Associate Dean, Profesor Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
College Of Physical & Mathematical Sciences (PAMS)
North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: (919) 515-7777 (o)
Fax: (919) 515-7855 (f)
Areas of Interest: Observations and Modeling of Non-Linear Couplings of Atmospheric, Oceanic, Estuary, Hydraulic Coupled Systems, Oceanic and Atmospheric Weather and Climate Phenomena and Impacts, , Wind-Wave-Current Coupled Interactions, Precipitation and River Discharge, Relationships between Climate Conditions and Weather Events and Human Health, Science and Public Policy.
1965 BS, Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) Physics & Mathematics
PhD,University of Washington (Seattle, WA) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (Advisors: Dr. M. Rattray, Dr. J.D. Smith, J.M. Wallace, J. Holton, R. Fleagle,
P. Welander, C. Pearson )
1965, 1966, 1968 Weston Geophysical Engineers, Boston, MA. (Projects: US Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Verification; New England Power Blackout; Panama Canal Expansion Assessment; West Australia Harbor; Preservation of Old Man on the Mountain
11/1996-11/97 Chair, NASULGC Board on Oceans and Atmosphere
American Meteorological Society –Elected Fellow
Sigma Xi (past local chapter president)
Phi Kappa Phi
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Society for Non-Linear Mathematics
American Geophysical Union
Oceanography Society (Charter- Lifetime member)
5 recent selected of 179 peer reviewed publications
1) Bohm, E., L.J. Pietrafesa, L., J. Churchill, T.S. Hopkins, L. Xie: Continental Margin Slope Sea Level and Flow Field Variability Induced by Lateral Movements of the Gulf Stream in the Southern Middle Atlantic Bight. 2006. Deep Sea Research 2) T. Yan, L. Xie, L. J. Pietrafesa, and T. Karl, 2005: The climatology and interannual variability of North Atlantic hurricane tracks. J. of Climate. 3) Xie, L., T.Yan, and L.J. Pietrafesa, 2005: The effect of the Atlantic sea surface temperature dipole mode on hurricanes: Implications for the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, Geophysical Research Letters. 4) Pietrafesa, L.J., D. Dickey, L. Xie. 2005. The Variability of Water Level on the US East Coast. Solutions to Coastal Disasters. Amer. Assoc. of Civil Engineers.5) T. Yan, L. Xie and L. Pietrafesa, 2005. Relationships between Western North Pacific typhoon activity and Tibetan Plateau winter and spring snow cover. Geophysical Research Letters.
Professional and Public (Invited Only) Presentations: Total of 187 Student CommitteesSupervised: Chair or Co PhD (23 completed) & MS (22 Completed)
Post Docs and Technicians Supervised: 38 Total.
Present and Pending Support: 1) NOAA $ 1, 725,279, 11/2001-7/2007 Ocean and
Observation and Prediction System subcontract form the Univ. South Carolina Caro
COOPS Program; 3) NOAA $225,000, 9/02-9/06 Determination of a Fish Recruitment
Index; 4) NOAA $1,775,000 9/03-9/07 Climate & Weather Impacts on Society & the
Environment; National Severe Storms Lab, $140,000, 5/2004-9/2007. CI-FLOW.
0% salary on all presently.
Peng, M .,J. Pietrafesa., S. Bao and D. Porter 2007, Digital elevation data and hurricane induced inundation forecast (in press)
Peng, M and L. Xie and J. Pietrafesa., 2006 A numerical study on hurricane induced storm surge and inundation in Charleston, South Carolina J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 111, No. C8, C0801710.1029/2004JC002755 Xia, M., L. Xie., J. Pietrafesa and M. Peng., 2007 A numerical study of storm surge in the Cape Fear River Estuary System (accepted Coastal and Shelf Science)
Peng, M and J. Pietrafesa., 2006, Tropical Cyclone Induced Asymmetry of Sea Level Surge and Fall and its Presentation in a Storm Surge Model with Parametric Wind Fields. Ocean Modelling http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2006.03.004
Bao, S and L. Xie and J. Pietrafesa., and M. Peng, 2007 Numerical simulation of effects of hurricane’s asymmetric structure on storm surge and inundation, accepted Mon. Wea. Rev.
Peng, M. and L.Xie and J. Pietrafesa, 2004. A numerical study of storm surge and inundation in the Croatan-Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary System. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 59, 121-137.
Pietrafesa, L.J. Xie, L., D. Dickey, M. Peng, S. Bao, 2003: The North Carolina State University coastal and estuary storm surge and flood prediction system. Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, 4, 100-109.
Pietrafesa, L.J., L. Xie, E. Buckley, D. Hilderbrand, M. Peng, 2002: The need for a coastal estuary/inland flood risk index. Chapter in Computer Simulation in Hazard and Risk Mitigation. Wit Press.
Peng, M 2002. A numerical modeling study of the hydrodynamics of the Croatan-Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary System, North Carolina. (@: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/etd/public/etd-165492721023850/etd.pdf )