Gao, Xiang

Xiang Gao
Principal Research Scientist, Center for Global Change Science

Phone: 

617-253-9474

Office: 

E19-411H

Focus Areas

Managed Resources, Earth Systems

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

Book/Chapter
Paltsev, S., A. Sokolov, X. Gao and M. Haigh (2021). World Scientific Encyclopedia of Climate Change, Ch. 38, pp. 333-339 (doi: 10.1142/9789811213946_0039)
Journal Article
Gao, X. and S. Mathur (2021). Journal of Climate, Early release (doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0137.1)
Joint Program Report
Gao, X. and S. Mathur (2021). Joint Program Report Series Report 353, June, 20 p. [PDF]
Journal Article
Gao, X.,  A. Avramov, E. Saikawa and C.A. Schlosser    (2020). Journal of Hydrometeorology, 22(2) (doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-20-0043.1)
Joint Program Report
Schlosser, C.A., A. Sokolov, K. Strzepek, T. Thomas, X. Gao and C. Arndt  (2020). Joint Program Report Series Report 342, [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
Joint Program News | 
May 24, 2021
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Oct 16, 2020
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Oct 23, 2019
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Apr 10, 2019
In The News
Scientific Computing World | 
Apr 03, 2019
News Release
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Nov 06, 2018
News Release
MIT News | 
Oct 05, 2018
News Brief
Joint Program News | 
Jul 25, 2018