Aiguo Dai

Aiguo Dai

Distinguished Professor
Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences


ETEC 403

PhD, Atmospheric Science, Columbia University, 1996

MS, Atmospheric Science, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1988

BS, Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 1985

A Dai Photo Feb 2022

Research Interests

Arctic climate change, climate variability and change, future climate change, the global water cycle, hydroclimate, drought, Asian monsoons, and climate data analysis


See Dr. Dai's Google Scholar Profile U.S. or Google Scholar Profile China.

Summary: Around 180 journal articles plus several book chapters, total citations=50712, H-index=82, and annual citation rate = ~6000/yr as of May 3, 2022 based on Google Scholar.

One of the world's ~3000-6000 (top 1%) Highly Cited Researchers in all fields (one of the 4-6 scholars from the whole SUNY system) based on analysis of citations done by Web of Science since 2014; ranked #2 and #24 in Meteorology/Atmospheric Sci. based on , respectively, 2017 citations and 1996-2018 total citations according to Ioannidis et al. (2019).  

Areas covered: precipitation variability, climate change, Arctic climate change, drought, streamflow, hydrometeorology, climate model evaluation, future climate change, climate data analysis, Asian monsoons, diurnal variability, atmospheric tides, ocean circulation, the carbon cycle, methane emissions.