Through over 130 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Zeng's research interests include land-atmosphere-ocean interface processes, climate modeling, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, and nonlinear dynamics. He has given over 90 invited talks at conferences and institutions. His research products (including computer models, algorithms, and value-added global datasets) have been used by major national and international research centers and numerous groups worldwide. He also co-founded the Hydrometeorology M.S. and Ph.D. Program, which is the first such program in the U.S. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), a Corresponding Member of the China Science Center of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, Agnese N. Haury Chair in Environment at UA, a Galileo Circle Fellow of the UA College of Science, and the Honorary Commander of the 25th Operational Weather Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. Dr. Zeng also received the Special Creativity Award in 2014 from the National Science Foundation. He has held numerous leadership positions at national and international organizations and committees, including service on the National Academies Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate.
Wang, A., and X. Zeng, 2013: Development of global hourly 0.5-degree land surface air temperature datasets. J. Climate, 26, 7676-7691, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00682.1.
Zeng, X., and M. Decker, 2009: Improving the numerical solution of soil moisture-based Richards equation for land models with a deep or shallow water table. J. Hydrometeor., 10, 308-319. doi: 10.1175/2008JHM1011.1.
Zeng, X., and A. Beljaars, 2005: A prognostic scheme of sea surface skin temperature for modeling and data assimilation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L14605, doi: 10.1029/2005GL023030.
Zeng, X., and E. Lu, 2004: Globally unified monsoon onset and retreat indexes. J. Climate, 17, 2241-2248. Dai, Y., X.
Zeng, and 11 coauthors, 2003: The Common Land Model. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 84, 1013-1023 (featured on the cover).
Zeng, X., R. E. Dickinson, A. Walker, M. Shaikh, R.S. DeFries, and J. Qi, 2000: Derivation and evaluation of global 1-km fractional vegetation cover data for land modeling. J. Appl. Meteor., 39, 826-839.
Zeng, X., M. Zhao, and R.E. Dickinson, 1998: Intercomparison of bulk aerodynamic algorithms for the computation of sea surface fluxes using the TOGA COARE and TAO data. J. Climate, 11, 2628-2644.
Zeng, X., R. Eykholt, and R.A. Pielke, 1991: Estimating the Lyapunov-exponent spectrum from short time series of low precision. Phys. Rev. Lett., 66, 3229-3232.