Zeqian (Hazel) Xia

Visiting Research Scholar
University of Utah, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Skills: IDL, Matlab, R, GrADs

Email: zeqian.xia@utah.edu

About Me

I was born and raised in Lu’an City, Anhui Province, China. Lu’an is a small, beautiful, and historical city known as the hometown of a famous green tea. (link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu%27an_Melon_Seed_tea). When I was a sophomore at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, I transferred to Florida State University (FSU) to continue my undergraduate study. After graduating from FSU, I joined the University of Utah as a Master’s student in Atmospheric Science. Now I am a visiting research scholar working with the Hallar Aerosol Research Team. In my free time, I like swimming, hiking, playing the piano, and cooking.

Professional Interests

My research interests include remote sensing, cloud microphysics, aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, and aerosol instrumentation. My current project is the study of the climatology of aerosol optical properties and size distribution over the Southern Great Plains (SGP). By combining the particle size distribution and optical properties, we are able to bring new insight into the aerosol sources at SGP via studying seasonal patterns.

Research Areas

  • Aerosol optical properties and size distribution
  • Remote sensing
  • Cloud microphysics







Atmospheric Sciences


Atmospheric Sciences


Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

Florida State University

University of Utah