Atmospheric Science Program Directory


Photo of Toshiaki Shinoda Toshiaki Shinoda, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: NRC 3509
Phone: (361) 825-3636


Climate dynamics, Atmosphere-ocean interaction, Physical oceanography

Photo of Chuntao Liu Chuntao Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences
Office: NRC 1109
Phone: (361) 825-3845


Research area: Remote sensing of cloud, precipitation and severe weather.
Photo of Feiqin Xie Feiqin Xie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences
Office: NRC 3507
Phone: (361) 825-3229


My primary research interests are in atmospheric remote sensing and atmospheric dynamics.

Photo of Yanjuan Guo Yanjuan Guo, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist
Office: NRC 3505
Phone: (361) 825-2078


  • Dynamics and variability of storm track and extratropical cyclone.
  • Tropical variability: the Madden - Julian Oscillation; tropical cyclones/hurricanes
  • Application of satellite observations
Photo of Vinay Kumar Vinay Kumar, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist
Office: MB1 104
Phone: (361) 825-6225


Research Area: Weather and Climate modeling; Extreme rainfall events; Thunderstorms and Electricity.