AOES welcomes Dr. Long Chiu to the Department as an Associate Professor. While new to the department, Dr. Chiu has been on the faculty of GMU since 1998, most recently as an Associate Professor of Earth Observing and Remote Sensing in the Geography and Geoinformation Science Department.
Dr. Chiu specializes in satellite remote sensing retrieval and applications, and data analysis. His recent work includes development and refinement of satellite rainfall and oceanic evaporation products, statistical typhoon forecasting, aerosol-climate interactions, and extreme events in climate change and variability. His work in Earth observation and remote sensing complements the strength of AOES in climate modeling and gives the department an important expansion in scope.
Dr. Chiu has a ScD in Meteorology from MIT and a BS (Summa Cum Laude) in Physics from University of Miami. Before joining GMU, he was at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center where he was involved with the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). He has taught a number of courses in remote sensing and climate science at GMU, including Topics in Remote Sensing and Earth Observation, and The Hydrosphere. While on leave from GMU a few years ago, he was a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he helped developed her MS and minor degree programs in Earth System Science and taught courses in Atmospheric Science and Physics of climate.