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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Xindi (Randy) Bian

Meteorologist
3101 Technology Blvd., Ste. F
Lansing, MI 48910
Phone: 517-884-8050
Fax: 517-355-5121
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Current Research

Development of improved understanding and descriptions of surface and boundary-layer processes for accurate high resolution forecasting of fire-weather indices and smoke transport, on the impacts of global change on forest microclimates and water resources. The current research is very important for land/fire managers and public people to use of our research products as state-of-art tools for keeping ecosystem health in safe and effective manner.

Research Interests

Atmosphere interaction with the physical, biological, and social components of ecosystems at multiple spatial and temporal scales.

Education

  • Iowa State University, M.S. Water Resources, 1993
  • Nanjing University, M.S. Atmospheric Physics, 1985
  • Nanjing University, B.S. Atmospheric Physics, 1982

Professional Organizations

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Geophysical Union

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


NRS-2011-07
Fireflux Experiments Improve Safety of Prescribed Burns in the New Jersey Pine Barrens

Predicting the effects of smoke from low-intensity prescribed fires on local air-quality is being made easier by new tools developed by Forest S ...

2011


Last updated on : 07/18/2014