Gao, Xiang

Xiang Gao
Research Scientist, Center for Global Change Science

Phone: 

617-253-9474

Office: 

E19-411H

Focus Areas

Food, Water & Forestry, Earth System Science

Bio

Dr. Gao's research is focused on the development and application of land-surface models, and using satellite remote sensing data to investigate precipitation events and hydrologic properties, including storm frequency and duration, soil wetness, and vegetation biophysical parameters. Her recent work has addressed land-climate interactions, the global water cycle, Arctic processes, and remote sensing of vegetation biophysical parameters. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Gao was a Research Scientist at the Center for Ocean Land Atmosphere Studies (COLA) in Calverton, Maryland.

Education + Credentials
B.S., Meteorology, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, 1992
M.S., Meteorology, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, 1995
Ph.D., Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arizona, 2001

Recent Publications

Journal Article
Gao, X., C.A. Schlosser, C. Fant and K. Strzepek (2018). Environmental Research Letters, 13(6):4039 (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aaca9e)
Journal Article
Gao, X. and C.A. Schlosser (2018). Climate Dynamics, online first (doi: 10.1007/s00382-018-4209-0)
Joint Program Report
Paltsev, S., A. Sokolov, X. Gao and M. Haigh (2018). Joint Program Report Series Report 330, March, 10 p. [PDF]
Joint Program Report
Sokolov, A., D. Kicklighter, A.Schlosser, C. Wang, E. Monier, B. Brown-Steiner, R. Prinn, C. Forest, X. Gao, A. Libardoni and S. Eastham (2018). Joint Program Report Series Report 325, February, 30 p. [PDF]
Journal Article
Wells, K.C., D.B. Millet, N. Bousserez, D.K. Henze, T.J. Griffis, S. Chaliyakunnel, E.J. Dlugokencky, E. Saikawa, G. Xiang, R.G. Prinn, S. O’Doherty, D. Young, R.F. Weiss, G.S. Dutton, J.W. Elkins, P.B. Krummel, R. Langenfelds and L.P. Steele (2018). Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18: 735–756

News + Media

News Release
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Jun 18, 2018
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Feb 13, 2018
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Dec 21, 2017
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Nov 30, 2017
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Oct 19, 2017
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Jan 03, 2017
In The News
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Mar 30, 2016