Xiaogang Gao

Education: 

Ph.D., University of Arizona

Address: 

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2175

ZOT Code: 
2175
Location: 
Office: 5316 Engineering Hall
Phone: 
(949) 824-8822 Office
Fax: 
(949) 824-8831
Email: 
gaox@uci.edu
Research: 

Dr. Gao's research is in the characterization of hydrometeorology using coupled atmosphere-land surface models. He studies mesocale and hydrological modeling for understanding the changes and variations of climate and hydrology over the global arid and semi-arid regions and searching the applications of model predictions in the regional hydrology and water resources.

Dr. Gao also is working on using satellite remotely sensed information to retrieve physical variables of atmosphere, land surface, and ocean, which include the global precipitation (rainfall and snowfall), clouds, sea surface temperature, and vegetation parameters. Current research focuses on the data assimilation, ensemble forecasts to improve the predictability of mesoscale models.

He is currently doing research for the Center for Hydrology & Remote Sensing (CHRS), HSSOE Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Research topics: 
Hydroclimatology, hydrology, fluid dynamics, and engineering, , mathematics