Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Jainn J Shi


Jainn J Shi's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.614.6078
Org Code: 612
Mail Code 612
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Brief Bio

Dr. Jainn J. Shi received his B.S. degree (1982) in Atmospheric Sciences from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Shi completed his Ph.D. degree in 1993, studying real case numerical simulations of hurricanes with a three-dimensional tropical cyclone model. He worked on-site at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) between 1992 and 2004. During this period, his research activities included numerical studies on the dynamic structure of tropical cyclones, derive algorithms to retrieve, validate and utilize a wide range of geo-environmental satellite images, including Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSMI). Research activities were also concentrated on developing high resolution (< 1 km) land surface and urban canopy model for COAMPS. Dr. Shi has been working on-site at NASA/GSFC since 2004. Current research areas include: 1) implementing Goddard's microphysics and radiation schemes into the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model; 2) investigating the precipitation processes associated with various mesoscale convective systems, tropical cyclones, and hurricanes using mesoscale models; 3) identifying statistical characteristic of clouds, convective updrafts and downdrafts; and 4) studying cloud-radiation interactions and their impact on diurnal variation of precipitation. Dr. Shi joined Morgan State University/GESTAR in 2011 after 16 years with NRL/SAIC (1992-2008) and three years with University of Maryland at Baltimore County/GEST.

Selected Publications


2017. "Influence of bulk microphysics schemes upon Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) version 3.6.1 nor'easter simulations." Geoscientific Model Development 10 (2): 1033-1049 [10.5194/gmd-10-1033-2017] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Impacts of aerosol–monsoon interaction on rainfall and circulation over Northern India and the Himalaya Foothills." Climate Dynamics [10.1007/s00382-016-3430-y] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "What would happen to Superstorm Sandy under the influence of a substantially warmer Atlantic Ocean?." Geophysical Research Letters 43 (2): 802--811 [10.1002/2015GL067050] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Integrated modeling of aerosol, cloud, precipitation and land processes at satellite-resolved scales." Environmental Modelling and Software 67 149-159 [Full Text] [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.01.007] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Implementation of an aerosol-cloud microphysics-radiation coupling into the NASA Unified WRF: Simulation results for the 6-7 August 2006 AMMA special observing period." Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 140 (684): 2158-2175 [10.1002/qj.2286] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Introducing multisensor satellite radiance-based evaluation for regional Earth System modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 119 (13): 8450-8475 [10.1002/2013JD021424] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "A Comparison of Perturbed Initial Conditions and Multiphysics Ensembles in a Severe Weather Episode in Spain." J Appl Meteor Climato 51 (3): 489-504 [10.1175/JAMC-D-11-041.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Direct Radiative Effect of Mineral Dust on the Development of African Easterly Waves in Late Summer, 2003–07." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 51 (12): 2090-2104 [10.1175/JAMC-D-11-0215.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "The impact of microphysical schemes on hurricane intensity and track." Asia-Pacific J Atmos Sci 47 (1): 1-16 [10.1007/s13143-011-1001-z] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "WRF Simulations of the 20–22 January 2007 Snow Events over Eastern Canada: Comparison with In Situ and Satellite Observations." J Applied Meteor Climatol 49 (11): 2246–2266 [10.1175/2010JAMC2282.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2009. " Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics." Annales Geophysics 27 3055-3064 [10.5194/angeo-27-3055-2009] [Journal Article/Letter]