Professor Featured In International JournalUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
The international journal, Science, will publish the work of Dr. Shang-Ping Xie, an associate professor of Meteorology at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.
Xie's study on "Far-Reaching Effects of the Hawaiian Islands on the Pacific Ocean-Atmosphere System," show that the surface winds react to sea surface temperature variations as small as a few tenths of one degree, indicating climate sensitivity much higher than originally thought. This new knowledge of ocean-atmosphere interplay will help improve climate models used to predict phenomena like El Nino and global warming.
Dr. Shang-Ping Xie received his Masters degree in 1988 and his doctorate degree in 1991 from Tohoku University, Japan. He has been an associate professor and co-team leader of the International Pacific Research Center at UH since 1999. Before coming to UH, Xie was an associate professor at Hokkaido University, Japan.
Science is an international weekly journal that publishes the best original scientific research, plus reviews and analyses of current research and science policy. Priority is given to papers that reveal novel concepts of broad interest.
Xie's study will be published in Science on June 15, 2001. For a copy of Xie's Science article, please call 202/326-6440.