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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Shyh Chen

Shyh-Chin Chen

Meteorologist
4955 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: 951-680-1554


Current Research

My work focuses on fire danger prediction, with a goal of mitigating the threat seasonal wildfires pose to lives, properties, and landscapes in Southern California's highly populated and fire-prone region.

Research Interests

Developing fire danger forecasts using meteorological climate models. Such applications are critical to fire danger management. I also simulate largescale weather patterns, which help to explain variations in regional climate.

In the future, I will continue to focus on fire danger and behavior predictions to contribute to the protection of communities.

Education

  • University of Illinois, Ph.D. Atmospheric Sciences, 1987

Professional Experience

  • Research Meteorologist, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA
    2004 - Current
  • Associate Director, Experimental Climate Prediction Center, Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
    1996 - 2003
  • Associate Research Meteorologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
    1995 - 2003
  • Assistant Research Meteorologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
    1989 - 1995
  • Postgraduate Research Meteorologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
    1987 - 1989
  • Visiting Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research
    1986 - 1987

Publications & Products

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


PSW-2011-11
Long Range Prediction for Fire Danger and Fire Severity

Predicting the influence of weather on fire ignition and spread is an operational requirement for national fire planning by the National Interag ...

2011


PSW-2012-18
Seasonal Prediction for Fire Danger

2012


Last updated on : 11/07/2014