Office: Marshak J927
Email: luo at sci.ccny.cuny.edu
(z.johnny.luo at gmail for 10MB+)
My research interest is clouds and convection. Much of my past and ongoing research activity focuses on satellite remote sensing of clouds and convection, and study of convective dynamics . Recently, I started to participate in airborne field campaigns, flying into convective clouds (heck of a ride! see video). Meanwhile, I am always keen to analyze model simulations to help interpret observations.
On satellite remote sensing, I am a member of NASA CloudSat/CALIPSO Science Team and of NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Team. On field work, I am a Science Leader of NASA SEAC4RS field campaign (photos below) and a member of NSF CONTRAST campaign. I am also a team member of European Union's MOZAIC project.
My teaching interest is Atmospheric Science in general with emphasis on
sensing and cloud-water vapor-climate topics. Throughout my class, I will
students with my own research, especially those related to satellite remote
sensing and atmosphere/climate data
It's important to note that Atmospheric Science is a quantitative field. Strong math, physics and programming backgrounds are important prerequisites. Here is a good introduction to the modern Atmospheric Science prepared by the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR).
(Res. Assoc.) Jeyavinoth Jeyaratnam (JJ), Ricardo Anderson
(Grad Students) Nazia Shah
(Alumni) Dr. G. Y. Liu (postdoc, 2007-2010), Cheila Benavides (MS, 2010),
Mya M. Teiktin (MS, 2010), Hanii Takahashi (Ph.D. 2013), Amelia Prasad (Res.
Assoc. 2012 - 2013), Sonya Pyo (Res. Assoc. 2014 - 2015), Ricardo Anderson (MS,
We are recruiting graduate (MS and PhD) and undergraduate students
to work in the area of tropical convection and convective transport of
trace gases. Atmospheric Science (or similar background) and strong
programming skills are needed. Contact me if you are interested.
These three photos summarize the theme of the group: Big Apple and Deep Convection ! What's loading sign for? Well, that's a reminder of an important character needed for success in academia - patience.
Last modified: June 2015