1. CAREER: Assessing the Role of Land Surface Processes on the Climate Changes in the Heavy Rain and Convection over the Indian Monsoon Region (PI), NSF Large Scale Climate Dynamics/ CAREER, (2009 - 2014)
  2. INTEROP: A Community Based Drought Information Network for Multidisciplinary Applications (coPI, PI C. Song), NSF Office of Cyber Infrastructure (2009 - 12)
  3. Making Sense of Global Warming: Model of a Student Learning via Collaborative Research (coPI, PI A. Roy-Choudhury), NSF DR K-12 Program (2008 - 2012)
  4. Role of Spatial Heterogeneity in Atmospheric Observation and Modeling (PI, Fellowship), NASA Earth System Science Fellowship (2008- 2011)
  5. Utilizing CLASIC Observations and Multiscale models to study of the impact of Improved Land Surface Representation on Modling Cloud-Convection (PI), DOE ARM Program (2009 - 2011)
  6. Communicating Ocean Sciences Informal Education Network: Scientists and Educators working together to Promote Ocean Literacy (coPI, lead PI at UC Berkeley C. Halverson, COSIA) (2009- 2012)
  7. Developing an Earth System Science Teacher Professional Development Tool Kit (CoPI with Dan Shepardson), NSF Geoscience Education (2010 - 2012)
  8. FLOW: An Innovative Educational Toolkit for River Awareness (coPI, lead PI T. Carter, Butler Univ) (2010 - 2013)
  9. Assessing the Role of Land Conditions on the Rainfall Distribution of Landfalling Tropical Cyclones (PI, Fellowship), NASA Earth System Science Fellowship (2010 - 2013)

Summary of Select Past Research Projects (completed)
  1. Estimation of Evapotranspiration and Crop Water Stress Over Large Areas Using Remote Sensing Observations, USDA NRI CGP, coPI (PI; S. Islam Tufts Univ, T. Carlson, Penn State).
  2. National Workshop on Agricultural Air Quality - USDA NRI CGP. Lead institution NCSU (collaborating: Duke University W. Schlesinger, Ecological Society of America: Cliff Duke).
  3. Multisensor/multiscale Analysis of Urban impacts in the Upper Great Lakes Region, NASA LCLUC, (coPI with L. Bowling, K. Cherkauer, B. Pijanowski at Purdue University).
  4. From Sources to Sinks - A Novel Isotopic Analysis of Nitrate Loading in Groundwater and Surface Runoff in Indiana Watersheds, Showalter Grant, Purdue University (coPI with G. Michalski, PI, and B. Joern at Purdue University).
  5. Integrated Climate Change Assessment using Landuse Landcover change, Radiation, and Carbon-Water Cycle, NASA Interdisciplinary Science, (coPI, with R. Pielke CSU as PI).
  6. Characterization and Fate of Ammonia and Hydrogen Sulfide from Animal Feeding Operations: Their Emissions, Transport, Transformations, Deposition, and Impact on Fine Particulate Matter, USDA- Air Quality Initiative  ( V. Aneja (PI), co-PI, along with S.P. Arya, G. Jennings, J. Fountain, W. Gilliam, R. Mathur, W. Showers, P. Westerman).
  7. Modeling aerosol effects in Numerical Models for Regional Climate Studies, NASA-Radiation Program (2003 - 2006), co-PI; PI- R. Pielke, M. Coughener, S. Kodrenawlis, all CSU; and W. Tao, NASA/GSFC).
  8. Impact of Transpiration Feedback on Land Atmosphere Water Vapor Exchange and Land Surface Memory, NOAA, PI (coPI Fei Chen, NCAR), THROUGH NASA/GWEC- Terrestrial Hydrology Program. (details)
  9. Investigation of effect of land surface processes on QPF and convection initiation, NSF - ATM Mesoscale, (2002- 2008, PI).
  10. Development of an internet based turf disease warning system, New Grant, Center for Turf Education and Research, 5/03 - 6/05.
  11. Coupling and Validating Noah Land Surface Model in Navy's COAMPS, NRL - Monterey , (2002 - 2005, PI).
  12. Agricultural Weather and Climate Atlas, PI (co-Is: K. Scheeringa, R. Grant, S.Fall), Rice Grant from Purdue Agricultural Research Center, 05/05 - 05/06.
  13. Development and Operation of NC Agricultural Weather and Climate Observational Network (AgNet), NC Agricultural Research Services, 1999 - 2002 (Project Manage and co-Principal Investigator), 1998 - 2003.
  14. Surface - Atmosphere Exchanges for Hydrometeorological Models, NOAA / EPA, 1999 2002
  15. Emergency Management Assistance in North Carolina (co- nvestigator and Project Manager), NC Dept. Emergency Management, 2000-2001.
  16. Analysis of Land Plume over Indian Ocean during INDOEX, (Collaborator), NSF Div. Atmos. Sci., 2000 - 2003.
  17. NCAR- Travel Support for Participation in International H2O Project (IHOP) Field Program and Land Surface Workshop, (through RAP and MMM NCAR; M. LeMone)
  18. Field Component of the Instrumentation Meteorology Course, NCSU- ETF, 2001-2002.
  19. Participation in the Environmental Monitoring at the World Trade Center Site (Project Manager) EPA contract to State Climate Office, 2002
  20. Biophysical Measurements and Data Analysis using Porometery and Canopy scaling, 2003, NCSU-ETF
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