Jia Su

Dr. Jia Su is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Hampton University. He holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Optics from Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Su’ research is focus on atmospheric dynamics and chemistry, and air quality including research of Sea-land dynamics (wind energy and turbulence), transport and exchange of climate-relevant atmospheric composition (aerosol, cloud, water vapor, temperature, NO2, CO2, and O3), wildfire smoke transport and model for aerosol-cloud interaction. Dr. Su is in charge of the instrument’s development and operations of HU Lidar lab. He also leads all the analysis of HU lidar data. He is primarily focusing on developing a vibrational-rotational Raman lidar, Mie lidar and  DIAL (differential absorption lidar) for air quality and climate-relevant atmospheric composition measurement (aerosol, cloud , water vapor, temperature, O3, NO2 and CO2) ; establishing the inversion algorithms of deriving atmospheric properties and variability;  validating the NASA satellite-borne lidar-CALIPSO measurements with the ground-based facilities; analyzing the aerosol-cloud optical properties and their interaction which were supported and monitored by the PIRT project funded by US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (AQC) and the NOAA EPP Cooperative Science Center for Earth System Science Remote Sensing Technology (CESSRST II). I am also assisting graduate students in these developments.

Research project:

  1. Aerosol research including optical properties, classification and transport using multi-wavelength Raman-Mie Lidar, Sun-photometer and Satellite.
  2. Cloud research including boundary (height of top and base), optical depth, lidar ratios, temperature, and aerosol-cloud interaction using rotational Raman technique and vibrational Raman technique.
  3. Measurements of NO2 and O3 using differential absorption lidar (DIAL) based Optical Parametric Oscillators (OPO) Laser.
  4. Ducts research using water vapor and temperature Lidar.



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