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Shih Ang Hsu

Shih Ang Hsu

Louisiana State University

Emeritus Professor

Biography

Dr. S. A. Hsu is currently the Professor Emeritus, Coastal Studies Institute and Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University, USA.He completed his Ph. D. from University of Texas, 1969. He has over 45 years of experience including the publication of the world-first textbook entitled \"Coastal Meteorology\" by Academic Press in 1988 and over 120 refereed articles in the field of the physics of air-sea-land interaction.He is the Certified Consulting Meteorologist for FleetWeather/CompuWeather, Firestone/Bridgestone, Round Table Group, Entergy, Preis & Roy, Louisiana State Office of Risk Management and others. He achieved many grants including Principal investigator for Coastal, Marine, and Boundary-layer Meteorology of U. S. Coasts (including Alaskan Arctic coasts and the Virgin Islands); Grand Cayman, B.W.I.; Ecuador; Barbados; Nicaragua; Red Sea and adjacent areas; Korean straits and adjacent Far East region; Gibraltar Strait and Alboran Sea areas; and Java Sea and adjacent straits, sponsored by the Coastal Sciences Program of the U. S. Navy Office of Naval Research, through Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University, 1969-1991.Recipient of NOAA Office of Sea Grant grant to study coastal and marine meteorology of the Gulf of Mexico and adjacent coastal regions, 1979-1986.Recipient of Naval Environmental Prediction Research Facility (Monterey, California) contracts to study the Korea Strait, Tiran Strait (Red Sea), and Alboran Sea, as well as book development for tropical weather systems and coastal meteorology of South America, 1979-1989. Recipient of NOAA Data Buoy Center contracts and National Weather Service grants to study the wind variability and marine forecast verification in the Gulf of Mexico region, 1981-1985 and many more.

Research

Coastal and marine meteorology, boundary-layer (microscale and mesoscale) meteorology, atmospheric measurements, air-sea interaction, and air pollution and engineering meteorology