• Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Adjunct Professor, School Of Computing

Research Statement

             Prof. Pu's research is devoted to improving the prediction of high-impact weather and extremes. Her areas of interest include numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, numerical modeling, and predictability. In recent years, her research has covered topics on satellite and radar data assimilation, mesoscale severe weather systems, earth system modeling, and coupled land-atmosphere data assimilation, observing system simulation experiments, targeting weather observations, atmospheric boundary layers over complex terrain, and applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in NWP and climate forecasting. 

            Prof. Pu has extensive experience collaborating with NOAA, NASA, DOE, ONR, NSF, and the university community, and has carried out over 30 research projects with about $10 million research grants as a PI. She has authored over 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and participated in 15 major field programs. In recent years, she has been deeply involved in NOAA’s Hurricane Forecasting Improvement Program, Next-Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS), and Unified Forecasting System (UFS) programs. Her research projects have also included substantial components in research to operational transition.  Pu has been a science team member and working group leader for NASA satellite missions and recent field campaigns. She leads the current NSF-funded field campaign and research project of "Cold fog amongst complex terrain (CFACT)." 


The full list of Journal publications is available at the following link: https://home.chpc.utah.edu/~pu/myhome/publication.html

Linke to the research page: https://home.chpc.utah.edu/~pu/myhome/research_page.html

Some highlights can be found at:

1) ( https://attheu.utah.edu/announcements/u-professor-helps-u-s-set-weather-research-priorities )

2) ( https://home.chpc.utah.edu/~pu/myhome/pu_highl.pdf) ;     

 3) .(https://attheu.utah.edu/announcements/heber-valley);   

4).(ftp://ftp.library.noaa.gov/noaa_documents.lib/NESD... );

5).(https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/wrangling-a-h... ).

Research Keywords

  • Satellite
  • Regional Climate
  • Numerical Weather Prediction and Predictability
  • Hurricanes
  • High-Impact Weather
  • Earth System Modeling
  • Drought
  • Data Assimilation and Data Science; AI and Machine Learning
  • Climate Extremes