Xubin Zeng

Professor, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Science

Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment

Dr. Xubin Zeng is the Agnese N. Haury Chair in Environment, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, and Director of the Climate Dynamics and Hydrometeorolgy Center at the University of Arizona. He is also an affiliated professor of the Applied Mathematics, Global Change, and Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Interdisciplinary Programs. Through over 190 peer-reviewed papers, Dr. Zeng's research has focused on land-atmosphere-ocean interface processes, weather and climate modeling, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, nonlinear dynamics, and big data analytics. His model parameterizations and global value-added observation-based datasets have been widely used in weather and climate models (CESM, E3SM, NCEP, ECMWF, WRF). He acts as a bridge linking measurement technology, in situ and satellite data, and modeling communities. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received the Special Creativity Award from the National Science Foundation, the AMS Charles Franklin Brooks Award for Outstanding Service to the Society, and the Colorado State University Atmospheric Science Outstanding Alum Award. He currently co-chairs the international GEWEX Atmospheric System Study (GASS) Panel and serves on the NOAA Science Advisory Board Environmental Information Services Working Group, Science Advisory Board of DOE PNNL Earth & Biological Sciences Directorate, and NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) External Advisory Committee.


  • Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University