Oklahoma.
Chris Kerr, 2013: Assimilation of cloud top temperature and radar observations of an idealized splitting supercell. M.S. Thesis. School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
Yu Zhang, 2013: Development and evaluation of an advanced regional and global hydro-logical prediction system enabled by satellite remote sensing, numerical weather forecasting, and ensemble data assimilation. Ph.D. Dissertation. School of Civil Engi-neering and Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma
Terra Thompson, 2014:Ensemble Kalman Filter Methods for Convective-Scale Radar Data Assimilation and Multi-Scale Data Assimilation of the 13 June 2010 Tornadic Supercell Environment. Ph.D. Dissertation. School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
Aaron Johnson, 2014: Optimal Design of Multiscale ensemble system for convective scale probabilistic forecasts:data assimilation and initial condition perturbation methods. Ph.D. Dissertation. School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
Yongzuo Li, 2014: Assimilation of radar observations with ensemble variational hybrid data assimilation method for the initialization and prediction of hurricanes. Ph.D. Dissertation. School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
Research Scientists, Postdocs and Students that worked with me
Research Scientists and Postdocs
Aaron Johnson (Ph.D.)
Brian Holland (M.S.)
Andrew Mackenzie (M.S.)
Jeff Duda (Ph.D.)
Yongzuo Li (Ph.D.)
Bo Huang (Ph.D.)
Sam Degelia (Ph.D.)
Sijie Pan (Ph.D.)
Yongming Wang (Ph.D.)
Kefeng Zhu (Ph.D.)
Terra Thompson (Ph.D.)
Humberto Vergara Arrieta (M.S.)
Chris Kerr (M.S.)
Xu Lu (M.S.)
Nick Gasperoni (Ph.D.)
Yu Zhang (Ph.D.)
Aaron Johnson: Awardee of Yoshi Sasaki Best M.S. publication award of School of Meteorology, 2011
Aaron Johnson: Awardee of Best Graduate Performance award of School of Meteorology, 2012
Yongzuo Li: Awardee of Douglas Lilly Best Ph.D. publication award of School of Meteorology, 2013
Chris Kerr: Awardee of Best Student Presentation Award from American Meteorology Society Annual Meeting, 2014
Jeff Duda: Awardee of Third place Student Presentation Award from American Meteorology Society 27th Conference on Severe Local Storms, 2014
Nick Gasperoni: Awardee of Best Student Presentation Award from American Meteorology Society Annual Meeting, 2015
Aaron Johnson: Awardee of 2014 Provost's Ph.D. Dissertation Award, 2015
Chris Kerr: Awardee of Yoshi Sasaki Best M.S. publication award of School of Meteorology, 2015
Nick Gasperoni: Awardee of Douglas Lilly Best Ph.D. publication award of School of Meteorology, 2015