Ming Xue, Ph.D., Weathernews Chair and George Lynn Cross Research Professor of the School of Meteorology, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, has been elected as a 2022 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Xue, who is also the director of OU’s Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, or CAPS, is one of 53 fellows for 2022 to be selected worldwide. Since 1962, the AGU has selected less than 0.1% of its members to receive this honor each year.
According to the announcement from AGU, members of the 2022 Class of Fellows were selected for their outstanding achievements and contributions by pushing forward the frontiers of science and “embodying AGU’s vision of a thriving, sustainable, and equitable future powered by discovery, innovation, and action” and that they have “conducted themselves with integrity, respect, and collaboration while creating deep engagement in education, diversity, and outreach.”
Xue has had a distinguished career at the University of Oklahoma, beginning in 1989 when CAPS was first established as one of the first NSF Science and Technology Centers. He holds the George Lynn Cross Research Professorship, the highest research and creative activity honor given by the University of Oklahoma to a faculty member. His research interests span many areas of weather and environmental modeling and predictions, as well as weather dynamics.
He is the lead developer of OU’s community weather modeling system called the Advanced Regional Prediction System, or ARPS, which is used worldwide for research and forecast applications. He is also a leading expert in assimilating remote sensing observations, such as those of Doppler weather radars, into numerical models for weather and environmental prediction using supercomputers. His research group has developed new theories on the formation of tornadoes and severe and high-impact weather in general.
His current projects also include numerical modeling and projection of future climate and changes at regional scales that provide much better details and accuracy than can be achieved with global climate models.
AGU will formally recognize this year’s recipients during the organization’s fall meeting planned for December 12-16, 2022 in Chicago, IL and streamed online.
Dean of the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Berrien Moore, PhD., noted that the Fall Meeting of the AGU is the most influential event in the scientific world dedicated to the advancement of Earth and space sciences and said, "The election of Professor Ming Xue as an AGU Fellow is a crowning achievement to an already highly distinguished scientific career, and we are immensely proud.”