Xiaomin Chen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Atmospheric and Earth Science Contact 320 Sparkman DriveCramer Research HallRoom 3050Huntsville, AL 35899 Campus Map email@example.com Biography Dr. Xiaomin Chen’s research focuses on different aspects of tropical cyclones, including rapid intensification, boundary layer processes, and numerical modeling and forecasts. His research is aimed at understanding the boundary layer processes that contribute to the intensity and structural changes of tropical cyclones. To achieve this goal, his current research utilizes a combination of manned and unmanned aircraft observations and turbulence-resolving large-eddy simulations to improve the modeling of boundary-layer processes in hurricane conditions. A recently developed boundary layer scheme has been implemented into NOAA’s next-generation hurricane forecast model, Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System. Graduate Students Opportunities Dr. Chen’s research group is admitting master or Ph.D. students in AES for Fall 2023 to study boundary-layer processes that impact hurricane intensity and structural changes. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with NOAA scientists in processing in-situ observational data and analyzing the output from NOAA's next-generation hurricane forecast model. Please reach out to Dr. Chen for more information. Curriculum Vitae Personal Website Honors & Awards Northern Gulf Institute Research Competitive Award, 2022 Editor’s Award for Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 2021 NOAA/AOML Outstanding Paper Award, 2021 National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018-2020 National Scholarship, Ministry of Education of China, 2014 Expertise Boundary layer parameterizations in high-wind conditions Tropical cyclone intensity change Numerical modeling (global, mesoscale, and LES models) Doppler radar meteorology Recent Publications Chen, X., A. Hazelton, F. D. Marks, G. J. Alaka, and C. Zhang, 2023: Performance of an improved TKE-based eddy-diffusivity mass-flux (EDMF) PBL scheme in 2021 hurricane forecasts from Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System. Wea. Forecasting, in press. Fischer, M. S., P. D. Reasor, B. H. Tang, K. L. Corbosiero, R. D. Torn, and X. Chen, 2023: A tale of two vortex evolutions: Using a high-resolution ensemble to assess the impacts of ventilation on a tropical cyclone rapid intensification event. Mon. Wea. Rev., in press. Chen, X., 2022: How do planetary boundary layer schemes perform in hurricane conditions: A comparison with large‐eddy simulations. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 14, e2022MS003088. Chen, X., G. H. Bryan, A. Hazelton, F. D. Marks, and P. Fitzpatrick, 2022: Evaluation and improvement of a TKE-based eddy-diffusivity mass-flux (EDMF) planetary boundary layer scheme in hurricane conditions. Wea. Forecasting, 37, 935-951. Chen, X. and G. H. Bryan, 2021: Role of advection of parameterized turbulence kinetic energy in tropical cyclone simulations. J. Atmos. Sci., 78(11), 3559-3574. Chen, X., G. H. Bryan, J. A. Zhang, F. D. Marks, and J. J. Cione, 2021: A framework for simulating the tropical-cyclone boundary layer using large- eddy simulation and its use in evaluating PBL parameterizations. J. Atmos. Sci., 78(11), 3593-3611. Chen, X., J.-F. Gu, J. A. Zhang, F. D. Marks, R. F. Rogers, and J. J. Cione, 2021: Boundary layer recovery and precipitation symmetrization preceding rapid intensification of tropical cyclones under shear. J. Atmos. Sci., 78, 1523-1544. Chen, X., M. Xue, B. Zhou, J. Fang, J. A. Zhang, and F. D. Marks, 2021: Effect of scale-aware planetary boundary layer schemes on tropical cyclone intensification and structural changes in the gray zone. Mon. Wea. Rev., 149, 2079-2095. Wu, D., F. Zhang, X. Chen, A. Ryzhkov, K. Zhao, M. R. Kumjian, X. Chen, and P.-W. Chan, 2021: Evaluation of microphysics schemes in tropical cyclones using polarimetric radar observations: Convective precipitation in outer rainband. Mon. Wea. Rev., 149, 1055-1068. Cione J. J., G. H. Bryan, R. Dobosy, J. A. Zhang, G. Boer, A. Aksoy, J. B. Wadler, E. A. Kalina, B. A. Dahl, K. Ryan, J. Neuhaus, Ed Dumas, F. D. Marks, A. M. Farber, T. Hock, and X. Chen, 2020: Eye of the storm: Observing hurricanes with a small unmanned aircraft system, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101, E186-E205. Chen, X., J. A. Zhang, F. D. Marks, 2019: A thermodynamic pathway leading to rapid intensification of tropical cyclones in shear. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 9241– 9251. Chen, X., M. Xue, and J. Fang, 2018: Rapid intensification of Typhoon Mujigae (2015) under different sea surface temperatures: Structural changes leading to rapid intensification. J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 4313-4335. Chen, X., Y. Wang, J. Fang, and M. Xue, 2018: A numerical study on rapid intensification of Typhoon Vicente (2012) in the South China Sea. Part II: Inner-core processes. J. Atmos. Sci., 75, 235-255.