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

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.


  • 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


Research Highlights


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 ...


Last updated on : 02/17/2015