Haiyan Jiang


Earth and Environment

Office: AHC5 371

Phone: 305-348-2984

Email: haiyan.jiang@fiu.edu

Specialty: Meteorology/Atmospheric Remote Sensing

Curriculum Vitae


Research Areas

Dr. Jiang’s expertise is in satellite remote sensing techniques that can detect various characteristics of weather systems. She successfully applied these technologies to study hurricane rainfall, convection, winds, and warm-core structures. A coherent theme of her research is to advance our understanding of hurricane intensity and intensity change. She developed long-term satellite-based tropical cyclone databases and used these tools to study the climatology of hurricanes and to develop algorithms for estimating current intensity and predicting rapid intensification of tropical cyclones. Her research has been funded by NASA, NOAA, and NSF.


  • 2018 FIU CASE Communication Award
  • 2014 FIU Top Scholar Award
  • 2010 NASA GRIP Group Achievement Award
  • 2008 NASA New Investigator Award in Earth Science
  • 2003 NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Award


  • PhD, University of Utah, 2004
  • MS, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, China, 1995
  • BS, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China, 1992