Providing geospatial support for Alaska
Jiang has been involved in many research projects at GINA. For example, producing various satellite image products, analyzing temporal, spatial features of snow and NDVI in Alaska region based on the MODIS/AVHRR satellite data. Currently he is post-processing the results from climate models with quantile-mapping methods and he has started to do research on data assimilation for Alaska regional WRF model.
Before joining the GINA, Jiang did research work in atmospheric remote sensing. He developed and implemented LIDAR and Radar systems, conducted the field experiments, and analyzed the data. He combined on site LIDAR/Radar data with satellite global data to retrieve various global cloud properties.
Jiang holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Southeast University, China, a M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nanjing Aeronautics and Astronautics, China and a PhD. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.