Research Interest
My research interests concern dynamics of atmosphere and oceans, including:
Data Assimilation & Scientific Prediction
Data Assimilation is a method to estimate unknown true state by merging noisy and sporadic observations into the computational model of the system. My main interest is development of methodology, including Lagrangian data assimilation, observing system design, non-Gaussian filtering, nonlinear filtering. I am also interested in applications to atmosphere and oceans. The figure below shows the Observation System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) using the Community Global OSSE Package (CGOP) in collaboration with the NOAA NESDIS/STAR team.
Chesapeake Bay DA OSSE
Observed and simulated brightness temperature (Tb n K) and Cloud Optical depth (COT) of the 10.7-mm window channel: a,b) Observed Tb and COT of GOES-12 10.7mm window chanel at 2045 UTC 16 May 2005; c) simulated Tb.


Active projects include:

In addition, The Weather-Chaos Group at University of Maryland conducts cutting-edge research on data assimilation.
Transport and Mixing
Although transport and mixing are not driving mechanism of geophysical flows, they play crucial role in the climate system. My main interest is application of dynamical systems theory to observational and computational flow fields.
Polar Vortex Mixing
Fugure: Mixing in Polar Vortex
Variability of Atmosphere and Oceans
Variability in geophysical flows often refers to spatially and temporally cohere net change in the pattern. My main interest is internal, low-frequency variability. I work on observation, modeling and theory.
Acknowledgement For The Support That Have Been Making My Research Poissible:
Kayo Ide at UMD Research Interest 2017 Fall