Publications & Presentations

Chiao, Sen



Tropical Cyclones

Jury, M. and S. Chiao, R. Cécé, 2019: The intensification of hurricane Maria 2017 in the Antilles, Atmosphere, 10, 590. doi:/10.3390/atmos10100590

Rosado*, K., and S. Chiao, 2018: Assimilation of GPS Radio Occultation data for Tropical Cyclogenesis: A Case Study in the Eastern Atlantic, The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, 12, 33-47, DOI: 10.2174/1874282301812010033.

Jenkins, G., E. A. Brito, E. F. Soares, S. Chiao and co-authors, 2017: Hurricane Fred: Cape Verde's First Hurricane in Modern Times, preparation, observations, impacts and lessons learned, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, DOI:

Chiao, S., and M. Jury, 2016: Southern Caribbean Hurricane Regional Observations and WRF Model Simulations, International Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.5376/ijms.2016.06.0039.

Folmer, M., R. Pasken, S. Chiao, J. Dunion, and J. Halverson, 2016: The Effect of GPS Dropwindsondes from the NAMMA 2006 Field Campaign on the Simulations of Hurricane Helene, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, DOI 10.1007/s00703-016-0452-2.

Chih* C.-H., K-H. Chou, and S. Chiao, 2015: The influence of Tropical cyclone structure on eyewall evolution simulation of Typhoon Sinlaku (2008) crossing Taiwan. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci. DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2015.05.08.01(A).

Centeno*, D., and S. Chiao, 2015: The Footprints of Saharan Air Layer and Lightning on the Formation of Tropical Depressions over the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 127, 17-32.

Pelissero*, J., and S. Chiao, 2013: The Impacts of Extratropical Reintensification on North Atlantic Shipping Routes, Met. Apps. doi: 10.1002/met.1410.

Takeuchi*, A., and S. Chiao, 2013: Comparative Case Studies of Tropical Cyclones and Phytoplankton Blooms over Atlantic and Pacific Regions, Earth Interactions, 17, 1-19. doi: 10.1175/2013EI000517.1

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.

Chiao, S., and G. Jenkins, 2010: Numerical investigations on the formation of tropical storm Debby during NAMMA-06. Wea and Forecasting, 25, 866-884.

Chiao, S., C.-Y. Huang and Y.- H. Kuo, 1996:  MM5 numerical simulation of Typhoon Dot (1990). Atmospheric Sciences, 24, 123-144. (In Chinese with English abstract)


Upper air ozone and Air Quality

Clark*, J., and S. Chiao, 2019: Stratospheric Intrusions in relation to Surface Ozone over Northern California during CABOTS, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, major revision.

Gore*, C., and S. Chiao, 2019: Comparisons of Upper Air Ozone at a Coastal and Urban Site and the Impact of Local Surface Urban Emissions, Atmospheric Environment, in review.

Atmospheric Rivers and Orographic Precipitation

Bridger, A, D. Nguyen, and S. Chiao, 2019: Developing Spatially Accurate Rainfall Predictions for the San Francisco Bay Area through Case Studies of Atmospheric River and other Synoptic Events. Atmosphere, 10, 541, doi:10.3390/atmos10090541

Liu*, C., S. Chiao, and J. Ryoo, 2019: Asian Long-Range Transport in Relation to Atmospheric Rivers in Northern California, Atmosphere, 10, 313, doi:10.3390/atmos10060313

Ryoo, J.-M., S. Chiao, J. R. Spackman, L. T. Iraci, R. B. Pierce, F. M. Ralph, J. E. Marrero, E. L. Yates, W. Gore, A. Martin, R. M. Dole, 2019: The Impact of a Coastal Barrier Jet on Precipitation in Northern California during Atmospheric Rivers: A Case Study using Measurements and Models, J. Hydrometeorology, in rewview.

Behringer*, D. and S. Chiao, 2019: Numerical Investigations of Atmospheric Rivers and the Rain Shadow over the Santa Clara Valley, Atmosphere, 10, 114;

Li, J., Y. Chen, H. Wang, J. Qin, J. Li, and S. Chiao, 2017: Extending flood forecasting lead time in a large watershed by coupling WRF QPF with a distributed hydrological model, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1279-1294, DOI:10.5194/hess-21-1279-2017

Eiserloh*, A. J, and S. Chiao, 2015: Modeling studies of landfalling atmospheric rivers and orographic precipitation over northern California, Meteor. and Atmos. Phy, 127, 1-16.  

Richard, E., A. Buzzi, G. Zangl, N. Asencio, R. Benoit, S. Chiao and co-others, 2005: Quantitative precipitation forecasting in mountains regions - Pushed ahead by MAP. Croatian Meteorological Journal, 40, 65 – 69.

Lin, Y.-L., S.-Y. Chen, and S. Chiao, 2005: Synoptic and mesoscale environments associated with

MAP IOP-8 and the formation mechanisms of orographic rain. Mon. Wea. Rev., 133, 2227-2245.

Chiao, S., Y.-L. Lin, and M. L. Kaplan, 2004: Numerical study of the orographic forcing of heavy precipitation during MAP IOP-2B. Mon. Wea. Rev., 132, 2184-2203.

Chiao, S., 2003: The dynamics of orographic precipitation: A mesoscale modeling perspective. Ph.D. dissertation, North Carolina State University, 211 pp.   

Chiao, S. and Y.-L. Lin, 2003: Numerical modeling of an orographically induced precipitation event associated with tropical storm Rachel over Taiwan. Wea. and Forecasting, 18, 325-344.     Lin, Y.-L., D. B. Ensley, S. Chiao, and C.-Y. Huang, 2002: Orographic influence on rainfall and track deflection associated with the passage of a tropical cyclone. Mon. Wea. Rev., 130, 2929-2950.    

Lin, Y.-L., S. Chiao, T.-A. Wang, M. L. Kaplan, 2001: Some common ingredients for orographic flooding and heavy rainfall. Wea. and Forecasting. 15, 633-660.      

Lin, Y.-L., J. A. Thurman and S. Chiao, 2001: Influence of synoptic and mesoscale environments on heavy orographic rainfall associated with MAP IOP-2B and IOP-8. MAP newsletter, 15, 242-245.

Lin, Y.-L., S. Chiao, J. A. Thurman, M. L. Kaplan and T.-A. Wang, 2001: Essential ingredients for heavy orographic rainfall and their potential application for orographic rainfall prediction.
MAP newsletter, 15, 72-75.

Urban heat island and PBL

Mainhart*, M. R. Pasken, S. Chiao and M. Roark, 2019: Surface Mesovortices in relation to Urban Heat Island Effect in the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area, Urban Climate, in review.

Yasuhara* S., J. Forgeron*, C. Rella, P. Franz, G. Jacobson, and S. Chiao, 2013: Measurements of Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Other Related Tracers at High Spatial and Temporal Resolution in an Urban Environment. Geophysical Research Abstracts. 15, EGU2013-13200-2.

Jury, M., and S. Chiao, 2013: Leeside boundary layer confluence and afternoon thunderstorms over Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 52, 429-454.

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.

Chiao, S., 2006: Performance of planetary boundary layer schemes in the WRF model. Proceedings of the 25th Army Science Conference, Orlando, FL November 2006, 8 p.

Big Data Applications

Gaganjot*, K., J. Gao, S. Chiao, S. Lu and G. Xie, 2018: Air Quality Prediction: Big data and Machine Learning Approaches, International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 8-16, 2018, DOI: 10.18178/ijesd.2018.9.1.1066

Zhang P., J. Gao, A. G. Thomas, K. P. Alagupackiam, K Mannava, P. Bosco, S. Chiao, 2017: On Building a Big Data Analysis System for California Drought, 2017 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Big Data Computing Service and Applications, San Francisco, CA, 2017, pp. 149-156. DOI: 10.1109/BigDataService.2017.23

Wildland Fires

Carpenter*, D. D. and S. Chiao, 2010: Modeling study of 2006 Central Florida wildfires using Fire Area Simulator. Florida Scientist, 73, 103-119.

Regional Climate

Jury, M. and S. Chiao, 2011: Meso-Climate of the Central Antilles. Earth Interactions, 15, 1-19. doi: 10.1175/2011EI391.1.

Barros, A. P., S. Chiao, T. Lang, J. Putkonen, and D. Burbank, 2006: From weather to climate-- Seasonal to interannual variability of storms in the Himalayas. Tectonics, Climate and Landscape Evolution, GSA special paper 398, 17-38. doi:10.1130/2006.2398(02).

Chiao, S. and A. P. Barros, 2007: A numerical study of the hydrometeorological drylines in Northwest India during the monsoon. J. of the Meteorological Society of Japan, 85, 337-361.


Mesoscale Nexuses

Lee, S., C. Jung, Y. Choi, S. Chiao, J. Um and W. Choi, 2019: Comparisons of simulations of updraft mass fluxes and their response to increasing aerosol concentration between a bin scheme and a bulk scheme in a deep-convective cloud system, Advances in Meteorology,.

Chiao, S., and R. Dumais, 2013: Investigations of a down-valley flow event during T-REX 2006, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 122, 75-90. doi: 10.1007/s00703-013-0279-z.

Jury, M., and S. Chiao, 2014: Representation of Ethiopian wet spells in global and nested models, Advances in Meteorology, vol. 2014, Article ID 237374, doi:10.1155/2014/237374

Whitehall*, K., S. Chiao, M. Mayers-Als, 2013: Numerical Investigations of Convective Initiation in Barbados, Advances in Meteorology, vol. 2013, doi:10.1155/2013/630263.

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 Clim., 50, 1324-1340.

Weldegaber*, M., B. Demoz, 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.

Pattantyus*, A., S. Chiao, and S. Czyzyk, 2010: Numerical model forecasting of downslope winds in the Las Vegas Valley. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, Chapel Hill, NC, May 23-27, 2010.

Jury, M., S. Chiao, and E. W. Harmsen, 2009: Mesoscale structure of trade wind convection over Puerto Rico: Composite observations and numerical simulation. Boundary Layer Meteorology. 132, 289-313.