Xubin Zeng is a professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Zeng’s research in the past twenty years, through over 80 peer-reviewed publications, has covered atmospheric turbulence (theory, parameterization, its interaction with clouds and radiation, and large-eddy simulations), mesoscale modeling of atmospheric flow over complex terrain, chaos theory and its applications to the atmosphere, global land-atmosphere interactions, ocean-atmosphere interactions, sea ice-atmosphere interactions, monsoon dynamics, remote sensing, and most recently, nonlinear dynamics of vegetation. In the past ten years, he has focused on the land-atmosphere-ocean-sea-ice interface processes of the earth's climate system by integrating global modeling with remote sensing and in-situ data. He has acted as a bridge linking the remote sensing and field experiment community to the weather and climate modeling community. His research products (including models, algorithms, and value-added datasets) have been used worldwide by numerous groups (including NCAR, NCEP, ECMWF). He has extensive experience with most satellite land products and some experience with satellite atmosphere and ocean products. Zeng earned his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences from Colorado State University in 1992.