MIAMI University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Professors Shuyi S. Chen and Brian J. Soden have been elected as Fellows of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the nation's leading professional society for scientists in the atmospheric and related sciences. Dr. Bruce Albrecht, who is a Fellow of the AMS has been recognized with the 2013 AMS Teaching Excellence Award.
The honor of Fellow is given to an individual for recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, or their applications, during a substantial period of years. The Teaching Excellence Award is given annually to an individual in recognition of sustained outstanding teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels and the impact this individual has on student education.
Chen is a Professor in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at UM. She is a widely published author whose work focusing on the dynamics and air-sea interactions in tropical convection and cyclones. Chen leads a research group at UM that has developed a new generation fully coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean model for hurricane research and prediction. Chen has been a lead scientist on several global tropical cyclone research programs, among them: the Coupled Boundary Layer Air-Sea Transfer (CBLAST); the successful Hurricane Rainbands and Intensity Change Experiment (RAINEX) using three Doppler radar aircraft collecting unprecedented in-situ data in Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ophelia in 2005; and the largest international program to study typhoons in the West Pacific, Impact of Typhoons on Ocean in Pacific (ITOP) in 2010. Chen is also a lead aircraft scientist in the DYNAMO field campaign collecting data over the Indian Ocean to improve our knowledge of the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and its impacts on global weather. She is now working with a team of scientists in CARTHE that focuses
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