Jainn J Shi

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Jainn J Shi

  • SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.6078
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 612
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: MORGAN STATE UNIV.
  • 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

    Refereed

    Nicholls, S. D., S. G. Decker, W.-K. Tao, et al. S. E. Lang, J. J. Shi, and K. I. Mohr. 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]

    Lau, W. K., J. J. Shi, W. K. Tao, and K. M. Kim. 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]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, J.-J. Shi, et al. T. Matsui, M. Chin, Q. Tan, C. Peters-Lidard, and W. K. Tao. 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]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., E. M. Kemp, T. Matsui, et al. J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, J. P. Jacob, T. L. Clune, W.-K. Tao, M. Chin, A. Hou, J. L. Case, D. Kim, K.-M. Kim, W. K. Lau, Y. Liu, J. J. Shi, D. O. Starr, Q. Tan, Z. Tao, B. F. Zaitchik, B. Zavodsky, Q. Zhang, and M. Zupanski. 2015. "Integrated modeling of aerosol, cloud, precipitation and land processes at satellite-resolved scales." Environmental Modelling and Software, 67: 149-159 [Full Text (Link)] [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.01.007]

    Matsui, T., J. A. Santanello, J. J. Shi, et al. W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, C. D. Peters-Lidard, E. M. Kemp, M. Chin, D. O. Starr, M. Sekiguchi, and F. Aires. 2014. "Introducing multisensor satellite radiance-based evaluation for regional Earth System modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119 (13): 8450-8475 [10.1002/2013JD021424]

    Shi, J. J., T. Matsui, W.-K. Tao, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Chin, Q. Tan, and E. M. Kemp. 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]

    Ma, P., K. Zhang, J. Shi, T. Matsui, and A. Arking. 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]

    Tapiador, F., W.-K. Tao, J. J. Shi, et al. C. Angelis, M. Martinez, C. Marcos, A. Rodriguez, and A. Y. Hou. 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]

    Tao, W.-K., J. J. Shi, S. S. Chen, et al. S. E. Lang, L. Pay-Liam, S.-Y. Hong, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and A. Y. Hou. 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]

    Shi, J. J., W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, et al. R. Cifelli, A. Y. Hou, S. E. Lang, A. Tokay, N. Wang, C. D. Peters-Lidard, G. Skofronick-Jackson, S. Rutledge, and W. A. Petersen. 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]

    Tao, W.-K., D. Anderson, J.-D. Chern, et al. J. Estin, A. Hou, P. Houser, R. Kakar, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, C. D. Peters-Lidard, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. Rienecker, M. R. Schoeberl, B. W. Shen, J. J. Shi, and X. Zeng. 2009. " Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics." Annales Geophysics, 27: 3055-3064 [10.5194/angeo-27-3055-2009]

    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

    Refereed

    Nicholls, S. D., S. G. Decker, W.-K. Tao, et al. S. E. Lang, J. J. Shi, and K. I. Mohr. 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]

    Lau, W. K., J. J. Shi, W. K. Tao, and K. M. Kim. 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]

    Lau, W. K., K.-M. Kim, J.-J. Shi, et al. T. Matsui, M. Chin, Q. Tan, C. Peters-Lidard, and W. K. Tao. 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]

    Peters-Lidard, C. D., E. M. Kemp, T. Matsui, et al. J. A. Santanello, S. V. Kumar, J. P. Jacob, T. L. Clune, W.-K. Tao, M. Chin, A. Hou, J. L. Case, D. Kim, K.-M. Kim, W. K. Lau, Y. Liu, J. J. Shi, D. O. Starr, Q. Tan, Z. Tao, B. F. Zaitchik, B. Zavodsky, Q. Zhang, and M. Zupanski. 2015. "Integrated modeling of aerosol, cloud, precipitation and land processes at satellite-resolved scales." Environmental Modelling and Software 67 149-159 [Full Text (Link)] [doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.01.007]

    Matsui, T., J. A. Santanello, J. J. Shi, et al. W.-K. Tao, D. Wu, C. D. Peters-Lidard, E. M. Kemp, M. Chin, D. O. Starr, M. Sekiguchi, and F. Aires. 2014. "Introducing multisensor satellite radiance-based evaluation for regional Earth System modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 119 (13): 8450-8475 [10.1002/2013JD021424]

    Shi, J. J., T. Matsui, W.-K. Tao, et al. C. D. Peters-Lidard, M. Chin, Q. Tan, and E. M. Kemp. 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]

    Ma, P., K. Zhang, J. Shi, T. Matsui, and A. Arking. 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]

    Tapiador, F., W.-K. Tao, J. J. Shi, et al. C. Angelis, M. Martinez, C. Marcos, A. Rodriguez, and A. Y. Hou. 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]

    Tao, W.-K., J. J. Shi, S. S. Chen, et al. S. E. Lang, L. Pay-Liam, S.-Y. Hong, C. D. Peters-Lidard, and A. Y. Hou. 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]

    Shi, J. J., W.-K. Tao, T. Matsui, et al. R. Cifelli, A. Y. Hou, S. E. Lang, A. Tokay, N. Wang, C. D. Peters-Lidard, G. Skofronick-Jackson, S. Rutledge, and W. A. Petersen. 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]

    Tao, W.-K., D. Anderson, J.-D. Chern, et al. J. Estin, A. Hou, P. Houser, R. Kakar, S. E. Lang, W. K. Lau, C. D. Peters-Lidard, X. Li, T. Matsui, M. Rienecker, M. R. Schoeberl, B. W. Shen, J. J. Shi, and X. Zeng. 2009. " Goddard Multi-Scale Modeling Systems with Unified Physics." Annales Geophysics 27 3055-3064 [10.5194/angeo-27-3055-2009]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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