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    • M.Sc., Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2019

    • B.Sc., Geographic information systems, un Yat-sen University, 2016

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  • Shuang Xu

    I am currently a fourth-year Atmospheric Science Ph.D. candidate at Hampton University. I earned my B.Sc. in Geographic information systems at Sun Yat-sen University in 2016 and my M.Sc. in geophysics at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2019.

    My advisor is Dr. James Russell III. My fields of interest are the physics and influence of atmospheric gravity waves. I’m interested in extreme weather (both tropospheric and space weather) events, climate change, and gravity wave-background interaction to investigate their impact on telecommunication and LEO spacecraft operating capacity.

    At Hampton University, my ongoing research projects include: (1) A climatological study of gravity waves near the stratopause using observations derived from the AIM satellite mission; (2) A study of thermospheric gravity waves observed by GOCE and CHAMP satellites. These works aim to quantify the atmospheric gravity wave characteristics from multi-source observations, research the role of gravity waves in the coupling process between the lower and upper atmosphere, and point out the direction of next-generation space weather forecasting.